Wavefront Lasik, sometimes known as Wave Lasik, is a more customised version of the standard lasik procedure. It enables more precise treatment, and therefore better results can be achieved.
This tailored treatment uses three dimensional measurements of how your eyes function as light enters. These measurements are then used to you reshape your cornea to an exact specification.
Wavefront not only achieves 20/20 vision but it also helps improve the ability to see fine details and colour contrasts. Because Wavefront is more accurate than standard lasik treatment, there is also less chance of complications such as glare or problems seeing at night. Fewer than one in every 2500 Wavefront patients has experienced a serious side effect or complication.
Recovery from a Wavefront Lasik eye operation is much as the same as that from standard Lasik. You should be able to resume normal activities two or three days after the procedure.
As you would expect, Wavefront Lasik costs significantly more than standard lasik treatment. Prices are typically £400 to £600 more than normal Lasik. However, prices can vary considerably between clinics.
Not everyone with a vision problem is a suitable candidate for Wavefront Lasik eye treatment. The thickness of your cornea can exclude you from having the procedure. Mild to moderately high myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism can also make you unsuitable;e for the procedure. Laser eye clinics will always carry out a full eye examination to determine your suitability before accepting you as a patient.
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