State-of-the-art technology is at the heart of every successful LASIK procedure. At the Benjamin Eye Institute, we are at the forefront, employing only the latest technologies and advancements for laser vision correction.
The Wavelight Allegretto Eye-Q 400 excimer laser and Intralase FS2 60Khz femtosecond laser represent the latest vision correction technology. The combination of these advanced surgical lasers allows us to deliver safety, precision and remarkable vision correction outcomes. We have a unique climate-controlled laser suite and advanced diagnostic equipment, such as Pentacam HR, to add an extra margin of safety and precision.
Because everyone’s eyes are unique, Dr. Benjamin utilizes Wavefront™ Optimized technology to diagnose and later treat your eyes. Wavefront optimization takes into account the 3-dimensional map of your eyes prior to treatment, and is the most accurate technology available to treat visual distortions, including lower and higher order aberrations. The difference between traditional LASIK and LASIK using Wavefront Optimized technology is like the difference between regular and hi-definition television.
The IntraLase is a precise, all laser, 100% blade free technique for creating the corneal flap - the first step in the laser vision correction procedure. Dr. Benjamin uses IntraLase to eliminate many of the potential complications associated with the microkeratome blade, an older technique for creation of corneal flap.
The IntraLase method uses pulses of laser light instead of a blade to create tiny bubbles at an exact predetermined depth. When these bubbles coalesce, a perfect flap is formed that is customized to your vision needs. Once this corneal flap has been created and reflected back, the next step of your LASIK treatment can begin.
Operating room environment is one important factor that is frequently overlooked. The ambient humidity and temperature greatl affect not only the laser performance, but most importantly how your eyes will respond to the treatment. That’s why at BEI we have a unique, autonomous climate control system in our laser suite.
The air in the suite is conditioned independently from the building’s air conditioning system. The air passes through a series of HEPA filters, which prevent bacteria and particulates from contaminating the surgical environment.
The air is also maintained at a certain humidity level and temperature. This system is unique to our Institute and quite costly, but we believe it is one of the essential elements making the excellence of our results possible.
Pentacam HR a highly sophisticated diagnostic tool. It is equipped with a slit illumination system and a Scheimpflug camera, which rotates around the eye creating precise topographic map of the eye’s anterior segment. Another camera takes images of the pupil to track any possible eye movement. As a result, Pentacam collects and analyzes information that may be very important for diagnostic purposes. In laser vision correction, Pentacam is used in determining candidacy for a refractive procedure. The Benjamin Eye Institute is one of the few practices in California to have access to this technological marvel.