Contoura Custom LASIK Specialist


Martin L. Fox, MD, FACS

Ophthalmology & Cornea & Refractive Surgery located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Contoura Custom LASIK Q & A




What is Contoura Vision?

Simply stated, Contoura Vision is a highly advanced, precise and individualized LASIK treatment. The advanced technology offers surgeons a precise, detailed mapping of the cornea which allows for customized care for each eye of each patient. More than 22,000 unique elevation points on the cornea are analyzed and sent to the surgical planning computer, which directs the laser beam to correct the minute variations of curvature at each point. Whereas traditional LASIK addresses refractive error by correcting the overall shape of the cornea, topography-guided LASIK also addresses abnormalities affecting the surface texture of the cornea. The advanced, personalized nature of Contoura Vision results in vision that most patients agree is better than anything they’ve ever experienced with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Results also suggest improved contrast sensitivity with topography-guided LASIK.



What Is Topography-Guided LASIK?

Contoura® Vision is a topography-guided LASIK treatment that is the latest FDA approved LASIK eye surgery technology available in the U.S. This new technology has unique capabilities that provide surgeons a greater degree of individual personalization.  No other LASIK procedure available in the U.S. is this precise and individualized.  The procedure is redefining the term “quality of vision” with studies showing that many patients experienced better vision than they ever did with glasses or contact lenses.

Contoura Vision, topography-guided LASIK, technology provides surgeons much more detailed information on the structure of the cornea than prior generations of LASIK procedures.  The data provided by the topographer measures the unique characteristics of each person’s eyes that cannot be measured with traditional technology.  This data provides an individual profile for each eye that surgeons can use to perform personalized laser eye surgery procedures.

Topography-guided LASIK has also shown to improve vision equal to or better than glasses or contact lenses for the majority of patients. Contoura Vision, topography-guided LASIK, is the next evolution in personalized LASIK surgery and the latest FDA approved topographic laser technology in the United States.

Contoura Vision is an exciting new treatment that will be available for many, but not all patients.  Topography-guided LASIK is for patients that are nearsighted with and without astigmatism.

Topography-Guided LASIK is also especially helpful to patients with astigmatism, as no two astigmatism patterns are the same. This personalized LASIK procedure addresses these differences much more accurately than before.