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10 Interesting Facts about Eyes

Posted on by Maria Afonso in Bense, Eyes, iLASIK

Eyes are complex and amazing organs. Sight is so valuable because not only do eyes allow us to see the beauty in the world around us, but they can also reveal a lot about your health.

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Here are 10 interesting facts about eyes that you may not have known:

  • The muscles that control your eyes are the most active muscles in the body. They may be small, but they are very hard working.
  • On average, you blink 12 times per minute.
  • Eyes have more than 2 million working parts.
  • Over a normal lifespan, you see close to 24 million images. See the world through perfect vision with LASIK.
  • It’s virtually impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • Everyone is colour blind at birth.
  • The eye is the only place in the body that has exposed veins, arteries, and a major optic nerve that can be viewed. Since eyes can reveal a lot about your health, optometrists can investigate the eye without any incisions.
  • 80% of vision problems are avoidable and curable, making routine eye exams critical for the detection of eye related problems.
  • Eye size never changes! They stay the same from birth to death.
  • Eyes use more brainpower (65%) than any other body part.


Bense Vision

Healthy eyes contribute to your overall health. At Bense Vision, we care about the investment in your eyes. Specializing in iLASIK™, we are the premier laser vision correction centre in Atlantic Canada and the only facility offering the procedure in Newfoundland. Find out if you’re a candidate by booking a free consultation today. Bonus: celebrating 20 years of experience, now receive 20% off!


Enter to Win a FREE LASIK Procedure!

Posted on by Maria Afonso in Bense, iLASIK

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See life through new eyes this year! 2014 marks 20 years of laser vision correction for Bense Vision. To celebrate, we’re giving everyone 20% off our LASIK procedures from now through March 31, 2014.

Bonus! To top off the celebration, we’re also giving away a FREE LASIK PROCEDURE to one lucky pair of eyes! The winner will be treated to a state of the art procedure with the industry’s most advanced, high-definition measurement device, the iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio Aberrometer, one of a handful available in North America that Bense Vision has obtained for LASIK procedures!

To enter The 20/20 Contest:

  • Comment below and tell us your inspiration for wanting better vision (2 points)

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Sign up for a Free Consultation with us (3 points)
  • Subscribe to our newsletter (1 point)
  • Refer-a-friend (1 point)


Good luck!

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What is iLASIK?

Posted on by Maria Afonso in iLASIK

The iLASIK Procedure involves three simple steps to better vision. This particular procedure allows for customization of all steps to the individual, which leads to a higher chance of success for each patient. The iLASIK Procedure is the most popular and safest laser procedure offered in North America, and is NASA and US Department of Defense approved surgery for vision correction.

Vision Correction

iLASIK can correct a variety of vision imperfections, ranging from the mild to more severe cases of:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism

iLASIK allows for the procedure to be customized to the individual patient and their particular vision problems.

The Results

After iLASIK, many patients are able to resume their regular activities with near-perfect vision. With the enhanced ability to customize the steps of iLASIK, patients are able to enjoy snowboarding, mountain biking and other athletic activities that were previously difficult due to vision imperfections.

Most patients report a minimum of 20/20 vision after the iLASIK procedure.

Is the Procedure Safe?

With the help of new vision correcting technologies, iLASIK is the safest and most proven vision correcting procedure performed throughout the world. iLASIK was developed after a significant amount of research, ensuring that complications and risks are low.

The procedure is performed quickly and is almost painless. Each eye takes about 10 minutes, and both eyes are treated at the same time. The procedure requires no anesthesia other than numbing drops in the eyes. You may notice a little pressure during the procedure, but most patients report no discomfort once they are done.

How is it Done?

iLASIK involves three steps that are performed while you are awake.

  • Step 1: Numbing drops are applied to both eyes, and a 3-D Wavescan Map is made of both eyes to find deformities.
  • Step 2: The IntraLase Femtosecond laser is used to create the corneal flap with tiny, laser light pulses that move through the cornea’s outer layer. The flap is then lifted away from the surface.
  • Step 3: The Visx S4IR excimer laser then corrects the vision by reshaping the cornea. The procedure is finished when the flap is securely repositioned.

The entire process takes only 10-15 minutes per eye, and your eyes will heal securely and naturally after the procedure.

Why Choose iLASIK?

With all the different types of LASIK surgery, it’s difficult to know which one is right for you. At Bense Vision Clinic, we recognize the value in combining new, state-of-the-art technology, solutions customized for each patient and the skill of a talented surgeon into a procedure that is guaranteed to improve your life and your eyesight.