KSBY's own Weatherman and TV News Anchor Richard Gearhart had LASIK LIVE on the popular NBC morning show. The life changing procedure got rid of his very thick glasses in a matter of seconds. "The procedure went perfectly!" says Dr. Michael Limberg. The Limberg LASIK team worked with Richard for more than 7 years before he was able to have his surgery.
Richard's prescription was extremely difficult. The team waited to make sure Richard would have crystal clear results. Richard proves that new LASIK technology can now treat almost all prescriptions including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and even the need for reading glasses. Richard says the procedure was surprisingly quick and easy! The Morning Anchor is happy to report his vision is now 20/15, which is better than 20/20!
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has approved CustomVue™ treatments, establishing a new standard for the correction of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.
You may have heard CustomVue treatments referred to as “custom LASIK” or “wavefront LASIK.” CustomVue treatments use WaveScan™ technology, originally developed to reduce distortions in high-powered telescopes, to:
Measure imperfections in your eye 25 times more precisely than standard methods.
Produce a detailed map of your eye – as unique as your fingerprint.
Generate digital information which is transferred directly to the laser used in your procedure, to provide a new level of precision and accuracy.
In addition, our CustomVue procedure uses Iris Registration Technology – the first fully automated method of aligning and registering wavefront corrections for CustomVue treatments. This non-contact method of aligning the treatment to the cornea provides greater alignment accuracy.
With CustomVue treatments, your doctor can measure and correct the unique imperfections in your vision. As shown in FDA clinical studies for treatment of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, the CustomVue procedure can produce better vision than is possible with glasses or contact lenses and can dramatically reduce night glare.
Imagine a quality of vision so crisp and clear, it’s like living in a world of Hi-Definition. A quality of vision impossible to achieve with prescription glasses or contact lenses. Vision that goes beyond 20/20. Today, Limberg Eye Surgery goes beyond the limits of glasses or contacts with CustomVue™ Lasik, the next generation procedure in laser vision correction.
Thanks to CustomVue™ Lasik, it’s now possible for many patients to achieve a quality of vision better than 20/20. New ‘WaveScan’ technology allows our doctors to capture unique imperfections in your vision that could not be previously detected. This information provides 25-times more precision than standard measurements for glasses or contacts. Call us today for your free CustomVue™ Lasik consultation and start enjoying vision like you’ve never seen.
The latest technological advance in laser vision correction is “custom” LASIK. “Custom” LASIK, which also goes by various other proprietary names, such as CustomVue™, represents the next step in improving the outcome of laser vision correction beyond the excellent results already attainable by conventional means. This is possible because every eye and its associated refractive errors are unique, much like one’s fingerprint, and recent advancements in technology now allow us not only to measure these unique refractive imperfections, but also to accurately and predictably eliminate them.
At the heart of “custom” LASIK procedures is the aberrometer, such as the VISX WaveScan™ Wavefront measurement system. By adopting technology originally developed for high-powered telescopes, these Wavefront measurement devices can identify and quantitate imperfections in the individual’s eye 25 times more precisely than the standard methods used for eyeglasses and contact lenses. This information is then digitally transferred to the excimer laser for the treatment, providing a new level of precision and accuracy.
Typically, a “custom” LASIK procedure takes at most a few seconds longer than a conventional procedure. All aspects of the treatments are the same, with the main exception that the reshaping of the cornea by the excimer laser is based on the unique Wavefront information of the eye, rather than the conventional, non-customized measurements. Just like a conventional LASIK, there is no pain during the procedure, and most patients notice immediate results after treatment, with continued improvement in vision over several days.
Results of Clinical Study
A large clinical study, which was necessary for attaining FDA approval of this new and improved technology, highlighted the excellent results achievable with “custom” LASIK. In this particular study, one year after undergoing “custom” LASIK, 100% of the enrolled patients could pass a driving test without glasses or contact lenses. In fact, 98% of custom-treated patients could see 20/20, and a full 70% could see better than 20/20. Moreover, in this study, four times as many people were very satisfied with their night vision after “custom” LASIK as compared to their night vision before with glasses or contact lenses.
Currently, “custom” LASIK is available to patients whose refractive error falls within the parameters set forth by the FDA. With additional clinical data constantly being submitted to the FDA, the eligibility for “custom” LASIK will surely be expanded. Patients interested in taking advantage of this new and exciting technology should discuss with the surgeon their candidacy for “custom” LASIK treatment.