Our Technology

Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q 400Hz

Allegretto-Wave-Eye-Q 400hzAt Heart of Texas Eye Institute, we offer the state-of-the-art Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q 400Hz, manufactured by Alcon. The Allegretto Wave Eye-Q 400Hz features Custom Wavefront Optimized technology, which provides a whole new level of accuracy and safety for customized laser vision correction. This remarkable leap forward in vision correction technology is now available to the greater Austin area.


The Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q 400Hz, provides an advanced eye tracking system, which is able to automatically adjust to changes in a patient’s pupil size during their procedure. This technology can not only reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts, but many patients achieve 20/20 or better vision. This laser is also FDA approved to improve the quality of a patient’s nighttime vision, by reducing glare and halos.


Why Choose This Technology?

  • Greater chance of achieving 20/20 vision
  • Greater chance of achieving better than 20/20 vision
  • Reduced chance of losing best-corrected vision
  • Reduced chance of losing visual quality or contrast sensitivity
  • Reduced chance of night-vision disturbances and glare

All-LASIK Technology


All-laser LASIK flap creation systems are not created equal! LASIK is a two-step process. The first step involves creating a protective corneal flap and the second step involves using an excimer laser to reshape the cornea to the desired shape to give you good uncorrected vision. At Heart of Texas Eye Insitute, we perform bladeless LASIK and LASIK with a microkeratome. We feel that Blade-Free All-Laser Intralase is the safest and most precise form of vision correction. Although a blade or “microkeratome” is very safe, the Intralase can be safer. Because Intralase can make extremely precise, thin protective flaps, Blade-Free LASIK also allows our doctors to perform LASIK on patients who would not have been a candidate due to thin corneas.

The Intralase Femtosecond LASER is used to create the corneal flap. We are pleased with the amazing precision offered by the bladeless LASIK with Intralase machine, and hope we can pass along this great precision in the vision of our patients.

Eyes treated with the IntraLase have fewer visual errors (haze, glare, sensitivity), less discomfort, and less dryness than a microkeratome. The Intralase offers flaps of precise thickness, and greater control of the flap design which reduces risks, while producing superior visual outcomes.