LASIK is one of the most commonly-performed eye surgeries in the United States. Thousands of people every year choose LASIK to transform their vision. Traditional LASIK is the procedure that started it all; it is considered the predecessor of more recent variations, such as Custom LASIK. Traditional LASIK has been tremendously successful in the past, and still is today. However, recent technological developments have allowed eye surgeons like Dr. Khanna to account for the unique imperfections and variations in each person’s eyes to a greater degree.
Traditional LASIK can be viewed as a “one-size-fits-all” surgery. Optical instruments are used to map your eye in order to determine your candidacy, and then the laser is programmed based on the information provided by the optical instruments. However, traditional LASIK is limited in that it can only correct Lower Order Aberrations (LOAs): the basic refractive disorders like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
Custom LASIK can correct Higher Order Aberrations (HOAs) in addition to LOAs. HOAs are unique refractive disorders that can cause issues like night glare, halos, starburst, double vision, and decreased contrast. By using WaveFront technology to map the individual irregularities of your eyes, Custom LASIK can accurately diagnose which of these HOAs you have, and correct them in your LASIK surgery.
If you have further questions about LASIK, please contact The Khanna Institute today to schedule a free LASIK screening. We serve patients throughout Los Angeles County, with locations in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, California.