Laser Eye Surgery Consultations in Okotoks

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See the Difference Laser Eye Surgery Can Make

Laser eye surgery is becoming popular among people looking for a permanent solution for their refractive errors. But while laser eye surgery can present many benefits, the operation may not be right for you.

To help determine your potential to have this surgery, we offer comprehensive laser eye surgery consultations with our eye care team. We can also co-manage your experience before and after the operation to ensure your eyes are getting the care they need.

If you’re interested in laser eye surgery, please book an appointment today.

What Is Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery, or refractive lens surgery, is a group of different eye procedures that can correct refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The type of surgery you may have depends on your eyes’ health and your personal vision goals.

Despite potentially improving your vision, laser eye surgery does not guarantee 20/20 vision. Many patients still require glasses or contact lenses to achieve their preferred vision, but many patients still report having better vision following their operation.

Types of Laser Eye Surgery

LASIK

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery is one of the most commonly performed operations in the world of laser eye surgery.

An ophthalmologist uses a small blade or a femtosecond laser to create a small flap from the outer layer of your cornea during the operation. Folding the flap back, your ophthalmologist will then reshape your corneal stroma using an excimer laser. Once the operation is complete, the flap is placed back in its original position and left to heal over a couple of days.

PRK

PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) eye surgery is very similar to LASIK, but instead of creating a flap in your outer cornea, your epithelium is removed to grant access to your corneal stroma. An excimer laser then reshapes the corneal stroma to correct your vision.

Your epithelium heals over a few days.

Managing Your Surgery

Before the Operation

There are many things to consider before you can have laser eye surgery. One of the first things you will have before undergoing surgery will be a comprehensive laser eye surgery consultation. Consultations include an eye exam that will check for diseases and conditions that could prevent you from having surgery.

If your eyes are healthy enough for surgery, we can help refer you to an ophthalmologist. Throughout your surgery experience, we will work with your ophthalmologist to give you the support you need to ensure your surgery’s best possible outcome.

Before you go in for your surgery, consider these tips:

  • Book a few days off school or work so your eyes have time to heal properly.
  • Don’t wear contact lenses for a few days following surgery.
  • Don’t wear makeup or alcohol-based perfumes, colognes, and fragrances.
  • Don’t wear clothes that can attract dust and dirt during the operation.
  • Don’t wear contact lenses 2 weeks prior to surgery.

The healing process is different for everyone, but our team will be with you every step of the way to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your vision. Some post-operative recommendations include:

  • Using special sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays and light sensitivity.
  • Taking prescribed eye drops to keep your eyes comfortable.
  • Booking a series of follow-up appointments with our team to ensure your eyes are healing as expected.

Request Your Consultation Today

If you are ready to see what laser eye surgery can offer to your vision, please book a consultation with our team today.

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You can find us in the Cornerstone Shopping Complex across the parking lot from Mark’s and right beside Cornerstone Dental.

Please reach out to us! We look forward to hearing from you.

Address

201 Southridge Dr Suite 303
Okotoks, AB T1S 2E1

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Hours

Monday
8:30 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5 PM
Thursday
7 AM7 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM2 PM
Sunday
Closed
Statutory Holidays
Closed

Please note: We are closed on Saturdays of long weekends.

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