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.