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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 ever before. FDA studies show that Custom LASIK may provide better vision than is possible with contact lenses or glasses.
With a wavefront measurement system, extremely precise, individualized vision correction outcomes can be achieved that would be impossible with conventional LASIK surgery.

With custom LASIK, your eye's ability to focus light rays is measured, a map is created that 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.

Conventional 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 wavefront and it’s related technology used in custom LASIK.
Benefits of Wavefront-Guided Custom LASIK
Wavefront technology it has the potential to improve not only how much you can see, but also how well you can see, in terms of contrast sensitivity and fine detail. This translates into a reduced 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 aberrations (associated with common refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism).

How much you can see can be measured by standard 20/20 chart and can be treated by conventional LASIK.

How well you see can depend on presence 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 decreased contrast sensitivity or night vision, glare, shadows, and halos. Unlike conventional LASIK, custom LASIK treats both lower- and higher-order aberrations.

A wavefront LASIK creates a highly individualized laser correction of your eye's surface, guided by precise analysis of visual errors that occur as light rays travel through your eye.
Custom LASIK's advantage lies in the area of quality of vision:
  • Greater chance of achieving 20/20 vision.
  • Reduced chance of losing best-corrected vision.
  • Reduced chance of losing visual quality or contrast sensitivity.
  • Reduced chance of developing night-vision disturbances and glare.