If you wear glasses or contact lenses you may have wondered at some point if laser eye surgery is a good choice for you. There are many benefits to getting laser eye surgery, and you may find that freedom from eyewear improves your quality of life dramatically.
Our job at Vaughan Family Vision Care is to give you all the facts you need to make the right decision. Should you decide that laser eye surgery is right for you we also offer post-operative care so you can have a speedy and comfortable recovery.
The process begins with an evaluation, during which your optometrist will review your complete ocular and medical history and conduct a full assessment of your eye health and vision. As part of our due diligence we need to make sure you are a good candidate and rule out any factors that might adversely affect your results, before giving you the “ok”.
Once we know for sure that laser surgery is the right course of treatment for you we will refer you one of the best laser vision centres in the Greater Toronto Area.
There are two main types of laser eye surgery: LASIK and PRK
Custom LASIK surgery is used to correct your vision and reduce or even eliminate your dependence on contact lenses and glasses. LASIK has made some significant advancements over the last 20 years and is a safe and proven method of laser vision correction. During the procedure your surgeon will make a small incision in your cornea, creating a flap of tissue. This flap is then lifted, allowing the surgeon to use the laser to reshape the inner layers of your cornea. The flap is replaced, and will naturally heal over the reshaped part of the cornea in a matter of days. The discomfort following LASIK surgery is usually mild and only lasts for a short time. Most patients can see normally within several hours, though their vision will not reach peak accuity for about a week.
Custom PRK provides the same levels of visual correction as LASIK but is generally recommended for individuals with thin corneas or chronically dry eyes. Instead of creating an incision, the outer layer of the cornea is removed to expose the area that needs to be reshaped. PRK generally has a longer recovery time than LASIK because the cornea needs to heal over. PRK patients can expect one to three days of discomfort, blurring and other post-surgical effects, and their vision will not reach peak acuity and clarity until a few months after the surgery.
Located on Weston Road, Vaughan Family Vision Care proudly serves patients from all over Ontario. We would be pleased to meet you and your family.
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