When light isn’t focused through the eye correctly, we need glasses. The prescriptions are based on determining the deviations of light called “lower-order aberrations.” These lower-order aberrations can be directly measured in the office using simple pieces of equipment. With “conventional” LASIK and PRK, one’s prescription is measured with this equipment and manually entered into the excimer laser. This information is then used to guide the laser treatment. For years, this method of vision correction proved satisfactory results. However, despite good outcomes, some patients had side effects such as glare, halos, or poor night vision.
We know that there is more to unfocused vision than just lower-order aberrations. Just like a fingerprint, each person's visual aberrations are 100% unique to their eyes. This is the result of “higher-order aberrations” which cannot be measured with simple instruments, and requires complex and sophisticated systems for analysis. WaveScan™ technology is one such system that measures higher-order aberrations and was originally developed to reduce distortions when viewing objects in space through high-powered telescopes. It can measure and identify imperfections in a patient’s eye 25 times more accurately than standard methods.
The CustomVue™ procedure is the most advanced method of laser vision correction available. During the CustomVue™ procedure, aberrations measured by the WaveScan™ will be transferred to the VISX S4™ excimer laser. The laser will use this data to correct every imperfection specific to your eye, providing a level of precision and accuracy never before possible. With the advent of CustomVue™ and WaveScan™ technology, unparalleled results have been possible, with many patients seeing better than they did with glasses or contact lenses. Moreover, the incidence of unwanted side effects such as glare, halos and decreased night vision have been greatly reduced.
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Dr. Jeremy Kieval is a board-certified, cornea and refractive surgery specialist at the Lexington Eye Associates. His practice focuses principally on laser eye surgery (LASIK and PRK), cataract surgery with premium intraocular lenses, and corneal disease and transplants.Experience You Can Trust
Independence from contacts and glasses can be both exhilarating and liberating, but the process can be confusing. Am I a candidate for LASIK? How does LASIK work? What’s the best LASIK procedure for me? Who is the best LASIK surgeon in Boston?Am I a Candidate?
Dr. Kieval and the Lexington Eye Associates are committed to providing the absolute best and state-of-the-art technology available to patients. Dr. Kieval performs bladeless LASIK procedures using Intralase® to guarantee patient safety.Bladeless LASIK
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