Convenient Vision Correction
If you’ve ever worn glasses or contact lenses, you’ve probably thought about what life might be like if you didn’t have to. Imagine the ease of waking up in the morning and not having to wear glasses just to see your alarm clock.
We can help you navigate the different types of laser eye surgery available and determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure or refractive eye surgeries. After a comprehensive eye exam, we will help you understand your options and which style of laser vision correction or refractive eye surgeries might best suit your situation.
Start your laser eye surgery journey by booking a consultation today!Book Appointment
What Happens in a Laser Eye Surgery Consultation?
Everyone considering laser eye surgery needs to have a comprehensive eye exam and consultation. We’ll take a detailed look at your eyes and discuss your health history and lifestyle needs.
We’ll also be sure to discuss your expectations for the surgery. Many people achieve 20/20 vision after their procedure, but some need glasses or contact lenses post-surgery. But, surgery almost always decreases reliance on corrective lenses.
Who Can Benefit from Laser Eye Surgery?
To be considered a candidate for laser eye surgery, your eyes must be in good health. Infections, severe dry eye, or recent trauma may mean you’ll need to delay the procedure.
Here are a few other considerations for surgery:
- You must be 18 years of age or older.
- Your refractive error must not be too great.
- Your prescription must be stable.
To find out whether you’re a candidate for laser vision correction, book an appointment today!
During a LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) procedure, your doctor will create a small flap from the outermost layer of your cornea to access the underlying tissue. He will then reshape the tissue with a laser to correct your vision.
At the end of the procedure, the flap is placed in its original position to heal.
We may recommend PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) surgery if you have dry eye or thin corneas but still want laser vision correction.
During PRK surgery, your doctor will remove the outermost layer of your cornea to access the underlying tissue. Next the doctor will reshape this tissue using laser technology to help correct your vision.
The outer layer of your cornea heals over a few weeks.
- Refractive Lens exchange. Like cataract surgery, the surgeon will remove the eye’s natural lens and replace it with a lens that will enable you to see without glasses after the surgery. This is usually done in older candidates that have lost the natural ability of the natural lens to focus. The new lens will not focus like that of a younger patient. With multifocal lenses, the ability to see near and far is possible.
ICL involves placing an artificial lens in front of the eyes natural lens, behind the pupil. This procedure can be a good option for younger patients that have not lost their natural ability to focus close. It may also be a good option for patients with higher minus or plus corrections that are outside the range of what can be corrected with a laser.
What Is Laser Eye Surgery?
Laser eye surgery is a group of procedures—all just a little bit different—that use a laser to correct refractive errors in your vision.
Technological advances have made several types of laser vision correction possible, but the 2 most common types remain LASIK and PRK.Book Appointment
We’re south of Walkley Rd in the Ottawa Business, Park Building 300. Free parking is available, or you can access us via OC Transpo route 40.
- Phone: 613-247-2020
- Fax: 613-247-2025
- #311 – 2310 St. Laurent Blvd
- Ottawa, ON ON K1G 5H9
- Monday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed