Monday, February 28, 2011

Laser Eye Surgery Question: Is Custom LASIK best?

Many patients are told by their eye surgeon that Custom LASIK or Custom Wavefront LASIK is simply ALWAYS better. Is Custom LASIK really a better laser treatment for all patients? The answer is an ABSOLUTE NO. Custom LASIK is really a method of measuring the eye more carefully in order to determine the exact and precise type and magnitude of aberrations. Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are all aberration-but there are others that are not typically measured in an eye exam. If you have them and they are of any significant amount, YOU SHOULD HAVE EITHER CUSTOM LASIK OR CUSTOM WAVEFRONT OPTIMIZED AND HAVE THEM CORRECTED. Only 15% of the general population have significant aberrations above and beyond nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

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