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Custom LASIK FAQs

What is Custom LASIK?

CustomLASIK is a new procedure that utilizes a wavefront analyzer and enables your doctor to customize the conventional LASIK procedure to your individual eyes. This customized procedure can result in patients seeing clearer and sharper than ever before.

Which procedure is right for me?

In order to find out which procedure is right for you, you will need to undergo a consultation at Viewpoint Vision to determine which procedure is best for you.

What is the difference between Custom LASIK and Conventional LASIK?

CustomLASIK uses a tool called the wavefront analyzer to accurately measure the way light travels through the eye. The resulting unique map of your eye is then transmitted to the laser. The surgeon utilizes that personalized three-dimensional map to perform a more customized treatment.

Is the actual LASIK part of the surgery performed the same way? Or is it a completely different procedure?

The pre-operative testing for Conventional LASIK and CustomLASIK differ greatly. The wavefront analyzer used with CustomLASIK brings an entirely new level of knowledge and accuracy to the surgeon. The laser beam is now guided by the wavefront map, instead of by the traditional glasses prescription.

So what can CustomLASIK do for me?

Clinical studies have shown that CustomLASIK can improve not only what you can see but how well you can see it. In the past, all vision was measured using a standard vision chart. If you could see the letters, the doctor would proclaim your vision as a number, such as 20/20, 20/100, etc. Now with CustomLASIK, doctors are able to focus on the quantity and quality of your vision. Many patients who have had CustomLASIK are reporting improvements in the quality of their vision.

Will I be 20/20?

As with any procedure, there is no guarantee, but after an eye care professional performs a comprehensive examination, he or she will have more information to educate you further on your possible outcomes. In Studies, 98% of eyes saw 20/20.

How much do these procedures cost?

The cost of CustomLASIK is generally greater than the cost of Conventional LASIK. CustomLASIK is performed using some of the most advanced technology available in the laser vision correction field. The procedure combines the precision of a computerized laser with the skill and knowledge of our surgeons. At our practice, CustomLasik costs £1800 per eye.

How will I know what procedure I need to have?

Your surgeon is the best person to determine that. CustomLASIK is necessary for some and desirable for many. Everyone’s eyes are different and your eyes may best be treated with CustomLASIK. You should schedule a consultation at Viewpoint Vision. Together, we can determine what is right for you.

I have worn reading glasses for years so I decided I would go for laser surgery. Read several negative reviews on high street stores and it appeared it was a case of do the procedure and that's it, no aftercare as such and not always good results. But then I came across Viewpoint. The reviews were good so I made an appointment. Although I initially thought I would be having laser surgery, Dr Chitkara recommended I had a Raindrop Implant. Although the thought of someone cutting my eye and inserting a lens, albeit tiny, terrified me I thought I would take the plunge and go for it! I can honestly say it was totally painless. Drops are administered in the eye and you cannot feel a thing. The procedure took about ten minutes and post-op Dr Chitkara suggested I take paracetamol if there was any discomfort - there wasn't. I have been for a check up every four weeks and everything is fine. I can now read without glasses unless it is very small, faint print. It can take six months to see the full benefit. I would definitely recommend Dr Chitkara and the Raindrop Implant, just wish I had had it done years ago! Beverley W –  Cheshire July 2016
Not the most pleasant surgery experience I’ve ever been subjected to but wow! What a great result! 34 years with spectacles and now 20-20 vision and given up smoking to boot! Well worth it!
Roy A  
My consultation was absolutely hospitable and enjoyable. I wish I knew this man before because I went elsewhere and did not receive adequate help even though I paid fees, causing me so much stress. The operation was easy, painless and all through the process DR Chitkara and staff were very friendly and reassuring. This has changed my life completely now my sight is restored. Dr Chitkara even phoned me after surgery at home to make sure I was doing well. I can’t say enough how I appreciate his service and kindness.
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