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iLASIK™ (Laser Eye Surgery)

What is iLASIK™ Laser Eye Surgery?

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iLASIK™ stands for ‘individual Femto-LASIK’, the most advanced LASIK procedure available today. This Wavefront-GUIDED All-Laser LASIK procedure allows customization of all the LASIK steps and leads to optimal results.

iLASIK™ is the only vision correction surgery approved for its safety by the US Dept. of Defense and NASA. The iLASIK™ procedure has become the safest and most popular laser procedure in North America.

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    Only iLASIK certified centre in Newfoundland

    The iLASIK™ Procedure

    The iLASIK procedure

    Step 1.

    Eye surgery - step 1

    Anaesthetic drops are applied to the eye. A 3-D Wavescan Map of your eye is created for iris registration to detect deformities in the eye.

    Step 2.

    Eye surgery - step 2

    Now we use the IntraLase Femtosecond laser (the only one in Atlantic Canada) to create your corneal flap. A thin, hinged flap is created by tiny pulses of laser light that pass harmlessly through the outer layer of your cornea. Then the flap is lifted temporarily from the eye’s surface.

    Step 3.

    Eye surgery - step 3

    Finally, the Visx S4IR excimer laser reshapes the cornea for vision correction. The procedure is complete when the protective blade-free flap is securely repositioned on its beveled edge after the surgeon has gently replaced the flap to its original position. The entire procedure only takes 10-15 minutes and leave your eyes healing naturally and securely.


    Laser eye surgery testimonials


    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 Dr. Bense, Bev, and all of their wonderful staff that made me feel so important that day.

    Teena B.

    LASIK Financing


    Plans starting as low as $94/ month! Don’t miss this opportunity!

    Bense Vision offers several flexible financing options through Desjardins Financial, so your LASIK procedure is now more affordable than ever. Check out these exciting choices:

    • $94 Monthly Plan
    • 0% Interest – Equal Payment Financing for 12 Months
    • 4- year term at 8.90%
    • 5- Year Term at 8.90%

    Laser eye surgery is affordable for anyone and it gives you the freedom from contact lenses and glasses! Discover our financing options with a choice for everyone!

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    Frequently Asked Questions


    Why should I consider the iLASIK™ Procedure?
    When considering FDA-approved laser vision correction, only the iLASIK® Procedure offers the world’s most-advanced, custom-vision-correcting technologies in one safe and proven all-laser procedure.
    What vision problems can the iLASIK™ Procedure correct?
    Only the vision-correcting lasers behind the iLASIK® Procedure have earned FDA-approval to correct the broadest range of vision imperfections, including mild to severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and all types of astigmatism.
    Am I a candidate for the iLASIK® Procedure?
    The majority of people are good candidates for the iLASIK® Procedure. If you are at least 21 years old, in good general health with no existing eye disease, and your vision prescription has been stable for at least one year, you are probably a candidate for the iLASIK® Procedure. When considering FDA-approved laser vision correction, only the iLASIK® Procedure offers the world’s most advanced and innovative vision procedure available today.
    What kind of vision can I expect with the iLASIK® Procedure?
    Only the iLASIK® Procedure delivers the truly customized treatment that more doctors rely on to take their patients to 20/20 and beyond, so they can better enjoy their favorite activities such as water sports, diving, snowboarding, mountain biking, playing softball, and more. The vast majority of iLASIK® patients improve to 20/20 vision or better after surgery. 20/20 vision means that you see at 20 feet what a person without any vision problems would see at the same distance. (For reference, you need to be at least 20/40 to drive, while fighter pilots are often measured at 20/15.)
    How safe is the iLASIK® Procedure?
    The iLASIK® Procedure is safe and proven, combining the world’s most advanced, custom-vision-correcting technologies into one integrated all-laser procedure. In fact, more vision corrections are performed worldwide with iLASIK® Technology than with any other laser procedure. And, iLASIK® represents the most widely-researched vision correction procedure available today.
    Does it hurt? How long does it take?
    The iLASIK® Procedure is a quick, virtually painless procedure. It takes just about 10 minutes per eye, with both eyes typically treated at the same visit. You are awake the entire time. Your eyes are numbed with drops, and at most, you might feel a little bit of pressure. There is usually no discomfort following the procedure.
    What is the real difference between iLASIK® and other procedures?
    Only the vision-correcting lasers behind the iLASIK® Procedure have earned FDA approval to correct the broadest range of vision imperfections. Other forms of laser vision correction just don’t have the clinical results and advanced technology that comprise the iLASIK® Procedure.

    In addition, no other vision procedure offers the individualized treatment of iLASIK®, truly customizing your vision correction based on your precise, individual refractive signature. Like a fingerprint, a refractive signature is unique to each of your eyes. Using 3D mapping, the iLASIK® Technology captures that refractive signature and uses it to create the exact specification needed to correct your vision.

    How long will the effects of the iLASIK Procedure last?
    For a vast majority results of the iLASIK Procedure are permanent. However, this doesn’t mean that you won’t need glasses at some point in the future; due to aging eyes, everyone eventually needs reading glasses for small print sometime in their 40s or 50s.

    Why Choose Bense Vision

    Why choose Bense Vision

    Our founder, Dr. Mike Bense, was the very first surgeon to introduce the LASIK procedure to Eastern Canada more than 25 years ago. Today the expertise of our surgeon, Dr. Lakosha Bense and the support of a highly skilled supporting staff make Bense Vision the most sensible choice for anyone seeking LASIK treatment in Newfoundland.

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