What is Wavefront® LASIK Technology

September 21, 2011 — by Dr. Zimmer
Tags: Lasik Wavefront Refractive Surgery

As with all other surgeries and medical technologies, LASIK surgery continues to improve and evolve over time. Better lasers are developed and newer methods are developed, meaning that patients have better experiences during and after surgery and that surgeons are better able to serve their patients.

At our Pittsburgh area LASIK surgery center, we’re pleased to offer one of the latest advances in LASIK technology: Wavefront® technology. With Wavefront®, your vision will be enhanced after LASIK surgery, with fewer potential side effects and complications to worry about.

About Wavefront®

Wavefront® LASIK technology allows surgeons to perform custom LASIK. True, each LASIK surgery is tailored to the needs of each patient, but Wavefront® takes this customization to a new level. With Wavefront® technology, surgeons are able to identify minor imperfections on the corneal surface, and these imperfections can be dealt with accurately and precisely in a manner that traditional LASIK cannot.

How Wavefront® Works

Wavefront® technology works by creating a map of the surface of the eye. This map is a 3D image and highly detailed. The laser used in the LASIK procedure is guided by this 3D image, meaning that any irregularities or abnormalities that might not get addressed will be addressed thanks to Wavefront® technology.

How is Wavefront® LASIK performed?

LASIK surgery with Wavefront® is performed much like traditional LASIK. The only difference will involve the painless mapping of the cornea and the computer-guided vision correction. Apart from that, it’s pretty much the same even though the results are generally better than traditional LASIK.

How does Wavefront® improve a LASIK surgery experience?

One of the reasons that our LASIK surgeons and ophthalmologists choose to use Wavefront® technology is that the technology eliminates potential human error. The laser during the LASIK surgery is computer guided and the mapping of the cornea is extremely precise.

More important, however, is that patients tend to experience fewer side effects or complications after LASIK with Wavefront® technology. This means patients will experience less glare, halos, light sensitivity, and poor contrast sensitivity after Wavefront® custom LASIK than they would with traditional LASIK surgery.

In addition to all of this, Wavefront® LASIK may allow people who are not candidates for LASIK surgery undergo LASIK. The computer-guided mapping is the key to this, as the added precision may be all a patient needs to undergo LASIK safely and effectively.

Other Vision Correction Options to Keep in Mind

In addition to LASIK surgery, we at InSightSM LASIK & Refractive Group are proud to offer other eye care options to you. These include PRK, Pittsburgh ICLs, and cataract surgery. It’s our goal to ensure that you and your entire family are well served through the use of various eye surgery options.

Schedule a Consultation for Laser Eye Surgery

To learn more about your many options for refractive surgery and eye care, contact our laser vision correction center serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person.