Hoopes Vision is also proud to offer the ALLEGRETTO WAVE™ Eye-Q 400 Excimer Laser (made by WaveLight AG, Erlangen, Germany) in a concerted effort to provide a choice of technology for patients who seek all-laser LASIK vision correction in the greater Salt Lake City, Utah area.
The ALLEGRETTO WAVE™ Eye-Q 400 brings a whole new dimension to laser vision correction. This laser is the best selling laser system internationally, and it accounted for 20 percent of the new laser sales in the US in its first year. This European-designed laser system utilizes PerfectPulse Technology™, which maximizes the chance of the procedure being safe and accurate.
We chose to invest in the ALLEGRETTO WAVE™ Eye-Q 400 laser because it offers superior clinical results with great speed, precision, and safety. We can now bring customized treatment to more patients than ever before, including patients with myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. The ALLEGRETTO WAVE™ Eye-Q 400 performs a “wavefront-optimized” correction rather than a wavefront-guided treatment. The difference is that the ALLEGRETTO WAVE™ Eye-Q 400 laser was built from the ground up using wavefront principles and algorithms. All other manufacturers retrofitted their lasers to allow wavefront treatments. Wavefront optimization creates a wavefront treatment profile that preserves as much of the prolate cornea as possible and minimizes the side effects of glare, haloes, and other symptoms of poor low-light vision.