Getting the full perspective on LASIK can help you make the right decision

Talking to your eye doctor is one of the best ways to decide if you are a good LASIK candidate. Your eye doctor can help you determine whether or not a LASIK procedure will work for you with a quick series of tests and measurements.

Personalization gets you more out of your eyesight

Laser vision correction is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. Even if you narrow it down to LASIK, you will have options. Of those options, only WaveLight® LASIK technology with CONTOURA® Vision tailors your LASIK procedure specifically to your eyes by mapping out their unique features. Your doctor can help you decide if this option is right for you.

You could reduce your need for glasses or contacts

The first FDA-approved LASIK option superior to glasses and contacts.


WaveLight® LASIK technology with CONTOURA® Vision procedures are used to correct some of the most common vision problems:


  • Nearsightedness


  • Astigmatism


CONTOURA® Vision is the only FDA-approved option shown to outperform glasses and contact lenses in 30.9% of eyes receiving treatment, according to an analysis of FDA study results on LASIK.*,1

CONTOURA® Vision FDA study callout

Who is not an ideal candidate for LASIK?

You may not be an ideal candidate for LASIK if any of the following apply to you:


  • Your prescription has changed within the past 18 months


  • You have dry eyes


  • You have thin corneas


If any of this applies to you, don’t lose hope — you may still have options for permanently correcting your vision conditions. Talk to your doctor about what your best option may be.

*Study description: Prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter study of 249 eyes with myopia (up to -9D) or myopic astigmatism of 6.0 D or less. Outcome measures included manifest refraction, UDVA, CDVA and visual symptoms up to 12 months.



1. Stulting RD, Fant BS; T-CAT Study Group. Results of topography-guided laser in situ keratomileusis custom ablation treatment with a refractive excimer laser. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016;42(1):11–18.

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