Corrective vision surgery with laser technology has progressed quite a bit since LASIK was first introduced. These days,
it is more customizable to each patient’s eyes. If you’re
considering corrective surgery with a laser procedure, ask your ophthalmologist
about wavefront surgery. VISX CustomVue laser surgery with wavefront technology
can provide an individualized treatment to suit your needs.
One of the primary benefits of using wavefront technology for your vision
surgery is that it can provide sharper vision than correction with eyeglasses
or contact lenses. The scanning system will not only evaluate your nearsightedness
or farsightedness, but will also allow the ophthalmologist to view other
imperfections. The Wavescan is 25 times more precise than other diagnostic tools.
laser vision procedure, you will look at a light which reflects off of the back of your eye.
The pattern of reflected light creates a 3-D map, called a wavefront map,
which depicts all of the minute details of the eye. Using a computer,
the laser acquires this information and customizes the laser treatment
to your eye’s unique requirements. Your ophthalmologist will then
complete the treatment using the wavefront map for guidance.
Talk to your ophthalmologist about whether wavefront laser eye surgery
is a good choice for you. It may be possible to use this technology for
patients who have previously undergone laser surgery. Some of these patients
have difficulty with night vision, glare, and vision distortion; wavefront
technology can correct these issues. To determine if wavefront-guided
surgery could benefit you, your ophthalmologist will “map”
your eyes with the laser and evaluate possible results.
Are you considering laser corrective surgery with wavefront technology?
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Hornfeld of New York City’s Vista Laser Vision by
calling (212) 580-8881. Dr. Hornfeld is a leader in the field of laser
corrective surgery and has trained other physicians in the use of new