At Lusk Eye Specialists, we’ve used laser vision correction to help countless patients experience what it’s like to see the world clearly without having to wear glasses or contacts. Over the past 30 years, LASIK procedures have changed, and we’ve changed along with them. Our Shreveport eye surgeons believe in using only the most advanced technology and procedures available, because this helps us deliver upon our commitment to providing you with the safest, best results possible.
Here at Lusk Eye Specialists, our adoption of the industry’s latest technology is a point of pride for our doctors and staff. To this end, we’re proud to offer our patients the iDESIGN Refractive Studio, which allows us to perform remarkably accurate, precise, and personalized LASIK vision correction procedures.
What is iDESIGN LASIK?
The iDESIGN Refractive Studio is an FDA-approved measurement tool and all-laser procedure for LASIK. This is the first system to use topography-integrated, wavefront-guided technology, both of which better help our eye doctors provide you with a highly controllable procedure, customized to address your specific needs.
The Importance of Precise LASIK Measurements
Every eye and refractive error are unique, but not all lens prescriptions are. Typical eyeglasses and contact lens prescriptions are limited in their degree of accuracy, meaning that two people with the same prescription may see the world with varying degrees of clarity.
However, during a custom LASIK procedure, our surgeons are able to correct your vision with greater accuracy thanks to advanced measurement tools like the iDESIGN Refractive Studio. Whether you’re suffering from myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism, in order to receive a precise, effective LASIK procedure, our surgeons must complete a thorough measurement of your eyes.
This measurement is vital, for it informs our Shreveport refractive surgeons on your eye’s unique characteristics and needs, which are then programmed into the excimer laser that reshapes your eye during your vision correction surgery.
The iDESIGN first takes a wavefront analysis, which measures how light travels in the eye and provides detailed information regarding each eye’s unique imperfections. This differs greatly from an eye exam, where the eye’s focusing power is evaluated as a whole. A wavefront analysis gathers information on the focusing power from multiple reference points.
When it’s used in pre-surgical screening, iDESIGN Refractive Studio completes a corneal topography image. This scan measures and analyzes all unique features of the eye, including the tiniest variations in curvature and elevation as well as any corneal scarring.
What Are the Benefits of iDESIGN LASIK?
Imagine that every eye has a unique fingerprint. With traditional LASIK procedures, this fingerprint can look a little smudged and hard to define, resulting in acceptable, but far from perfect, vision.
However, the iDESIGN’s use of both wavefront-guided and topography-integrated technology allows it to evaluate the eye inside and out, picking up on the important characteristics of your eye’s fingerprint. It then guides the laser based upon this information, providing you with a more precise and accurate vision correction procedure – and better results – than ever before.
In fact, the iDESIGN Refractive Studio is 25 times more precise than the traditional way of measuring refractive errors. It’s also the only wavefront-guided technology indicated to perform monovision LASIK in presbyopic patients, meaning that if you’ve been denied LASIK in the past, then iDESIGN may be your solution to vision correction surgery.
Why Choose Lusk Eye Specialists
We know that you want to make the right decision for your eyes. When you’re comparing practices to determine who the best LASIK provider in Shreveport is, it’s important to consider the expertise of their doctors, the technology they use, and their commitment to providing exceptional, personalized care.
At Lusk Eye Specialists, we want your LASIK to provide you with the very best vision, and this is made possible when our highly experienced eye doctors perform your vision correction surgery with help from the industry-leading iDESIGN Refractive Studio.