Pacific Laser Eye Centre has remained at the forefront of laser refractive procedures - it was the first centre in British Columbia to introduce LASIK in 1994. PLEC then became one of the first centres in the world to treat patients with PRK in 2001 and FEMTO Lasik in 2005. Constantly striving to improve the safety of laser refractive procedures, Dr. Lin and Dr. Holland have now progressed to the least invasive techniques to date. Most recently, in conjunction with the engineers at Schwind Eye Tech Solutions, our doctors have developed Smart Pulse Technology which evolved to the SmartSurfACE Laser Procedure(SLP).
SmartSurfACE Laser Procedure is a completely touch-less procedure – no scraping, no cuts, no incisions, no alcohol. The SmartSurfACE refractive laser system operates at 1000Hz (versus the traditional 400Hz). The laser utilizes a 7 directional ocular movement tracking system which results in perfectly centered treatments even if you have difficulty holding still during the procedure. Treatment time is approximately 40 seconds per eye, longer with higher prescriptions. This one step "trans-epithelial" procedure offers higher safety compared to Lasik, with no flap complications, no intra-stromal complications, and no risk of ectasia (excessive weakening of the cornea). This is also associated with faster visual recovery compared to traditional PRK.
SmartSurfACE is suitable for all patients who want to see clearly without the hindrance of contact lenses or glasses. It is suitable for patients who play active sports and patients with thin corneas or complex corneal topographies (maps), such as with keratoconus. The efficiency of this advanced laser allows doctors to treat almost all levels of myopia in the safest manner possible.
1) 1050hz laser is currently the fastest laser on the market. The advantages are shorter treatment times and minimized risk of corneal dehydration
2) 7-directional eye tracker reduces patient worries about involuntary eye movements during the procedure. The 1050hz tracker tracks faster than the patient’s fastest eye movements (or saccades). Patients have no worries about their ability to focus, thus reducing the stress in the procedure
3) Customized corneal Wavefront treatments for every patient. - Treatments are based on 25000 data points - Each cornea is treated individually for a fully customized corneal Wavefront treatment - The larger treatment zones capable with this laser also reduces risks of halos at night - Most patients see as well, if not better, than with their best-corrected vision before the procedure
Our doctors helped develop the software in 2014
It has now been used world-wide in 40 countries
Highlight from one publication - David Lin, MD, Canada, Primary Investigator:
"We are at the front edge of a paradigm shift in laser refractive surgery. Most patients comment that, immediately after transepithelial PRK, they are seeing almost as well as previously with their glasses. Further advantages are no flap or complicated intraprocedural risks. SmartPulse has brought the 'Wow' effect to transepithelial PRK."
While patients of Dr. David Lin and Dr. Simon Holland have enjoyed the benefits of standard LASIK and PRK since 1990, we are now using the latest technology, SmartSurfACE Laser Procedure(SLP). We at Pacific Laser Eye Centre are the first to use this laser in Western Canada, and we have seen outstanding results.
Contact us today to discuss about our SmartSurfACE Laser Procedure.