How to Restore Your Vision with Wavefront LASIK

Wavefront LASIK

Are you considering correcting your vision to stop needing to deal with contacts and glasses once and for all? Then you probably are pondering undergoing a LASIK treatment. Did you know there is more than one type of LASIK surgery?

Edward E. Manche, M.D.The latest in LASIK technology is the Wavefront technology. Here it is explained by Palo Alto, CA Ophthalmologist, Edward E. Manche, M.D.:

“Custom LASIK is the most advanced laser technology available. Custom LASIK laser treatments are based upon the unique visual characteristics of your eye. Up until now, with glasses, contacts and conventional LASIK surgery, corrections were quite similar for each type of prescription. Custom LASIK involves measuring the eye from front to back with a special laser, using what's called 'wavefront' technology, to create a three-dimensional (3-D) image of the eye. The information contained in the wavefront-map guides the laser in customizing the treatment to your individual visual system.”

As you can see this type of treatment is not just a one-size fits all of tradition LASIK. Rather it serves the individuals needs of every patient which creates by far better results.

What are the Benefits of Wavefront LASIK?

The end result in the vast majority of Wavefront LASIK treatments is clearly beyond what regular LASIK can achieve. Here are some ways that it out performs other LASIK Procedures:

  • Larger Chance to Reach 20/20 Vision
  • Larger Chance to Not Need Contacts or Glasses
  • Less Chance of Loss of Best-Spectacle Corrected Vision, Night-Vision or Visual Quality
  • May Be Able to Treat Eye with Former Laser Surgery without Side-Effects

The mix of increased benefits and reduced risk attracts many patients to go with Wavefront LASIK.

How Does It Work?

A surgeon uses a device to transmit a light into the eye to measure different parts of the eyes. With Wavefront LASIK this measurement is then displayed on a 3-D Map which is essentially a replica of the exact size of all parts of the eye.

This information is used by a laser to perfectly treat the eye during the LASIK procedure. The doctor and the computer work together to create the optimal procedure for each and every patient.

If you are considering going through this procedure, it is a good idea to consult with an eye doctor to see if this a good match for your eye health. Whether you just want LASIK or Wavefront LASIK, you will be well on your way to seeing the world from a clearer perspective.

To find more information on Wavefront LASIK, find a doctor in your area and get a consultation to learn more or ask a doctor your questions.


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Further Reading

  • Many diabetics struggle with keeping their blood sugar levels under control to maintain a steady level of energy and prevent many diseases.  Now, researchers confirm that blood sugar also plays an important role in maintaining healthy eyes, and diabetics can reduce their risk of vision loss by making changes in their diet and lifestyle.

  • LASIK and laser eye surgery procedures continue to be a popular option for treating nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, but not everyone meets the requirements for this procedure. Conductive keratoplasty (CK) is one of the newest forms of refractive surgery and unlike other forms of eye surgery, uses radio waves and heat energy to reduce the size of the connective tissues around the cornea. This procedure is designed for patients suffering from hyperopia and presbyopia. The latest clinical results show that CK can produce more stable results than previously, and is now widely accepted by laser eye surgeons around the United States.

  • Twilight actress Judi Shekoni recently underwent the LASIK vision correction procedure at a Beverly Hills LASIK center and is now enjoying the successful outcome. The procedure was performed by LASIK eye surgery specialist Dr. Khanna, and involved a two-step process. Ms. Shekoni, who plays vampire Zafrina on the Twilight show, reports that she was a “nervous passenger” while undergoing the procedure but it was completely painless.