All Laser LASIK

Heaton Eye Associates is excited to offer All-Laser LASIK!

LASIK, the most popular and most widely used procedure for vision correction, has been perfected in millions of successful operations over the past 20 years. Now, with All-Laser LASIK, a technologically advanced system is available to bring the most advanced LASIK to East Texas.

Heaton Eye Associates was the first in Tyler to perform an all-laser vision procedure.

“We’re excited to offer East Texans the most advanced technology available, right here in East Texas. There‘s no reason to go anywhere else,” said Dr. Todd Nickel of Heaton Eye Associates.

All-Laser LASIK is a LASIK procedure performed with the Ziemer FEMTO LDV femtosecond surgical laser in conjunction with any one of the leading excimer lasers. With the combined use of state –of- the- art lasers and diagnostic equipment; All-Laser LASIK provides the best  treatment available for superior vision correction.

To find out more about All-Laser LASIK, call us today at 800.762.5787.

Ziemer’s FEMTO LDV


ziemer_1Ziemer’s FEMTO LDV, the first compact, mobile femtosecond surgical laser, has been conceived to provide a versatile, powerful platform for a wide spectrum of applications in corneal surgery. The basic system addresses the demand of refractive surgeons for an “All-Laser LASIK” capability that is consistent with an efficient LASIK workflow. Ziemer’s solution is based on an all-new femtosecond laser design concept that seamlessly integrates into LASIK procedures and corneal surgery.

ziemerZiemer’s FEMTO LDV, provides the following clinical advantages:

  • Smooths surface of stromal bed.
  • Smooths edges for optimal flap closure.
  • Thins flaps of even thickness.
  • Rapid healing and visual recovery.
  • Provides rapid healing and visual recovery.
  • Excellent visual outcomes.

Custom LASIK in Tyler Longview Athens Henderson | Advanced Wavefront Technology

wavescan_3There are many causes for poor vision. In a single eye, there may be several different types of visual imperfections called aberrations. These imperfections are classified as lower-order aberrations and higher-order aberrations. Lower-order aberrations, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism can be easily diagnosed and treated, but they are not the only causes of problem vision. Higher-order aberrations — imperfections that cannot be corrected with glasses, contacts or even traditional LASIK surgery — affect the quality of your vision as well. Today, Wavefront Mapping technology is available to examine the entire optical system, detecting, measuring and mapping higher-order aberrations; revealing higher-order aberrations and allowing Heaton Eye Associates to correct them. The result is Wavefront-Guided Customized LASIK.

How Wavefront Mapping Works

Wavefront Mapping Technology utilizes a low-energy laser to diagnose the smallest imperfections of your entire optical system. The results are mapped and displayed for analysis by Heaton Eye Associates, providing a complete examination of the focusing systems of your eyes. Problem areas previously undetected by past examinations are illuminated and the diagnostic information is converted into a Wavefront Map that is as unique to you as your fingerprints.

Denise Wilson | LASIK Patient

“Now that I don’t have contacts and I don’t have to worry about dirt and dust getting under my goggles and into my contacts, it’s just so much better.”

The Next Generation in All-Laser LASIK Technology Has Arrived-The Alcon WaveLight® EX500

Heaton Eye Associates is dedicated to providing the latest technology to our patients. That’s why we’re very proud to bring one of the world’s most advanced lasers for performing LASIK laser vision correction to East Texas, the Alcon WaveLight® EX500. Using Perfect Pulse and wavefront optimized technology, the WaveLight® EX500 is one of the most precise lasers available, and its 500hz technology means a faster treatment time, increased patient comfort and optimal results.


Built-In Safety Features and Precision


This laser has multiple built-in safety features including a multidimensional eye tracker that can move at an astonishing 1,050 times per second. That’s 10 times faster than that human eye. For our patients this means that if your eye moves during the procedure, the laser will track each and every movement and redirect the laser pulse to exactly the correct point on your eye. The WaveLight® EX500 also allows for our surgeons to have real time data to analyze corneal thickness, both before and after treatment. This feature is only available on the WaveLight® EX500 advanced laser platform.

The Alcon WaveLight® EX500 is a major leap forward in LASIK technology. It’s combined accuracy, speed and built-in safety features allow our surgeons to treat a wider range of vision for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

If you would like to learn more about this technology or to schedule a free All-Laser LASIK consultation, please call 800-762-5787.