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Laser Eye Surgery Consultation in Leamington & Essex, ON

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Exploring Laser Eye Surgery, Together

If you’re seeking an alternative to glasses or contact lenses, laser eye surgery might be the solution you’re looking for. Vision correction procedures like LASIK, PRK, refractive lens exchange (RLE), and corneal collagen cross-linking may provide the clear vision you have always wanted. 

At Erie Shores Eyecare, we offer comprehensive laser eye surgery consultations to guide you through your options. Book your consultation online today to determine if laser eye surgery is right for you.

Understanding Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery involves reshaping the cornea to correct refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism

The process begins with a thorough eye assessment to determine your candidacy for laser eye surgery. Following the evaluation, our team will walk you through the process, explaining what to expect at every stage.

Types of Laser Eye Surgery Consultations We Offer

Erie Shores Eyecare provides insights into various laser eye surgery options to help you make an informed decision. Learn a little bit more about each type.

Custom laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), also called custom wavefront LASIK or wavefront LASIK, is more precise and personalized than conventional LASIK surgery. This procedure uses wavefront technology to evaluate your eyes’ unique characteristics. 

While the goal of conventional LASIK is to give you the same level of clear vision you currently enjoy with your glasses or contact lenses, custom LASIK uses more detailed information about your eyes to program the laser, giving you clearer and crisper vision than your glasses or contact lenses could provide.

We offer comprehensive post-surgery care, including follow-up appointments, to monitor the healing process.

Custom photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) can be effective for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Similar to LASIK, PRK uses a laser to reshape the cornea, but in this case, the epithelium is removed before the cornea is reshaped. The epithelium repairs itself over the next few days. 

While conventional PRK aims to give your vision the same level of clarity as your contacts or glasses, custom PRK aims to provide you with even more clarity. PRK has a longer recovery time than LASIK but may be a suitable choice for patients with thin corneas.

Refractive lens exchange (RLE) involves removing the eye’s natural lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). RLE is an option for individuals with presbyopia, high hyperopia, high myopia, and those who are not suitable candidates for LASIK or PRK.

Corneal collagen cross-linking is a procedure that strengthens the cornea using ultraviolet light and riboflavin eye drops. This treatment is often used to slow or halt the progression of keratoconus, a condition where the cornea thins and bulges.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

During your laser eye surgery consultation, your eye doctor will conduct a series of tests and measurements to assess your suitability for the procedure. We’ll consider factors like corneal thickness, pupil size, and your current prescription.

 If you’re deemed a good candidate for laser eye surgery, we’ll discuss the procedure’s benefits, your expectations, the potential risks, and provide comprehensive pre and post-operative care details.

Book Your Consultation Online

Erie Shores Eyecare offers co-management services to help you understand laser eye surgery procedures and provide pre and post-operative care. Start your laser eye surgery journey by booking your consultation online today.

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