While Wavefront technology has been used by astronomers for many years, the technology is relatively new to LASIK procedures. It is used by eye surgeons to more accurately diagnose irregularities with your eye. As a result, Wavefront diagnosis allows LASIK surgeons to achieve greater levels of precision with your procedure.
Wavefront diagnosis creates a three-dimensional map of your eyes, allowing your eye surgeon to customize your procedure based on your eye’s unique measurements. Each eye is mapped independently since no two eyes are exactly alike. This provides you with a significant improvement in the quality of vision correction that can be achieved with your LASIK procedure.
Traditional LASIK diagnostic methods were only able to correct for lower order aberrations such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. By using Wavefront diagnosis, your LASIK surgeon can also correct for higher order aberrations such as:
- Glare and halos
- Ghosting (a faint second image)
Wavefront technology also increases your chances of achieving 20/20 vision after your LASIK procedure, improves your night vision, and reduces your risk of LASIK complications. In addition, Wavefront diagnosis can also be used to achieve enhanced results with other refractive surgery procedures such as:
Please contact eyes.com today to find an experienced LASIK surgeon in your area.