Custom Wavefront LASIK is a type of Wavefront Guided Laser Eye Surgery that is a specialized type of corneal laser eye surgery procedure that we can use to provide patients with more complex eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions the possibility of achieving a more precise visual outcome and the best possible results for their vision correction.
Many people do not realize that their eyes are really a living optical system made up of a number of optical components that together, produce the optical characteristics of your vision. The two main optical components of your eye are the cornea and the crystalline lens. As with any optical component, the cornea and crystalline lens may have distortions. These distortions are called aberrations.
Everyone who wears eyeglasses or contact lenses is familiar with the most common aberrations, which are called myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. These aberrations are relatively simple aberrations and are thus are called ‘low order’ aberrations. Since they are relatively simple, low order aberrations can usually be corrected with eyeglasses and contact lenses. However, there are some optical aberrations that cannot be fully corrected with eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions because they are too complex. These aberrations are probably unfamiliar to most patients but include spherical aberration, coma and trefoil. Since these aberrations are much more complex, they are called “high order” aberrations. High order aberrations are not corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Until a few years ago we were not able to measure high order aberrations in everyday clinical practice in an eye care office because the necessary instrumentation was only found in research laboratories.
Today we are actually measure these aberrations and program their correction precisely in the laser to achieve the best possible results for your vision correction.
The Center for Sight eye doctors and staff welcome your questions about Custom Wavefront LASIK Eye Surgery.
If you, a family member or friend would like to learn whether Custom Wavefront LASIK Eye Surgery might offer the possibility of freedom from the hassle of eyeglasses and contact lenses for seeing at distance, please call for a Free Consultation in Fall River, Massachusetts at 508-730-2020.
Center for Sight is conveniently located for patients in need of Bladeless all Laser Eye Surgery in Massachusetts or Rhode Island from Attleboro, Fairhaven, Fall River, Franklin, Mansfield, Marion, Mattapoisett, Medfield, Milford, New Bedford, North Attleboro, North Dartmouth, Norton, Oxford, Rehoboth, Somerset, Swansea, Taunton, Walpole, Whitinsville, Woonsocket, Providence, Smithfield, Westport, Lakeville, Dighton, Little Compton, and Tiverton.