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Contoura Vision: What to Expect?

Contoura™ Vision – Topography-Guided Laser Vision Correction

The field of laser vision correction is constantly progressing. Since the advent of laser refractive surgery in the 1980s, more and more people across the world have been able to reduce the effects that nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism have had on their daily lives – and many have completely eliminated their need for corrective eyewear in order to see clearly. The efficacy of these procedures has continued to improve as the technology has advanced, and our providers at Campus Eye Group have established ourselves as leading voices in the development of new techniques.

What is Contoura and What is Unique About it?

The eye has two kinds of axes: the pupillary and visual axes. The pupillary axis passes through the center of the front sight, while the optical axis is the line that passes through the object of interest and fovea. Unlike other laser eye procedures, Contoura works on the visual axis, which results in better vision.  In fact, Contoura when added with LASIK can produce sharper results than LASIK, the most popular laser eye correction surgery.


ContouraTM Vision – Topography-Guided Laser Vision Correction can optimize the surface of the eye’s cornea in such a way that it enhances the quality of vision better than has ever been possible before. One of the unique characteristics of the cornea is that it does not have a smooth surface. Contoura involves your ophthalmologist using a Topolyser to map the irregularities in your cornea and understand 22,000 unique data points. Understanding the individual data points enables your ophthalmologist to adjust your surgery accurately and effectively. Contoura targets the aberrations of the cornea that need to be corrected.


In clinical studies, ContouraTM Vision – Topography-Guided Laser Vision Correction helped 90% of patients see as well or better without glasses than they did with glasses. It can benefit patients in several ways, helping them obtain a better quality of vision and reducing issues with night glare.


Although previous laser vision correction techniques have offered patients incredible precision and accuracy while reshaping the cornea and addressing visual refractive errors, ContouraTM Vision – Topography-Guided Laser Vision Correction takes the treatment even further. Instead of just treating the refractive error, this technology utilizes unparalleled diagnostic capabilities to identify and record imperfections in the curvature of the cornea and the optics of the cornea, combining those measurements with the refractive error to give the eyes a better-focusing surface. The technique goes together with our state-of-the-art Excimer Laser, allowing our experienced eye surgeons to create a truly customized LASIK procedure that can enhance your eyesight with stunning results.

Schedule an Appointment

During your initial LASIK consultation and eye evaluation our LASIK specialists will talk with you about your eligibility and determine if Topography-Guided Laser Vision Correction would be beneficial for your needs.  Call us today at 609-587-2020 or fill out our web form to get started website form to get started.

Do I Need a Retinal Exam?

Annual eye exams are just one part of maintaining your vision. In addition to checking visual acuity, eye exams can also diagnose diseases of the eye, allowing your ophthalmologist to take the right steps. Retinal scans are one way to keep track of any changes in your vision or anatomy, so here’s what to know about them and how they can help.

What are retinal scans?

A retinal scan is a special type of eye imaging that focuses solely on the retina. It uses a laser tool to capture images of the back of your eye, which gives your ophthalmologist a much wider view of your retina and optic disk. This allows for better visualization of the retina so they can assess any concerns with it.

One misconception about retinal scans is that they are only an advanced type of eye exam. This isn’t the case. Retinal scans can be performed at the same time as a traditional eye exam at the recommendation of your ophthalmologist.

Who is a candidate for retinal scans?

Most eye issues don’t usually stem from the retina. That’s why retinal scans aren’t typically used. However, that doesn’t mean they’re not necessary. There are specific types of patients who do require retinal scans. That being said, you are considered a suitable candidate for a retinal scan if you have:

– Diabetes
– Macular degeneration
– Retinal toxicity
– Glaucoma

In some cases, an optometrist may resort to a retinal scan if they’re unable to diagnose why your vision is worsening.

Is a retinal scan really necessary?

Whether or not a retinal scan is necessary depends on the problem that’s being addressed. Retinal scans can be considered a niche, due to how specific an eye issue has to be.

Medical conditions like glaucoma, which is a series of issues within the optic nerve, is a problem that requires a retinal scan. One thing that’s worth mentioning is that retinal scans do have their limitations. They can’t pick up problems that are on the outer portions of the retina.

Visual disturbances, like cataracts or strabismus do not warrant a retinal scan. Retinal scans are performed based on your symptoms. In the worst case scenario, a retinal scan might be used to determine if you have retinoblastoma, which is a cancer commonly found in children.

Schedule an Appointment

Although retinal scans aren’t as common as traditional eye exams, that doesn’t mean they’re not useful.  If you’re in need of expert eye care, we invite you to contact our offices by calling or filling out our online form.