Our Technology - CustomVUE®



The Moran Eye Center is one of the largest vision centers in the world with four complete surgery suites and more than 25 specialists in ophthalmology. When you chose LASIK surgery at the John A. Moran Eye Center, you have the confidence that your eyes are being cared for by world-renowned surgeons using state-of-the-art technology.

After carefully reviewing all the research on LASIK machines, we chose the industry standard VISX. From the beginning, VISX's success has been based upon unparalleled Research and Development efforts in the field of Laser Vision Correction technology. Today these efforts are represented by the marriage of the STAR S4 Excimer Laser System and the WaveScan Wavefront System creating the CustomVue Procedure.

The CustomVue procedure tailors a distinct correction specifically for you- in fact your treatment will be "designed" by the unique characteristics of your eyes. WaveScan technology captures unique imperfections in your vision that could not have been measured before. This new level of measurement provides 25-times more precision than measurements using standard methods for glasses and contact lenses.

We first use WaveScan technology to produce a detailed map of your eye. Much like a fingerprint, no two eyes are alike. This information is then automatically translated into a set of CustomVue treatment instructions for the laser. WaveScan transfers your personal digital treatment instructions to the laser, providing a new level of precision and accuracy.

Beyond Glasses And Contacts

Glasses and contacts are limited in their ability to correct unique imperfections in each individual's vision. In fact, thousands of individuals have the same prescription. With the CustomVue procedure, no two "prescriptions" are identical. This precise level of measurement and treatment can enable you to achieve the full potential of your vision.

Here are the Clinical Study Results for the CustomVue LASIK procedure:

VISX's FDA clinical study results were remarkable. Among other things:

At one year after the VISX CustomVue procedure*:

  • 100% of the clinical study participants could pass a driving test without glasses or contacts
  • 98% of the clinical study participants could see 20/20 or better without glasses or contacts
  • 70% of the clinical study participants could see 20/16 or better without glasses or contacts
  • Four times as many clinical study participants were very satisfied with their night vision after the VISX CustomVue procedure, compared to their night vision before with glasses or contacts.
  • FDA clinical results for Low to Moderate Myopia, Up to -6.0 D MRSE with or without astigmatism up to -3.0 DC


  • More patients get to 20/20 vision and beyond with the IntraLase Method.1
  • IntraLase allows surgeons to tailor the corneal flap for each individual patient, and each individual eye.
  • IntraLase improves precision, and visual results of LASIK, whether you choose to have a standard or custom procedure.2
  • IntraLase delivers micron-level accuracy, giving your doctor more control during the procedure and the ability to create a flap of precise size, shape, and depth-factors that are critical to a successful LASIK outcome.3
  • Leading doctors and teaching hospitals from around the world believe in IntraLase and use the IntraLase Method.
  • More patients (81%), when given a choice, chose the IntraLase Method over a microkeratome blade.4
  • Approximately 1,000,000 IntraLase procedures have been safely performed.
  • The IntraLase Method takes approximately 15-30 seconds per eye and a total of 10 minutes for the entire LASIK procedure, which is comparable to-and sometimes faster than-procedures using a microkeratome.5
  • IntraLase is the most sophisticated and accurate technology for corneal flap creation available today and has given many patients greater confidence and assurance in choosing laser vision correction.

All clinical services and programs are part of University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics