Laser Technology Upgrade Completed

posted Nov 12, 2015, 6:02 AM by Jen Weigel
From our guest blogger, Dr. Sweeney:

Dear Doctor,

TLC Charlottesville is excited to let you know that we have upgraded our current laser platform!  After careful evaluation of current and future technology in the US, along with pilot studies within TLC centers, we have decided to upgrade our excimer and femtosecond lasers to the Alcon Refractive Suite. The Alcon Refractive Suite consists of the WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser and the WaveLight FS200 Femtosecond Laser. These important improvements in our technology offering will ensure TLC remains the leader in refractive surgery in North America.

Here are just a few of the benefits of the Alcon Refractive Suite for your patients...

·        Refractive outcomes for LASIK and PRK are equal or better than our current technology

·        Fastest Refractive Platform in United States
o   The WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser has an average treatment time of 1.4 seconds per diopter.
o   The WaveLight FS200 Femtosecond Laser enables flap creation in approximately 6 seconds.
o   Fast treatment times allow for a more comfortable patient experience.
·         More custom treatments are available
o   Custom Wavefront Optimized treatments

o   Custom Topography Guided treatments – Coming in 2016!

·         Widest Treatment Capabilities
o   Wavefront Optimized – Up to -12D myopia with a -6D astigmatism and a +6D hyperopia with a +5D astigmatism, 6 diopters of mixed astigmatism. (clinical candidacy recommendations have not changed)
With this upgrade, we are happy to announce that there will be NO change in the cost of the procedure or co-management fees.

As always, we thank you for your continued support, and trusting TLC with your patients.

Your TLC Charlottesville Team
Andrew Holzman, MD FACS      Medical Director
Adam Sweeney, OD FAAO        Clinical Director
Wendy Shortridge                      Center Manager