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Laser Eye Surgery Consultation in North London & Arva, ON

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Let’s Talk Laser Eye Surgery

For many, laser eye surgery is a way to improve vision problems such as astigmatism and myopia without corrective lenses. Laser eye surgery can help to correct vision errors with procedures like LASIK, PRK, or Intralase. 

Our practice is happy to offer consultations on all of these procedures in our office. If you’re interested in learning more about laser eye surgery, book a consultation with us today.

About Laser Eye Surgery

Each laser eye procedure will differ in its techniques, but overall, laser eye surgery works to make a surgical change to the shape of the cornea using a laser. Changing the shape of the cornea can improve refractive errors in your vision.

While surgery can make improvements, it is important to note that over time, changes in your vision can occur, and perfect vision for life cannot be guaranteed.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

During your laser eye surgery consultation, we will first provide a preliminary exam to determine if you are a candidate for laser eye surgery. If you are determined to be a candidate, we can then go over the different surgical procedures that we offer consultations on, including LASIK, PRK, and intralase. 

We also will give you the opportunity to ask questions regarding laser eye surgery and discuss expectations.

Am I A Candidate for Laser Eye Surgery?

While laser eye surgery is a great option for many, not everyone is a candidate for the procedure. You may be considered a good candidate if:

  • You are an adult
  • Your eyes are in good health
  • You have a good corneal thickness
  • You are not pregnant
  • You don’t have any conditions that may make surgery difficult.

This is a guideline, but deciding if you are a candidate is up to your doctor. Book a consultation today to find out more.

Types of Laser Eye Surgery Consultations We Offer

We offer consultations on many popular laser eye surgery procedures, including LASIK, PRK, and Intralase. Learn more about each of these procedures. 

LASIK, or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, laser eye surgery is a commonly known procedure that involves the reshaping of the cornea to correct refractive errors. This involves a flap being cut into the cornea and tissue being removed by the laser. The healing time for this procedure is fairly quick, as you may be able to return to daily activities in just a few days. Fully healed eyes will take about 3-6 months.

PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, involves the surgeon removing the outer layer of the cornea, called the epithelium. A laser is then used to remove the layers of tissue underneath, helping to correct vision. Healing for this procedure takes about a week.

The IntraLase procedure is a bit different than LASIK and PRK as it uses an ‘inside-out’ technique of placing the laser on a pin-pointed section of the cornea. The laser then creates thousands of tiny bubbles that help to map out the inside of the cornea. This procedure is very quick and only takes about 30 seconds.

Ask Us Your Laser Eye Surgery Questions

Our co-management services can help our patients understand laser eye surgery procedures and provide pre and post-operative care. Book your laser eye surgery consultation online today to get started on your laser eye surgery journey.

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