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Q: What causes astigmatism?

A: Normal eyes are spherical, or shaped like a baseball. Astigmatic eyes are oblong, or shaped like a football. When the eye is shaped like a football, the cornea has a steeper and a flatter curve. The football-shaped astigmatic eye causes light rays to focus on two points in the back of the eye rather than one as in a normal eye.

Q: I thought astigmatism could not be treated with laser vision correction?

A: Astigmatism can be treated with laser vision correction. The CustomVue procedure has been approved by the FDA to treat all forms of astigmatism, whether the astigmatism is associated with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or mixed astigmatism.

Q: What is laser vision correction?

A: Laser vision correction is a procedure that improves vision by changing the shape of the cornea with a laser. Often referred to as LASIK (an acronym for the medical term laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis), it is the most commonly performed type of laser vision correction procedure and is an effective treatment for a wide range of vision problems.

Q: How does the laser know what to correct in my eyes?

A: Laser vision correction is based on a precise wavefront measurement taken with a powerful measurement instrument known as the WaveScan WaveFront™ System. These measurements are used to design the individualized treatment which is then transferred to the laser.

Q: How accurate is the WaveScan™ technology?

A: WaveScan technology measures imperfections in an individual’s vision 25 times more precisely than the standard methods used for glasses and contact lenses.

Q: What is CustomVue laser vision correction?

A: CustomVue is an individualized laser vision correction procedure that enables a doctor to design an individualized treatment for their patient’s condition by measuring the unique imperfections in a patient’s eye.

Q: How does the CustomVue™ procedure work?

A: As shown in an FDA clinical study, the CustomVue procedure for treating astigmatism has the potential to produce better vision than is possible with glasses and contact lenses.

Q: What can the CustomVue procedure do for me?

A: As shown in an FDA clinical study, the CustomVue procedure for treating astigmatism has the potential to produce better vision than is possible with glasses and contact lenses.

Q: Who is a candidate for CustomVue astigmatism procedure?

A: If you are 21 years of age or older and wear glasses or contact lenses to correct nearsightedness with astigmatism, farsightedness with astigmatism, or mixed astigmatism, you may be a candidate and could benefit from the CustomVue procedure. See your eye doctor for more information.

Q: Is the CustomVue astigmatism procedure FDA-approved?

A: The U.S. FDA has approved the CustomVue procedure to treat all forms of astigmatism. It is the first FDA-approved wavefront-guided treatment for all forms of astigmatism.

Q: What are the results with the CustomVue procedure in treating astigmatism?

A: An FDA clinical study showed that nearly twice as many participants were very satisfied with their night vision after the CustomVue Mixed Astigmatism procedure compared to their night vision before with glasses and contact lenses.

Q: How can I get more information about CustomVue?

A: Discuss the procedure with your doctor and be sure to review the CustomVue Patient Information Booklet for Astigmatism, which is available from your doctor. Visit www.personalbestvision.com

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