Can LASIK Provide Better Vision Than Glasses or Contact Lenses?Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, 6:16 pm
There are many options available to enhance your near, middle, and far vision, including LASIK eye surgery and contact lenses or glasses. Many people considering LASIK wonder if it’s possible to achieve better vision with this procedure than with corrective lenses alone. Dr. Steven J. Dell and Dr. Divya M. Varu, our board certified ophthalmologists, utilize some of the most advanced laser vision enhancement technology available. As a result, it can be possible to obtain an outcome that more precisely corrects eyesight than with prescription lenses. The reason why is because of your “visual fingerprint.”
Your vision, like your fingerprint, is unique to you. Every eye has tiny distortions that make it individual and distinctive from any other eye. Contact lenses and glasses are designed to address one or more of the three basic types of blurring: nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Therefore, two people can have the same prescription for corrective lenses even as their eyes are subtly different. LASIK eye surgery also accounts for the three types of blurring; however, custom (wavefront-guided) LASIK also maps the “fingerprint of your vision.” This allows Dr. Dell and Dr. Varu to create a highly detailed treatment plan that can provide more personalized and precise vision correction. One of the potential benefits of this approach is improved night vision compared to traditional, non-customized LASIK treatment.
There are several different types of LASIK surgery and numerous innovative technologies available, which can sometimes make the process of finding the right option for you feel overwhelming. If you would like additional information, our friendly and knowledgeable eye care team will be happy to help.