Laser Eye Technology Overview
The first human eye ever treated with laser vision correction was in New Orleans in 1989. That procedure was performed with a VISX Laser. London Eye Centre performed the first procedures using the VISX laser in Western Canada in 1990. VISX has been the standard bearer for lasers for vision correction procedures ever since. While other medical companies such as Bausch & Lomb, Alcon and Carl Zeiss have since become involved in manufacturing lasers for vision correction, VISX continues to be the leader in the field. More surgeons in North America use VISX technology on their patients than any other technology platform. VISX’s parent company AMO (Abbott Medical Optics) also makes the Intralase Femtosecond laser used in London Eye Centre’s popular Intralase SBK procedure and the Wavescan Wavefront Diagnostic System used for Custom Wavefront Guided Procedures.
London Eye Centre has been using VISX technology longer than any other facility in British Columbia. London Eye Centre have been a training site and clinical trial facility for AMO (VISX) since 1990. Over the years, many VISX employees have chosen London Eye Centre as their clinic of choice for their own laser vision correction procedure.