OUR STORY

OUR STORY

1993 1993
Having trained under world famous surgeons including Dr. Slava Fedorov and Dr. Ellis at Berkeley, Dr. Mike Bense performs the first RK (radial keratotomy) surgical procedure in Atlantic Canada.
1994 1994
Dr. Bense performs the first PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) procedure in Atlantic Canada, using cutting-edge VISX 20/20B laser technology (PRK is a forerunner of LASIK). Dr. Bense also performs the first PTK (phototherapeutic keratectomy) procedure in Atlantic Canada.
1997 1997
Dr. Bense performs the 1st LASIK procedure in Atlantic Canada. Over the next 15 years the procedure evolves and undergoes several upgrades.
2000 2000
Dr. Bense introduces vital new procedures to Newfoundland including CLE (Clear Lens Extraction), LRI (Limbal Relaxing Incisions) for Astigmatism, Iris Registration Technology, and Pupil Tracking laser technology.
2007 2007
NASA and “TOPGUN” schools approve iLASIK™ for astronauts and jet fighter pilots. Dr. Bense introduces iLASIK™ to Newfoundland.
2012 2012
Thanks to our use of cutting-edge technology, our experience, and word-of-mouth referrals, Bense Vision is the most established and trusted laser vision correction centre in Eastern Canada and the only certified iLASIK providers in Newfoundland. Over the last 18 years we have successfully performed over 20,000 restoration procedures.

KAMRA was approved in May 2012 in Canada and Dr. Bense introduced the KAMRA Vision technology in Eastern Canada at that time.