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Q & A on iLASIK & Curling With Brad Gushue

Posted on by Maria Afonso in iLASIK

Q and A with Brad Gushue

Q & A on iLASIK & Curling

With Brad Gushue, Olympic Gold Medalist


Q:  What was the defining moment for you, in deciding you wanted your eyes corrected?
A:  It was looking down at the other end and not being able to see it quite clearly. I knew it was time to do something about my vision…when things weren’t as clear as they should be.

Q:  Why did you choose Dr. Bense?
A:  I chose Dr. Bense because of his reputation and his experience and I knew he’d do a great job. I didn’t think about going anywhere else to get my eyes corrected. I knew I’d get the best care.

Q:  Why did you trust him?
A: I knew Dr. Bense had a great reputation.  He’s been doing this procedure a long time and I felt very confident that he’d make my procedure a success, and he was able to customize a plan just for me. I never thought about going anywhere else but Dr. Bense.

Q:  How was service from the Bense team?
A:  The staff was wonderful to deal with…made me feel comfortable, at ease…I was a little bit nervous going into the procedure but they helped me get over that.

Q:  So you were nervous then?
A:  Yeah I was a little nervous but knowing Dr. Bense had done this so many times and the staff helped me feel very comfortable before the procedure.

Q:  How has iLASIK changed your game?
A:  It has given me alot more confidence. Now when I see a rock come down I can be really precise. iLASIK changed my game because I’m much more confident knowing that I can call a shot and see it all the way down the ice as clear as I can. It’s going to make me much more sharp calling the line and a lot more fun curling.

Q:  What about off the ice?
A:  I love being able to drive down the street and see all the signs. Also dealing with contact lens was not alot of fun for me.

Q:  What about the cost of the procedure? Is it worth it?
A: For me I would have paid 3 times what it cost for the procedure…to see as clearly as I do now. It was worth every penny.

Q:  Was there any pain?
A:   The day of the procedure I didn’t experience any pain. It was effortless and easy! It was really remarkable how good my vision became after the procedure.

Q:  What were your iLASIK results?
A:  I was very happy with my results from the procedure. I have better than 20/20 vision.

Q;  Would you recommend iLASIK by Dr. Bense?
A:  I have already recommended this to all my friends and family.  I think it’s definitely worth doing. I really regret not having done this earlier.

Q:  What kind of game is curling?
A:  Curling is a precise game. It is definitely a game of vision, you have to be able to see the shot. Precision vision is vital for that.

Q:  Why is perfect vision so important?
A:  Perfect vision is important because it’s a game of inches…a game of millimeters. You have to be able to see very crisp and clear.

Q: What would you tell someone wondering about iLASIK?
A: My only regret is that I waited so long to have the procedure done. There was no question where I was going…I trusted Dr. Bense with my vision and you can too.

Conventional LASIK vs. iLASIK

Posted on by Maria Afonso in Bense, Bense Vision, Eye Health, Eyes, iLASIK, Newfoundland, Technology, Vision

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Conventional LASIK vs. iLASIK

Vision correction has come so far from the first eye glasses introduced in the 13th century, we have evolved from specs to surgeries. The first Laser Vision correction surgeries started with PRK in early 1990’s, followed by the LASIK procedure late 1990’s and then iLASIK in the early-mid 2000’s. If you are interested in LASIK eye surgery and have come this far, you’ve likely been doing some research on Blade vs. Bladeless. What do these terms really mean? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Is it worth it? We want to clear the air and answer some of these common concerns.


Let’s start by telling you what happens during the LASIK procedure, this will help you understand the difference! During LASIK, the cornea (the outermost layer of the eye) is reshaped to correct vision including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In order to get to the corneal tissue that needs to be reshaped, the LASIK surgeon must create a thin corneal flap. The flap is the very exterior layer, often described as thin as “saran wrap” or “skin on an onion”. The flap is then lifted for application of laser energy that reshapes the eye for vision correction. The flap stays connected to the eye, when the LASIK procedure is complete and the cornea has been reshaped, the surgeon “closes” the flap, which naturally starts to ahere right away.

What is Conventional or traditional LASIK?

