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Dr. Michael Bense,

Located in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Bense Vision is your best choice for laser vision correction in Atlantic Canada.

Our founder, Dr. Michael Bense went through extensive training, from studying in South Africa, to completing his residency in Nova Scotia, a fellowship in Toronto to recognition from the Royal College of Surgeons. He felt most at home in Newfoundland which is why he set up his practice here. He was the first to bring the LASIK procedure to Atlantic Canada. Let’s be honest, you don’t want poor vision to get in the way of enjoying all the great things this province has to offer, so why would you choose anywhere but Bense Vision, still the only certified iLASIK provider in Newfoundland Labrador.

Continuing today, unlike other clinics, at Bense Vision, we ensure your eye doctor is with you every step of the way – from your evaluation to LASIK itself, and your aftercare. Our handpicked surgeons are iLASIK certified and have the wealth of experience and training needed to provide you with the most advanced treatment using the full iLASIK suite, offered only at Bense Vision. We want to know your eyes better than anyone else so that your procedure goes as smoothly as possible.

Open your eyes and you’ll see that you made the right choice.





Open your eyes and see clearly. That’s the gift of LASIK.

Using cutting-edge technology means eliminating the cutting edge. Yes, it’s true – all of our procedures are bladeless, ensuring the best possible results for your eyes. There’s a reason LASIK is one of the most popular elective procedures – it’s easy and you’ll be amazed at how clear your vision will truly be.


The Most Advanced Vision Correction Solutions For Every Issue

For over twenty-five years, we’ve performed various types of vision correction procedures with an extremely high success rate. Using the latest technologies available worldwide, right here in Newfoundland and Labrador. Bense Vision offers many vision services, concentrating mostly on iLASIK and iLASIK-Xtra. With a strong reputation for the most advanced, cutting edge technology and experience, Bense Vision has become the most trusted and most established laser vision correction facility in Eastern Canada. In fact, we are the Only Certified Blade-free iLASIK Centre in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Our Services

At Bense Vision, we strive to provide our patients with the best options available when it comes to vision correction procedures. This includes:

This procedure is LASIK in its most advanced form. It has been and continues to be one of the most popular procedures done by laser in North America. We have been performing the iLASIK procedure since 2007 with precision and accuracy, helping many patients to be able to see well again without vision aids.

This procedure combines our iLASIK procedure with Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (KXL), a procedure used to strengthen a weakened cornea.

The iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio aberrometer is a next-generation tool for mapping and analyzing the cornea. This is done by constructing an individual ocular blueprint for each patient, allowing for the highest degree of accuracy during your LASIK procedure.

Our iDesign aberrometer is one of only a handful currently available in North America, and we’re pleased to be able to offer this incredible piece of technology to our patients.

Contact Us Today

Whether you have suffered vision problems for many years, or if you recently noticed an issue, contact Bense Vision today at 709.722.2020 to schedule your FREE consultation.




My experience dealing with the Bense team was absolutely fantastic… The service was phenomenal, and I was made to feel very comfortable with all my questions answered and great care offered. I highly recommend the Bense team for eye care!

Sheilagh L.

Easy – Cost Efficient – Perfect Results. The gift of perfect eyesight is a wonderful experience offered by the Bense Team…. Imagine just opening your eyes and being able to SEE. What a wonderful gift the team provided. Thank you Bense Team.

Michelle R.


After wearing glasses for 34 years, I finally got to kiss them goodbye and don’t miss them at all. Thank you to Bense Vision, Bev, and all of their wonderful staff that made me feel so important that day.

Teena B.

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