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Once you've decided to consider LASIK surgery, you have to decide which type of LASIK is best for you. Here we can help you understand what is the difference between traditional LASIK and Custom Lasik.
Also known as wavefront-guided LASIK or wavefront LASIK, custom LASIK makes use of advanced mapping systems which allow surgeons to achieve vision correction outcomes that would otherwise be impossible to achieve. Wavefront can be used for all laser eye surgery procedures including Epi-Lasik, LASEK, PRK, Lasik and All-Laser Lasik. Unlike traditional LASIK, Wavefront LASIK can correct both higher- and lower-order aberrations. Higher-order aberrations are imperfections that affect the clarity and crispness of your vision. Custom LASIK takes LASIK eye surgery one step further through its potential to enhance vision in terms of fine detail and contrast sensitivity.
As with any surgery, custom LASIK has its share of potential risks and complications. However, when compared with traditional LASIK, Wavefront LASIK is safer and more exact. Custom LASIK is believed to have a lower incidence of side effects such as glare, halos, blurriness and decreased night vision. Recent surveys show that a large number of lasik surgeons now use custom LASIK in their practices. If you are considering refractive surgery make sure you find a qualified eye surgeon and have a wavefront diagnostic.