What is Laser Vision Correction?
What is laser vision correction? Laser vision correction is a contemporary form of eye surgery performed by an ophthalmologist to correct vision deficiencies such as astigmatism – blurred vision due to a toric curvature of the lens or cornea; myopia – nearsightedness; and hyperopia – farsightedness.
Because a laser is utilized rather than a scalpel, correction is precise, outcomes are predictable, and recovery time is shortened.
Following years of intensive ophthalmologic research and clinical trails, the FDA approved laser vision correction in 1995. The science continues to evolve quickly. Liberty Vision in Hamden, Conn. harnesses that cutting-edge technology daily.
Employing the VISX S4 Laser with Iris Registration and Wavescan from their laser suite, Dr. Jeffrey Gold reshapes the cornea with sub-micron accuracy to allow the focus of light to fall ideally on the retina. The actual amount of cornea sculpted is less than the width of a human hair.
Liberty Vision’s CustomVue procedure takes precision a step further, providing a distinct correction that is designed by the characteristics of the patient’s own eye. Individualized calculations from the Wavescan Wavefront System, 25 times more accurate than the standard measurements used for eye glasses and contact lenses, capture unique imperfections not measurable with conventional techniques, for a level of vision improvement not otherwise possible.
Then, Wavescan transfers these meticulous treatment instructions to the laser digitally, eliminating chance of error. Iris registration adjusts the laser, compensating for eye rotation when the patient is lying supine for surgery.
Dr. Gold’s own studies show that one year after the VISX CustomVue procedure, without eyeglasses or contact lenses, you could:
- Pass a driving test –100 percent of the participants did.
- Have 20/20 vision or better – 98 percent.
- See at least 20/16 (better than 20/20; seeing objects clearly at 20 feet away that others would have to be within 16 feet to see well) – 35 percent.
- Experience improved night vision (four times the satisfaction rate with CustomVue than with glasses or contact lenses).
Trust your eyes to an experienced professional. Call Liberty Vision for a FREE laser vision correction consultation.
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