Custom wavefront LASIK
Laser Vision Correction and Wavefront Technology
Laser vision correction is any procedure that uses a laser to reshape the cornea to reduce or eliminate the need for contacts and glasses. LASIK, PRK, and LASEK are the most common procedures, applicable to most people wearing corrective lenses. Wavefront (also referred to as Custom) is a highly customized laser vision correction technique used for all the procedures, that can correct your vision more precisely than ever before.
Originally invented by NASA for use in high-powered precision telescopes, Wavefront technology is now available for medical use. Using a device called an aberrometer, the doctor is able to measure the way light travels through your entire optical pathway and compare it to the way light travels through an optically perfect eye. This creates a WavePrint, a 3-D map of your cornea that is as unique to you as your fingerprint and 25 times more precise than a prescription obtained using conventional diagnostic equipment. The information from this customized fingerprint is transferred electronically to the laser, enabling your eye surgeon to adjust the laser to your unique visual requirements.