The Cherry Creek Eye Physicians and Surgeons believe that cookie cutter care has no place in vision treatment. Every procedure we perform is completely customized, and Custom LASIK is no exception.
Denver lasik eye surgeon, Dr. Lewis is one of the first surgeons in the Denver and Cherry Creek areas to use the VISX CustomVue™ technology to provide laser vision correction treatment to his patients.
“The VISX CustomVue™ procedure uses state-of-the-art technology to measure the unique characteristics of a patient’s eyes,” says Dr. Lewis. “Like a fingerprint, the vision of every eye is unique. Based on a sophisticated map of the eye, we can customize an individualized correction that is tailor-made to each person’s vision.”
Laser vision correction can now be tailored to the unique characteristics of the eye thanks to advanced technology developed by VISX, Incorporated. Utilizing the amazing VISX WaveScan Laser, vision results are unbelievably clear with treatment ranges never before thought possible.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this treatment for patients with refractive errors from +3.00 to -11.00 D and up to -3.00 diopters of astigmatism.
By specifically addressing the small imperfections of one’s vision, the Custom LASIK procedure can help an individual achieve your “personal best vision,” without contact lenses or glasses. Results from a clinical study have confirmed the safety and effectiveness of this recently developed procedure and demonstrated that it can potentially produce better vision than previously possible with contact lenses or glasses.
Find out if you are a candidate for Denver Custom LASIK with a free LASIK screening. Call or email Cherry Creek Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.C. today, or complete our simple contact form.
Astigmatic patients are diagnosed as such because their corneas possess an oblong shape rather than a rounded one. Astigmatic patients experience blurred vision because light rays are refracted improperly from the odd-shaped cornea.
With astigmatism, the problem is not with light focusing in front or behind the retina, but rather in two places on the retina. Astigmatism causes light to enter the eye and focus on to different points on the retina, causing blurred vision, no matter where the object is located.
Astigmatism can also accompany hyperopia (farsightedness) or myopia (nearsightedness). Astigmatism is a refractive error that used to be corrected with glasses or contacts, but now can also be corrected with laser vision correction.
Astigmatism can cause more than blurred vision at all distances; it can also produce headaches and eye fatigue from straining and stressing one’s eyes, trying to focus on objects.
If a patient has astigmatism, laser vision correction can be performed in order to provide him or her with vision that will focus objects correctly at all distances.
Depending on the level of astigmatism from which an individual suffers, one’s ophthalmologist can determine whether LASIK, PRK, or Epi-LASIK is the best form of laser vision correction. Limbal relaxing incisions or corneal incisions in the steepest axis of the astigmatism can also be used to reduce or eliminate this condition.
No matter what laser vision correction is performed, the process is generally similar in all three. The eye surgeon either gently removes or creates a flap of corneal tissue. Then, they use a VISX laser to reshape the cornea, which allows light to focus correctly on the retina.
After a patient’s laser vision correction procedure, they will be able to see immediately but the vision will be blurred at first. Many times, glasses or contacts are not needed after laser vision correction, or they are needed only for reading or driving at night.