Accuvision offers the most promising and exciting development in the world of corrective vision surgery - LASIK. LASIK, or Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is an innovative type of laser vision correction.
The procedure, which is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, corrects moderate to high levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK is a simple, fast and highly predictable surgical procedure, performed in an appropriate sterile environment. In this procedure, an automated microkeratome is used to create a corneal flap and the excimer laser is then used to ablate the cornea. LASIK certainly proved to be far superior than its predecessors because of minimal discomfort and faster recovery.
Until now, visual disorders including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism had been treated with excimer lasers. As a rule, this treatment had no effect on the visual acuity. Patients did after the surgery without glasses or contact lenses, as well as they did before the surgery with their visual aids.
But now, a new approach to refractive surgery - Wavefront Guided Custom LASIK - is primed to transform vision correction, yet again! It can be said that Wavefront technology is the magical ''pot-of-gold at the end of the rainbow'' to getting better than perfect vision. Instead of just correcting defocus (spherical and cylindrical) errors, we can now take a wavefront image - literally, a 'fingerprint' of each person's optical pathway - and use the information to reduce or even eliminate higher order aberrations. So, for the first time, we have technology that can potentially achieve better than 20/20 vision.