In a conventional LASIK procedure, the surgeon will use a bladed instrument known as a microkeratome to cut a thin flap into the cornea. The hand-held blade comes in direct contact with the cornea in this type of procedure. The flap (door into the cornea) created by a microkeratome is not always precise and may be thinner toward the middle of the flap because of how the blade works. This has the potential to cause certain types of flap defects including buttonholes (where the flap is shaped like a button) and flaps that become detached from the eye or incomplete.

What does “Blade-Free” LASIK means?

In a 100% blade-free LASIK procedure (AKA bladeless or all-laser LASIK procedure), the surgeon will use the advanced technology of a laser to create the flap (door to the cornea). At Bense Vision, our iLASIK procedure exclusively uses the advanced IntraLase iFS™ femtosecond laser – the most advanced Laser Vision Correction used worldwide. This laser uses high-energy laser pulses to separate the corneal tissue. Using this advanced laser technology to create the corneal flap means a more consistent thickness throughout the flap and reduces the number of complications that can result from using the bladed microkertome instrument.

What are the advantages of blade-free flaps

It is a fact that iLASIK technology is 25 times more accurate that conventional LASIK. It is so custom, so precise, and so accurate that we are able to treat many more patients, those that would not have been candidates for “conventional” LASIK are more likely to be good candidates for iLASIK today. As well, using a laser to create the corneal flap during LASIK will lead to fewer flap complications, that we used to see when doing cornea bladed LASIK. This can translate to additional benefits in terms of long-term quality of vision following this iLASIK procedure. Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of using a laser to create the corneal flap in a LASIK procedure. Some of the advantages compared with conventional LASIK include:

  • Less flap complications
  • Increased accuracy creating the corneal flap
  • Unprecedented control and precision during the procedure
  • Less patient anxiety without the “blade”
  • Reduced occurrence of halos and glare associated with blade
  • Better long-term vision quality
  • Treat more patients
  • Dry eyes more associated with blade

Is Blade-Free really worth It?

There are many advantages to blade-free LASIK, and there are certainly associated costs with this type of procedure. However, at Bense Vision we believe so strongly that the blade free iLASIK procedure, is the standard of care for today – we do not pass on that cost difference to our patients. It is our opinion that patients who receive the bladed LASIK for the same cost as Bense Vision’s iLASIK are simply overpaying. Did you know? The blade-free iLASIK procedure is the only approved laser vision correction procedure for use by NASA and US Military branches! Now that you understand the advantages compared with conventional LASIK, it’s up to you to determine if the benefits are important to you! When it comes to your vision, you decide what you want and deserve!

Don’t underestimate Surgeon Experience!

While blade-free iLASIK offers many benefits compared with conventional LASIK, the most important aspect is that the patient is in the hands of an expert surgeon. We are talking about tools, and tools are only as good as the surgeon who is using them. For example, a novice surgeon does not have the experience and skill as a seasoned surgeon who has been performing LASIK for many years. While both of these surgeons may use the same femtosecond laser, the seasoned surgeon would be more skilled at using the laser to provide patients with optimal vision outcomes. So don’t let the appeal of blade-free LASIK technology blind you to other important LASIK considerations, such as surgeon experience. We believe in the best, that is why we practice exclusively blade free for our LASIK patients – we are the only iLASIK certified provider in the province.

Experience Blade-Free LASIK from the Best!

At Bense vision you will receive 100% blade-free iLASIK technology in the hands of an experienced and skilled iLASIK surgeon who has performed almost 30,000 laser vision correction surgeries! Because we remain committed to using leading-edge technology and being Newfoundland’s most experienced and qualified iLASIK surgeon, we have helped 95% of our iLASIK patients see 20/20 or better following their procedure, with the majority seeing even better than that….20/15! At Bense Vision we are a “true centre of excellence” for LASIK eye surgery in the province.

To find out if you are a candidate, schedule a free evaluation with our doctors by calling 709.722.2020 or request an appointment via our contact page .

Fact or Fiction: Discussing LASIK Myths

Posted on by Maria Afonso in iLASIK, Vision


Laser Vision Correction procedures have been around for 20 years now, constantly making progressive changes in technology, treatment plans, and financing options. As with any other surgical procedure, your first instinct is to gather as much information as possible in order to help with your decision to move forward.

For as long as laser vision correction procedures have been around, there has been a sharing of information and, more often than not unfortunately, misinformation! Unless you are a LASIK expert, it can be hard to sort through and determine what is fact and what is fiction when it comes to laser vision correction procedures. There is so much information available regarding these procedures, you may not even know where to start!

