Custom LASIK provides a superior quality of vision by tailoring treatments to very unique aspects of an individual's eye. Nashua Eye LASIK surgeons use the Allegretto Eye-Q to reshape the cornea. The laser allows for wavefront optimized treatments which treat not only nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, but those distortions that are unique to a patient's eye. These distortions are called higher-order aberrations. Custom treatments became available in about 2003, and have given many Nashua Eye patients superior, customized vision.
Custom LASIK reduces visual symptoms such as glare and halos when compared to non-custom treatment, or 'conventional' treatment. For example, patients who have custom LASIK report less glare with oncoming headlights when driving at night, and fewer halos around streetlights. The quality of vision after custom LASIK is described by researchers as superior “contrast sensitivity”. The satisfaction rate in patients who have Custom LASIK is excellent.