Wavefront LASIK offers many advantages to patients. In addition to correcting your myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism with an efficient treatment and shortened recovery time, wavefront LASIK can benefit patients by:
- Allowing us to measure and correct higher-order aberrations, which are subtler distortions to vision caused by defects in the cornea, aqueous humor, lens, vitreous, and tear film. Correcting these issues can provide improved contrast sensitivity for clearer, sharper eyesight.
- Reducing the incidence of light sensitivity, which can create halos, glare, and worsened night vision. These minor errors are less likely to occur with wavefront LASIK because the surgery is usually much more precise.
- Lessening the chance that you will need revision surgery due to under- or over-correction.
Overall, wavefront technology builds on the already-impressive capabilities of LASIK surgery, improving your chances of experiencing better vision after surgery and reducing your risk of complications. According to a 2009 study, 84 percent of wavefront LASIK patients enjoyed 20/20 vision after surgery without the need for glasses or contacts.