In medicine, treatment is only as good as the diagnosis. WaveScan technology allows us to get the most precise diagnosis of your visual system available today, which allows us to design the most precise LASIK and other refractive surgery procedures possible. The results for you are clearly superior: 98% of patients achieve 20/20 vision or better, with 70% achieving better than 20/20. And four times as many patients were satisfied with their night vision after WaveScan-guided LASIK than with traditional LASIK.
Want to learn what WaveScan technology can do for you? Please call 855-328-0201 or email us today to schedule a consultation at the Manhattan, NYC location of Kelly Laser Center.
Understanding WaveScan Technology
WaveScan-guided LASIK represents the latest advance in vision correction, an integrated wavefront measurement system that communicates directly with our treatment laser. Unlike traditional measurements that just measure an average value for your visual system, wavefront measurements look at the visual properties of your eye’s entire volume, noting where the cornea needs more correction, where it needs less to ensure maximum focus of all the light that enters your eye. WaveScan also has the ability to map relatively large pupils (up to 7mm) and design transition zones for LASIK that reduce the edge effects people experience as halos, glare, starbursts, and double images.
WaveScan takes this one step further, with its ability to communicate directly with the treatment laser for maximum control. It ensures that your eye will receive the precise treatment that will give you the best visual acuity possible.
Benefits of WaveScan Technology
Unlike other LASIK procedures, with WaveScan-guided LASIK Dr. Kelly can correct for minute aberrations that go beyond just the shape of the cornea.Wavefront technology measures distortions in the entire visual system, and precise laser control leads to a reduction in what are known as higher-order aberrations, tiny imperfections that were not even measurable with earlier methods. 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 even 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.
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 advanced LASIK technology, you are taking a step toward clear vision.