Custom LASIK is a procedure that enables your surgeon to further customize the conventional LASIK procedure to your eyes. This customized procedure may result in patients seeing clearer and sharper than over before. FDA studies show that Custom LASIK may provide better vision than is possible with contact lenses or glasses.
With a wave front measurement system, some extremely precise, individualized vision correction outcomes may be achieved that would be impossible with traditional Lasik surgery.
With Custom LASIK, your eye's ability to focus light rays is measured, a map is created the demonstrates irregularities in the way your eye processes images. Information contained in the map guides the laser in customizing the treatment to reshape the corneal surface so that these irregularities can be corrected.
Traditional LASIK procedures can correct ordinary vision defects such as myopia, Hyperopia, and astigmatism, but other irregularities associated with the eye's optical system could not be addressed until the advent of wave front and it's related technology used in Custom LASIK
Wavefront technology is groundbreaking because it has the potential to improve not only how much you can see, Visual acuity measured by the standard 20/20 eye chart, but also how well you can see, in terms of contrast sensitivity and fine detail. This translate into reduce risk of post-LASIK complications, such as glare, halos, and difficulty with night vision.
How much you see depends on vision defects known as lower-order aberrational LASIK common refractive errors including myopia, hyeropia, and astigmatism, which traditional LASIK can treat.
How well you see can depend on presence of the type and number of visual distortions known as higher-order aberrations, which can include irregularities other than common refractive errors. These higher-order aberrations can create problems such as decrease contrast sensitivities or night vision, glare, shadows, and halos. However, higher-order aberrations do not always affect vision. Unlike traditional LASIK, custom LASIK treats both lower-and higher-order aberrations. Wavefront.
LASIK creates a highly individualized laser correction of your eye's surface, guided by precise analysis of vision errors that occur as light rays throught your eye.
Custom LASIK's advantage lies in the area of quality of vision: