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Custom LASIK

Custom LASIK (also known as wavefront LASIK or wavefront technology)

VISX Laser

Understanding custom LASIK eye surgery. LASIK eye surgery has simply been getting better since the first cases performed in the mid 90’s. Today, eye doctors around the world are happy to offer wavefront technology to patients wanting a more customized treatment option.

Wavefront technology was pioneered for space science and physics to aid in reducing aberrations or imperfections in the optical systems of telescopes. In much the same way, wavefront-sensing devices are being used to produce an accurate picture of the optical imperfections found in the human eye. Everyone’s eyes suffer from distortions, commonly called aberrations. Aberrations are divided into 2 main categories known as HIGH ORDER and LOW ORDER. The low order aberrations are very common and are corrected through conventional LASIK, glasses or contact lenses and come in the form of hyperopia, astigmatism and myopia. Wavefront technology actually approaches the issue of the higher order aberrations. Higher order aberrations are unfamiliar imperfections that cannot be measured with a standard refraction. These imperfections are typically measured by an abertometer and in CUSTOM LASIK this data gets converted in a wavefront map of your eye. The wavefront technology treatment actually converts wavefront information into a laser pattern that is then used to correct higher order aberrations. Once the wave map is created this information is transferred to an excimer and incorporated into the excimer laser treatment.

What Can Custom LASIK Do for You?

CustomVue LASIK Clinical Study Results (VISX LASIK FDA STUDY)

VISX’s FDA clinical study results were remarkable. Among other things:

At one year after the VISX CustomVue procedure;

Five Convenient Locations

Find a Texas Eye Institute Near You

Texas Eye Institute is proud to provide five convenient locations for your eye care needs. Visit one of our convenient locations in Angleton, Sugarland, Southwest Houston, Katy, or Southeast Houston to see why the Texas Eye Institute is the best choice to care for your vision. Need LASIK in Houston? What about a comprehensive eye exam in Sugarland? See our locations page to find our practice nearest you!

Southwest Houston Office Texas Eye Institute

Southwest Houston

7710 Beechnut
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77074
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Southeast Houston Office Texas Eye Institute

Southeast Houston

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital Medical Plaza 1
11914 Astoria Blvd
Suite 680
Houston, TX 77089
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Angleton Office Texas Eye Institute


146 East Hospital Dr
Suite 210
Angleton, TX 77515
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Katy Office Texas Eye Institute


Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Medical Plaza 2
23960 Katy Freeway
Plaza 2, Ste 210
Katy, TX 77494
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Sugar Land Office Texas Eye Institute

Sugar Land

4977 Sweetwater Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479
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