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vefront technology was originally pioneered in the field of astronomy and physics to aid in reducing 'aberrations' or imperfections in the multiple lenses of telescopes. In much the same way, we use LADARWave® CUSTOMCORNEA® to provide us with an accurate assessment of the optical imperfections found in the entire eye's optical system.

At Laser Eye Center, our surgeons are the first to utilize LADARWavey® CUSTOMCORNEA® wavefront technology to measure and address both lower and higher order aberrations (visual imperfections in the eye's optical system). Unless both lower and higher order aberrations are addressed during laser vision correction, the quality of your vision may not be ideal, even if you have post-operative vision of 20/20.

Here is how this exciting technology works:

Flat light waves enter eye.Flat light waves enter eye.

Distorted light wave exits eye.Distorted light wave exits eye.

First, flat waves of light are passed through your eye using a computerized wavefront measuring instrument called LADARWave®. As the light waves travel through your eye's optical system, the imperfections in the eye distort the flat light waves. LADARWavey® captures the distorted waves as they exit your eye and compares them to the perfectly flat light waves that would have been reflected if your optical system had no distortions.

Higher order abberation.Higher order abberation.

Ideal wavefront map.Ideal wavefront map.

Next, a 3D map is generated representing your unique visual distortions, including both lower and higher order aberrations. This map is then transferred to the LADARVision® 4000 Excimer laser, and guides the laser as it reshapes your cornea, providing you with a truly customized laser vision procedure.