Custom Lasik®

Custom Wavefront Optimized LASIK San Diego

Your vision is unique – as personal as your fingerprint or your DNA. New advanced technology has made it possible to introduce a new form of San Diego LASIK, Custom Wavefront Optimized LASIK, which delivers the best possible results for your vision. Custom Wavefront Optimized LASIK uses Wavelight technology that provides your LASIK eye surgery San Diego Surgeon with a map of your unique eye.

Custom Optimized LASIK San Diego and WaveFront Technology

Individualized Laser Vision Correction is now a possibility so that you can achieve your personal best vision, we call it Custom Optimized LASIK. Custom Optimized LASIK Individualized Laser Vision Correction was developed by Alcon, the company recognized for bringing innovation and breakthrough technology to laser vision correction. With Custom LASIK, a new standard in laser vision correction is established providing a precise level of measurement and correction never before considered possible.

How does Custom LASIK work?

Here at our San Diego LASIK center, using optimized based digital technology (originally developed for astrophysics to reduce atmospheric distortions when viewing distance objects in space through high-powered telescopes) LASIK surgeons can now identify and measure imperfections in your eyes 25 times more precisely than with standard methods used for contacts, glasses and conventional LASIK or PRK. This information is transferred to the laser by a USB flash drive and directs the laser to correct the unique imperfections, providing a new level of precision and accuracy never before possible.

Just like a fingerprint, each person’s visual imperfections (optical aberrations) are 100% unique to each of their eyes. Before recent advancements in technology, eye surgeons were only able to use standard equipment (phoropter and trial lenses) and measurements to correct vision by the Excimer laser, also known as the WaveLight® Ex500 Excimer Laser.

This means that prescriptions (-6.00 – 2.25 x 90 ) could only provide a certain level of laser vision correction regardless of an individual’s unique vision imperfections called optical aberrations. In the past, the Lasik eye surgery San Diego Surgeon typed prescriptions into the laser’s computer and this drove the laser vision correction.

Now, the Wavelight® Ex500 Excimer laser procedure, Custom Optimized LASIK, utilizes the Wavefront and, in some cases, topoguided measurements and correct some of the unique visual imperfections (optical aberrations) so that you can achieve your personal best vision at our LASIK center.

WaveFront and Topography-Guided Technology

What to Expect Before LASIK Eye Surgery San Diego

Initially, you will meet with your eye doctor at a LASIK center for a complete medical evaluation and eye history to determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for Lasik. Your doctor will discuss the benefits and risks of the procedure with you. A WaveFront and Topoguided measurements will be taken to map the unique characteristics of your eye. With this map, your doctor will be able to:

  • Accurately assess whether you’re a good candidate for Custom optimized LASIK eye surgery in San Diego. Anyone who is considering laser vision correction should obtain Topoguided or WaveFront measurement as the first step.
  • Along with the other diagnostic tests that your doctor performs, an individualized treatment plan can then be developed to address your unique vision needs.
  • Once it is confirmed that you are a good candidate, your doctor will schedule you for a laser vision correction procedure. Your doctor will provide details to you on how to prepare for the day of the procedure.

The Custom Optimized Lasik procedure itself is revolutionized by the use computer-guided lasers. The first, ultra-fast laser (Blade free laser) creates a thin corneal flap, which is then folded back to allow the second laser (Custom Wavefront Laser with Iris Registration Technology) to correct your vision based on the exact specification/measurements of your eye(s). The procedure takes just minutes. Patients experience a quick virtually painless procedure with the potential of 20/20 or better vision and outstanding safety as a result of reduced flap complications.

Is San Diego LASIK Advanced Technology Safe?

All branches of the U.S. military and NASA have approved LASIK for all their servicemen and women, thanks to studies using the LASIK technology. NASA approved the LASIK procedure for its astronauts following review of extensive military clinical data, which showed the use of the two lasers (Femtosecond and Wavefront) provides superior safety and vision as compared to earlier forms of the procedure. You need to be at least 20/40 in order to drive, while fighter pilots are often 20/15.

Why Should I choose Custom Optimized LASIK over Other Vision Correction Options at a LASIK center?

The Custom LASIK procedure is tailor-made for you, your vision and the unique characteristics of your individual eyes. Custom Optimized LASIK has a 3-D mapping, precise measurement and the use of two of the most advanced lasers differentiate the Custom LASIK procedure from all others. Consumers not only require 20/20 (or better) vision for their active lifestyles but also prefer not be bothered with the daily inconvenience of glasses and contacts.

PreVue Lens

If your doctor feels it is beneficial, he or she may choose to provide you with a PreVue Lens during the consultation. The PreVue Lens enables you to view an approximation of your potential corrected vision prior to treatment; however, it is not meant to be predictive of your actual result. Your doctor will place a plastic lens under the laser. Using the information from the WaveScan, your unique correction will be placed on the lens. The lens is then fitted in a trial frame for viewing.

For more information about Custom Optimized LASIK, call San Diego LASIK Center Global Laser Vision at 619-543-0890.

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