The first step to having your vision corrected by refractive surgery, such as LASIK (which is the most common form of elective corrective eye surgery)
Corrective Eye Surgery
See Better: Corrective Eye Surgery
Time and time again, you’ve heard your friends and co-workers, maybe even family members, swear by the astonishing, life-changing results of laser eye surgery.
Are you a good candidate for laser surgery, or is there another procedure that is most suited for the results you are hoping for? What do you need to know before undergoing laser (or refractive) eye surgery?
Known as refractive surgery, long-term vision improvements can be achieved for astigmatism, farsightedness, presbyopia, and nearsightedness. This is accomplished by modifying the cornea’s curvature or shape using the precise power of lasers, or through other methods such as intra-ocular lens replacement. Today, several refractive procedures are available. They include LASIK, PRK, SMILE, corneal inlays, corneal cross-linking, intra-ocular (IOL) lenses (which can be monofocal, trifocal, toric, or a combination of toric-trifocals) and EPI-LASIK.
Which procedure is best for me?
Having an experienced eye care professional to guide you through the preoperative and postoperative process can ensure you have the right expectations and the right procedure to meet those expectations.
This is why it is crucial to follow these two tips if you’re considering laser eye surgery:
- Understand the process from beginning to end: When you meet with an eye care specialist, ask as many questions as needed. After all, you need to feel comfortable with the healthcare professional entrusted with maintaining your sight. In addition, you should be aware of both the benefits and risks associated with the specific procedure recommended.
- Make sure you undergo a full eye health and vision assessment prior to committing to anyone one procedure. This will help determine if you are a good candidate for refractive surgery and will aid in achieving a successful and expected outcome.
What’s Next? Book your personal consultation!
With that said, Dr. Jeff Sciberras can determine if you are a good candidate for refractive eye surgery. We adhere to a strict protocol for preoperative assessment, which includes taking a full case history, assessing ocular health, tear film evaluation, measuring corneal thickness (pachymetry) as well as determining your current prescription. With all the information at hand, Dr. Sciberras will establish which refractive surgery procedure is most appropriate for you if any, and help set realistic goals. In some cases, additional testing is required, such as corneal topography or mapping, to determine the safest procedure.
Expectations and risk assessment are so important in the preoperative analysis. Dr. Sciberras will monitor and advise you through the postoperative healing stages, answering any and all of your questions along the way.
Watch this video to learn more about LASIK eye surgery, the most common elective refractive surgery procedure in the world.
Learn more about cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange by watching this video.
We welcome your laser eye surgery questions and any other eye health matters through the channels you are most comfortable with.
Discover if refractive eye surgery can improve your vision today by booking your appointment online or calling us at 905-828-2282
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