LASIK (Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis) is one of the most frequently performed elective procedures in North America. LASIK uses a cool beam of light from the excimer laser to gently reshape the front surface of your eye.
While conventional LASIK has been a complete revolution in vision correction a newer form of laser vision correction technology exists called Custom LASIK. Custom LASIK is a procedure that enables a refractive surgeon to further customize the conventional LASIK procedure to your individual eyes.
In the LASIK procedure, a flap of corneal tissue must be created and then folded back. The cornea is the transparent dome-like structure that covers the iris and pupil of your eye. By creating a flap in the cornea, the surgeon is able to perform the laser vision correction treatment on the inner layer of the cornea and allows for a rapid visual recovery. With Bladeless LASIK surgery, the LASIK surgeon uses a laser to create the corneal flap. This technology gives the eye surgeon the ability to customize the corneal flap for each individual patient.
The CustomVue system takes LASIK to an entirely new, personalized level with the addition of WaveScan™ Technology. WaveScan™ technology provides a unique map of your vision, to custom tailor your LASIK procedure to the unique characteristics of your vision. WaveScan technology is groundbreaking because it has the potential to improve not only how much you see, but also how well you can see, in terms of contrast sensitivity and fine detail.
At Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City, Dr. John Henahan has been involved with laser vision correction since the earliest days of the FDA trials back in 1992. Dr. Henahan evaluates each patient carefully, looking for possible risk factors that could result in a less favorable outcome. Dr. Henahan then carefully councils each patient regarding the risks and benefits of laser vision correction.
Since the early 2000′s, Dr. Henahan has worked closely with Dr. Doyle Stulting, MD. Dr. Stulting is one of Atlanta’s premier laser vision correction surgeons. He is also past president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has operated on many of Dr. Henahan’s patients.
If you are interested in seeing whether you would be a good candidate for laser vision correction, contact us or call 770-487-0667 to make an appointment.