Recent WavePrint technology has afforded eye surgeons the benefit of customization in laser vision correction procedures. This is not a new concept to Eric R. Mandel, M.D., founder and medical director of Mandel Vision. Having researched refractive surgery since the mid 1980’s, he recognized very early in his surgical career the importance of getting to know his patients as individuals. The difference at Mandel Vision is that Dr. Mandel not only customizes each surgical procedure using the latest WavePrint technology, but he also calls on his years of experience to then personally customize the procedure based on the specific visual needs of each patient.
The WavePrint technology in the AMO WaveScan Wavefront System, utilized at Mandel Vision, leads the industry for outstanding wavefront acquisition and diagnostic capabilities.[i] The WavePrint Map is derived from technology that was first developed to correct distortions of light waves from space. This technology is now used as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool to enhance our abilities to measure the visual system with an accuracy that was previously unattainable.
The WaveScan™ captures the unique imperfections of each patient’s eye using all of the available Hartmann-Shack™ data points for more accurate wavefront error reconstruction.[ii] These data points then create a unique fingerprint of your cornea. This fingerprint is then programmed into the VISX Star S4® Laser for each eye of each patient, individually. This technology allows Dr. Mandel to correct for visual disturbances, such as spherical aberration, that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. This means it may be possible to achieve better vision following laser vision correction than was attainable with glasses or contact lenses before the procedure.
Individual Customization ~ Dr. Mandel’s Personal Touch
A researcher in refractive surgery since 1984, Dr. Mandel understands the importance of getting to know his patients, including their profession, their hobbies and their passions prior to performing laser vision correction surgery. Armed with this information, he’s able to customize their laser vision correction procedure. Although two patients may be the same age and have the same prescription for glasses, they may require different types of laser vision correction treatments. For instance, two 44-year-old patients with similar prescriptions may require completely different approaches to their surgical correction. A professional golfer, who will begin to lose focus on the logo of the ball which is used for aligning putts, will have different future visual requirements than a commercial pilot who spends the day monitoring multiple computer screens. Dr. Mandel and our vision correction team take the time to get to know each patient so that we can personalize their projected final outcome.
Here at Mandel Vision, we not only want you to be happy with your visual outcome now, we want you to be happy for life. Click here to learn more about LASIK and PRK laser vision correction at Mandel Vision.