What is the iDesign Refractive Studio?

It is the latest generation in customized LASIK treatments.  Mandel Vision is proud to be the first and only practice in New York to offer this state-of-the-art technology to our LASIK patients.

How Does it Work?

This technology uses a proprietary INSIDE+OUT approach that combines both corneal topography measurements and wavefront analysis.

Corneal Topography Measurements:

The iDesign system uses a built-in topographer to map the entire surface of the cornea – mapping approximately 1,200 x and y slopes to interpret miniscule variations in the corneal surface.

Wavefront Analysis:

The iDesign system also maps the entire optical pathway and measures both lower and higher order aberrations using approximately 1,257 data points to capture the most minute distortions.  That’s 500% more data points than the previous wavescan system.

Together, these two detailed measurements allow Dr. Mandel to customize LASIK treatments with an accuracy that was previously unattainable. This treatment is known as topo-integrated wavefront-guided and this is the only technology which utilizes this advanced approach to LASIK laser vision correction.

There’s more!

Perhaps the best news of all is that the iDesign system is FDA approved for higher levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism than past technologies.  This allows Dr. Mandel to treat more patients than ever before.  If you’ve been told in the past that you’re not a candidate for LASIK because your prescription is too high, you might be a candidate utilizing iDesign technology.

The iDesign Refractive Studio is also the first FDA approved treatment for monovision.  This will help our patients who are over the age of 45 see both near and far after LASIK surgery.

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