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Laser Eye Surgery Consultation in London Ontario

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Exploring Your Laser Eye Surgery Options

If glasses and contact lenses aren’t a good fit for your lifestyle, you may want to consider laser eye surgery. Vision correction procedures, including LASIK and PRK, can offer you the clear vision you desire without the use of contact lenses or glasses.

Central Optometry offers comprehensive laser eye surgery consultations to help walk you through your options. Book your consultation online today to see if your eyes are a good fit for laser eye surgery.

Understanding Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery works by reshaping the cornea to correct different refractive errors like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. 

The first step is a comprehensive eye assessment to determine if you’re a candidate for laser eye surgery. Following your evaluation, our team will walk you through what to expect throughout the entire process.

Types of Laser Eye Surgery Consultations We Offer

Laser eye surgery comes in different forms, and at Central Optometry, we help you understand the different options available, such as LASIK and PRK. 

Your laser vision correction procedure will depend on your visual needs and what type of laser eye surgery method meets those needs.

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most well-known and commonly performed laser refractive surgery option to correct vision.

During the procedure, your surgeon will use a precision instrument to create a small flap to access the part of your cornea that requires reshaping. Using the precision instrument, your surgeon removes tiny amounts of corneal tissue. Once the reshaping process is complete, your surgeon carefully places the flap back into place to heal.

Our team provides comprehensive post-surgery care, including follow-up appointments, to help monitor the healing process.

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is effective for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

Like other forms of laser eye surgery, PRK relies on a laser to gently reshape your cornea and correct your vision. During PRK, the epithelium is removed before the cornea is reshaped. Once the surgery is complete, the epithelium repairs itself over the next few days.

PRK has a longer recovery time than LASIK but offers several advantages for some patients. PRK is a good choice for patients with corneas that are too thin for LASIK. Also, because no flap is created, there is no risk of flap-related complications.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

During your laser eye surgery consultation, your optometrist performs a series of tests and measurements to determine if laser eye surgery is a good option for you. 

We consider and assess several factors, including the thickness of your corneas, your pupil size, and your current prescription. If we determine that you are a good candidate for laser eye surgery, we’ll go over the benefits of the procedure and discuss expectations. 

We’ll also discuss potential complications or risks and provide comprehensive pre and post-operative care.

Book Your Consultation Online

Our co-management services can help our patients understand laser eye surgery procedures and provide pre and post-operative care. Book your laser eye surgery consultation online today to get started on your laser eye surgery journey.

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