Vision that goes beyond 20/20
Imagine a quality of vision so crisp and clear, it’s like living in a world of hi-definition. A quality of vision impossible to achieve with prescription glasses or contact lenses. Vision that goes beyond 20/20. Today, Eye Care Specialists goes beyond the limits of glasses or contacts with CustomVue LASIK, the next generation procedure in laser vision correction.
Thanks to Custom LASIK, it’s now possible for many patients to achieve a quality of vision better than 20/20. New ‘WaveScan’ technology allows our doctors to capture unique imperfections in your vision that could not be previously detected. This information provides 25-times more precision than standard measurements for glasses or contacts.
At the heart of custom LASIK procedures is the aberrometer, a wavefront measurement system. By adopting technology originally developed for high-powered telescopes, your LASIK surgeon can use this wavefront measurement device to identify imperfections in your eye 25 times more precisely than the standard methods used for eyeglasses and contact lenses. This information is then digitally transferred to the excimer laser for the treatment, providing a new level of precision and accuracy.
Typically, a “custom” LASIK surgery procedure takes at most a few seconds longer than a conventional procedure. All aspects of the treatments are the same, with the main exception that the reshaping of the cornea by the excimer laser is based on the unique information of the eye obtained by wavefront diagnosis rather than the conventional, non-customized measurements. Just like in conventional LASIK, there is no pain during the procedure, and most patients notice immediate results after treatment with continued improvement in vision over several days.
Currently, “custom” LASIK is available to patients whose vision problems fall within certain parameters set down by the FDA. With additional clinical data constantly being submitted to the FDA, the eligibility for “custom” LASIK will surely be expanded. Patients in the Northeastern Pennsylvania area interested in taking advantage of this new and exciting technology should schedule a consultation with one of our experienced ophthalmologists at Eye Care Specialists to learn more.