When it comes to eye care, modern technology can mean a world of difference. No matter how qualified your LASIK surgeon might be, without the right LASIK technology, your vision may be compromised. Better technology means better results. That’s why it pays to choose a corrective laser eye surgery specialist who is committed to providing the latest technology and Dr. Kelly is one of those surgeons.
Dr. Kelly uses only the most state-of-the-art equipment on his patients. Each of our high precision, FDA approved lasers allows Dr. Kelly the greatest chance of obtaining 20/20 vision for every patient. The degree of accuracy and predictability for these advanced lasers is unrivaled in the field of corrective laser eye surgery. Dr. Kelly will determine which of our lasers is best for you. We pride ourselves on offering multiple lasers so that the most appropriate technology is utilized on each patient.
Dr. Kelly is one of only a very few surgeons in the New York area who uses the IntraLase laser to create the corneal flap. This technology leads to a smoother surface and allows Dr. Kelly to achieve the best possible results.
New technology can be a little confusing to patients. We’ve simplified and explained some of the common terms below so that you can be aware of how these technological advances affect you as a LASIK patient.
We offer the Visx STAR S4 laser that includes CustomVue wavefront analysis and customized treatment of each individual patient. The Visx ActiveTrak laser allows Dr. Kelly to track your eye movements in all three dimensions during the treatment. Patients feel more comfortable and secure knowing that the laser is monitoring their natural eye movements. Large pupils can also be treated with precision on the Visx STAR S4 CustomVue system.
The IntraLase Laser marks the first significant advancement in flap-creation technology in nearly 50 years. With its computer-controlled software, the IntraLase laser brings a level of accuracy and precision to flap creation for LASIK that is not attainable with mechanical, blade technology. This all-laser approach provides patients with a safe, bladeless alternative to the microkeratome and offers Dr. Kelly a computer-controlled, minimally invasive technique that reliably creates precise corneal flaps.
Wavefront-guided LASIK represents the latest advance in vision correction. Unlike other LASIK procedures, with wavefront-guided LASIK Dr. Kelly can correct for minute aberrations that go beyond just the shape of the cornea.Wavefront technology measures distortions in the eye that go beyond the typical measurements of vision that have been used for centuries. With wavefront-guided LASIK, Dr. Kelly is able to perform a customized treatment for each patient based on the unique shape of his or her eye and the internal composition. The treatment is unique to each eye, just as a fingerprint is unique. Patients who have undergone wavefront-guided LASIK often obtain even better vision than they had before with their glasses or contact lenses.
The wavefront ablation procedure sets a new standard for vision correction, with the potential to enable better vision than with glasses or contacts. Originally developed for use in high-powered telescopes to reduce distortions when viewing distant galaxies, this technology evaluates specific imperfections in each individual’s vision. It employs a diagnostic system that captures a fingerprint of the eye, which is 25 time more precise than what was previously measurable by standard methods for glasses and contact lenses. This wavefront data is then used to generate a customized, unique treatment for each individual eye by transferring data from the wavefront machine directly and precisely into the laser.
The benefit of wavefront technology begins with the evaluation when the surgeon gathers important information about a person’s vision to determine the best course of action to pursue.
FDA data demonstrated that 98% of patients could see 20/20 or better without glasses or contacts after Wavefront LASIK. Also four times as many people were very satisfied with their night vision. Remarkably 70% of patients could see better than 20/20 after the procedure.
The bottom line is that people who are considering vision correction need to take the initiative to educate themselves on the technology available, and make sure they aren’t settling for anything but the best. When you choose a surgeon who is committed to technology, you are taking a step toward clear vision.
For patients who would like more information on wavefront technology, or to schedule a free LASIK surgery consultation, please contact one of our patient representatives for a wavefront explanation education sheet.