The Latest Technology in Laser Vision Correction
is CustomVue laser vision correction?
Visx CustomVue is an
individualized laser vision correction treatment that is
WaveScan-guided. This enables a doctor to measure and correct unique
imperfections in each individual's vision that could never be
measured before with standard methods used for glasses and contact
lenses. With the CustomVue procedure, individuals have the potential
to achieve a new level of vision that we call Personal Best Vision.
the WaveScan hurt?
the WaveScan is a measurement device that you simply gaze into while
it measures the vision imperfections in your eye.
do you mean by Personal Best Vision?
Best Vision refers to the new level of laser vision correction that
can be achieved with the CustomVue procedure. Since WaveScan
technology can measure and correct imperfections that are unique to
each individual's vision with 25 times more precision than standard
measurements for glasses and contact lenses, individuals can
potentially achieve the best possible vision for their eyes.
accurate is WaveScan technology?
technology identifies and measures imperfections in an individual's
vision 25 times more precisely than standard methods used for glasses
and contact lenses.
does the CustomVue procedure work?
the WaveScan technology measures the imperfections in the eyes and
produces a WavePrint Map. Much like a fingerprint, no two WavePrint
maps are alike. Then, the treatment information is transferred to the
Visx Star S4 laser. The doctor then uses that information to
fine-tune the procedure thereby providing a new level of precision
can CustomVue procedure do for me?
shown in the clinical study, CustomVue has the potential to produce
better vision than is possible with glasses and contact lenses. It
tailors a distinct correction for each individual - in fact each
treatment is "designed" by the unique characteristics of
your individual eye.
the CustomVue procedure improve my night vision?
potentially. In the clinical study, four times as many people were
very satisfied with their vision at night after the procedure as
compared to their night vision before the procedure with glasses and
is WaveScan and a WavePrint Map?
technology provides a measurement and a visual representation of your
vision based on the behavior of light waves. It compares light
passing through your eye to the same light pattern from an eye that
needs no vision correction. The WavePrint Map is the output of the
WaveScan, it captures the unique imperfections of a person's visual
WaveFront technology was originally developed for use in high-powered
telescopes to reduce distortions when viewing distant objects in
space. Using this technology, your doctor can detect and measure the
optical distortions unique to your entire optical system.
travels in a procession of flat sheets known as wavefronts. Gentle
wavefront lights enter the eye, pass through the entire optical
system (cornea, lens and retina) and are then reflected back into the
WaveScan system compares the reflected wavefronts with the original
unaltered wavefronts. This produces a fingerprint of your vision, or
WavePrint Map. This information is then transferred to the Visx S4
Laser and is used as a guide to reshape the cornea during your laser