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Vision Correction Profiles

Posted on by Maria Afonso in Vision

Learn which vision correction method is right for you!

Myopia

myopia vision

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is one of the most common vision problems characterized by the inability to see far distances clearly. Myopia can be corrected a number of ways. If your myopia is relatively minor, it can be treated with iLASIK or PRK.

Don’t worry if you experience higher levels of myopia. You have options like bioptics, cachet phakic lens impants, or a refractive lens exchange.

Hyperopia

Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is a vision problem making it difficult to focus on nearby objects. Hyperopia can be treated with procedures like iLASIK, PRK, Bioptics, LASIK Xtra.

Presbyopia

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Similar to hyperopia, presbyopia is a condition that prevents you from focusing on nearby objects. Unlike hyperopia, presbyopia is a condition that naturally occurs with age and is something everyone experiences around the age of 40. Presbyopia can be treated with iLASIK, PRK, or KAMRA vision.

If you had myopia when you developed presbyopia and require bifocals, you can treat both concerns with Monovision.

Astigmatism

Is your vision blurred? Do you have trouble focusing your vision? You might have astigmatism which is caused by the irregular curvature of the cornea or lens. You may already know that iLASIK and PRK can correct astigmatism, but there are other options beyond these procedures as well. Femtosecond Laser Astigmatic Keratotomy, or FSAK, which reduces reliance on contacts and eyeglasses.

Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disorder that causes the cornea to thin and change to a more conical shape. It has been known to cause distortions to vision that include multiple images, streaking, and sensitivity to light.

Keratoconus can be treated through a variety of methods. Corneal Cross Linking is a method that prevents the progression of keratoconus, although it does not improve vision. Procedures such as LASIK Xtra, PTK, and Intacs which help treat corneal thinning can also help correct keratoconus.

 

If you’re interested in correcting your vision, the best option for you would be to come in for a free consultation so we can help you determine which procedure is best suited for your individual circumstance.


The Value in Seeing Clearly: 3 Benefits of LASIK

Posted on by Maria Afonso in Bense, Eyes, Vision

Quick, safe, and effective, LASIK has become one of the most popular methods in treating common eye conditions. If you are nearsighted, farsighted, have an astigmatism or glaucoma, LASIK might be for you! Here are 3 reasons why you should consider LASIK to permanently correct your vision:

Benefits of LASIK

  1. Glasses and Contact Lenses

If you have glasses or contact lenses then you know all too well that they can be a hassle. From itchy, red, irritated eyes to random blurs in vision, contact lenses can be quite uncomfortable. In addition they require routine cleaning and maintenance which, if you’re not an avid cleaner, can increase your risk of bacterial eye infections. In addition, remembering to take them out every night can be a real pain in the neck when you’re about fall asleep. Why not make your life easier by dropping the rules and responsibility of having contacts and get LASIK! With LASIK you can also forget about the frustration of losing or even breaking your glasses.

 

2.   Cost of Contact Lenses

The lifetime costs of contact lenses can be significantly more than the one time procedure required for LASIK (depending on factors such as your age and the type of lenses you require). Just think about the number of boxes of contact lenses you purchase a year. Bense Vision’s price match guarantee means if you spot a lower price advertised for LASIK, we’ll match it!

 

3.   Seeing Clearly

Did you know that over an average lifespan you see close to 24 million images. Don’t you want to see the world around you with the sharpest vision? In most cases, vision can be restored to 20/20 with LASIK. What could be more perfect than perfect vision! With the Bense Lifetime Satisfaction Plan if we are unable to correct your vision to 20/20 the first time, we offer free enhancements for life if you meet the requirements of the plan. Eligibility for the plan can be determined at your initial free consultation.
Have a question? Get in touch with one of our experts to have all your questions answered by professionals who have seen many eyes get better vision.


Bense Vision offering KAMRA™ Corneal Inserts in St. John’s

Posted on by Bense in Bense

images1The most significant advance in presbyopia surgery in the past 100 years has been the development of the KAMRA™ Corneal Insert. We are proud to be one of the first centres in Canada to offer this incredible surgery with the AcuFocus™ presbyopia system. This system utilizes the small-aperture technology used in the KAMRA™ inlay. This is a very simple yet elegant approach to improve ones near vision whilst not affecting the distance vision in a significant way.

Using the AcuTarget Diagnostic Unit (ADU) to precisely measure the position and direction of the pupil centre and the corneal vertex (coaxial viewed light reflex) which is needed to accurately centre the corneal implant enhances the precision of the system. It automates many of the steps that were previously performed manually with a direct ophthalmoscope or the use of non-coaxial excimers. The precision of the laser allows for enhanced safety and excellent visual outcomes.

The AcuFocus KAMRA Corneal Insert® has a number of unique advantages over traditional presbyopia Surgery:

  1. No intraocularinvolvement
  2. Avoiding many of the traditional side-effects seen with LASIK and PRK
  3. Lower risk of infection
  4. Adjustable (centration) and removable
  5. Can be combined with other refractive surgeries or procedures
  6. Potential for clearer vision early postoperatively with very little adverse effect on ones distance vision
  7. No further adjustments needed with further aging

The AcuFocus KAMRA Insert is a revolutionary presbyopia treatment that is safe and precise. The advent of this technology has made it possible for more patients to seek treatment and obtain simultaneous clear near and far vision, including patients with astigmatism.

This technology can be applied to people who:

  • Have had previous cataract surgery and now need reading glasses
  • Have had previous LASIK/PRK surgery and now need reading glasses
  • Simply need reading glasses at age 40 years or beyond

To learn more about the KAMRA Insert surgery in St. John’s, contact Mike Bense, EyeMD at Bense Vision to schedule a complimentary comprehensive consultation.