New innovations in the field of laser vision correction have been FDA approved and are available at REGIONAL EYE ASSOCIATES. CustomVue Wavefront LASIK marks a major breakthrough for the correction of nearsightedness and astigmatism. This treatment signals a new era in laser vision correction and establishes a new standard for the measurement and correction of the unique imperfections in each individual's vision.
LASIK with CustomVue can allow patients to obtain their best possible vision. The procedure is based on WaveScan technology, originally developed for use in high-powered telescopes to reduce distortions when viewing distant objects in space. This technology has been adapted for use in individualized laser vision correction to treat nearsighted and astigmatic individuals in the United States.
CustomVue Wavefront LASIK establishes a new standard in the laser vision correction field and is available at REGIONAL EYE ASSOCIATES.
Call 1-87-REA-LASIK (1-877-325-2745) for more information.
The physicians and staff at Regional Eye Associates are dedicated to improving the quality of life of our patients through advanced vision procedures and treatments."CustomVue LASIK" or "Wavefront-Guided LASIK" is an advancement in laser vision technology that allows the surgeon to personalize the procedure and to potentially improve the already excellent results obtained with traditional laser vision correction. This procedure uses wavefront technology, which provides new diagnostic information previously unattainable.
The wavefront technology was first developed in 1978 by Josef Bille, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Applied Physics at the University of Heidelberg, to measure wavefront distortions that occurred when light traveling through the atmosphere entered a telescopic lens. This technology removed any visual distortion or aberrations from the atmosphere allowing astrophysicists to more accurately view images of the stars and planets.
It is now possible to utilize this technology to record detailed information about the visual characteristics of the eye. Unlike standard measuring devices such as corneal topography, which measure the front surface of the eye called the cornea, the wavefront scans the way the entire optical system processes light.
Wavefront analysis works by measuring the distortion or irregularities of the eye, known as higher-order aberrations. When a ray of light first enters the eye, it passes through the cornea to the lens and vitreous, ultimately reaching the retina. As it bounces off the retina and returns back through the cornea, the wavefront analysis detects and documents these distortions, which are unique to each individual. Because each patient has a unique visual optical system, the wavefront data has been likened to a fingerprint.
Once the wavefront data has been documented for an individual patient, the next step is to use this information to utilize the excimer laser to correct the higher-order visual aberrations. The surgeon can then determine what adjustments must be made to the corneal surface to produce a clear, crisp imagine for the unique individual needs of each patient. The use of wavefront technology to provide a more precise laser vision correction is known as "Custom LASIK" or "Wavefront-Driven LASIK". Custom LASIK may produce better night vision and may improve the overall quality of vision compared to standard LASIK.
Only an eye care professional trained in laser vision correction can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the CustomVue procedure.
For more information or to set up an appointment, please call 1-877-325-2745.
*As with any surgical procedure there are risks along with benefits. It is important to discuss your surgical procedure with your surgeon to fully understand the risks and benefits.