The doctors at Eyes On Sheppard have extensive experience in the pre-operative evaluation and post-operative care of LASIK and other vision correction procedures.
We will evaluate your eyes and discuss your visual goals to help determine if you are an appropriate candidate for LASIK, PRK, intraocular contact lenses or Cataract Refractive Technology. Our pre-operative evaluation to determine suitability for refractive surgery includes:
- Detailed assessment of the health of your eyes and suitability for surgery
- Measuring your refractive status and tracking your refraction stability
- Counseling on the best refractive surgery options for patient specific needs
We can then compose a report of our findings and help co-ordinate a surgical consultation appointment at one of our preferred LASER Centres. For those patients who proceed with surgery, we will closely monitor their recovery with regularly scheduled visits starting the day after surgery. Post surgery visits are typically scheduled for 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year after surgery.
LASIK is currently the most popular vision-correcting or “refractive” surgery available, however it is not the best option for everyone. We will help you find the ideal solution for your problem and partner with the best surgeon to perform your procedure.
Introduction to LASIK
LASIK, short form for “Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis” is the most commonly performed refractive surgery procedure. LASIK is the most popular vision correction procedure because of the relative lack of pain afterward and the fact that good vision is usually achieved by the very next day.
In LASIK eye surgery, a LASER is first used to create a thin, circular flap in the cornea. The surgeon then folds the hinged flap back out of the way and proceeds to reshape the cornea by removing some corneal tissue underneath using an Excimer laser. The Excimer laser uses a cool ultraviolet light beam to precisely remove (“ablate”) very tiny bits of tissue from the cornea to reshape it and correct the underlying prescription. The flap is then laid back in place covering the area where the corneal tissue was removed. LASIK can be used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Speak to one of our doctors today to determine if you are a candidate for a LASER procedure.