3-Dimensional WaveFront Mapping Technologies
For many patients there are numerous reasons for poor vision. In a single eye, there may be several different types of visual imperfections and these imperfections are called aberrations. Aberrations are classified as lower-order aberrations and higher-order aberrations. In the past, doctors were only able to correct the lower order aberrations, such as; nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Yet, these are not the only causes of problem vision. Higher order aberrations impact your vision as well, and cannot be corrected with glasses or contacts or even traditional LASIK surgery. Today, new WaveFront Mapping technology is available that examines the entire optical system, allowing for higher order aberrations to be detected, measured and mapped. The ability to diagnose the higher order aberrations now leads to the ability to correct them resulting in CUSTOMIZED iLASIK.™
Due to the addition of the latest WaveFront mapping technologies, Christenbury Eye Center is now proud to offer CUSTOMIZED iLASIK. This new technology provides the doctor with a new level of diagnostic information previously unavailable. Utilizing a low-energy laser, the smallest imperfections of your entire optical system are captured and displayed for analysis by your doctor. The new lasers provide a complete examination of the focusing systems of your eyes, illuminating problem areas in your eye previously undetected by past examinations. The higher order aberrations are measured and the measurements are converted into a WaveFront Map. This map is as unique to you as your fingerprints.
After a thorough analysis of the information provided by the new WaveFront mapping systems, Dr. Christenbury will determine whether or not CUSTOMIZED iLASIK is necessary for you. At Christenbury Eye Center, we are proud to offer 3 new WaveFront mapping systems:
When the information obtained from these mapping systems is transferred directly into the corresponding excimer laser, the map becomes a guide for treatment and CUSTOMIZED iLASIK can be performed. The WaveFront technology is a tremendous breakthrough in laser vision correction and opens the door for many more people who desire a better life without glasses or contacts. With the advent of 3-Dimensional WaveFront Mapping Technology, CUSTOMIZED iLASIK has the ability to produce better visual results than traditional LASIK laser vision correction.