CustomVue Vision Correction
Imagine a quality of vision so crisp and clear it’s like living in a world of high-definition. A quality of vision impossible to achieve with prescription glasses or contact lenses. Vision that goes beyond 20/20. Today, Lehmann Eye Center goes beyond the limits of glasses or contacts with CustomVue™ Lasik, the next generation procedure in laser vision correction.
Thanks to CustomVue™ Lasik, it’s now possible for many patients to achieve a quality of vision better than 20/20. New ‘WaveScan’ technology allows our doctors to capture unique imperfections in your vision that could not be previously detected. This information provides 25 times more precision than standard measurements for glasses or contacts.
The latest technological advance in laser vision correction is “custom” LASIK surgery. Patients who receive “Custom” LASIK, which also goes by various other proprietary names, such as CustomVue™, receive ultimate care. Custom LASIK surgery represents the next step in improving the outcome of laser vision correction beyond the excellent results already attainable by conventional means. This is possible because every eye and its associated refractive errors are unique, much like one’s fingerprint, and recent advancements in technology now allow us not only to measure these unique refractive imperfections, but also to accurately and predictably eliminate them.
At the heart of “custom” LASIK procedures is the aberrometer, such as the VISX WaveScan™ wave-front measurement system. By adopting technology originally developed for high-powered telescopes, your LASIK surgeon can use these wave-front measurement devices to identify and quantitate imperfections in the individual’s eye 25 times more precisely than the standard methods used for eyeglasses and contact lenses. This information is then digitally transferred to the excimer laser for the treatment, providing a new level of precision and accuracy.
Typically, a “custom” LASIK surgery procedure takes at most a few seconds longer than a conventional procedure. All aspects of the treatments are the same, with the main exception that the re-shaping of the cornea by the excimer laser is based on the unique wave-front information of the eye, rather than the conventional, non-customized measurements. Just like a conventional LASIK, there is no pain during the procedure, and most patients notice immediate results after treatment, with continued improvement in vision over several days.
Results of Clinical Study on Custom LASIK Surgery
A large clinical study, which was necessary for attaining FDA approval of this new and improved technology, highlighted the excellent results achievable with “custom” LASIK surgery. In this particular study, one year after undergoing “custom” LASIK, 100 percent of the enrolled patients could pass a driving test without glasses or contact lenses. In fact, 98 percent of custom-treated patients could see 20/20, and a full 70 percent could see better than 20/20. Moreover, in this study, four times as many people were very satisfied with their night vision after “custom” LASIK as compared to their night vision before with glasses or contact lenses.
Currently, “custom” LASIK is available to patients whose refractive error falls within the parameters set forth by the FDA. With additional clinical data constantly being submitted to the FDA, the eligibility for “custom” LASIK will surely be expanded. Patients interested in taking advantage of this new and exciting technology should call Lehmann Eye Center today, 936-569-8278.