Speed, Precision, Safety, and 100% Blade-Free Lasik Surgery. Science proves it. Surgeons swear by it. Patients want it. Harbor Lasik / Cascade Eye and Skin, P.C. is the only group in Pierce County offering this cutting-edge technology, right here in Gig Harbor!
Facts You Need to Know About CustomVue™ and IntraLase Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (i LASIK) Laser Treatment
Please read the patient information booklet completely. Discuss any questions with your doctor before you decide if CustomVue i LASIK is right for you. Only an eye care professional trained in laser vision correction can determine whether you are a suitable candidate.
Why Should I Have CustomVue?
VISX's FDA clinical study results were remarkable. Among other things:
At one year after the VISX CustomVue procedure;
100% of the clinical study participants could pass a driving test without glasses or contacts
98% of the clinical study participants could see 20/20 or better without glasses or contacts
70% of the clinical study participants could see 20/16 or better without glasses or contacts
Four times as many clinical study participants were very satisfied with their night vi... Read More
Speed, Precision, Safety, and 100% Blade-Free Lasik Surgery. Science proves it. Surgeons swear by it. Patients want it. Harbor Lasik / Cascade Eye and Skin, P.C. is the only group in Pierce County offering this cutting edge technology!
The degree of accuracy achieved by the IntraLase Laser is unprecedented in flap creation technology. Peer-reviewed studies and nearly 1,000,000 clinical cases demonstrate the elimination of the most serious sight-threatening complications and prove that the IntraLase Method™* leads to faster, more precise, safer, and better LASIK outcomes.
Creating the flap from the inside out
The IntraLase FS laser uses infrared light to precisely cut tissue by a process known as photodisruption. The specialized software that supports the IntraLase laser d... Read More
Astigmatism is blurry vision produced by football-shaped corneas, which are too steep in one place and too flat in another. Astigmatic corneas focus light in two different places in the eye, making both near and distance vision a problem.
Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA)
The best possible vision a person can achieve with corrective lenses measured in terms of Snellen lines on an eye chart.
The transparent front segment of the eye that covers the iris, pupil and anterior chamber, providing most of the eye's optical power. This is the part of the eye reshaped by laser vision correction.
A measurement of the degree to which light converges or diverges; also a measurement of lens refractive power.
'The Fingerprint of Your Vision'
Because no two eyes are alike, each eye has a unique map, or fingerprint. 'The Fingerprint of Your Vision' defines unique ch... Read More