We employ the most
advanced technology for
customized treatments.

Advanced Vision Technology

The most important factors in the successful outcome of any vision correction surgery are the skill and experience of the surgeon. But even the most skilled and experienced surgeon needs the most advanced technology available to produce state-of-the-art results. That’s why we use the WaveLight EX500 with Perfect Pulse eye tracking capability and combine it with the diagnostic precision of the PentaCam® and Atlas Humphrey corneal topographers and the WaveLight VARIO Topolyzer when performing Advanced Topography-Guided LASIK and PRK eye surgery.


Pentacam Refractive MapPentacam® and Humphrey ATLAS Corneal Topographers

Corneal topographers analyze elevation and curvature measurements on both the front and back surfaces of the cornea, as well as pupil size and thickness. This information helps the surgeon develop a treatment plan specifically for you. A corneal topographer is also designed to identify early stages of some corneal diseases that may exclude a patient from laser vision correction.


VARIO Topographic Cornea MapWaveLight® VARIO Topolyzer™

The Alcon VARIO Topolyzer, a powerful diagnostic tool that helps determine your treatment plan. It measures topography, keratometry and pupillometry in a single device and references 22,000 elevation points to generate high-resolution corneal images, providing immediate visibility of visual defects, including decentrations, keratoconus, astigmatism and tilt. Using the WaveNet VARIO network, the data from the topolyzer is downloaded to the laser providing an automated transfer of data on the day of surgery which is used for the Contoura topography-guided surgical planning.


WaveLight FS200 Bladeless FemtoSecond Laser TechnologyBladeless FemtoSecond Laser Technology

WaveLight® FS 200 technology is used in the first step of bladeless LASIK to create a highly precise corneal flap for vision correction. This advanced methodology provides micron-level accuracy for consistent flap thickness and is the fastest and safest technology available. Dr. Furlong combines this technology with the WaveLight EX500 LASIK, as the second step of bladeless LASIK, to give patients customized results with the highest safety profile possible.


WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser

An excimer laser is a precise, computerized instrument that uses invisible ultraviolet light to shape the cornea during refractive surgery. Each pulse of this cool light laser removes only a very small amount of corneal tissue – about 1/500th of the thickness of a human hair.

The Alcon Allegretto Excimer Laser platform’s heritage of dependability and performance is well known. The WaveLight EX500 platform has taken that reputation to an even higher level. Our latest excimer laser system represents the most advanced laser technology platform available today. Integrating data collected by the VARIO Topolyzer System, the EX500 utilizes these exclusive technologies to deliver precision custom ablations:

  • Excellent visual acuity -WaveLight excimer laser systems perform an ablation with the objective of maintaining a natural corneal shape, preserving the cornea’s asphericity. Every treatment is customized to the patient’s individual refraction and corneal curvature by taking K readings into consideration.
  • Ultra-fast treatment time – The WaveLight EX500 combines a 500 Hz repetition rate, PerfectPulse Technology laser spot physics, an enclosed beam path design and enhanced energy output to rank among the fastest excimer laser platforms in the world.
  • Safest technology – PerfectPulse Technology uses proprietary eye-tracking technology to follow the eye’s fastest movements and to ensure an accurate placement of each laser pulse on the cornea.

Dr. Furlong using WaveLight refractive suiteSurgical Facility

Our ultra-modern surgery center, dedicated exclusively to vision correction procedures, was built specifically for Furlong Vision Correction with our patients’ safety and comfort in mind. Our surgery center offers the Alcon WaveLight EX500/FS200/VARIO Topolyzer refractive suite, the most advanced integrated laser vision surgery system available. Exceeding FDA guidelines, our surgical suite has HEPA air filtration to remove microscopic contaminants and is temperature and humidity-controlled to provide repeatable surgical outcomes. We have installed a 40-minute uninterruptible power supply to ensure that even in the event of a power failure, your surgery will be completed as scheduled.

Leah F.
San Francisco, CA

9/29/2017
Yelp

Gotta pay my overdue Yelp gratitude here. Furlong has an all-star staff. Carol specifically is a wonderful human being and professional. They're prepared for every possible scenario. My story varies slightly from others in that I did experience bad halos/glares for roughly 2 weeks following surgery (which is...

