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?
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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