Topography-Guided LASIK

Topography-Guided LASIK, ContouraTM Vision

WHAT TOPOGRAPHY-GUIDED LASIK IS Topography-guided LASIK is the most precise and individualized laser vision treatment in the U.S. The latest FDA approved LASIK eye surgery treatment, Topography-Guided LASIK reshapes both the surface texture of the cornea and the shape of the eye, as opposed to just the shape of the eye as in other LASIK treatments. Unlike conventional technology, Topography-guided LASIK technology evaluates the unique characteristics of the eye, generating data that is used to develop personalized treatment plans for each eye. Many patients were found to have better quality vision after Topography-guided LASIK surgery than they ever experienced with glasses or contact lenses.



An experienced surgeon will perform a detailed evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for topography-guided LASIK. Patients with various vision problems, such as irregular corneas, myopia (nearsightedness) and/or astigmatism may especially benefit from topography-guided LASIK treatment.

Topography-guided LASIK surgery aids individuals who may otherwise not be fit for LASIK by using individualized diagnostic technology to find and record imperfections in the cornea. These measurements are then combined with the eyeglass prescription in order to provide the eyes with a better focusing surface.

During your evaluation, your LASIK doctor will be there to discuss with you if Topography-Guided Laser Vision is the right choice for you.



In order to produce a custom treatment, the Topography-Guided Laser technology captures numerous topographical images of the eye and evaluates the 22,000 unique elevation points on the cornea. Any surface irregularities on your cornea are smoothed out during the treatment, significantly improving vision quality.


The treatment generally takes less than fifteen minutes. The majority of patients report minimal to no discomfort throughout the procedure. Treatments may vary slightly depending on your eye prescription.


Recovery varies for all patients, but the majority of Topography-Guided Laser treatment patients report better vision almost immediately after their treatment. After supplying you with protective eye shields, your surgeon will have you rest in a room for approximately an hour and will review postoperative instructions. It is recommended to have someone accompany you who can drive you home and assist you in obtaining any medication the doctor may have prescribed for you. The surgeon may also want to do a check-up 24 to 48 hours after the procedure to ensure that your eyes are healing properly. It is also recommended to avoid rubbing your eyes.

A few patients report experiencing slight discomfort in the first few days following the surgery. Minor issues, such as red or watery eyes may also be experienced in the first few days. The majority of patients return to work the next day. Healing lasts for at least 3 months after the surgery for most patients, during which time the vision keeps improving.


According to clinical studies the majority of Topography-Guided Laser patients reported vision equal to or better than that with prescription glasses. The treatment also lessened the severity of common visual issues like difficulty driving at night, glare, and light sensitivity.

In clinical trials, 92% of patients that went through the Topography-Guided Laser treatment reported vision that was 20/20 or better. A published study showed that close to 65% of eyes treated with Topography-Guided Laser could see 20/16 or better, and 34.4% experienced 20/12 or better. Learn more about TOPOGRAPHY-GUIDED LASIK

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