Eye Care

Understanding Laser Eye Surgery

Millions of Canadians who require eyeglasses or contact lenses have now turned to laser eye surgery (also known as refractive surgery) as an alternative.

Laser eye surgery is generally considered a safe and relatively pain-free procedure that uses focused laser beams to reshape the curvature of your cornea and eliminate the need for corrective eyewear.

Laser eye surgery has also been proven effective in treating common vision disorders such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and keratoconus.

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Click on the categories below to learn more about the differences between LASIK eye surgery, PRK eye surgery and ICL eye surgery.

LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK eye surgery has become one of the most popular forms of laser eye surgery. If you have healthy eyes and suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, you may be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery.

The procedure uses an excimer laser to correct and reshape your cornea so that light rays are better able to focus directly onto your retina (the part of your eye that views objects and transmits the visual image to your brain).

LASIK eye surgery is generally quick and painless, and has been used safely for the past 20 years (although you should speak with your eye care professional to see if this procedure is right for you).


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