The Fingerprint of Your Vision™
Your vision is unique - as personal as your fingerprint or your DNA. WaveScan® technology provides your eye doctor with a map of your vision. The WaveScan WaveFront® System and the VISX STAR S4™ Excimer Laser System enable the physician to measure and correct unique imperfections in each individual's vision. Many of these imperfections could never be measured before using standard methods for glasses and contact lenses.
WaveScan technology was originally developed for use in high-powered telescopes to reduce distortions when viewing distant objects in space. This technology has now been applied to laser vision correction, measuring imperfections in the eye never before measured using standard methods for glasses and contact lenses. WaveScan-based digital technology identifies and measures imperfections in your eyes 25 times more precisely than standard methods. In addition, WaveScan digital information is transferred to the laser, driving a new level of precision and accuracy.
Now, with WaveScan technology, your doctor can custom tailor a correction for the unique characteristics of your vision. Initially you will meet with your eye doctor at the MidWest EyeCenter for a complete medical evaluation and eye history to determine whether you are a good candidate for the CustomVue procedure. Your doctor will discuss the benefits and risks of the procedure with you. A WaveScan measurement will be taken to map the unique characteristics of your vision.
The CustomVue Procedure
On surgery day, you will be seated in a reclined position. Anesthetic drops will be placed in your eyes and a flap will be created on your cornea unless you are having a surface treatment such as PRK. Your individualized treatment information is transferred from the WaveScan to the laser in order to drive the CustomVue procedure. The actual laser procedure typically takes several seconds. The majority of individuals feel no pain during the procedure.
After CustomVue, you will notice results immediately, and your vision will continue to improve over the next few days. You will be scheduled for a follow-up visit the next day, and again several weeks after the initial procedure.