F.A.Q’s from previous patients
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What is CustomVue individualized laser vision correction
CustomVue treatments differ from traditional laser vision correction by using WaveScan? technology to measure the unique imperfections in your vision ? 25 times more precisely than standard methods. This creates a “map” of your eye, which is as unique as your fingerprint. Your surgeon then transfers this precise data directly to a VISX? laser, and uses it to custom-tailor your individualized treatment.
Who is a candidate for the CustomVue procedure
Treatments are available for a variety of patients, including those with astigmatism, whether the astigmatism is associated with nearsightedness, farsightedness or mixed astigmatism. As a result, more than 92 percent of the U.S. population that requires vision correction, 21 years of age or older, are eligible for this life-altering procedure. If you are 21 years of age or older and wear glasses or contacts to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism, you may benefit from the CustomVue procedure. If you meet the criteria, you should see your eye doctor for more information.
What is Wavescan Technology
WaveScan technology was originally developed for use in high-powered telescopes to reduce distortions when viewing distant objects in space. This technology has now been applied to laser vision correction, measuring imperfections in the eye never before measured using standard methods for glasses and contact lenses. WaveScan-based digital technology identifies and measures imperfections in an individual’s eye 25 times more precisely than standard methods. Physicians use this information to treat individuals with the CustomVue procedure.
Why is Wavescan Technology So Important to the Custom Procedure?
Until now, physicians were forced to practice one-size-fits-all vision. An off-the-shelf lens corrects an individual’s vision fairly well, but it is not uniquely tailored to “The Fingerprint of Your Vision?.” Now, with WaveScan technology, we can custom tailor a correction for the unique characteristics of each individual’s vision.
What is Iris Registration Technology?
It’s the first fully automated method of aligning and registering wavefront corrections for CustomVue treatments. It’s normal for the pupil to shift positions from the point of wavefront measurement to the point of treatment. Iris Registration Technology centers the treatment correctly, independent of changes in the pupil center from measurement to treatment.
Will i Need Glasses and Contacts after the Customvue Procedure?
Probably not. One year after an FDA clinical study for treatment of myopia (nearsightedness), all participants saw well enough to drive a car without glasses or contacts. Ninety-eight percent had 20/20 distance vision or better. However, individual results may vary.
What were the visual acuity results of that FDA clinical study for myopia?
A significant result was that one year after the VISX CustomVue procedure 100% of participants could pass a driving test without glasses or contacts, 98% of participants could see 20/20 distance vision or better without glasses or contacts, 70% of participants could see better than 20/20 without glasses or contacts.
I started wearing reading glasses in my40’s can Lasik help me?
Unfortunately, the answer is usually no. Difficulty reading after the age of 40 is typically due to a hardening of the lens inside of the eye. LASIK is designed to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism by changing the shape of the outer surface of the eye. This change in shape does nothing to help or harm the flexibility of the lens, thus presbyopia (difficulty reading) is neither improved nor diminished.
What is Monovision?
The monovision principle is very successful in our contact lens and laser patients over 40. The dominant eye is chosen for the best distance vision and the non-dominant eye is chosen for the reading vision. Monovison can be tested before a laser procedure to see if your patient can adjust.
What does better than 20/20 mean?
20/20 is the current standard for excellence in vision. But, with the CustomVue procedure, individuals have the potential to see even better than 20/20.
How could the CustomVue Procedure affect my night Vision?
In FDA clinical studies for the treatment of myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness), four times as many participants were very satisfied with their night vision after the procedure, as compared with their night vision before with glasses or contacts. In an FDA clinical study for treatment of mixed astigmatism, twice as many participants were very satisfied with their night vision after the
procedure, as compared with their night vision before with glasses or contacts.
Is the CustomVue Procedure for you?
Treatments are available for a variety of patients, including those with astigmatism, whether the astigmatism is associated with nearsightedness, farsightedness or mixed astigmatism. As a result, more than 92 percent of the U.S. population that requires vision
correction, 21 years of age or older, are eligible for this life-altering procedure. Treatments are now available for people with: * myopia (nearsightedness) * myopia with astigmatism * hyperopia (farsightedness) * hyperopia with astigmatism * mixed astigmatism People with “mixed” or “irregular” astigmatism have vision that is often difficult to correct with eyeglasses or contact lenses. As shown in an FDA clinical study, with CustomVue treatment these individuals now have the potential to achieve better vision than is possible with glasses or contacts. CustomVue treatment offers the broadest range of wavefront-guided treatments available.
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