Luckily, here at Bense Vision, we are experts in all things LASIK, and want to help give you the correct information you are looking for. Let’s take a look at some of the most common LASIK myths, and distinguish once and for all what is fact, and what is pure fiction.

LASIK surgery is painful!

This myth is complete fiction! While LASIK is a surgical procedure, pain is kept under control with the use of eye drops that numb your eyes during the duration of the procedure, which only lasts about 20 minutes from start to finish. Typically, patients will feel pressure during a portion of the procedure, but the actual laser reshaping is completely pain-free. Additionally, you may be provided a mild sedative prior to LASIK if you are experiencing anxiety.

LASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even astigmatism.

This myth is absolutely true! Many think that LASIK is only meant to or able to treat nearsightedness, but that thinking is incorrect. Advances in laser vision technology mean that many common refractive errors can be treated with LASIK. If you happen to have a more serious refractive error, there are other surgical options available to treat your vision as well.

LASIK surgery can make your vision worse.

This is one of the biggest fears potential laser vision correction patients have prior to undergoing their surgery. Some people are under the belief that laser vision correction can damage your eyesight, and even make you go blind! This couldn’t be further from the truth. No one has ever gone blind from a LASIK procedure, and since the surgery only affects the front surface of your eye, complications are very rare.

You will never have to wear corrective lenses again after LASIK.

This is a trickier LASIK myth, and it is understandable why so much misinformation exists. LASIK will correct your current vision issues, meaning if your vision stays the same for the rest of your life after LASIK, you will be fine! However, since no laser vision correction procedures can stop the natural aging process, it is common for LASIK patients to wear glasses for reading, or for activities such as night driving, when they get older.

Long-term side effects of LASIK are unknown.

This is another myth that can be counted as pure fiction. As mentioned before, laser vision correction procedures have been around for more than 20 years! Given this, the sample size of LASIK patients is more than large enough to state that long-term complications or side effects are not only known, but are virtually non-existent.

Discussing LASIK Myths at Bense Vision

We are committed to providing our patients with the most knowledgeable, professional, reliable, and state-of-the-art eye care solutions available. At Bense Vision, your vision is important to us. We have performed thousands of successful LASIK procedures, and are proud to offer the highest-quality treatment and technology available. Part of the Bense Advantage is being able to enjoy the benefits of our premier laser vision correction facility, including the expertise of Dr. Bense himself, and the support of his highly skilled staff.

If you are having vision problems, and are looking into ways to finally be free of those contacts or glasses, we want to help put you on the right track towards better vision. During your free consultation at Bense Vision, we will be happy to discuss any LASIK myths, frequently asked questions, and any other concerns you may have regarding your laser vision correction procedure.

The information on laser vision correction procedures can be entirely overwhelming if you don’t know where to look. We pride ourselves on being able to clear up the most common LASIK myths out there to help make your laser vision correction journey a smooth one. If you’ve heard or read any information about LASIK that you don’t see addressed here, please feel free to contact us and we will happy to set the record straight!

Life after LASIK

Posted on by Maria Afonso in Bense, Bense Vision, Eyes, iLASIK

You can begin enjoying the advantages of LASIK immediately after the procedure! The recovery process is so quick that, if your workplace has a low risk of eye injury, you can return to work one day after getting LASIK. Before you can enjoy your new eyes, it’s important to follow the doctor’s instructions and be aware of what you can and cannot do.

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Immediately After LASIK Surgery

After your surgery, it is important to do whatever you can to protect your eyes. Your doctor will provide you with sunglasses or eye shields, which you will have to wear while sleeping. You will also be given eye drops to prevent inflammation, infections and to keep your eyes moist during the healing process.
It is crucial that you have transportation arranged for after your surgery, as you will not be able to drive immediately after the procedure has been completed. Once you’re home, you may feel like scratching and rubbing your eyes, but it is very important that you do not touch your eyes during recovery time at all. After your procedure, your corneal flap is healing, and rubbing your eyes can halt the healing process by displacing the flap. You may also experience red, watery eyes during healing, but these are all normal, temporary symptoms and nothing to be worried about!

