Laser Eye Surgery - Laser Comparison

All laser technology used at UK clinics provides high-quality outcomes.

Laser used at top UK laser clinics include:

  • Schwind
  • Nidek
  • VISX

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Optimax has recently introduced Schwind laser technology at a number of UK clinics. The Schwind laser system represents a refinement of the laser technique, offering exceptional levels of safety and precision - meaning Optimax can provide unprecedented levels of surgical excellence.

All laser manufacturers:

  • Use World Class technology
  • Produce lasers providing high-quality outcomes
  • Are involved in ongoing research to bring safer, more accurate lasers to market

More details about commonly used lasers are available at allaboutvision.com, an independent source of impartial information about vision and eye care.

Important facts to consider:

  • Skill and experience of the surgeon operating the laser is the most important factor.
  • Wavefront technology is the most important advancement in Laser Eye Surgery. All lasers at Optimax are equipped with the latest Wavefront software.
  • All Optimax surgeons are GMC registered and are Members or Fellows of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. View our surgeon profiles to check their experience and qualifications.
  • Clinical studies on lasers are readily available on the internet from institutions such as the US FDA (Food & Drug Administration).
  • Optimax has been at the forefront of technology since opening in 1992 and has provided over 300,000 treatments since then.

Good to know:

Good eye testing equipment is the essential starting point of good Laser Eye Surgery.

Laser Comparison Table

Compiled from independent studies

Model Name Diagnostic Aberrometer
(calculates Wavefront treatment)
Laser ApplicationEyetracking SystemEye tracker sampling rate

Schwind Amaris 750S

Schwind Amaris 750S Sirius Corneal Wavefront Analyzer Flying spot super -gaussian beam with 0.54mm diameter Active 6D video tracking 1050 Hz

Visx Star S4 IR

Visx Star S4 IR Wavescan Spot Scanning with flat-top beam with 0.65 - 6.5mm variable diameter Active 3D Eye Tracking 60 Hz

Nidek Quest

Nidek Quest Optical Path Difference Slit scanning and rotation with additional 1mm spot beam facility and multipoint ablation Torsion Error Correction 1000 Hz
Schwind Amaris 750SSchwind Amaris 750S
Diagnostic Aberrometer (calculates Wavefront treatment) Sirius Corneal Wavefront Analyzer
Laser Application Flying spot super -gaussian beam with 0.54mm diameter
Eyetracking System Active 6D video tracking
Eye tracker sampling rate 1050 Hz
Visx Star S4 IRVisx Star S4 IR
Diagnostic Aberrometer (calculates Wavefront treatment) Wavescan
Laser Application Spot Scanning with flat-top beam with 0.65 - 6.5mm variable diameter
Eyetracking System Active 3D Eye Tracking
Eye tracker sampling rate 60 Hz
Nidek QuestNidek Quest
Diagnostic Aberrometer (calculates Wavefront treatment) Optical Path Difference
Laser Application Slit scanning and rotation with additional 1mm spot beam facility and multipoint ablation
Eyetracking System Torsion Error Correction
Eye tracker sampling rate 1000 Hz