Lasik technology, custom lasik, all-laser lasik
Dr. Alexandra Chebil is a lasik eye doctor in Irvine who uses advanced lasik technology, custom lasik, all-laser lasik to provide you with the highest level of accuracy and precision. Over 94% of eyeglass wearers can now benefit from this amazing technology.
What makes the CustomVue lasik technology better?
1. More Accurate measurements: This technology can potentially make your vision better than ever possible with glasses or contact lenses.
2. Correction of Visual Distortion: Aberrations Your vision can be blurry because of two main types of focusing problems. Most people think that their vision is poor simply because they are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism. These eye problems are called refractive errors, and can usually be treated with older, less accurate lasers. These lasers are sometimes called conventional or non custom lasers. Extensive research has shown that there is another cause for poor vision, called higher order aberrations. If the lasik laser does not fix these distortions at the start, you may have problems with night vision like halos or starbursts around lights. These aberrations can also cause ghosting or double vision while reading. Older, non custom lasers do not fix these problems, and can even make them worse than they were before lasik . The CustomVue lasik technology was designed to accurately treat these aberrations during your lasik procedure giving the potential for better than 20/20 vision. During your lasik evaluation, the Wavesan System will perform a 3D analysis of the surface of your cornea. This unique analyzer measures the focusing power of the entire surface of your cornea giving a custom or fingerprint result that guides the lasik treatment.
3. More Accurate procedures: Eye Tracking and Iris Registration During your custom lasik procedure, 3D Active Trak and Iris Registration are two unique features of the CustomVue technology that add to the safety and accuracy of your results.
- 3D Active Trak is an eye tracking mechanism based on NASA’s missal guided accuracy. Your eye movements are tracked in three directions with this unique, FDA approved technology. Because the custom lasik procedure is so fast and precise, any small movement of your eyes can affect the accuracy of your results. The 3D Active Trak measure your eye’s position 4000 times per second to insure that you will get the great results you expect from your custom lasik procedure.
- Iris Registration: Less chance to need an enhancement procedure
During your initial consultation the Wavescan analyzer will take a series of pictures of the colored part of your eye, the iris. Much like a fingerprint, every iris is unique to an individual. During the lasik procedure the Wavefront custom laser continually matches your eye to the wavefront measurement. Thanks to iris registration, your immediate lasik results will be better, and there is less chance that you may require a re-treatment procedure down the road.
4. More Prescriptions treated The custom lasik technology has received the widest FDA approval compared to other laser systems. This wide range allows for the treatment of most people with myopia and hyperopia even when combined with astigmatism.
5. Four Steps in the custom lasik procedure:
- Acquire: The WaveScan System measures and records the wavefront errors on the surface of the eye.
- Design: Your lasik eye specialist will design a custom treatment plan based on the unique measurements obtained.
- Align: During your lasik eye surgery, your eye is aligned to the computer measurement of the iris registration.
- Deliver: The STAR S4 IR Laser System safely and accurately reshapes your cornea to reduce or eliminate both types of visual problems.
All-laser lasik During the first part of the lasik procedure, a very thin layer is lifted from the surface of the eye. Sometimes the eye’s surface is thinner than average, requiring that a thinner flap be created. The all laser lasik uses a second type of laser to create a thinner flap than usual. Dr. Chebil will measure the thickness of the surface of your eye during your free lasik consultation and let you know if an all laser lasik procedure is necessary. In general, most patients will not require an all laser lasik, thus reducing the cost of the procedure.