What is Wavefront Lasik? What is Custom Lasik?
Is it new? How is it different than Traditional Lasik?
We bet that if you are researching Laser surgery for your eyes, you have wondered some of these questions. Custom Wavefront Lasik is sometimes referred to as Wavefront Lasik, Custom Lasik or Customvue Lasik. It is a newer technology that has been available and approved by the FDA since May of 2003. The technique and the actual surgical steps of wavefront lasik are not new. It is the same as traditional lasik. What is new is the laser software and the laser pattern which aims to fine tune the treatment and customize it further to each eye of an individual person. Traditional Lasik, like glasses and contact lenses, aims to correct your prescription. Wavefront Lasik will not only aim to correct the prescription, but also corrects the small distortions and imperfections that we have in our visual system.
So, Wavefront Lasik aims for improving the quality of the vision, not necessarily, the quantity of the vision. A simple analogy would be to compare the quality of a regular TV versus the quality of an HDTV. The reasons to choose wavefront Lasik includes a desire to reduce the risks for night glare, to reduce the chances for needing touch-up surgeries, to improve the quality of the vision, and to use the latest and highest technology in laser surgery. Not everyone needs to have wavefront Lasik and not everyone qualifies yet for wavefront lasik. You will need wavefront scans to determine the best options for you. Bottom line, though, for those that are looking to have the best chance for the best quality of vision, Wavefront Lasik is the only choice!
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