Stated simply, laser refractive corrective surgery provides you with an opportunity to enjoy corrective-lens free vision. The procedure – which is generally performed in under 15 minutes per eye – corrects distortion in the lens that causes many forms of impaired vision (like myopia, etc.). The end result is improved vision without using eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Prior to a referral to an Ophthalmologist, we will assess the condition of your eyes via a comprehensive eye exam. During the consultation, we will perform a number of tests in order to determine if laser refractive surgery is a viable option for you.
Some of these include:
Laser refractive corrective surgery is generally painless, though you may experience discomfort for a few days after the surgery.
The procedure itself is quite fast:
During the procedure you may experience blurred/hazy vision, an increase in eye pressure (specifically, during the flap creation), and some mild discomfort. When the laser is activated you may smell burning hair (or similar). This is a normal part of the procedure.
Within two days, a follow-up exam is performed to ensure everything is as it should be. We will test your vision and examine your eye, looking for signs of complications or problems.
We will advise you of appropriate care for your eyes in the short term, including when you can return to normal activities and sports.
Laser corrective surgery is an incredible and affordable procedure that has benefited millions of Canadians. As with any surgical procedure, proper expectations and post-operative care are important to ensure a successful result.
It starts with an eye exam, where we validate information about your eyes that directly inform surgery (more information on the left). After the eye exam, we will let you know if you are a candidate for surgery (most people are) and what the appropriate next steps are.