Helping Patients Begin Their Journey with Laser Eye Surgery
95% of LASIK patients are satisfied with their vision after LASIK. But we’re cautious because not everyone is an ideal candidate for laser eye surgery. You need a thorough assessment from a qualified eye care professional who can weigh your risks and benefits.
LASIK & PRK Laser Refractive Surgeries
While LASIK stands out as the top choice for many patients, there are other options that laser eye surgeons may recommend on a case by case basis.
PRK, first introduced in Canada in the late 1990s, involves partial removal of the outer layer of the cornea with a blade (or blunt object followed by vaporization with an excimer laser (also used in LASIK procedures).
Other Laser Eye Surgeries
LASEK: a minor corrective surgery evolving from LASIK and PRK, utilizing a blade, rubbing alcohol, and an excimer laser.
Epi-LASIK: a surgery elated to LASEK, where a blunt instrument works on the outer layer of the cornea instead of a blade.