Laser Eye Surgery Consultation in North Toronto

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There have been many medical advancements in the field of laser eye surgery. Today, it’s an option open to many patients who are looking for an alternative to glasses and contact lenses.

If you are curious about this procedure, a laser surgery consultation is the first step in determining if laser eye surgery is right for you.

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Why a Consultation is Important

A consultation is crucial to making sure that you’re a good candidate for laser eye surgery. We do a full medical assessment of your eyes to make sure that you will get the most from laser eye surgery. We also make sure your eyes are healthy enough for surgery, which includes evaluating your:

  • Eye health
  • Corneal thickness
  • Stable vision
  • Overall health

To proceed with laser eye surgery, you must be over eighteen years old and be in good health. Your eyes must be healthy and free from injury or infections, such as pink eye. Those with eye conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, keratoconus, or retinal and optic nerve diseases are not candidates for eye surgery.

It’s also important that if you have certain autoimmune or degenerative conditions, like Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and type one diabetes, that they are well-managed before surgery.

Pregnancy is another consideration. If you are pregnant, you must wait up to six months postpartum, as hormonal changes can alter the shape of your cornea. Finally, your prescription must be stable for at least one year before you have laser surgery.

LASIK vs. PRK

LASIK and PRK are the two most common laser vision correction options. Most patients who undergo laser eye surgery choose one of these two options unless there are other concerns or conditions that are better addressed using other vision correction surgeries.

LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. During this type of laser eye surgery, your surgeon will first cut a flap in the cornea. From there, your cornea will be reshaped using a computer-guided laser to correct your vision. Recovery usually takes one to two days, but many patients see vision improvement right away.

PRK, photorefractive keratectomy, is another type of laser surgery that is often recommended to patients who aren’t a good candidate for LASIK. The main difference between PRK and LASIK is during PRK no corneal flap is made. Instead, the top layer of the cornea (the epithelium) is removed. Then, a laser is used to correct your vision.

The recovery time is around one week, with vision improvement within two weeks. Because of the longer healing time, PRK is usually only recommended for patients with thin corneas or other special considerations, like extremely active lifestyles, as there is no chance of flap-related complications.

Our Location

Where to Find Us

Find us on the 5th floor of the Hullmark Corporate Centre.

Parking & TTC

Underground parking is accessible via Anndale Drive. The subway can be accessed via the Sheppard-Yonge station.

Our Address

4789 Yonge Street, Suite 505
North York, ON M2N 0G3

Contact Information

Phone: 416-322-0379
Fax: 416-322-9964
info@northtorontovisioncare.com

Hours of Operation

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM1 PM
Saturday
By Appointment
Sunday
Closed

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