The Next Few Days After LASIK

Your doctor will likely want to do a check-up within the first 24 hours of your procedure to make sure your eyes are recovering well. This is when you will be advised as to when you can drive, and if it’s safe to return to work. After 3 days, you may be able to resume regular outdoor activities, if you are wearing protective eye gear and are being very careful.
You can also resume applying make-up at this time, as long as you stay away from your eyes. This means no mascara or eyeliner just yet, ladies! Additionally, when washing your face make-up off, don’t forget to stay away from the eyes, which can be done by using make up wipes instead of a full-face wash. This alternative will help prevent you from being tempted to rub your eyes during make up removal.

One Month After LASIK

In the weeks following your procedure, you may feel as though there is something in your eye at times, but this is just a normal side effect of LASIK. As long as you are not touching or picking your eyes, this symptom should go away in due time. At this time, you can now resume wearing make-up, and play your favourite sports without eyewear protection!

A Few Months After LASIK

You’re free! A few months after your procedure, you can finally enjoy your new eyes without any restrictions at all. Of course, we always recommend wearing sunglasses and eye protection for high trauma activities, such as outdoor sports, or exposure to the sun. Now go ahead, and savor a life without glasses and contacts!

Did you know that Bense Vision is the only laser clinic in Newfoundland to offer iLASIK™, the most advanced form of LASIK. Book a free consultation to see if you are eligible for laser vision correction today!

3 Reasons Why LASIK is an Investment in Your Vision

Posted on by Maria Afonso in iLASIK, Technology, Vision

LASIK is the permanent vision correction procedure for common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It is a popular procedure for a number of reasons, but never having to wear glasses and/or contact lenses again is a major one. Even though thousands of Canadians have had LASIK to correct their vision, there are still many more who choose to rely on glasses and contacts instead. The reason for this gap has to do with the fact that many people are fearful – of the procedure itself and the cost. We’re here to assure you that when it comes to LASIK, there’s absolutely nothing to fear!

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Here are 3 reasons why we think LASIK is the best investment you can make in your vision:

  1. The Cost Savings of LASIK

Many people think of LASIK as an expensive treatment that they would like to have done – if they could afford it. However, not only is the cost of LASIK reasonable, but you actually save money by having it done.

At first glance the cost of LASIK may seem like a lot, but keep in mind that LASIK is designed to be a one-time procedure. When you compare the cost of glasses and contact lenses over a lifetime with LASIK, it’s significantly more than the cost of LASIK. Depending on factors such as your age and the type of lenses you require, the cost and maintenance of glasses and contact lenses can add up quickly, especially if you wear both on a regular basis. In addition, designer frames can cost hundreds of dollars. If you’re like most people, you probably like to replace your glasses once every couple of years. However, it will only take a few years to recover the cost of LASIK by not having to purchase glasses or contact lenses.

In addition, we don’t ever want the cost of LASIK to get in the way of your potential for perfect vision. This is why we offer a variety of financing and payment plans such as LASIK for as low as $83/month and LASIK starting at $500 per eye. We can help you find a plan that’s convenient and fits in with your budget. We’re committed to ensuring that every patient can experience the life-changing benefits of LASIK.

  1. The Value in Clear Vision

LASIK is an investment in your vision because there is plenty of value in having clear vision. Imagine life without ever having to wear glasses or contact lenses again. Combine this with the cost savings of LASIK and it’s easy to see that it is one of the best elective procedures. We assure you it will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make! After all, enjoying clear vision without glasses and/or contact lenses is priceless!

  1. The Accuracy of Treatment and Results

iLASIK is the most advanced LASIK procedure available today. LASIK is not a one-size fits all procedure. iLASIK technology maps out the unique characteristics of your eye and creates a customized procedure so you get the most optimal results. Overall, it increases the comfort, precision and result of your LASIK procedure.

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When you talk about something that can last lifetime, that’s LASIK! It’s the best investment you can make in your vision not only because you’ll be able to see clearly, but also because it makes the most financial sense.

If you are considering LASIK, we encourage you to take the first step by finding out if you are a candidate for LASIK. The best way to find out if you are a candidate is to contact us to book your free LASIK consultation with Dr. Bense. With more than 20 years of experience and more than 20,000 procedures under his belt, you’re in good hands with Dr. Bense. In addition, he was the first surgeon to introduce LASIK to Eastern Canada and is the only certified iLASIK surgeon in St. John’s.

Still not convinced? Here are 8 other reasons why you should choose Bense Vision for LASIK in St. John’s. LASIK can make activities more enjoyable and eliminate the worry and frustration often associated with glasses and contact lenses. We can help you find the best option for achieving crystal-clear vision!





