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Custom LASIK & ASA Surgery

Texan Eye in Austin – Offering Custom Wavefront™ LASIK and Custom Wavefront™ ASA

For years, our eye surgeons have achieved exceptional results with laser vision correction surgery. We always strive to offer the latest technology in order to improve the safety and efficacy of laser vision correction. The latest advances in refractive surgery currently featured at our Austin eye centers are Custom LASIK and ASA using Wavefront™ technology. Custom LASIK and ASA take laser vision correction surgery to a new level by providing more precision for the surgeon and producing better results for the patient.

If you are considering refractive surgery, view the following information to find out if you may be eligible for vision correction at one of our Austin eye centers with Custom Wavefront™ LASIK and ASA.

What are Custom LASIK and Custom ASA?

Improved Quality Of VisionThe theory behind Custom LASIK and Custom ASA is that no two eyes are alike. Custom Wavefront™ LASIK and Custom Wavefront™ ASA go beyond the basic classifications of refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism) to measure the tiny visual imperfections that make each eye unique. To prepare for Custom LASIK and Custom ASA, the surgeon uses a device to measure the patient’s entire visual system, producing what is known as a “Wavefront™ Map.” This three-dimensional map contains highly detailed information about each small imperfection in the eyes. When this Wavefront™ map is loaded onto the excimer laser computer, the computer creates a personalized treatment plan that is designed to correct even the smallest refractive errors.

How are Custom Wavefront™ LASIK and Custom Wavefront™ ASA different than traditional Premium surgeries?

Custom Wavefront™ LASIK, Custom Wavefront™ ASA, and traditional Premium laser vision correction techniques are virtually the same; the main distinction is the detail of eye measurements taken prior to surgery. With traditional Premium laser vision correction, the eye surgeon programs the excimer laser to reshape the cornea based on the patient’s lens prescription. If two patients have the same glasses or contact lens prescription, they will receive an identical laser treatment plan. While Texan Eye has achieved excellent results for patients with this method of treatment, our ophthalmologists in Austin can now offer more precision with Custom Wavefront™ LASIK and Custom Wavefront™ ASA. During Custom Wavefront™ LASIK and Custom Wavefront™ ASA, the excimer laser is programmed based on detailed measurements of each individual patient’s entire visual system, not just their optical prescription.

Will Custom LASIK and Custom ASA offer better results than traditional Premium treatment?

According to clinical studies, the vast majority of patients who undergo Custom LASIK and Custom ASA achieve 20/20 vision or better following surgery. Studies have also demonstrated that Custom LASIK and Custom ASA patients report significant improvement in night as well as day time vision. However, the single greatest benefit of Custom treatment is the overwhelming clarity at night. Our patients in Central Texas and Austin who undergo Custom LASIK and Custom ASA consistently report fewer incidences of post-operative halos and glare at night than those who receive traditional Premium laser vision correction.

Who is a candidate for Custom LASIK and Custom ASA?

While traditional Premium laser vision correction is designed to treat lower order refractive error (myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism), Custom LASIK and Custom ASA effectively target both lower and higher order aberrations. These more complex and inherent characteristics of the visual system lead to difficulty with vision at night in the form of halos, glare, and starbursts.

Patients with significant amounts of higher order aberrations usually cannot achieve the best possible vision through traditional Premium laser vision correction. For these patients, Custom LASIK and Custom ASA are the best options. At Texan Eye, Custom LASIK and Custom ASA procedures are tailored to treat even the smallest imperfections in the eye.

Custom LASIK with the IntraLase® Laser

Both Custom and traditional Premium LASIK can now be performed as an “all-laser” procedure with the IntraLase® laser. The IntraLase® laser is used to create a corneal flap of precise size, shape, and depth during the first step of LASIK surgery. This method produces the best, most accurate results during laser vision correction. The IntraLase® laser also gives patients peace of mind as an all-laser LASIK procedure bypasses the use of the microkeratome or blade.

Contact Texan Eye in Austin to find out if all-laser Custom LASIK with the IntraLase® laser is right for you.