CustomVue LASIK

CustomVue Advantage -The Fingerprint of Your Vision

Your vision is unique - as personal as your fingerprint or your DNA. WaveScan technology provides your eye doctor with a map of your eye.

What is CustomVue Wavefront Technology?

CustomVue Individualized Laser Vision Correction was developed by VISX, the company recognized for bringing innovation and breakthrough technology to laser vision correction. With CustomVue a new standard in laser vision correction is established, providing a precise level of measurement and correction never before possible.

Using Wavescan technology Dr. Palmer can now identify and measure imperfections in your eyes 25 times more precisely than with standard methods used for contacts, glasses and conventional LASIK or PRK. This information is transferred to the laser and directs the laser to correct the unique imperfections, providing a new level of precision and accuracy never before possible.

Just like a fingerprint, each person's visual imperfections are 100% unique to each of their eyes. Before the recent advancements in technology, eye surgeons were only able to use standard equipment (phoropter and trial lenses) and measurements to correct vision by the excimer laser.

This meant that prescriptions (-6.00 - 2.25 x 90 ) could only provide a certain level of laser vision correction regardless of an individual's unique vision imperfections called optical aberrations. In the past, the eye surgeon typed in the prescriptions into the laser computer and this drove the laser vision correction.

Now, the VISX CustomVue procedure utilizes the WaveScan and the STAR S4 and can measure and correct some of the unique visual imperfections (optical aberrations) so that you can achieve your personal best vision.


WaveScan Technology

Initially you will meet with the LASIK team at Palmer Eye Center a complete medical evaluation and eye history to determine whether you are a good candidate for the CustomVue procedure. Dr. Palmer will discuss the benefits and risks of the procedure with you. A WaveScan measurement will be taken to map the unique characteristics of your eye. With this map, your doctor will be able to:

  • Accurately assess whether you're a good candidate for laser vision correction. Anyone who is considering laser vision correction should obtain a WaveScan measurement as the first step.
  • Along with the other diagnostic tests that your doctor performs, an individualized treatment plan can then be developed to address your unique vision needs.
  • Once it is confirmed that you are a good candidate, your doctor will schedule you for a CustomVue procedure. Your doctor will provide details to you on how to prepare for the day of the procedure.