(EX500 Wavelight Excimer Laser/Contoura)
Our LASIK: Multiple Technologies to Deliver Your Best Vision Outcomes
LASIK vision correction at The Wright Eye Center is performed using two advanced laser systems:
1. IntraLase® femtosecond laser for the creation of the corneal flap (bladeless LASIK)
2. WaveLight® EX500 excimer laser for corneal reshaping. This is capable of the latest topographically guided treatment
We also offer nearsighted patients truly personalized, customized LASIK using CONTOURA® Vision LASIK technology.
“Dr. Wright and his thoroughly outstanding team of professionals did the very best job that could be offered by modern medicine!”Patient Testimonial
IntraLase Femtosecond Laser
When LASIK was first introduced, doctors used a hand-held blade (microkeratome) to create the corneal flap (the first step in the LASIK procedure). While some LASIK centers still use this method today, we feel that this method increases the risk of complications such as corneal abrasions and irregular flaps.
Instead, we have invested in bladeless LASIK in Colorado Springs with the IntraLase laser to create a flap of uniform thickness at a pre-programmed depth. With fewer risks for a possible flap complication, this bladeless method of LASIK is the safest, most predictable method of vision correction available today. It allows him to preserve the most corneal tissue following the procedure, leaving each patient with a stronger, more stable eye.
In addition, bladeless LASIK with IntraLase gives Dr. Wright the ability to generate a truly customized flap based on your individual visual requirements and safely create the flap to the exact shape and thickness needed to optimize your treatment. Millions of procedures have been performed safely and effectively using the IntraLase method.
WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser
Dr. John Wright was among the first 10 surgeons to perform laser vision correction during the clinical trials submitted to the FDA for Summit Technology from 1990-1994. After extensive study abroad, Dr. Wright was the first in Southern Colorado to treat the common problems of nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism using excimer laser technology.
The WaveLight EX500 excimer laser is the technology Dr. Wright trusts to reshape corneal tissue to exact specifications for every unique eye. Every procedure is based on information gathered about each patent’s unique eye characteristics and put into digital 3D form so Dr. Wright can tailor the procedure.
CONTOURA Vision LASIK
For patients who want exceptionally-customized LASIK treatment, we offer CONTOURA Vision LASIK in Colorado Springs for nearsighted patients (this is not a treatment for farsightedness). This system is able to analyze up to 22,000 data points on each of your eyes to create an even more detailed 3D image of your eyes than what can be achieved with our WaveLight EX500 system. The information gathered is used during the corneal reshaping portion of LASIK to provide an unparalleled level of customization. The goal is to provide you with vision improvement to see color, detail, texture and motion with amazing clarity. Dr. Wright can let you know if you are a good candidate for CONTOURA Vision LASIK prior to your procedure.
Dr. Wright has performed over 39,000 LASIK procedures, helping most patients reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses or contacts. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation, free LASIK Consultation in Colorado Springs to learn more about your unique eye health!