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Matt C.
Fullerton, CA

7/29/2017
Yelp

Dr. Furlong was a recommendation from my optometrist. My first visit was fast and easy. My optometrist had already done my dilation so they just needed to take measurements and double check that I was a candidate. Everyone was very professional and friendly. I was nervous about everything but my patient counselor...

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Shilpi R.
Sunnyvale, CA

10/11/2017
Yelp

I recently had LASIK done with Dr. Furlong and it was an amazing experience. I wanted to have LASIK so that I could wake up first thing in the morning and not worry about contacts or glasses! As an optometrist myself I knew the ins and outs a little bit more but everything was on point! Their waiting room is always...

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Gabriel N.
Union City, CA

4/19/2017
Yelp

This has easily been one of the best decisions I have made in my life. After having glasses for most of my life, it's crazy to think I can now wake up and see clearly. I was referred here by my optometrist, Dr. Toy, in early 2016. I came for the free consultation where Dr. Furlong and his staff determined that I...

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Randy M.
San Jose, CA

6/15/2016
Yelp

Five stars.  Why?  I was suffering from rapidly progressing cataracts at the relatively young age of 37.  I was forced to take time off of work until the first surgery was complete.  My left eye had deteriorated from 20/300 in January to "hand motion (I could see light differences and movement only)" the day...

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Himi A.
Fremont, CA

9/30/2017
Yelp

My lasik surgery experience at the center was fabulous! The staff is very friendly, customer service is great! Interaction with Dr. Furlong was directly in the surgery room. Everything was very smooth and the location is super hygienic and has the top technology.

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Betty M.
San Francisco, CA

3/30/2017
Yelp

Just got my lasik surgery done last week by Dr. Furlong, and so far so good! I got referred to Dr. Furlong from my optometrist. A little pricier than competitors, but it's YOUR EYES, not the situation to be looking for a discount. They take a lot of time to make sure that you're comfortable and informed, and the...

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Jennifer H.
Fremont, CA

2/11/2017
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One of the best decisions I've made in my life! It took me about 2 years before I actually made a decision and not to sound super corny or anything... I should've done it sooner! It's definitely easier saying that knowing my LASIK surgery went well so I completely understand anyone's fear or hesitation with...

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A S.
Sunnyvale, CA

8/17/2017
Yelp

My mom had cataract surgery with with Furlong Vision this past month. It was a smooth experience.  She had one eye done first, followed by the second eye a few weeks later.  She saw Dr. Furlong for consultation in June.  He gave her a detailed exam and performed various scans.  She decided to go with femto laser...

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Leigh B.
Half Moon Bay, CA

8/8/2017
Yelp

Dr.Furlong did PRK for my insanely farsighted eyes in September 2016. I am now seeing 20/20!!! I couldn't be happier with the results. I also appreciated that he was honest when he didn't recommend PRK for my thin corneas... better safe than sorry! Thanks again, best money I could have spent on myself.

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Mike B.
Santa Cruz, CA

4/12/2017
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I rarely write reviews on Yelp, but for something as important as LASIK, I did a lot of research & visited several places in Silicon Valley. I recommend you do too! You get what you pay for...don't budget on your eyes! You want the best technology & an experienced & personable  Doctor. Dr. Furlong is...

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Yee L.
Palo Alto, CA

4/22/2017
Yelp

Super thorough and professional.  The staff accurately explained exactly what to expect and answered all my questions in an even-handed way with lots of detail about risks and benefits.

Theres no guarantee of results, but turns out my vision was corrected to better than 20/20 and I'm very happy with the results.

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Best Place for LASIK in Silicon ValleyVoted Best LASIK Doctor by Santa Cruz Good TimesTwice named a Premiere Cataract Surgeon by Ocular Surgery NewsAngie's List Super Service Award for high-level customer serviceJefferson Award - the "Nobel Prize" for community and public service for the Furlong Vision Correction Gift of Sight programOfficial laser vision correction and eye surgeon and Legacy Partner of the San Jose Earthquakes