Custom LASIK differs slightly from traditional LASIK in the use of wavefront technology.

    Wavefront is used to measure how light travels through your eyes and produce a digital, 3-D map of your eye. This map highlights areas of distortion—or aberrations—in your eye.

    Wavefront is effective in detecting high-order vision aberrations, which can create problems such as:

    • Decreased contrast
    • Double vision
    • Glare
    • Halos
    • Reduced night vision
    • Shadows

    When compared against the way light travels through an eye with optimal vision, the image created with the use of wavefront allows a LASIK surgeon to program and guide the laser to address the specific aberrations in your eyes.

    Although custom LASIK allows increased precision and individualized care, not everyone is a candidate for LASIK surgery. In addition, even some LASIK candidates will be effectively served by traditional LASIK; patients who are farsighted or have astigmatism may benefit slightly more from custom LASIK.

    An examination with a Kansas City ophthalmologist at Silverstein Eye Centers will determine if LASIK is right for you, and, if so, which type of LASIK procedure is best suited for your needs.

    For more information about LASIK, please contact the Kansas City, Missouri, ophthalmologists at Silverstein Eye Centers to schedule a consultation.

    Posted September 26, 2011 by Silverstein Eye Centers
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