There are two types of LASIK surgery: traditional LASIK and custom LASIK.

Both forms of LASIK are laser vision correction procedures that effectively treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. But custom LASIK, also known as wavefront LASIK, uses 3-D digital mapping of your eye to provide additional precision during surgery.

A consultation with an experienced ophthalmologist at Silverstein Eye Centers will determine if you’re a candidate for LASIK and, if so, which type of procedure is best suited to your condition.

Patients who experience problems such as blurred vision, double vision, halos or starbursts in addition to nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism are typically better candidates for custom LASIK over traditional LASIK.

Custom LASIK uses a wavefront analyzer, which records the way light travels through your eye and creates a 3-D image showing areas of distortion. This digital map allows your LASIK surgeon to treat these aberrations during your custom LASIK surgery.

If you would like to learn more about LASIK, please see our Frequently Asked Questions and LASIK Facts page.

If you would like to learn if you’re a candidate for traditional LASIK or custom LASIK, please contact the ophthalmologists at Silverstein Eye Centers in the Kansas CIty area to schedule a consultation.