At Boston Laser – Boston Eye Group, our team continually stays on top of the latest innovations, techniques, and research in ophthalmology to provide safe, effective care. We offer advanced forms of LASIK surgery so you can receive the sharpest vision possible with laser vision correction procedure. One of the advanced forms of LASIK is CustomVue LASIK.
What is CustomVue LASIK?
CustomVue LASIK, or wavefront LASIK, adds a higher degree of precision and personalization to LASIK vision correction by utilizing wavefront technology. This advanced technology evaluates the unique characteristics of your eyes. This creates a custom procedure that uses much more detailed information to reshape the eye during your vision correction procedure.
Conventional LASIK surgery works to recreate the vision by correcting the information that your glasses prescription provides. This works but is not nearly as effective because prescriptions are not unique to each person. Each person has unique characteristics in their eyes which cannot be measured with conventional technology.
The custom LASIK procedure is more specific. Measurements for this surgery are collected from hundreds of different reference points on the surface of the eye. These data points are used to create a map detailing the refractive error and focusing imperfections across the cornea. This data map is used during the procedure to program the laser in order to deliver a personalized vision correction procedure for your specific needs.
Types of Custom LASIK
Custom LASIK is more precise and detailed. There are different types of custom LASIK, these are:
- Wavefront-guided LASIK: This type of treatment used detailed data from wavefront-generated measurements that show how light travels through the eyes and falls on the retina. Wavefront-guided LASIK reduces irregular aberrations in addition to nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
- Wavefront-optimized LASIK: This procedure preserves the natural aspheric shape of the cornea by using detailed measurements of the curvature of the eye. This helps to reduce the risk of spherical aberration which can cause halos around lights and other vision problems at night.
- Topography-guided LASIK: This procedure uses measurements taken from the surface of the cornea to program the laser to address any vision problems caused by corneal irregularities.
The type of custom LASIK that will be best for you is dependent on your vision problems and concerns. Your Boston Laser – Boston Eye Group ophthalmologist will help to recommend the best type of custom LASIK for you.
Advantages of Custom LASIK
The advantage of this treatment is its precision and detail. Instead of using one LASIK method to correct your prescription, this focuses on correcting your vision according to what your eye needs. Many factors should be considered when thinking about undergoing a LASIK procedure. These are your prescription, thickness of your cornea, visual needs, budget, and how critical you are about the quality of your visual acuity.
Schedule a Consultation
The best way to know which LASIK procedure is best for you is by speaking with an ophthalmologist. The Boston Laser – Boston Eye Group team will work with you to recommend the best procedure for you, so you get the sharpest vision possible from LASIK. To get started, contact our Boston, MA office by phone or by filling out an online form.