FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Ms. Jackie Sandoval, Community Relations, 954-782-1700, firstname.lastname@example.org
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — With the introduction of VISX Star 4-WaveScan System, the Rand Eye Institut, a leader in ophthalmology, is pleased to offer greater flexibility in developing a more personalized approach to laser vision correction (LASIK).
With the potential to provide better vision than can be achieved through glasses or contact lenses, VISX S4 CustomVue Laser and its WaveScan technology can detect imperfections in the eye 25 times more precise than previous methods. Setting a new standard in laser vision correction, VISX S4's WaveScan, for the first time, provides a personal and unique "fingerprint" of the eye. By mapping the way the entire optical system processes light, physicians are now able to consider candidates who had been denied LASIK in the past due to corneal thickness and shape.
Further enhancing the individualized quality and precision of laser vision correction, VISX S4's Iris Registration is the first FDA-approved technology that consistently targets a specific area of the eye. By compensating for the eye's rotation and maintaining alignment of the eye with the laser during treatment, Iris Registration tailors distinct corrections for each individual based on the unique characteristics of their vision - potentially resulting in the "best possible vision."
"The data available with this new technology not only personalizes treatment, but also enables me to immediately and accurately assess whether a patient is a good candidate for laser vision correction," said Dr. William J. Rand, medical director and chief surgeon of the Rand Eye Institute, who was among the first ophthalmologists in Florida to be trained and certified on the VISX S4 CustomVue technology."
With a new level of diagnosis previously unavailable, individualized treatment information is used to guide the VISX S4 CustomVue Laser, targeting much more specific areas of the patient's cornea. This is referred to the ablation procedure, the personalized resurfacing of the cornea based on each patient's visual needs and requirements.
Part of Rand Eye Institute's LIFESTYLE VISION correction procedures, which offers more options than ever before, CustomVue LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis), often referred to "Custom LASIK" or "Wavefront LASIK," is the most technologically advanced method of correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Using WaveScan technology, LASIK's excellent results and exceptional safety record have made it the procedure of choice for those who are candidates.
Specializing in refractive surgeries such as laser vision correction, lens exchange procedures and corneal transplants, the Rand Eye Institute is a comprehensive eye care and surgical facility, which offers a full-range of patient services, including routine eye examinations, advanced testing and sophisticated ophthalmic treatments. The Rand Eye Institute's compliment of qualified, board certified doctors and professional staff provide patients with quality and compassionate care. Located within the institute on the first floor is the Rand Surgical Pavilion, a state-of-the-art fully licensed and Joint Commission accredited surgical facility, which offers the highest level of surgical care, surpassing nationally accepted standards for safety, sterility, technology, and quality outcomes. Founded in 1978 by William J. Rand, M.D., one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the country, the Rand Eye Institute is located in Northeastern Broward County at 5 West Sample Road in Deerfield Beach, Florida. For more information about the Rand Eye Institute, please visit www.randeye.com or call Jackie Sandoval at 954-782-1700.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
All surgical procedures and medical devices have risks. At the Rand Eye Institute, the risks and benefits of surgical procedures and medical devices are discussed in detail prior to scheduling for surgery. A comprehensive discussion with your surgeon will enable you to make an informed decision. We screen all patients prior to all surgeries and do extensive pre-surgical testing to eliminate from consideration those who may not be a suitable candidate for a procedure. It is the goal of our organization to safely obtain the best results for those who are appropriate candidates for a given procedure.