Laser Vision Correction surgery at Vista Eye is tailored to each individual according to their own specific needs. We are committed to using the latest technology for the most optimal outcomes. With new advances in technology happening everyday, at Vista Eye our goal to ensure you are receiving the best possible care with our surgeon who is especially trained and certified on the various lasers used in laser vision correction procedures. At Vista Eye, our lasers include:
IntraLase® is an all laser technology used to create a corneal flap instead of a microkeratome for the initial step in LASIK. Many people are unaware that LASIK is actually a two step procedure, where step one is the creation of the corneal flap and step two uses the actual laser to reshape your cornea to correct your vision.
During step one, Dr. Binoy Jani will create a micro-thin flap of tissue on your cornea, which is the outer layer of your eye. The flap is important for healing, comfort and good vision. If it is too thick, too thin, or irregular, it could affect the quality of your vision.
Until recently, this step could only be accomplished with a mechanical device called a microkeratome. IntraLase® makes the first step of corneal flap creation even safer and more precise than ever before.
The IntraLase® method uses a femtosecond (virtually instantaneous) laser that emits an infrared beam of light to create microscopic bubbles at a predetermined depth in the corneal stroma (central layer of the cornea). During this process, the focused laser pulses divide material at the molecular level without the transfer of heat or impact to the surrounding tissue. When these bubbles combine, a perfect flap is formed that is customized to your precise predetermined measurements. The entire procedure takes less than 30 seconds. Once this corneal flap has been created and folded back the second step of the LASIK treatment can begin with the excimer laser.
A corneal flap created with the IntraLase® is customized and precise allowing Dr. Jani to use predetermined measurements that will ensure that the flap created is customized to your eye’s unique depth and shape
At Vista Eye, the IntraLase® technology is available for your LASIK treatment.
CUSTOMVUE™ WAVE SCAN
CustomVue™ Wave Scan creates an individualized analysis of the laser correction of your eye’s surface by precisely mapping the vision errors (aberrations) that occur as light rays travel through your eye. Wavefront technology measures the ability of your eye to focus light. During the wave scan, a 3-D picture is created which maps your unique irregularities of the eye and the way the eye processes images. The wave scan is used to guide the laser to customize the treatment to reshape your eye’s corneal surface so that these irregularities can be corrected.
Like a fingerprint, everyone has their own unique visual system of lower and higher order aberrations. Lower order aberrations are refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism which measure how well you can see or your visual acuity. Higher order aberrations are things such as halos, glare, starbursts and other night time vision problems measure how much you can see or your contrast sensitivity. Conventional LASIK can correct for these refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism but not for higher order aberrations. Until the arrival of wavefront technology, these higher order aberrations were previously undetectable and untreatable.
There are many advantages for CustomVue™ LASIK as compared to Conventional LASIK, including:
- Allows for a LASIK treatment that is truly customized
- Addresses higher order aberrations such as haloes, glare, and starbursts.
- Produces vision that may be better than 20/20 (results may vary). Greater chance of achieving 20/20 vision.
- Reduced chances of losing visual acuity and contrast sensitivity.
Although conventional laser vision correction can provide excellent results, for most patients Wavefront Custom Cornea can deliver even better results. The difference between conventional LASIK and LASIK using Wavefront Custom Cornea technology is like the difference between regular and hi-definition television
Custom LASIK costs usually are higher than conventional LASIK, mostly because eye surgeons must pay a higher royalty fee to the device manufacturer for each procedure.
If you are considering LASIK eye surgery, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Jani, a fellowship-trained laser vision correction and cornea specialist. Our comprehensive family eye care expert will explain the advanced LASIK technology that we use and discuss how it can help you meet your vision needs.