Free Educational Webinar: Tuesday, July 16th @6:45pm

Learn More

Nashville, TN | CustomVue Bladeless Lasik | Wang Vision Institute

An overview of the CustomVue Bladless Lasik procedure.


Speaker 1: I started wearing glasses in the third grade. That's when the name calling started. You know, four eyes.

Speaker 2: When I got old enough to handle contact lenses, I tried them too, but sometimes it's a real hassle to look my best and see well.

Speaker 3: I heard about laser vision correction a few years ago and it was tempting, but I was afraid something would go wrong and I might not get the results I wanted.

Speaker 4: Laser vision correction. You've been hearing about it for years, about the freedom from glasses and contacts, the carefree active lifestyle and the boost in confidence that comes with clear vision. Your friends or family may have had it done. Maybe you've even read articles about it or done some research, but you still haven't taken the plunge. Why not?

Speaker 5: Look, these are the only eyes I've got. I don't want to mess with my vision unless there's a really good chance of success.

Speaker 4: Whatever the reason you put off having laser vision correction, here's news that may change the way you feel. Now there's Custom Vue, individualized laser vision correction from VISX. It sets a new standard for correcting your vision. As shown in an FDA clinical study, the Custom Vue procedure can produce better vision than is possible with glasses or contact lenses.

Speaker 4: Your vision is like your fingerprint. There's none other just like it. Custom Vue's technology captures the unique imperfections in your vision that couldn't be measured or treated before. It does this by using the wave scan device providing 25 times more precision than any other method. One year after the Custom Vue procedure participants in the clinical study reported great results. 98% of the patients achieved 2020 vision or better. With Custom Vue, people with nearsightedness and astigmatism can achieve a new level of vision correction. We call it personal best vision.

Speaker 4: To have a clear understanding of this amazing advancement let's back up and take a look at the human eye. Everything you see reflects light into your eyes. The light enters the eye through the clear dome shaped cornea, passes through the pupil and through the lens of the eye. The lens projects it as a clear image onto the specialized nerve cells of the retina. These cells convert the light to electrical signals. The optic nerve sends these signals to the brain which interprets them as vision.

Speaker 4: For people who are nearsighted or myopic, the cornea is too steeply curved. This causes the light rays to focus in front of the retina, resulting in blurred vision. Astigmatism occurs in nearly one third of all near-sighted patients. The normal cornea is round like a basketball. When there is a stigmatism, the cornea is shaped more like a football. This causes distortion in vision.

Speaker 4: The good news is that Custom Vue is approved to treat both nearsighted individuals and those with astigmatism. That's personal best vision.

Speaker 6: With Custom Vue, Laser vision correction seems so personal. I tailored my specific needs. That gave me more confidence in my doctor and the procedure.

Speaker 4: Custom Vue is individualized laser vision correction from VISX. VISX lasers have been used to perform millions of laser vision correction procedures in the US and around the world. Every year. More doctors use VISX lasers to perform laser vision correction surgery than any other system. Custom Vue guides the VISX Star S4X Excimer laser system with your wave scan measurements, giving your doctor treatment options that are truly individualized to your visual needs. To see exactly how Custom Vue works, let's follow a patient through the procedure.

Speaker 4: Meet Deidre, who's worn glasses or contacts since childhood.

Deidre: Before the surgery, I had to have glasses to drive. I had to have glasses to watch television. When I'd get up in the morning and look outside everything was blurry.

Speaker 4: Before Deidre's is laser procedure the wave scan device measures imperfections in her eyes that could not have been measured before. This measurement accurately assesses her unique visual profile. Deidre's treatment information is then transferred to the VISX star S4 laser, providing a new level of precision and accuracy guiding her Custom Vue procedure. Before surgery, numbing anesthetic drops are placed in Deidre's eyes. With the LASIK procedure, the surgeon first creates a flap. The doctor directs the laser's cool ultraviolet beam onto the cornea, treating the unique imperfections in Deidre's eye. Then the flap is placed back in position.

Speaker 4: This leads us to the second component of Custom Vue, The VISX laser. It has a feature called the active track eye tracker, which follows the tiniest motion of the eye instantaneously and in all three dimensions. It automatically repositions the laser to keep the laser focused where the doctor wants it. If the eye makes too large a movement, the laser automatically shuts off. Deidre can relax during her procedure. Knowing that active track is adjusting to the slightest movement of her eye. And the result?

Deidre: I can see the branches, I can watch television, I can do anything. It's amazing. I still can't believe it. I still feel like I need to put my glasses on and then I remember that I don't need them. It's amazing. I love it.

Speaker 1: Having clear vision is like waking up to a new world. I can see the alarm clock, I can see highway signs, I can see individual leaves on the trees and flowers in the smallest detail.

Speaker 4: In the past, laser vision correction patients have occasionally complained about their night vision. This is true even if people whose vision is corrected with glasses or contact lenses. But after their Custom Vue procedure, four times as many clinical study participants were very satisfied with their night vision than they were before with glasses or contact lenses.

Speaker 8: I'm driving at night. There's no glare anymore. I don't do just my mirrors, and I can see everything and even better during the day too.

Speaker 4: Yes, VISX Custom Vue has set a new standard in individualized laser vision correction. As shown in the clinical study, Custom Vue can produce better vision than is possible with glasses or contact lenses. The wave scan technology captures the unique imperfections in your vision that could not have been measured and treated before. Then your treatment information is transferred to the laser to guide your procedure. These measurements provide 25 times more precision than standard measurements for glasses or contacts.

Speaker 4: One year after the Custom Vue procedure, 98% of the clinical study participants achieved 20/20 vision or better. 70% of these patients had vision better than 20/20. That's why Custom Vue can provide your personal best vision. The only question is, what are you waiting for?

Speaker 9: I'll never forget the day I had laser vision correction because it truly changed my life. I'm a lot more involved in outdoor activities, especially water sports. Now I jump right instead of watching from the sideline. Custom Vue takes laser vision correction to a whole new level. It's what got me to say, let's do it.

Deidre: It's amazing. I wish I would've done it sooner.