What is Wavefront Lasik Technology?
LASIK surgery is a complicated procedure that requires precise technical equipment and the steady hand of a very experienced surgeon. While there are many different tools available to LASIK surgeons, some technologies are far more advanced than others, and using the most advanced technology helps ensure the best surgery results.
At Saddleback Eye Center, Dr. Charles Manger’s 100% blade-free, custom LASIK procedure utilizes only the most advanced technologies available, including Wavefront LASIK technology.
What is Wavefront LASIK?
Wavefront technology offers LASIK surgeons the most advanced, cutting-edge and state of the art LASIK procedure available.
Previous to the deployment of Wavefront systems, LASIK was more like a one-size-fits-all approach, but with Wavefront, it’s become a truly custom process, with treatments based upon the unique visual characteristics of your eye.
Wavefront technology uses an extremely precise laser to measure all the imperfections in your visual path that are unique to your eye(s) only. It takes a “fingerprint” of your eye and the surgeon then analyzes the data collected to create a 3-D image of your eye. After analyzing and adjusting the data, the surgeon then electronically transmits that image to the laser used in a Wavefront system. The computer then matches your eye’s actual position in space and allows your LASIK surgeon to make much finer-tuned adjustments to better correct your specific visual irregularities.
Benefits of Wavefront Custom LASIK
The quality of your vision is impacted by two different types of problems, refractive errors (technically referred to as “lower-order aberrations”), and visual distortions (called “higher-order aberrations”).
Lower-order aberrations (or refractive errors) cause problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, while higher-order aberrations (or visual distortions) cause optical defects like decreased contrast-sensitivity, impaired night vision, excessive glare, shadows or halos.
Traditional, pre-Wavefront LASIK was only able to counteract lower-order aberrations, which is why you’ve heard stories of people having difficulty with night-driving or halos even after they had LASIK surgery.
Fortunately, Wavefront LASIK can correct for both of these types of problems, improving the sharpness and clarity of your vision, as well as the quality of your vision (in terms of contrast sensitivity, fine detail, etc.).
Wavefront LASIK helps reduce the potential side effects of traditional LASIK, like night vision problems, excessive glare, etc., resulting in clearer and sharper vision. As an analogy, consider the difference between a regular TV and a high-definition TV. You can see both of them, but you know the picture in the high-definition TV is much clearer and sharper than in the regular TV. Wavefront or Custom LASIK is analogous to high-definition TV.
If you’ve been scared away from having LASIK surgery due to the horror stories about night vision problems, halos or glare, you can rest assured that those were almost certainly caused by older, outdated technology.
Wavefront at Saddleback Eye Center
At Saddleback Eye Center, Dr. Manger uses Wavefront technology with his LASIK procedures, ensuring that patients receive the absolute best results possible.
With over 73,000 LASIK surgeries and a 20/20 vision success rate of 99.7%, it’s no wonder that Dr. Manger is known as the LASIK expert in Orange County, and the only LASIK surgeon who you should trust your eyes to.
Dr. Manger’s 100% blade-free, custom Wavefront LASIK technology offers the best results in the business, leaving no question as to why, out of 64 LASIK surgeons in Orange County, over 30% of the LASIK surgeries performed in Orange County are personally performed by him.
To schedule your own comprehensive LASIK exam, contact Saddleback Eye Center now by calling (877)-351-3937 or click here to schedule online.