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What is the VISX Technology?

While prescription glasses and contact lenses can help improve your visual capacity, many individuals would prefer a more permanent vision correction option. Fortunately, new advancements in medicine have led to the development of a new vision care technology that is designed to correct refractive errors with unmatched precision. Read on for more information about VISX technology.

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Originally created for use in high-powered telescopes, VISX technology is a treatment method that uses electronic waves to measure your eyes in order to create a customized prescription for your vision correction procedure. Unlike other vision correction options that limit your lens choices—the VISX system uses WaveScan technology, reducing distortions, and measuring imperfections up to 25 times more precisely than other methods, and enabling your ophthalmologist to create a personalized vision solution to fit your needs when used in conjunction with Vista laser eye surgery.

Clinical studies have shown that approximately 98 percent of patients who underwent laser vision correction using VISX technology achieved 20/20 vision or better just one year following their procedure. In fact, approximately 70 percent of patients achieved 20/16 vision after laser surgery in conjunction with VISX technology—providing even better vision than other individuals without refractive error are able to achieve. In addition, approximately 100 percent of patients were able to pass a driving test without the use of prescription glasses after the procedure.

LASIK surgery using VISX technology is a great way to eliminate your dependence on prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses. Find out if you are a good candidate for the Vista laser vision procedure by contacting New York-based ophthalmologist Dr. Mark Hornfeld at (212) 580-8881. We also offer multifocal lenses, lens implants for the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma treatments, and medical services for a variety of eye conditions. Get on the road to better vision by contacting our New York City office today!