Custom LASIK in Hoffman Estates
Wavefront Technology is the scientific base for Customized LASIK laser vision correction currently being performed today. Wavefront Technology has improved the visual outcomes of patients and provided significant advantages over conventional LASIK.
Wavefront Technology in Hoffman Estates
The VISX® WavePrint™ system is both a diagnostic and treatment approach that allows the doctor to take very precise measurement of the patient’s eyes. This is similar to a fingerprint of your vision. Just like a fingerprint no two corneal maps are the same. In the system’s diagnostic phase, a device called the WaveScan makes a WavePrint Map, a detailed map of the patient’s vision. In the treatment phase, the laser uses the information from the WavePrint Map to perform the vision correction.
Custom Lasik is particulary helpful for patients with significant astigmatism or large pupils. Other patients may benefit from Custom LASIK to a smaller degree.
LASIK is not an effective method for treating presbyopia, which is near vision degeneration due to the aging of the eye requiring reading glasses.