If you have ever imagined what it feels like to wake up and not reach for your glasses, it may be time to talk to your optometrist about having laser eye surgery. LASIK is suitable for most people with healthy eyes, in fact, tens of thousands of individuals undergo refractive eye surgery each year. When you’re ready to ditch your glasses and discard your contacts, book a consultation at Visionary Eye Centre.
When you come in for your initial consultation at Visionary Eye Centre, we will perform a comprehensive eye exam. It is important that you have healthy eyes for this procedure, but the evaluation goes far deeper than that. Your optometrist assesses your refraction, pupil size, and your tear quality. Using a corneal topographer, we will map out a 3D image of your corneas, particularly the shape and thickness. Adding all this information to your medical history allows us to decide if you are a good candidate for LASIK.
LASIK, or laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, is the most common refractive eye surgery procedure in use today. It is very similar to other refractive surgeries in that it relies on lasers to change the shape of your cornea. This can correct refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia, or even astigmatism.
Eye drops are used to numb your eyes. This keeps the procedure painless and keeps you as comfortable as possible. The surgeon uses a laser to create a corneal flap that is folded back. A laser is used to pulse light, which reshapes your cornea to exacting standards. This portion of the procedure takes about 5 minutes. After the surgery, you will need a safe ride home. You may experience temporary discomfort and blurry or hazy vision, but this should resolve itself overnight.
We can provide you with exceptional care before and after your surgery, plus, we’ll refer you to the best ophthalmologists in the area. We take pride in our recommendations, knowing that you will receive excellent treatment. We want you to experience clear vision for the rest of your life.
Come visit our beautiful optometry clinic located in the heart of Sherwood Park, just east of Edmonton. We are easily accessible off of Bethel Drive, north of Baseline Road.
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Alberta Health Care covers eye exams for children 18 and under and seniors 65 and over for a basic eye exam. Adults between the ages of 19 and 64 are covered for medically necessary visits by Alberta Health Care.