What is Custom LASIK Surgery?
LASIK is a type of laser eye surgery used to reshape the cornea to correct your vision. Custom LASIK surgery is a LASIK eye surgery procedure designed specifically for you. Custom LASIK eye surgery aims to accommodate the best possible treatment for your vision needs.
Rather than giving you a one-size-fits-all solution based on your prescription, custom LASIK eye surgery involves closely examining your eyes first. This way, your eye surgeon can identify the distinctive curvature of your cornea and lens, along with the overall shape of your eye. They can also record any optical aberrations or eye irregularities that cause blurry vision.
With this detailed information about your eyes and your current vision, your doctor can precisely plan your procedure. A personalized treatment plan is created for you, meaning no two custom LASIK surgery procedures will be the same.
How Does Custom LASIK Eye Surgery Differ From Conventional LASIK?
Conventional LASIK uses your refractive prescription to correct your vision. This can be effective enough for some patients, but it does not address all the eyes’ aberrations. Conventional LASIK also has the potential to cause aberrations as it may not address all of the issues affecting your vision. As such, it may produce less effective results and more side effects.
Alternatively, custom LASIK eye surgery takes the peculiarities of your eyes into account. By using a special diagnostic tool called wavefront mapping, your doctor can locate and measure eye imperfections and anomalies. This allows your doctor to help accurately address any issue causing your vision problems for a more precise result. In other words, custom LASIK surgery provides a more accurate treatment solution for effective vision correction.
Who is a Good Candidate for Custom LASIK Surgery?
It’s estimated that about 95% of potential LASIK patients are excellent candidates for custom LASIK eye surgery. In some cases, custom LASIK can even help patients who may not qualify for conventional LASIK. Because custom LASIK surgery is personalized for you and your eyes, you may be a candidate for a custom procedure, even if you think you don’t qualify.
The best way to determine whether you qualify for custom LASIK eye surgery is to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dello Russo Laser Vision. You’ll be able to discuss your eyes and your vision correction needs with an eye surgeon directly. This allows the doctor to outline a treatment plan that is customized just for you.
If you’re interested in learning about custom LASIK surgery for you, contact Dello Russo Laser Vision. Our experienced surgeons are ready to help you improve your vision today.