Lasik surgery has helped patients achieve 20/20 vision or better. There are choices in Lasik surgery, but we often get asked about the differences between conventional Lasik and Custom Lasik, here’s some information that will help you make an informed decision.
Lasik eye surgery treats patients that have Nearsightedness, Farsightedness or Astigmatism. Patients can experience 20/20 vision or better without the use of contact lenses or eyeglasses.
The methods used during the laser eye surgery do vary and aren’t for everyone, an experienced laser eye surgeon can help you determine which method works best.
Although most patients prefer the higher level of custom Lasik, conventional Lasik is still a good choice because there is less risk of halos or glare, and patients have a better chance of achieving 20/20 vision which may vary with each patient.
Custom Lasik uses an advanced tool that accurately measures the way light travels through the eyes. The results are programmed into the laser before treatment, and the patient receives highly customized and individualized measurements during the procedure.
The accurate individualized measurements allow the surgeon to avoid increased tiny imperfections in the eye, often referred to as “higher-order aberrations”. These tiny imperfections have an effect on the quality of vision and have not yet been addressed with conventional Lasik, contact lenses or eyeglasses.
Your Ophthalmologist can discuss all the details with you about Lasik eye surgery and help you decide on which laser vision procedure is right for you.
Like any surgery, there are risks with Lasik vision correction, fortunately the chances are minimal since millions of patients have had excellent results with both custom Lasik and conventional Laser vision correction.
At our Orange County Lasik Center Medical Group, Alexandra Chebil, M.D. is involved with the patient from the initial consultation to long after Lasik surgery. She will evaluate your particular needs, discuss all the details, including any risks involved prior to help you make a well informed decision about your vision.
Dr. Chebil is a respected Ophthalmologist and operates a private, anxiety-free Lasik center in Newport Beach, CA. Patients travel from all over the country to have their procedure done due to her unwavering commitment to excellence and experience of over 40,000 surgeries performed.
If you’re thinking about laser vision correction, and want to finally enjoy life without glasses or contact lenses, schedule a one-on-one complimentary consultation with Alexandra Chebil M.D. and discuss your treatment options including conventional or custom Lasik.