Custom wavefront LASIK is a more precise form of LASIK surgery that can provide more extensive vision correction. Although this advanced treatment costs more than traditional LASIK, many patients find that their improved focus and reduced or eliminated incidence of higher order aberrations such as glare and halos justify the additional expense. If you wish to undergo wavefront LASIK, our friendly staff at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC, will work with you to make the treatment fit your budget. Your surgeon can answer all of your questions about the custom wavefront LASIK cost during a consultation at our Philadelphia, PA, practice.
The Price of Enhanced Precision
In essence, custom wavefront LASIK carries a higher price tag than traditional LASIK because it requires additional, high-precision technology. Using this method, degrees of correction are matched to the closest increment of 0.25 diopters.
Wavefront, on the other hand, involves the use of a laser aberrometry device that collects a detailed reading of the curvature of the cornea, the dome-shaped front surface of the eye. The data collected during this process can reveal the most minute corneal imperfections, measuring in increments of 0.01 diopters, or 25 times the precision of the traditional approach.
Wavefront LASIK carries a higher cost, but provides benefits traditional LASIK cannot.
If you are suffering from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism in addition to higher order aberrations, custom wavefront LASIK could be one of the wisest investments you ever make.
Why Precision Matters
Both traditional and custom LASIK are effective means of correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Therefore, the question becomes: why pay more for custom LASIK? The simplest answer is that custom LASIK can minimize higher-order aberrations, or vision issues such as halos, glare, and overall compromised night vision. These issues are the result of incredibly small imperfections that a simple eye test alone cannot identify.
Higher-order aberrations can range from being a nuisance to having a major impact on your quality of vision. If glare, halos, or compromised night vision is affecting your ability to drive after dark or carry out other tasks, custom wavefront LASIK may be an excellent option to consider. During a consultation, your surgeon can help you determine if this procedure is worth your investment.
Budgeting for Custom LASIK
While LASIK has helped millions to experience enhanced quality of life, the procedure is still widely regarded as an elective procedure. As a result, most patients who undergo custom or traditional LASIK must pay out-of-pocket for most, if not all, of the total cost of surgery. The surgeons at Opthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC are passionate about helping patients achieve a better quality of life through advanced vision care, and offer payment options that can help you budget for custom LASIK surgery.
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If you are suffering from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism in addition to higher order aberrations, custom wavefront LASIK could be one of the wisest investments you ever make. To learn more, please contact our office today and schedule a consultation.