Contoura™ Vision LASIK
Contoura™ Vision is a topography-guided LASIK treatment designed to provide a more personalized laser procedure for patients with nearsightedness, or nearsightedness with astigmatism, based on the unique corneal topography of each eye. Contoura™ Vision precisely measures up to 22,000 unique elevation points on each of a patient’s eyes.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common type of refractive error where close objects appear clearly, but distant objects appear blurry.
Astigmatism causes your vision to be blurred at both near and far distances. It occurs when your cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball.
During the consultation, we will ask you about your eye health history and medications, and perform some tests. You will then be examined by the doctor who will discuss your treatment options. This visit usually takes about an hour and your personal Patient Counselor will help you throughout the process.
Your Counselor can review payment options and schedule you for surgery and related appointments, such as post-operative exams. You will have a set of instructions to follow to prepare for your surgery day that includes steps like taking prescribed eye drops and setting up a ride for your procedure day.
Plan to be at the center for two to three hours the day of your procedure. This allows for pre-procedure preparations including taking some medication in advance of your procedure. Contoura™ LASIK is a painless procedure that takes about 20 minutes total. The day of your procedure should be a day of rest.
Your Patient Counselor will give you detailed post-operative instructions and an eye drop regimen for your recovery. Most of our patients are able to go back to work the next day and drive to and from their one-day post-op visit. You will be ready to resume other activities, like wearing eye makeup, according to the timetable provided.
Is Contoura™ Vision right for me?
Contoura™ Vision can be performed in some cases with patients who are nearsighted, or are nearsighted with astigmatism. Similar to LASIK, PRK and SMILE, your NVISION® surgeon will determine which laser vision correction is right for your individual needs based on your exam and vision goals.
What conditions does Contoura™ treat?
What are the advantages of Contoura™ Vision?
Topographic measurements based on your unique corneal imperfections are used to achieve a more personalized treatment than with conventional LASIK treatments.