Topography-Guided LASIK: Why Custom LASIK is Best for Night Vision
LASIK eye surgery can treat common vision problems, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (blurry vision at all distances). The benefits of LASIK are life changing. It can offer you more freedom in your everyday life as well as save you money in the long run by reducing or eliminating your dependency on glasses and contact lenses.
At LASIK MD, we’re committed to offering the latest in vision correction technology. We specialize in a variety of LASIK procedures, including topography-guided LASIK. Also known as Custom LASIK, this procedure allows the treatment to be tailored to the unique characteristics of the patient’s eyes.
By using topography-guided technology, the surgeon can take more precise measurements of the eye’s structures, allowing them to create a detailed “map” to use during the treatment. This makes it possible to customize the procedure beyond what’s possible in Standard LASIK, offering more superior visual results.
How Topography-Guided LASIK Improves Night Vision
Side effects such as glares and halos are common after Standard LASIK, though they’re often temporary and subside as the eyes heal. But until the side effects lessen, it can make seeing (and activities like driving) at night difficult.
However, one of the main advantages of topography-guided LASIK is that it can offer patients a better quality of vision during both the day and night. Its precision reduces the risk of side effects like night-time glare and halos, making it easier to see in low-light conditions following the procedure.
The Other Benefits of Custom LASIK
The benefits of topography-guided LASIK don’t stop there. Another advantage is that more patients are candidates. Custom LASIK technology is better suited for patients with higher prescriptions, thin corneas, or larger-than-average pupils, including those who are not candidates for Standard LASIK.
Moreover, topography-guided LASIK offers increased accuracy and safety for better results. During Custom LASIK, 20-30% less corneal tissue is removed compared to Standard LASIK, which is healthier and safer for the eye. This minimizes side effects to offer a smoother recovery.
Whether you undergo Standard LASIK or Custom LASIK, both types of procedures offer excellent visual results. LASIK is widely regarded as one of the safest elective medical procedures available. It also has a high satisfaction rate. According to the results of a Patient Satisfaction Survey, 99% of LASIK MD’s patients report being satisfied with the outcome of their procedure.
To determine what LASIK procedure is right for you, we invite you to come in for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our team will perform a series of diagnostic tests to confirm your eligibility and to recommend the best treatment based on your individual needs.
Even if you’ve been determined a non-candidate for Standard LASIK in the past, Custom LASIK may be an option for you. We also specialize in other types of vision correction procedures, so we likely have one that will work for you. Book your free consultation today to get started.