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Wavefront Excimer

Why Wavefront LASIK in the San Francisco Bay Area?

Wavefront LASIK in the San Francisco Bay Area utilizes wavefront-guided LASIK technology to tailor the laser vision correction to individual visual system errors. This specialized method allows highly precise and detailed mapping of vision impairments, so an exact amount of corneal tissue is removed, providing more accurate results. Unlike standard LASIK, which only corrects near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism, Wavefront LASIK can also correct higher order aberrations.

Higher order aberrations may affect a patient's quality of vision, causing glare, halos, and decreased contrast sensitivity, complications more common to standard LASIK. Because these higher order aberrations can be corrected with Wavefront LASIK, the risk of LASIK complications is reduced. Many patients in San Francisco choose to undergo Wavefront LASIK because it is the safest method of treatment in vision correction surgery. To help patients cover the cost of the procedure, Turner Eye Institute offers Wavefront LASIK financing options.


Wavefront LASIK technology uses harmless rays of light that are sent into the eye and reflected off the retina. This allows the visual system to be measured with a 3-D map, giving precise specification for your eye. The recorded measurements of your visual system are then transferred to the actual laser to reshape the cornea during Wavefront LASIK surgery, providing the most accurate and precise results achieved by any laser vision correction system in San Francisco or elsewhere in the Bay Area.


There are two Wavefront LASIK systems that have been chosen by Turner Eye Institute for the centers in San Jose, Concord (and Walnut Creek) and San Leandro (including Oakland and the East Bay).

  • LADARVision CustomCornea
  • VISX CustomVue

Each of these Wavefront LASIK systems measures the aberrations, creates the flap, and then reshapes the cornea. Schedule a Wavefront LASIK assessment to find out which system would provide the best correction for your needs. Turner Eye Institute has Wavefront LASIK systems at the offices in San Jose, Concord (and Walnut Creek) and San Leandro (including Oakland and the East Bay).

Is Wavefront LASIK the best choice for everyone?

Although Wavefront LASIK is the most popular type of refractive eye surgery performed in San Francisco, there are in fact many types of vision correction surgeries and perhaps Wavefront LASIK is not the best for you individually. At Turner Eye Institute, we often match our Wavefront LASIK patients to another one of our procedures that can provide them better results for their lifestyle. Recent advances in Wavefront LASIK technology can be found at all of Turner Eye Institute's clinics in Concord, Castro Valley, and San Leandro (including Oakland and the East Bay).