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Because No Eye Is Perfect

Because No Eye Is Perfect

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Discover Clearly Better Vision with Wavefront Technology

LASIK surgery has come a long way since the first LASIK procedure was performed in the early 1990s. At Rochester Eye and Laser Center, we focus on offering the best in laser vision correction to our patients. Today, let’s learn about some of the technologies we use to enhance your vision through LASIK surgery, including Wavefront technology.

Clearly Better Technology, Clearly Better Results

Even if you’re not a math expert, we’ve got a formula for better vision that is pretty easy to understand: Best Technology, Best Results, Best Vision. By using the best available technologies, we can deliver surgical outcomes that are far superior to the vision results and safety metrics of glasses and contacts. We take technology seriously and strive to always bring the best to our patients. We are pioneers in the field of refractive surgery, adopting new technologies that we carefully vet using peer-reviewed data. If it is the best, we bring the technology into our practice. If not, we simply don’t use it. Our technology is one of the reasons that we’re the premier LASIK provider in the greater Rochester area.

Contoura Vision – 22,000 elevation points on each eye – creates a unique vision profile for you, and only you.

CONTOURA® Vision is the latest FDA-approved LASIK technology available in the US for laser vision correction. CONTOURA® Vision improves upon the traditional Wavelight® LASIK procedure by using today’s most advanced mapping technology to map the unique contours of the surface of your cornea. The scanning procedure samples up to 22,000 elevation points on each eye to create a unique vision profile for you, and only you. 

CONTOURA® Vision topography-guided LASIK offers a truly personalized laser vision correction experience. Using the corneal topography measurements, Dr. Ken Lindahl is able to make additional calculations and detailed measurements to smooth out any irregularities on your cornea to ensure fantastic results. In the FDA clinical trial, roughly 1/3 of patients (30.9%) could see better after LASIK than they could see before with their best glasses prescription.

As with all laser vision correction procedures, a thorough evaluation from our expert LASIK staff is needed to determine your candidacy for CONTOURA® Vision LASIK. Scheduling a LASIK screening is free!

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Bladeless LASIK- The Gold Standard in LASIK Surgery

Bladeless LASIK is the gold standard in laser surgery, recognized around the world as the safest and most advanced method for LASIK surgery. With Bladeless LASIK, only laser energy is used for the entire procedure. In traditional LASIK, a steel microkeratome was initially used to cut open the eye’s surface, and laser energy was used to shape and refine the eye.

Bladeless LASIK provides safer, more accurate LASIK results. Most of the severe, sight-threatening LASIK complications are eliminated with Bladeless LASIK and we are able to achieve high levels of vision correction. Virtually all patients achieve 20/20 vision after surgery, with the majority of patients achieving even better results. Many patients enjoy 20/15 and even 20/12.5 vision after surgery. Using a laser to cut the corneal flap prepares the eye surface for the second portion of the procedure by creating a smoother corneal bed.

The U.S. Military only allows Bladeless LASIK for its pilots because it is the best. It is safer, more effective, and carries fewer risks.

Wavefront Guided LASIK- Because No Eye Is Perfect

In a perfect world, all eyes would be completely round. In reality, most eyes are football-shaped, with some degree of simple or complex aberrations. This causes vision to appear smudged or blurry, rather than crisp and clear. Wavefront technology was created to help us visualize the aberrations in your eyes. We use the Contoura Vision system to visualize any wavefront aberrations and Bladeless LASIK to correct those aberrations. The result is Wavefront-guided Bladeless LASIK – the best vision correction option available.

Before Wavefront technology was available, LASIK surgery could only correct simple refractive errors, providing a similar effect to wearing glasses or contacts. By using Wavefront technology and advanced vision correction options like Contoura Vision and Bladeless LASIK, we can do much more than just correct vision. We can improve vision, often beyond naturally occurring levels. We can produce LASIK results that are superior to results that can be achieved using glasses or contacts.

Before your LASIK procedure, we’ll create a 3-D Wavefront map of your eye. This map will show the areas where you have refractive errors. By using this map, we can treat each refractive error individually.

We are proud of our leading-edge technology! Come in and let us show you the possibilities for better vision. Schedule your consultation today at the Rochester Eye and Laser Center, the premier LASIK provider in the greater Rochester area.

If you have more questions, join us September 14th from 5:30-7:00 pm, for our Free LASIK Seminar at the LASIK and get your questions answered.


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