Consider laser eye surgery: it is safe, fast, and affordable. You could join the millions of people who are living a life free of glasses and contacts. The technology behind laser eye surgery is advancing, making this an option for more people all the time. Find out if this could be right for you at Stonebridge Eyecare.
Before we discuss how laser surgery might help your eyesight, we test your eyes thoroughly. We discover everything we can about your eyes – health of the cornea, lens, retina, optic nerve and macula. We get an in-depth assessment of your vision including range of focus, eye teaming, and peripheral vision.
Once we feel like we have all the details, we can make a recommendation about which eye surgery is the best fit for you. We know the finest ophthalmologists in Saskatoon and can refer you to a doctor who can accommodate your needs and schedule.
After your surgery we will be there every step of the way, ensuring your eyes heal safely and properly. Your eyes may feel better right away, but crisp vision may return slowly over a six month period. We’ll continue to monitor your vision until your full acuity returns and yearly thereafter.
PRK is short for photorefractive keratectomy. This surgery is the choice for patients with thin corneas or dry eyes, as it does not require the surgeon to pull back a flap of your corneal tissue. The front surface is gently removed and the area underneath is corrected with a laser. PRK was the first ever laser eye corrective surgery and it is still trusted every day by ophthalmologists.
This procedure takes 10 to 15 minutes per eye and is done both eyes at the same time. Postoperative management includes a bandage contact lens until the cornea heals usually for 2 to 3 days and eye drops for 4 to 6 weeks.
LASIK is short for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. In this method, the surgeon pulls back a flap of your corneal tissue to reshape the cornea below. In iLASIK, this thin flap is created using a laser, so no blade touches the eye. It is the most common form of refractive surgery being done today and has an extremely high success rate, with a shorter healing time. takes about 15 minutes per eye.
RLE, or Refractive Lens Exchange is often the best option for those with myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia, as well as some lens disorders such as cataracts. In this surgery method, the natural lens is removed using ultrasound technology. The replacement lens is inserted folded through a tiny incision. The new lens then unfolds into place. This variation only takes about 15 minutes per eye and has a shorter healing process.
ReLEx SMILE is the newest innovation in corrective surgery, but currently is only available for myopia patients. This surgery is done through a smaller incision than in other refractive surgeries, making it much less invasive. There is no reason to create a flap of your cornea, meaning your eye stays intact through the entire procedure. Your cornea remains stable from beginning to end with a shorter recovery period.
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