Wavefront™ LASIK enables us to make extremely precise, individualized vision-corrections that would be impossible with traditional LASIK surgery, contact lenses or eyeglasses.
Wavefront™ LASIK, also known as wavefront-guided LASIK or custom LASIK, creates three-dimensional maps of imperfections in the optical system used to guide the laser in reshaping the cornea.
Wavefront™ technology was originally pioneered in the field of astronomy and physics for reducing imperfections in the telescopes lenses. In Wavefront™ technology, a computerized wavefront-measuring instrument passes flat waves of light through the eye. As they travel, the imperfections in the eye distort the flat light waves. The wavefront device then creates a map that represents the distortions of the eye.
Wavefront™ technology has the potential to improve how much and how well you can see as well as reduce the risks of post-LASIK complications. Wavefront™ technology, unlike traditional LASIK, treats both lower-order aberrations, distortions such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, and higher-order aberrations, imperfections that can cause night vision, glare, shadows and halos. Higher-order aberrations do not always affect vision. However, even if 20/20 vision is achieved, visual quality may be lessened unless these added distortions are addressed.
The surgeons at Laser Eye Center of Los Angeles and Orange County chose LADARWave® CUSTOMCORNEA® wavefront technology to measure and treat both lower and higher-order aberrations.
LADARWave® captures the distorted waves as they exit your eye and compares them to the perfectly flat light waves that would have been reflected if your optical system had no distortions.
This map is then transferred to the LADARVision® 4000 Excimer Laser which our doctors use to guide the laser as it reshapes your cornea. The end result of combining LADARWave® CUSTOMCORNEA® and LADARVision® 4000 Excimer Laser is higher-quality vision, especially in dim lighting.