The The Eye Clinic of North Dakota strives to provide high-quality vision correction treatments using the most advanced technology and techniques so patients can achieve the most superior visual acuity possible. We are proud to feature the revolutionary Custom LASIK procedure for the clearest, sharpest vision possible.
Custom LASIK is an amazing, leading-edge procedure that delivers a completely customized laser vision correction experience for individuals suffering from nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The procedure uses a computerized laser guided by a map of the patient's eye to reshape the cornea and correct unique aberrations for a superior vision correction outcome. With Custom LASIK, our surgeon can correct both higher- and lower-order aberrations for crisp, clear vision. The procedure is custom-tailored to address the specific prescription requirements of each patient for optimal results.
Custom LASIK uses state-of-the-art wavefront analyzer technology to provide each patient with the best possible treatment available, completely suited to his or her specific vision correction needs. Used during pre-operation evaluation, wavefront technology creates a three-dimensional map of the entire optical pathway called a WavePrint®. The WavePrint® is extremely accurate; it is 25 times more precise than an eye prescription obtained through conventional diagnostic technology. Since no two eyes are alike, each WavePrint® represents a unique fingerprint that illustrates the irregularities of the eye. This data is transferred to a computerized laser during the vision correction procedure for highly-personalized and precise results.
Before the Custom LASIK procedure begins, a wavefront imaging system creates a three-dimensional map of the contours of the patient's eye, which allows our surgeon to determine the best possible vision correction treatment plan. During this step, patients are asked to stare at a fixed point while a light is shined into their eye. The light enters the eye and reflects back out to the front, where it is read by a wavefront sensor. Since the light becomes distorted in eyes that have irregularities, it enables our surgeon to create a detailed, three-dimensional map of the eye. This information is used as a guide for customized treatment.
During Custom LASIK surgery, the surgeon creates a corneal flap. The flap is then pulled back, and a computer-guided excimer laser uses the information provided in the wavefront map to reshape the cornea so that light refracts on the retina more accurately. Once the cornea is reshaped, the flap is put back into place where it quickly adheres to the surface. Vision is improved dramatically almost immediately after surgery.
If you are interested in learning more about the state-of-the-art Custom LASIK procedure, or would like to schedule an initial consultation with our ophthalmologists, please contact our practice today. Ask about our convenient financing options to help make your treatment more affordable.