LASIK in the Long-Term

Posted on by Maria Afonso in iLASIK, Technology

Laser eye surgery has come a long way since it was first performed in 1990 in Canada. Not only was Dr. Bense the first surgeon to introduce the procedure to Eastern Canada more than 20 years ago, but he has also become one of the most successful eye surgeons in the country. He is committed to using only the most advanced laser vision correction technology on the market, iDesign technology, available to treat his patients.

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The Most Advanced Technology

Bense Vision is the only provider of iLASIK laser eye surgery in St. John’s. iLASIK in the most advanced LASIK procedure in the world and its customization effectively increases precision, comfort and results. The customization of your vision correction is based on your individual refractive signature. A refractive signature is unique to each of your eyes and is like a fingerprint. The iLASIK technology captures your refractive signature using 3D mapping to create exact specifications required to correct your vision. iLASIK is your personalized LASIK procedure!

Older generations of laser technologies created more cause for concern when it came to long-term side effects of LASIK. Side effects including glare, seeing halos around lights, fluctuating vision, and poor night vision were much more common then they are today. The improvements made in the technology used today have significantly reduced and even prevented the majority of these side effects from occurring. This is why it is important to do some research when deciding to have LASIK. You want to select a centre that uses the most advanced technology to ensure you get the best results. Your vision should never be comprised with the cost or use of the most advanced technology.

Financial Benefits

Speaking of costs, the cost of the one-time procedure required by LASIK is significantly less than the lifetime supply and maintenance of glasses and contact lenses. In the long-term, you actually save money with LASIK! While the upfront cost may seem like a lot, we never want the price of LASIK to get in the way of having clear vision. This is why we provide a number of financing options including $0 down, 0% financing for 12 and 24 months to make correcting your vision more affordable. Don’t forget that if you spot a lower advertised price for LASIK, we will not only match it, but we’ll beat it by $100!

Your Clearest Vision, Forever

As you can see, LASIK has come a long way since Dr. Bense introduced the procedure to Eastern Canada, and he has been there every step of the way. LASIK is now a completely bladeless procedure and is entirely customizable for your individual needs! This means more precise and more advanced results. After all, this isn’t a one size fits all procedure. Every individual’s eyes are different and will respond differently to the procedure.

When deciding whether LASIK is right for you, you want to know everything there is to know about the procedure, including what your vision will be like in 10 or 20 years. Although LASIK is a permanent procedure, it doesn’t factor in the natural changes that can occur within the eye’s structure that are unpreventable e.g. with age. What does this mean if you’ve had LASIK? A simple re-treatment may be necessary to restore your vision in the future. In addition, aging eyes for some patients may require them to wear reading glasses for seeing small print.

We can assure you that LASIK is one of the best investments you’ll ever make! There’s a reason why millions have chosen LASIK for permanent vision correction.

Bense Vision

To find out if you’re a candidate for LASIK, contact us today to schedule your free consultation. You can feel confident that you’re under the treatment and care of Dr. Bense. With over 20 years of experience, he has over 20,000 procedures under his belt. That many procedures mean a lot of happy eyes. Our focus on LASIK procedures specifically, has created a level of expertise that is simply unmatched. We are proud to be the only local LASIK clinic in St. John’s.

The world is a beautiful place and there is so much to see. Let Dr. Bense give you the vision necessary to live life to the fullest – glasses and contact lens free. We look forward to seeing you!


5 Reasons Why You Should Get LASIK With Us

Posted on by Maria Afonso in Bense Vision, iLASIK, Newfoundland

Although there are a number of reasons that make us the most trusted and most established laser vision correction facility in Eastern Canada, here are the top 5 reasons why Bense Vision is the clear choice for vision correction in Newfoundland:


  1. Financing

We don’t think the cost of laser vision correction should ever get in the way of having clear vision. This is why we offer a number of flexible financing options to make our procedures affordable for every budget, including See Now Pay in 2016: $0 down, 0% financing, and $0 payments. This means you can experience what it’s like to have crystal clear vision for an entire year before having to pay for your LASIK surgery! However, when it comes to correcting your vision, the deciding factor should be quality, and not cost. Few things in life are as precious as your sight.

