VISX WavePrint LASIK
Amazing technological breakthroughs have happened in LASIK vision correction over the last 10-15 years. Before, LASIK treatments
were based on diagnostic technology similar to that used for
the prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Now, the new WavePrint
System by VISX takes LASIK to
an entirely new, personalized level by combining exclusive personalized
diagnostic technology and the excimer laser into one system.
The VISX WavePrint map is derived from technology first developed to correct
distortions of light waves from space, which allowed researchers to accurately
view images of stars and planets. The LASIK WavePrint
map uses this same technology to measure light waves as they travel through your
eye. This provides a precise and more detailed analysis of your vision before your LASIK procedure.
The VISX WavePrint map is a brightly colored diagram of your vision. The different
colors show Dr. Seibel how light is moving through your eye. For example, red
shows areas in which light moves quickly, blue shows areas in which light is
TWO parts to the VISX WavePrint System:
First, it includes a diagnostic device
for LASIK that maps the entire optical path of your eye. This WavePrint map is called the "fingerprint
of your vision". Like a fingerprint, the cornea of your eye is unique
to you. The WaveScan measures the way light travels through your eye and compares
it to the way light would travel through a "perfect" eye.
This determines the refractive errors (aberrations) of the eye. Dr. Seibel
will use this information to plan a personalized LASIK treatment for you.
Second, your actual LASIK treatment
is enhanced by the VISX Star S4 excimer
laser with 3D ActiveTrak, which automatically
and instantaneously tracks the minute movements of your eye in all three dimensions
during the LASIK treatment. This unique feature means you no longer have to
hold your eye perfectly still, but can relax, knowing your treatment is precisely
centered on your eye.
Your LASIK procedure
will also include VISX VSS (Variable Spot Scanning), which provides flexibility
in more personalized LASIK vision
correction. Dr. Seibel uses these exclusive technologies along with the WavePrint
map to provide LASIK vision
correction care based on your personal vision needs, all to provide you with
your best possible vision!