Why the Wavelight EX500 Excimer Laser is the Best for Lasik and PRK Procedures

LASIK and PRK eye surgery can make many patients nervous beforehand. But with the right tools and an experienced surgeon like we have at Boston Vision, there is very little to worry about when it comes to these procedures.

At Boston Vision, we use the Wavelight EX500 Excimer Laser which provides fast and effective treatment with outstanding results. Let’s take a look at exactly what this laser is and why it’s so effective.

What is the Wavelight EX500 Excimer Laser?

The Wavelight EX500 Excimer Laser is one of the most state-of-the-art treatment options for laser vision correction, including for use in LASIK and PRK procedures. Not only does the laser check the position of the eye 500 times per second, but it also reduces the readjustment time of the laser during surgery to ensure the best results and fewer risks.

What are the Benefits of Wavelight EX500 Excimer Laser?

The Wavelight EX500 Excimer Laser comes with a variety of benefits. Some of the benefits of your eye surgeon using this laser for LASIK and PRK surgery include:

Fast Treatment

With a 500 Hz repetition rate, the EX500 Excimer laser is one of the fastest lasers available on the market. And faster speeds mean more accuracy and quicker overall treatment. You spend less time in our office and more time recovering and experiencing life with better vision.

Faster speeds during LASIK and PRK surgery also mean there is less of a chance of the cornea dehydrating, and this can also lead to better results overall.


The EX500 Excimer Laser comes with a multi-dimensional eye tracker that tracks the position of the eye 500 times a second. This significantly reduces the chance of complications, improves the accuracy of the surgery, and ensures you get the results you’re looking for.

Wider Range of Treatments

This laser can be used to help treat a variety of eye issues, including hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), and astigmatism. While in the past, if you weren’t a candidate for LASIK, you were out of luck, with the EX500 laser, you now have a variety of treatment options open to you.

Best Results

Because of the EX500’s ability to provide faster, more accurate, and wide-ranging treatment, you are guaranteed the best results possible. And it has not only been shown to improve overall vision but the laser has also been shown to improve your night vision by reducing glare and halos.

Schedule A Consultation Today

Ready to improve your vision with one of the best treatment options available? Scheduling a consultation at Boston Vision today is a great first step. Our providers can answer any questions you have about the EX500 laser and walk you through the whole treatment process.

To schedule a consultation today, call us at 617-202-3491 or use our online scheduling tool. For your convenience, we have five locations in the Boston area.