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- Allegretto Laser

Our newest laser is the Allegretto Wave. It is the first entirely new eximer laser platform to win FDA approval in five years. It was designed right from the start for custom laser vision correction.

The Allegretto Wave has the unique ability to reshape the eye while compensating for the cornea's naturally aspheric ( not perfectly round ) shape. Unlike older eximer lasers, which remove eye tissue in a central, flat manner that creates an edge, Allegretto Wave's PerfectPulse technology uniformly applies tiny pinpoints of laser pulses adjusted to each eye's specific curvature. With this unique system, eye tissue is reshaped in a smooth, consistent manner that provides the very best vision result.

Wavelight also uses a technology the company pioneered called "Wavefront". Wavefront measurements provide meticulous detailed information that can help eye surgeons address even obscure defects in the eye's optical system known as higher order aberrations.

What does this new technology mean for patients treated with the Allegretto Wave? For one thing, this laser can treat a larger area within the eye's targeted treatment zone. This means a greatly reduced chance of side effects such as seeing starbursts or halos around headlights and other bright lights at night. These side effects can occur when, at night or in a darkened rooms, the pupil of the eye dilates or widens beyond the area of the cornea that received laser vision correction.

In clinical trials leading up to FDA approval of the Allegretto Wave:

  • 60% of nearsighted patients achieved 20/16 vision, which is significantly better than 20/20
  • At 12 month post-op, 87% of patients were 20/20 or better
  • More than 98% of all patients achieved 20/40 or better vision outcomes, which would enable them to pass a drivers test.
  • And patients reports of glare and night-driving glare improved after the treatment.
  • Why Should You Consider the Allegretto Wave?


    PerfectPulse Technology accurately controls the energy level and placement of every laser pulse, enabled by an active eyetracker that reads eye movement 200 times per second.

    Quality of Vision

    Wavefront-optimazation customizes the treatment to each person's corneal curvature.


    The Allegretto Wave is the fastest laser in the United States, treating one dioper of correction in only 4 seconds. In fact, the average total treatment time is just 10 seconds. Rapid treatment speed has been shown to increase predictability and reduce the incidence of complications.

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