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Questions About CustomVue™

- Who is a candidate for the VISX CustomVue procedure?

If you're over the age of 21, and are nearsighted, farsighted and/or astigmatic, you may be a candidate for the CustomVue procedure. The first step is to contact us for a free CustomVue consultation.

- Why is WaveScan® technology so important to the CustomVue procedure?

Until now, physicians were forced to practice one-size-fits-all vision. Now, with WaveScan technology, we can custom tailor a correction for the unique characteristics of each individual's vision.

- Will I need glasses or contacts after the CustomVue procedure?

One year after the VISX CustomVue™ procedure: 100% of the clinical study participants could pass a driving test without glasses or contacts, 98% of the participants could see 20/20 or better without glasses or contacts, and 70% of the participants could see better than 20/20 without glasses or contacts.

- What does "better than 20/20" mean?

20/20 is the current standard for excellence in vision. But, with the CustomVue procedure, individuals have the potential to see even better than 20/20. In fact, six months after the CustomVue procedure more than 74% percent of clinical study participants saw 20/16 or better.

A personalized approach to LASIK.

The VISX STAR S4™ Laser

World renowned for precision, comfort and safety, VISX® lasers have been used to perform millions of laser vision correction procedures in the U.S. and around the world. During your CustomVue™ LASIK procedure, the VISX STAR S4 uses WaveScan® Technology, the WavePrint® Map, and 3D ActiveTrak™ to make sure you get the best LASIK results possible.

The Technology behind the procedure

WaveScan® Technology: The new CustomVue system takes LASIK to an entirely new, personalized level with the addition of WaveScan™ Technology. WaveScan™ technology provides your eye doctor with a unique map of your vision, allowing the surgeon 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.

WavePrint® Map: The WavePrint Map provides a precise, more detailed analysis of the way your entire optical system operates. With the WavePrint™ Map, your surgeon can create a detailed understanding of your vision correction needs for the development of your personalized laser vision plan. This information is then transferred to the VISX STAR S4 Laser, enabling the surgeon to customize your LASIK procedure. The final result is a treatment as unique as your DNA or your fingerprint.

3D ActiveTrak: VISX's CustomVue exclusively features 3DActiveTrak®, the only system that allows your doctor to track eye movement in all three dimensions. The 3D ActiveTrak feature allows for pinpoint accuracy by automatically tracking the tiny motions of your eye in all three directions during the laser procedure. ActiveTrak adds a new level of precision, comfort, and safety not previously available.

Taking the Mystery out of Laser Vision Correction

The CustomVue™ LASIK process begins with a consultation to inform you about the technology and the procedure. An evaluation follows to assess your overall eye health and to measure and create a detailed and unique WavePrint® map of your eyes. On the day of the procedure, your unique correction information is transferred directly from the WaveScan™ to the Visx STAR S4™ Laser. CustomVue LASIK works by gently reshaping the cornea with the cool beam from the laser to remove microscopic amounts of tissue—less than the thickness of a human hair in most cases—to create a new curvature. The procedure typically takes several seconds and the majority of patients feel

no discomfort. Many notice immediate results and vision continues to improve over several days. Routine follow-up visits complete the process.

Some of the Proven Benefits of CustomVue™ are:

• Improved overall quality of vision

• Improved night vision

• Uses the smallest and fastest laser beam for precision and overall improved health of the cornea.

• CustomVue is 25 times more accurate than the traditional method of measurement

• CustomVue allows for completely customized LASIK

• According to national statistics, 98% of treated eyes achieved 20/20 vision or better!

For your personal best vision set up a CustomVue consultation today and learn more about the innovative Visx Star S4™ CustomVue LASIK procedure. Consult a LASIK surgeon such as Dr. Levinson in Denver, Colorado

This article about CustomVue LASIK has been provided courtesy of DoctorDirect.

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