Laser Eye Surgery is a safe and effective solution for common vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. Traditionally, glasses and contact lenses have been used to treat these conditions and while they still work well today, some people prefer a more permanent result.
The most common type of laser eye surgery is Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, or LASIK for short. The goal of LASIK surgery is to improve the focusing power of your eyes by removing corneal tissue and reshaping the cornea. Whether your eyes are too short, too long or irregularly shaped, laser eye surgery can usually help restore clear vision and correct the issue.
LASIK surgery was invented 20 years ago, and it has evolved over that time to include dozens of techniques. The most recent incarnation of the LASIK procedure is a blade-free technique using iLASIK technologies. This surgery is the most requested LASIK procedure around the world, mostly due to its safety and accuracy.
Since every patient’s eyes are unique, the iLASIK process uses Wavescan technology to create a three-dimensional map of your eyes. This mapping process allows your doctor to customize the procedure specifically for you. Corneal imperfections are identified and more precise vision correction is the result.
Once all of the parameters have been set, a laser known as the Intralase laser creates a corneal flap. Before the Intralase laser came along, LASIK procedures used a blade to make the corneal flap. The ability to use only lasers makes the overall procedure much safer and the results more exact.
Laser Eye Surgery makes sense for people who no longer wish to wear corrective lenses, and who meet all the requirements to qualify for the procedure.
Bense Vision is currently the only certified iLASIK centre in all of Newfoundland. We also offer several different financing options to suit virtually any situation, and your initial consultation is free, call us to book an appointment today!