Sound Eye & Laser - Our Facilities
Sound Eye and Laser is a center of excellence with the best technology available right here in Seattle , Washington. This technology is used in our approach to both diagnosing and treating our patients for their LASIK eye surgery needs .
For Lasik Eye Surgery:
Excimer Laser Corneal Surgery System EC-5000
Nidek's Excimer Laser EC-5000 is designed to reshape the cornea for PRK, PRK of moderate myopia with astigmatism (consecutive correction of myopia and astigmatism) PTK and LASIK.
See Risks and Benefits of the Nidek Excimer Laser.
- Dynamic Rotating and Overlapping Delivery System
Designed to perform refractive and therapeutic treatments over a large ablation area, to minimize glare.
- Easy and Effective Alignment System
3D motorized joystick along with improved illumination and aiming beams provide precise control of laser beam delivery arm, to maximize good visual outcomes.
- Computerized Performance
Laser delivery parameters are automatically calculated by entering the basic data.
During the ablation procedure, the computer monitors the system parameters continuously, to ensure precise treatment.
- The System can be integrated to NAVEX
Nidek's new customized ablation systems. (EC-5000CX/CXII)
*NAVEX has not been cleared by the FDA for distribution in the United States.
Our state of the art diagnostic equipment provides the most thorough evaluation, including:
Refractive Power / Corneal Analyzer
All in one
- Refractive Power Analyzer
Creates an OPD map of a 6.0 mm diameter maximum inside the pupil, to capture subtle nuances of the front of the eye.
- Wavefront Analyzer
Calculates higher order aberration, total aberration, and generates Zernike graph, to evaluate the eye from front to back.
- Corneal Topography
Both corneal topography and refractive error data are measured together in a single step to minimize alignment errors to measure both the curvature and the prescription of your eye.
- AutoRefractor & Keratometer
Objective autorefractometry and autokeratometric readings of sphere, cylinder and axis values are simultaneously determined in order to maintain concise, repetitive measurements.
By combining these two functions in a single instrument, misalignment problems are minimized and data reliability is enhanced.
Various Maps available with OPD-Scan:
- OPD Map
- Refractive Map
- Target Refractive Map Zernike Graph
- High-Order Aberration Map
- Wavefront Total Aberration Map
- Axial Map
- Instantaneous Map
- Elevation Map
- Eye Image
- and more...
WHAT IS AN ASC?
- Combines refractive power mapping with corneal topography
- Wide range of measurement for both sphere and cylinder
(Sph: -20.0 to + 22.0D; 0.0 to ±12.0D)
- Measures 1,440 points in 0.4 seconds
- Precise mapping of irregular astigmatism
- XYZ fully automatic alignment
- Glare-free topography measurements
- Multiple pre-set map layouts for display and print
- Touch Screen operation
- Windows-based operating software
- Space-saving footprint
- High resolution display (10.4 TFT-Color-LCD)
- Database management capability
An Ambulatory Surgical Center is a place other than a hospital that performs outpatient surgery , including but not limited to LASIK eye surgery.
WHY DID SOUND EYE AND LASER DECIDE TO BUILD AN ASC?
The need to address the rising cost of healthcare is something we should all take seriously. At Sound Eye and Laser we felt one way we could address this issue is the build fd9 ing of our own ASC here in Seattle , Washington . Studies have shown that the treatment of patients in an ASC could save Medicare $100 million annually .
QUALITY OF CARE
There is nothing more important than safety and quality of care. Sound Eye and L aser in Seattle , Washington carefully considered this before making the decision to build our own ASC. We believe our new ASC will allow patients to get the best quality of care, under safe, comfortable and cost efficient circumstances.
THE HIGHEST QUALITY SURGICAL FACILITIES
The Sound Eye and Laser ASC will be equipped with one operating room, a laser suite, a substerile room, a pre-operative and recovery suite and a comfortable lounge area for patients and family members. In addition to cataract surgery and LASIK eye surgery , the ASC is used for eyelid surgery, glaucoma surgery, astigmatic keratotomy and other eye and eyelid surgeries. Along with the ASC, Sound Eye & Laser also has a laser suite for vision correction. The center uses the most advanced Nidek laser, the Nidek EC 5000. We also have access to: lease the Visx Star 4, a leader in design and manufacturing of vision correction lasers. The laser corrects for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. We are also the first surgeons in Seattle who are certified to treat presbyopia using radio wave frequency, more commonly known as conductive keratoplasty (CK).
The Sound Eye and Laser ASC will be classified as "Medicare Certified," ensuring that our patients receive the highest quality level of surgical services.
THE MOST GENTLE, COMFORTABLE EXPERIENCE
When Medicare began to limit many eye surgeries to same-day procedures, Dr. Phillips decided to build to their Ambulatory Surgery Center in Seattle , Washington . Their goal was to provide a comfortable environment, free from the anxiety and stress of a hospital setting as well as reducing the out-of-pocket expenses of their patients. .
THE STANDARDS FOR SAFETY
You receive personalized attention from scheduling and admissions through the pleasant recovery process after your LASIK eye surgery. Our staff always has your best interest and standard of care in mind.
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