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Why Custom LASIK
Serving Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond & nearby areas of Oklahoma
Why Custom Lasik?
Traditional LASIK has been a breakthrough in vision-improving technology, providing freedom from corrective lenses for millions of people. Dr. Chris Hummel, of Hummel Eye Associates in Oklahoma City, has been offering it ever since it was approved by the FDA in 1999.
For some patients, Custom LASIK delivers a more precise procedure than traditional LASIK, both in diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Hummel uses the VISX Advanced CustomVue system, including iris registration.
Your eyes are unique
They say that your eyes are as unique as your fingerprints. Custom LASIK has the advantage of being tailored to your individual eyes, rather than being a one-size-fits-all approach. This means it makes very specific, very accurate adjustments to your vision, so that you can see your best.
Custom LASIK advantages
- Greater chance of achieving 20/20 vision or better
- Improved night vision
- Less risk of reduced visual quality
- Less risk of reduced best corrected vision
Higher order aberrations
Higher order aberrations are the fine flaws in your eyes. They can diminish the quality of your vision, but the results do not show up in standard vision tests. Sometimes higher order aberrations are so slight that you do not even notice their effects.
Some examples are:
- Poor night vision because of lowered contrast sensitivity
- Double vision
- Halos around light sources
- Starbursts - scattered light around light sources
The lower order aberrations are well-known: myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism (blurriness at all distances). These three conditions are the ones treated by all forms of LASIK.
Traditional LASIK can occasionally exacerbate the visual disturbances caused by higher order aberrations, causing you to lose visual quality as you gain visual acuity.
Custom LASIK allows us to detect and correct higher order aberrations, improving more than just visual acuity, but the quality of your vision as well. Many people experience enhanced night vision due to these subtle corrections.
Custom LASIK may sound ideal, but it is not necessary for everyone. Even if you are not a good candidate for Custom LASIK, you may still be able to achieve excellent vision and freedom from corrective lenses, through other procedures such as traditional LASIK or Refractive Lens Exchange. Ask Dr. Hummel if CustomVue is right for you.
Our Custom LASIK page gives more information. Please read the testimonials written by some of our previous patients, to get an idea of how it feels after LASIK surgery. We'll be happy to give you a free consultation, so please call or email us today to set one up.