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Laser Eye Surgery Consultation in Dorchester, ON

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Explore Your Options for Laser Eye Surgery

If the constraints of glasses and contact lenses don’t align with your lifestyle, laser eye surgery might be the solution you’re seeking. Vision correction procedures like LASIK and PRK can offer you the clear vision you want and reduce your reliance on corrective lenses. 

Dorchester Optometry provides comprehensive laser eye surgery consultations to guide you through your options. Schedule your consultation today to find out if laser eye surgery could be the right choice for you.

Understanding Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery involves reshaping the cornea to correct various refractive errors, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. The initial step is a thorough eye assessment to determine whether you’re a candidate for laser eye surgery. Following your evaluation, our team can help you prepare and provide advice on what to expect.

Types of Laser Eye Surgery Consultations We Offer

Laser eye surgery comes in different forms, and at Dorchester Optometry, we help you understand the diverse options available. Your choice of laser vision correction procedure will depend on your visual needs and the method that best aligns with those needs.

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) stands out as the most well-known and frequently performed laser refractive surgery to correct vision. 

During the procedure, a precise instrument is used to create a small flap, providing access to the cornea for reshaping. After carefully removing tiny amounts of corneal tissue, the surgeon replaces the flap to facilitate healing. Our team offers comprehensive post-surgery care, including follow-up appointments, to monitor the healing process.

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) can be effective in correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Like other laser eye surgery types, PRK uses a laser to gently reshape the cornea. 

During a PRK procedure, the epithelium is removed before the cornea is reshaped. Post-surgery, the epithelium repairs itself over the next few days. PRK has a longer recovery time than LASIK but offers advantages for specific patients, making it a suitable choice for those with corneas too thin for LASIK.

The IntraLase procedure is a bit different from LASIK and PRK as it uses an “inside-out” technique of placing the laser on a pin-pointed section of the cornea. The laser then creates thousands of tiny bubbles that help to map out the inside of the cornea.

This procedure is very quick and only takes about 30 seconds.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

Your laser eye surgery consultation at Dorchester Optometry includes a series of tests and measurements to determine your eligibility for the procedure. We’ll assess factors like corneal thickness, pupil size, and your current prescription.

If you’re a suitable candidate for the surgery, we can discuss the benefits, expectations, potential complications, and risks. Our team provides comprehensive pre and post-operative care information.

Book Your Consultation Online

Take advantage of our co-management services to understand laser eye surgery procedures and receive pre and post-operative care. Book your laser eye surgery consultation online today to embark on your journey toward clearer vision.

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