  1. Price Match

Spot a lower advertised price for All-Laser LASIK? We’ll price match it here! Not only will we price match any competitor’s price, but we will beat it by $100! We have taken our price matching feature to a whole new level because we believe in fair prices! This way, you know you’re getting a quality procedure for the best price!

  1. Your Local LASIK Clinic

Bense Vision is proud to be the only local LASIK clinic in St. John’s, Newfoundland. As a result, we are able to provide our patients with some unique benefits that other facilities may not have, including personal care and a level of accountability.

  1. Dr. Bense

Dr. Bense has performed over 20,000 procedures in his 20+ years of experience, making him Newfoundland’s resident LASIK expert! His specialization in laser vision correction and more specifically LASIK procedures, has created a level of expertise that is unmatched.

Dr. Bense has also been credited for performing many of the very first procedures including PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) in 1994 and PTK (phototherapeutic keratectomy) in Atlantic Canada. A few years later in 1997, Dr. Bense was the first to perform the LASIK procedure in the region. In addition, Bense Vision is the only certified iLASIK provider in Newfoundland. Not only is iLASIK utilizes the safest and most popular LASIK technology in North America; it is also the most advanced LASIK procedure available today. Dr. Bense would not have been able to accomplish these milestones without the help and support of his highly skilled staff. Our incredibly caring and talented staff has helped establish this facility as one of the best in Eastern Canada. At Bense Vision, you can feel confident knowing your vision is in the best care.

  1. Community Involvement

As a family-owned business in the local community, we believe that it is our duty to give back and help those in need to reach their goals. We support multiple charitable organizations including the Single Parent Association and Iris Kirby House.

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Our mission is to provide the most professional, reliable, state-of-the-art eye care solutions at an affordable price.

Thanks to our use of cutting-edge technology, our experience, and word-of-mouth referrals, Bense Vision has become the most established and trusted laser vision correction centre in Eastern Canada.

We will continue to keep up-to-date on all the latest laser eye correction technologies, so you always get the highest-quality treatment available in the industry. We will also continue to provide flexible financing options, so our world-class procedures are affordable for every budget. If you’re ready to have freedom from glasses and contact lenses, contact us today to schedule your free one-on-one LASIK consultation with Dr. Bense. After he determines whether you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure, your road to achieving crystal clear vision begins.

Our Lifetime Satisfaction Plan will also guarantee that your vision remains optimal for a lifetime. If your vision ever drops below 20/40 or if you have comparable deterioration, you will be re-treated at no additional cost. Eligibility for this plan will be determined in your consultation.

Can you think of any reason why Bense Vision wouldn’t be your first choice for permanent vision correction? Get local, affordable LASIK from Bense Vision and you’ll see the difference! We look forward to meeting you!

10 Reasons Why You Need LASIK in 2016

Posted on by Maria Afonso in Eyes, iLASIK, Vision

Have you always wanted LASIK but haven’t gotten around to booking your LASIK consultation? Well, now is the time to make the decision that will change your life forever!

LASIK is the safe and effective permanent vision correction procedure to treat common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Thousands of Canadians have turned to laser eye surgery to correct their vision and eliminate the need to rely on glasses and/or contact lenses.

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Here are 10 reasons why you need LASIK in the New Year:

  1. A new year calls for a new look. That is the look of freedom from never having to wear glasses or contact lenses again! Did you know the latest trend in eyewear is no eyewear at all? We can assure you that this look looks good on everyone and it can even improve your confidence!
  2. A new year is often associated with a time for change. Out with the old and in with the new, you can say bye-bye to your glasses and contact lenses for good with LASIK.
  3. A new year with even newer vision will allow you to see your new goals more clearly.
  4. LASIK is the ultimate gift to yourself this holiday season. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving because it lasts for a lifetime! After approximately 3 months, your eyes have fully adjusted to the surgery and your LASIK results are expected to be permanent.
  5. The cost of clear vision has never been more affordable with Bense Vision! Since we’re celebrating 20 years of service, we’re giving you the gift of 20% off your LASIK procedure. In addition, we have also made financing options easy. You can receive $0 down, 0% financing, so you don’t have to pay until 2016! We never want the cost of LASIK to get in the way of having the clearest vision. In the long run, your LASIK procedure will pay for itself. The amount you spend on contact lenses, solution and prescription glasses can add up quickly. The cost of LASIK may seem like a lot at first glance, but it is a one-time procedure, meaning it’s a one-time cost as well!
  6. Travel in the new year without worry and see the beauty of the world with crystal clear vision. You never have to worry about packing your contact lenses, case, solution, or glasses ever again.
  7. Speaking of contacts and glasses, with LASIK you will never have to deal with their hassle again! The required maintenance and care that comes along with glasses and contacts not only adds up in cost, but also your precious time spent dealing with them. By eliminating your dependency on contacts, you eliminate any risk of transferring bacteria, which can lead to unpleasant eye infections.
  8. If one of your New Years’ resolutions was to be more active, then you will be grateful for LASIK. You’ll never have to worry about your contact lenses falling out, or even worse, your glasses falling off and breaking. You’ll be able to read, drive and participate in activities such as swimming and sports with complete freedom.
  9. Quick, proven results and an even quicker recovery time from LASIK means you can kick off your new year with clear vision that is ready to take on the world.
  10. Last but not least, clear vision achieved with LASIK is priceless!

