In Sacramento & Roseville, California
Custom laser vision correction and its application using sophisticated iris tracking is the latest advance in laser vision correction. Besides being nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatic in various combinations we all have some unique imperfections in the way our eyes bend light. No two eyes or patients have the same unique imperfections. That is why these unique imperfections, or Wavefront abnormalities as they are known, have come to define what we call the "fingerprint" of your eye. CustomVue or Wavefront treatment allows us to not only treat the things glasses and contact lenses correct but also these unique abnormalities. Every patient we see has a WaveScan analysis with both the Visx and Marco Wavefront machines. We then carefully evaluate the type and amount of these imperfections with each patient and make recommendations as to whether custom laser vision correction is appropriate for each individual.
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"Dr. Reed talks about Custom LASIK - Do you really need it?"
Many surgeons tell all their patients they need the more expensive Custom or Wavefront treatment when truthfully they don't. The reason they tell patients they need to have custom laser vision correction is to reduce their retreatment rate. When surgery is performed in the, "plug and play", manner (see above video) the probability of achieving 20/25 or better vision is around 65%-75%. That percentage increases up to about 90% with custom laser vision correction. Patients are essentially paying more to reduce the surgeon's retreatment rates if they use, "plug and play". We have found that approximately 1/3rd of nearsighted and astigmatic patients need custom laser vision correction. We explain every option in full detail to each of our patients. The benefits of custom laser correction are slightly higher in farsighted/astigmatic patients. We don't feel that you should have to pay more for custom laser vision correction unless it is medically beneficial.
For more information on CustomVue LASIK in Sacramento or Roseville, call Griffin & Reed Eye Care at (916) 485-2020 or Book an Evaluation online.
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