CustomVue WaveScan Technology

WaveScan-based digital technology was originally developed for use in high-powered telescopes to reduce distortions when viewing distant objects in space. Using this technology, we can detect and measure the optical distortions unique to your entire optical system.

Light travels in a procession of flat sheets known as wavefronts. Gentle wavefront lights enter the eye, pass through the entire optical system (cornea, lens, and retina) and are then reflected back into the WaveScan sensors.

The WaveScan system compares the reflected wavefronts with the original unaltered wavefronts. This produces a fingerprint of your vision, or WavePrint map. This information is then transferred to the VISX STAR S4 excimer laser and is used as a guide to reshape the cornea during your laser vision treatment.

One year after the CustomVue procedure, near-sighted patients in a clinical study reported these great results without glasses or contact lenses:

  • 100% could pass a driving test
  • 98% could see 20/20 or better
  • 70% could see better than 20/20

Recent advancements in treatments for people with mixed astigmatism are especially encouraging. Until recently, these people faced unique challenges because their vision is often difficult to correct with glasses and contact lenses. They now have the potential to achieve better vision than before with glasses and contact lenses.