The Power of Customization
You’ve heard the adage that “you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear”. Trying to produce consistently excellent vision with outdated LASIK technology is just as foolish. Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result”. Unfortunately, many LASIK surgeons today still mindlessly use outdated traditional LASIK for their patients, apparently believing that they can create good results with old technology.
Today’s cure for refractive insanity is Wavefront guided laser treatments. So what exactly is Wavefront? That can be a complicated question to answer. However, remember how the Hubble telescope was out of focus when NASA first sent it into orbit. To correct the scientific blunder, optical engineers fitted the blurry Hubble with a Wavefront corrective lens and the new images were “out of this world” – well actually nearly out of this universe. Incredible space age stuff. Well, that same technology is what drives advanced wavefront guided laser vision correction.
Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, Wavefront guided laser vision correction provides a clarity of vision that is truly unequaled by older traditional LASIK.
Most normal eyes can experience some blur, glare or halo effects around lights or have some residual blur even with the best glasses and contact lenses. In addition, in the past, it would occasionally happen that post LASIK patients experienced an exaggerated effect of those same unwanted visual distortions. These problems are caused by small irregularities in the way that the light is bent or refracted by an optical system – problems that optical engineers refer to as higher order aberrations – things like coma, trefoil, spherical aberration, tetrafoil and a myriad of others that are only referred to through mathematical symbols.
Wavefront guided laser treatments work just as elegantly as the optical upgrade on the Hubble telescope. By measuring all of the lower and complex higher aberrations in your eyes, we can create a unique laser treatment plan that can reduce or eliminate all of the weird distortions that are specific to your particular anatomy.
Dr. Brian Will is dedicated to quality care and his patients receive the personalized attention and visual results they need and deserve. Dr. Will provides a safe, effective, and accurate approach to patient diagnosis and treatment.
Custom LASIK for Your Unique Eyes
It’s the ultimate in customized designer surgery and the optical equivalent of Hubble telescope technology for your eyes. And the results can be just as amazing. With Wavefront, your vision can frequently be even superior to normal 20/20 acuity. Kind of ”supervision” for the ordinary man.
Unlike other LASIK centers trapped in a time warp in the past, at Will Vision and Laser Centers we don’t reserve wavefront guided treatments only for aspiring “superheroes”. We believe that every person deserves his or her best personal vision today. So, if a lifetime of absolutely stellar clear vision without the hassle of nighttime glare and halos sounds like your cup of tea, wavefront guided treatments are your procedure of choice.
With wavefront-guided treatments at Will Vision you can start imagining what you can accomplish as you launch your new career as a superhero. While we can’t give you vision to see through walls, stop a speeding freight train or peer into the edge of the galaxy, with wavefront laser treatments we can provide you with amazing personal best vision today.
The Future's Right Before Your Eyes!
If you’re ready to take the next step in your journey to better vision, contact Will Vision & Laser Centers today. We’re excited to welcome you into our practice and for you to “See the Difference.”
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR CUSTOM INTRALASIK PROCEDURE
Frequently Asked Questions About IntraLASIK in Portland
LASIK surgery is a two-step process. First, Dr. Will creates and folds back the corneal tissue flap. The cornea is the transparent, dome-like structure covering the eye’s iris and pupil. By creating a flap in the cornea, Dr. Will can perform laser vision correction on the inner cornea layer, which practically eliminates discomfort and allows for rapid visual recovery.
Traditionally, LASIK created the corneal flap with a handheld mechanical device with a metal blade called a microkeratome. Although this method worked well, the performance of these devices could be unpredictable. Although LASIK complications are infrequent, this mechanical device is frequently the source of many reported complications.
Dr. Will emloyss the precision laser with IntraLASIK to create the corneal flap. The laser accuracy (+/- 10 microns) is unparalleled by other vision correction surgeries. This advanced technology gives Dr. Will exceptional control and allows him to customize the corneal flap for every patient. Because of its reliable accuracy, IntraLASIK makes it possible to treat many patients who didn’t qualify for laser vision correction due to thin corneas.
Many ophthalmologists consider IntraLASIK to provide a safer approach to laser vision correction surgery. This results from the superior precision of a computer-controlled laser compared to that of a handheld mechanical device. The device houses a metal blade, which cuts across the cornea to create the flap. IntraLASIK accomplishes the flap procedure with a laser instead of a blade. Plus, it does not travel across the cornea. These features reduce the possible risk of complications.
Clinical studies documented IntraLASIK’s precision for the FDA’s laser clearance, where flap thickness accuracy demonstration was at plus or minus 10 microns. Precise flap thickness is essential to a successful LASIK outcome, and flaps created by IntraLASIK feature a consistent thickness from edge to edge. Again, this accuracy is unprecedented in flap creation technology to date. Finally, clinical studies demonstrated excellent flap stability with IntraLASIK flaps for the laser’s FDA submission. Although flap slippage is rare in LASIK, the consequences can be problematic.
Before creating the flap, Dr. will gently apply numbing drops to your eyes, then administer a special ring and an instrument to flatten your cornea in preparation for the procedure. This part of the process is highly tolerable, with patients reporting feeling only slight pressure.