Tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses? Ready to increase your visual acuity for good? Custom wavefront LASIK may be a good fit for your needs. Using the latest LASIK technology, custom wavefront LASIK is extremely safe.
Custom Wavefront LASIK
Before you begin to look into laser vision correction, it’s important to find out whether you’re a good candidate for laser eye surgery. While LASIK is extremely safe for most people, you must meet some guidelines, including:
- You’re at least 18 years old, and your eyes are fully mature.
- Your prescription is within the appropriate parameters for LASIK. If your prescription is extremely high, or you have severe astigmatism, glasses or contact lenses may be a better fit for you than laser eye surgery.
- Your cornea must be an appropriate thickness for laser vision correction. Since the excimer laser used for laser vision correction reshapes the cornea, it must be thick enough to withstand some thinning from the laser.
- You need to be in good overall health. Some health conditions may make you a poor candidate for laser vision correction.
- Realistic expectations are important. Your eye surgeon will talk with you about what you can realistically expect from the LASIK eye surgery procedure that makes the most sense for you. If excellent vision is your goal, wavefront LASIK is likely the best choice for you.
If you’re ready to ditch the contact lenses and simply wake up able to see, it’s time to talk to an eye surgeon at Goel Vision about LASIK. We have decades of experience performing refractive surgery, and we’re excited that you’re considering changing your life by correcting refractive error and making it easy for you to see. We’ll be here with you every step of the way through your procedure, and we’re excited to help you leave the annoyances associated with contact lenses behind.
What Is Wavefront LASIK?
Wavefront-guided LASIK is unique. The procedure uses a sensor and a laser to create a map of your eye. This map lets your surgical team see exactly where irregularities lie, helping to guide the custom LASIK procedure. The map does not only show your eye surgeon the surface of your eye – it’s able to find and measure irregularities inside of the eye. Wavefront technology produces a complete 3D model of your eye. The information from your wavefront LASIK eye map is transferred to a computer. This knowledge allows your eye surgeon to perfectly reshape your cornea, restoring visual acuity to your eye in a fast and safe way.
After your eye surgeon has all the information they need from the wavefront technology custom LASIK system, they’ll begin to correct your refractive errors using an excimer laser. You will not feel any pain during the procedure. You may feel slight pressure or discomfort, but it will dissipate quickly. Custom wavefront LASIK surgery is extremely safe, as your eye surgeon has all of the information they need to safely perform the procedure on your eye.
Wavefront LASIK Vs. Traditional LASIK
Both wavefront custom LASIK and traditional LASIK are great options for anyone who wants to safely improve their visual acuity through surgical means. Wavefront Custom LASIK is safer than traditional LASIK, however. The wavefront-guided LASIK procedure allows your eye surgeon to see every slight abnormality within your eye, allowing them to fully correct any issues that are stopping you from seeing perfectly. Traditional LASIK can only correct common, lower-order aberrations. Custom wavefront LASIK can correct these as well as more complex, higher-order aberrations. The way that the procedure is performed reduces the risk of flap complications associated with traditional LASIK surgery.
With custom wavefront LASIK, you’ll have a better chance of achieving 20/20 vision than you would have with traditional LASIK. It’s also likely that you’ll not only be able to see further – you’ll also be able to see all objects in your field of vision more clearly. With traditional LASIK, many people lose their best-corrected vision over time. They may also lose visual quality or contrast sensitivity, and there’s a chance of seeing halos around lights and having trouble seeing at night. These risks are greatly reduced when you choose to use custom wavefront LASIK instead of traditional laser vision correction. While both procedures are likely to stop you from needing contact lenses, the custom wavefront is the better choice for long-term excellent vision. The effects of custom wavefront LASIK are more predictable than those of traditional LASIK, providing you with a more concrete idea of what your vision will be like after the procedure.
Custom Wavefront LASIK Cost
When you’re considering LASIK surgery, it’s natural that you would wonder about the cost. The cost of custom wavefront LASIK is slightly more than that of traditional LASIK. We understand that the cost of vision care can be stressful, and we’re here to help! We offer CareCredit, as well as other financing options, to help you get the vision care that you need. Please feel free to give us a call to talk about different options for handling the cost of your refractive surgery procedure.
The Goel Vision Difference
We know that you have several options when you’re choosing your LASIK surgeon, and we’re glad you’re considering Goel Vision. At our refractive surgery center, we’re proud to offer our patients state of the art care. We stay up to date in the latest developments and techniques in refractive surgery, allowing us to always provide our patients with the best care available.
We’ve completed over 95,000 refractive surgery procedures and have 25 years of experience. We’ve helped the vast majority of our patients leave glasses and contact lenses behind. Higher visual acuity means a higher quality of life, and we’re here to help you achieve that with custom LASIK. Laser vision correction is a safe, helpful, and long-lasting procedure that can bring your visual acuity to a place where you can simply see clearly when you open your eyes in the morning.
We understand that you may have questions about laser vision correction, or feel apprehensive about leaving your glasses or contact lenses behind after a lifetime of wearing them. At our eye care center, we’re here to answer any questions you have about moving forward with custom LASIK surgery. We care about all of our patients, and it’s important to us that you receive the personalized eye care you deserve. Whether you’re looking for laser surgery, cataract surgery, help with dry eye, or another procedure, we’re here to help.
Advanced, Personal Treatment
Ready to take the next steps toward wavefront LASIK? We’re glad you’re interested in learning more. We’d love to talk with you further about custom LASIK. Please give our office a call to discuss the next steps toward your LASIK procedure, including setting up a consultation to find out whether you’re a good candidate for LASIK surgery.
When you call to set up your consultation, please have your glasses or contact lenses prescription on hand so that we can get all of the information that we need. At your consultation, a member of our eye care team will examine your eyes to help us learn more about whether a laser vision correction procedure is a good fit for your needs. You’ll have plenty of time to talk with our eye care team about any questions you may have regarding wavefront LASIK. If we decide to move forward with wavefront LASIK or another laser vision correction procedure, we’ll set up a time and date for you to come into our refractive surgery center for your laser vision correction.
We’ll talk with you about how to prepare for your visual acuity correction surgery. We may ask that you do not take certain medications the night before/ day of your custom wavefront procedure, and some medications can interfere with LASIK procedures. We’ll ask that you bring someone with you to drive you home after your LASIK procedure. We’ll also go over aftercare instructions, including talking with you about follow up care. At Goel Vision, we’ll perform the procedure that makes the most sense for improving your visual acuity.