Custom LASIK is a procedure that enables your surgeon to further customize the conventional LASIK procedure to your individual eyes. This customized procedure may result in patients seeing clearer and sharper than ever before. FDA studies show that Custom LASIK may produce better vision than is possible with contact lenses or glasses. In both conventional LASIK and Custom LASIK the procedure is performed in the same way.
In Custom LASIK an aberrometer is used to measure the way light travels through your eye. The aberrometer measures more than 1200 points through your optical system and creates a customized 3-D map. This map provides information about the unique visual characteristics of your eye which adds an additional level of data about your vision, enabling Dr. Jeff Machat to further customize your vision correction.
Several types of visual imperfections, referred to as lower- and higher-order aberrations, exist within the eye and may affect your vision. In conventional LASIK only lower-order aberrations (such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism) could be measured and treated. Higher-order aberrations may also have a significant impact on the quality of your vision and have been linked to glare and halos. Now Custom LASIK may help to further customize your treatment of these higher-order aberrations that could not be treated with glasses, contacts or conventional LASIK treatments.
In clinical studies, Custom LASIK has been able to provide patients with: