Denver Custom LASIK Options with ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Eye-Q
Custom LASIK or wavefront technology has been a major breakthrough for the field of vision correction. LASIK patients can now benefit from customized LASIK treatments with the new Optimized LASIK system of the Allegretto Wave®. Wavefront technology actually comes from the Hubble Telescope project. In order to fix the Hubble telescope, they needed a new way to analyze the visual information. The scientists involved in the project developed wavefront technology, a method to examine the visual information one pixel at a time. It was a breakthrough! At Denver Eye Surgeons, we are now using this concept to analyze and treat human vision. Wavefront-optimized LASIK gives everyone a unique treatment giving you the chance for excellent outcomes.
One of the most innovative features of the ALLEGRETTO WAVE is the way it uses wavefront-optimized technology to automatically compensate for the curvature of the cornea. In earlier laser correction systems, the “optical zone,” or area of correction, was centered on the front of the cornea; the result was a flattened circular area that ended with an abrupt edge, causing unwanted side effects like poor night vision, glare, and halos.
The ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Eye-Q customizes every treatment based on the patient’s individual prescription and the shape of their cornea, aiming to improve what nature originally designed. The Wavefront Optimized™ treatment considers the unique curvature and biomechanics of the eye to preserve the quality of vision and eliminate or reduce the spherical distortions that can cause glare and may affect night vision. In addition to Wavefront Optimization™, the ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Eye-Q is capable of performing custom Wavefront-Guided LASIK procedures.
What are the Differences Between Custom LASIK and Conventional LASIK?
The “conventional” or “standard” LASIK technology that is used on most lasers does not account for a patient’s pre-existing corneal shape and is not designed to adequately treat the peripheral cornea. The result is the creation of spherical distortions or aberrations that cause a decrease in the quality of vision and an increase in glare, particularly at night.
At Denver Eye Surgeons, using the ALLEGRETTO WAVE excimer laser, you will always receive a wavefront-optimized custom LASIK treatment. This technology is aimed at increasing the quality of vision following LASIK and decreasing potential side effects.
Contact Us About Custom LASIK in Denver!
The LASIK doctors at Denver Eye Surgeons are pleased to bring this high level of Custom LASIK eye surgery to Denver. Our LASIK surgeons are highly qualified and skilled surgeons that choose the best technology and care for their patients.
If you would like more information regarding Custom LASIK or you would like to speak with one of our LASIK counselors, we are readily available to speak with you. Our counselors are available to discuss your personal best vision correction options as well as any LASIK Financing that may be required.