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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!