Now that you’ve heard our list of why LASIK is a must-have in the new year, what are you waiting for? Contact us today to schedule your free LASIK consultation! There’s no doubt that LASIK is the clear choice for permanent vision correction. Being able to see clearly is truly an amazing feeling that you have to experience for youself!

Get LASIK Today!

Bense Vision is the premier laser vision correction facility in Atlantic Canada. Cutting edge technology and experience has made us the most trusted and most established facility in Eastern Canada. During your LASIK consultation, Dr. Bense will determine if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure. For over 20 years, he has performed various types of vision correction procedures with an extremely high success rate!



10 Signs it’s Time to Invest in LASIK

Posted on by Maria Afonso in iLASIK, Vision

LASIK is the safe and effective permanent vision correction procedure for common eye problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It is becoming more and more popular with cutting edge technology and this has many people wondering if LASIK eye surgery is right for them.

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Here are 10 signs it may be time to invest in LASIK and 10 times you may have wished you had LASIK:

  1. You’ve misplaced your glasses more times than you can count.
  2. You wear contact lenses and experience irritation, dry eyes and discomfort but you’re too embarrassed to wear your glasses out in public.
  3. You break the number one contact lens wearing rule – sleeping with them in!
  4. You wear glasses but when the sun is out you want to wear sunglasses – you can’t!
  5. You’re active and constantly adjusting your glasses so they don’t fall off. If you want to swim, you can’t wear glasses or contact lenses so you will have to wear goggles. Contact lenses should never come in contact with water!
  6. You wake up in the middle of the night searching for your glasses to go to the bathroom.
  7. When you wake up in the morning everything is a blur. You’re unable to see your alarm clock so you have to search for your glasses again.
  8. You’re at a restaurant but can’t see anything on the menu because you forgot your glasses.
  9. You’ve made the spontaneous decision to stay the night at a friend’s house but then you realize your didn’t bring your contact lens solution or case. Your friend doesn’t wear contacts so you’re forced to sleep with them in only to wake with painful dry eyes.
  10. You put on a great outfit but it doesn’t match your glasses. Coordinating your wardrobe to match your glasses is too much work.

The LASIK Investment

Did you know that depending on factors such as your age and the type of lenses you require, LASIK is actually cheaper than the lifelong commitment of glasses and/or contact lenses? With LASIK, you never have to purchase costly prescription glasses, contacts or solution again!

Bense Vision

At Bense Vision we offer the most advanced LASIK procedure available today. If you’ve experienced any of the above scenarios and you think it may be time to consider LASIK, start by booking your free LASIK consultation today.





LASIK Satisfaction

Posted on by Maria Afonso in iLASIK, Vision

LASIK satisfaction

According to this recent study, LASIK patients highly recommend their method of treatment to friends. While people tend to recommend the vision correction method that they already subscribe to, LASIK is the most recommended when people switch from glasses or contacts. Switching from glasses to contacts or staying in contact lenses led to a 53% recommendation rate, while switching from glasses or contacts to LASIK resulted in up to an 87% recommendation rate.

The satisfaction people feel after obtaining LASIK is greater when people were asked if LASIK worked better for them than their contacts did. 96% of people believed it did.

All in all, patients are most happy with reputable centres for LASIK eye correction that are diligent in learning about new techniques and technologies while being careful about candidate selection.

Are you interested in LASIK? Come in for a free consultation today!