The VISX STAR laser is a powerful piece of equipment that allows a surgeon to perform extremely detailed surgery. As one of the more advanced methods of Lasik, the use of the VISX STAR is tailored to the individual instead of taking a "one size fits all" approach to vision correction. Using WaveScan, the doctor can identify a patient’s individual problem and then focus proactively on its solution.
Isn’t All Lasik the Same?
A lot of people are under the unfortunate impression that Lasik laser eye surgery is all simply a conglomerated practice that has no differences among it. While there are similarities within all of these practices, the differences in how a surgeon can apply the same tools and techniques to different people are staggering. Since every pair of eyes is different, every surgery must by default be different in order to be effective for the individual person.
Can Non-Custom Lasik Work?
This is somewhat like asking if wearing someone else’s prescription glasses could help you see well. While there is a chance that simply using any kind of Lasik might somehow enhance your vision, having your eyesight changed in this way without a careful view to customization is both dangerous and foolish to do. With Lasik procedures, it is vital that your individual needs are taken into account because otherwise, your vision may actually be worsened by the procedure. For this reason, you need to have your eyes carefully examined to be certain that the procedure you are going to have done will actually be of benefit to you.
How Do Doctors Identify Your Unique Needs?
There was a time when the only methods that doctors had available to them were through the use of manual eye tests. While these are an effective way to identify a patient’s general issues and this can result in a successful treatment, ultimately it is nowhere near as effective as more modern methods. Consider that individual sets of eyes have their own unique contours, and that these contours can be the source of problems with seeing evenly and effectively at normal ranges. While basic tests can tell the doctor a great deal, this is definitely the old-fashioned method of identifying what your individual needs are.
Developing Your Wavefront
A Wavefront might sound like something a surfer uses, but it actually has nothing to do with leisure and everything to do with the specific topography of your eyes. Using the WaveScan, the doctor develops a Wavefront view of your eye surfaces that is 25 times as detailed as old-fashioned methods were. With this level of detail, the surgeon has a precise view to what he or she has to do in order to help your eyes get better. With this kind of procedure, your vision in general and at night can improve dramatically instead of merely being incrementally changed. With this first type of impression, the surgeon can quickly and easily alter your vision so that your eye topography is changed to something normal and your eyes work as well as they can.
Sugarland Eye & Laser Center leads in providing premium LASIK technologies to Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The center’s award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Sugar Land Eye & Laser Center, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478.