Laser Eye Surgery Consultations in Wasaga Beach, ON

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Benefits of Laser Eye Surgery

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.

Surgical Consultation

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:

  • Corneal topography – Detailed measurements of your cornea are taken to inform the level of correction required
    Inspection of eyelids and surrounding tissue – Total eye health is considered prior to a surgical referral
  • Confirmation of your corrective lens prescription

What to Expect During the Procedure

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:

  • The Ophthalmologist will numb the eye using anesthetic and clean the eye/surrounding tissue.
  • A flap will be cut into the cornea using either a microkeratome or a laser keratome.
  • When ready, you will be asked to stare at a light (or another object) while the laser is activated. This part of the process lasts for under a minute.
  • Once completed, you will be sent home with an eye shield and instructions on what to do next.

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.

Post-Operative Care

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.

Post-Surgical Best Practices

  • Two weeks post surgery: do not apply creams/lotions or makeup to the area around the eye.
  • Up to three days post-surgery: no sports (even non-contact) of any kind.
  • Up to four weeks post surgery: no contact sports. Wear your eye shield at night.
  • Up to eight weeks post surgery: do not go swimming, use a sauna/steam room, or use a hot tub.

We Work With Excellent Ophthalmologists to Care For You Pre and Post Surgery

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.

What You’ll find at Georgian Bay Optometry Clinic

Excellent Eye Care in Wasaga Beach

Excellent Eye Care in Wasaga Beach

Many people still think that they need to commute to Barrie or the GTA to get the eye care they need. Our clinic – located in Wasaga Beach – has the equipment and staff needed to conduct comprehensive eye exams, specialized diagnostic testing, dress eyewear and sunglass styling and fitting, contact lens fittings, and more. Visit us in-store to see what we can do for you.

Many people still think that they need to commute to Barrie or the GTA to get the eye care they need. Our clinic – located in Wasaga Beach – has the equipment and staff needed to conduct comprehensive eye exams, specialized diagnostic testing, dress eyewear and sunglass styling and fitting, contact lens fittings, and more. Visit us in-store to see what we can do for you.

A Family Focused Optical Clinic

A Family Focused Optical Clinic

Our Optometrics are local to the Wasaga Beach area and are raising their own families here. Many eye diseases are best treated when caught and addressed early. For this reason, we stress the importance of preventative eye care for all family members

Our Optometrics are local to the Wasaga Beach area and are raising their own families here. Many eye diseases are best treated when caught and addressed early. For this reason, we stress the importance of preventative eye care for all family members

Advanced Technology

Advanced Technology

At GBOC we have advanced Imaging equipment called the Cirrus HD-OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography). The OCT not only takes pictures of the eye, it can also take direct cross-sectional images of the retina and optic nerve thereby screening for eye disease such as macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and glaucoma. It is a very useful tool for early diagnosis and management of eye disease.

At GBOC we have advanced Imaging equipment called the Cirrus HD-OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography). The OCT not only takes pictures of the eye, it can also take direct cross-sectional images of the retina and optic nerve thereby screening for eye disease such as macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and glaucoma. It is a very useful tool for early diagnosis and management of eye disease.

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Georgian Bay Optometry Clinic

You can find us on the corner of Mosley Street and 22nd Street North. Our clinic is wheelchair accessible and has ample parking. See us today!

Address

1026 Mosley Street
Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2G7

Contact Us

Phone: 705.422.0020
Fax: 705.422.0120
[email protected]

Hours

Monday
8 AM4 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM4 PM
Thursday
11 AM7 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Please call to confirm
Sunday
Closed
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