Laser Eye Surgery Consultation in Medicine Hat, AB

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See Life Better Without Corrective Lenses

If you dislike wearing glasses or contacts, you’ve likely considered laser eye surgery. There are many types of laser eye surgery, but ultimately each type uses lasers to correct refractive errors to reduce or altogether negate the need for contacts or glasses.

If you are unsure about whether or not you’re a good candidate for laser eye surgery, schedule a laser eye surgery consultation with us today to find out!

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Types of Laser Eye Surgery

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery is a type of refractive surgery that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism using an excimer laser.

LASIK uses the laser to create a thin flap on the cornea that is lifted, under which the remaining corneal tissue is reshaped. The flap is then put back into place to facilitate healing.

LASIK surgery offers some advantages over other laser surgeries, including less postoperative discomfort, faster healing time, and reduced chance of corneal haze.

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgery is another type of refractive surgery involving an excimer laser, but it differs significantly from Lasik surgery.

During PRK, the surface layer of the cornea is removed with either the aid of alcohol, the excimer laser, or a rotary brush and the remaining cornea is then reshaped using the excimer laser. After, a contact lens or an eyepatch is used to protect the cornea as it heals.

Laser Surgery Alternatives

Not everyone is a candidate for laser eye surgery, for many reasons. Luckily, alternatives like the Intraocular Collamer Lens and a clear lens exchange procedure exist and may be just right for you.

Intraocular Collamer Lens (ICL) is a very thin, implantable lens that is surgically placed in front of your natural lens and behind your iris. It functions very similarly to a contact lens, but it requires no maintenance. Although this lens is intended to be permanent, it is reversible.

ICL is a great alternative for patients who require strong prescriptions for vision correction or who don’t have enough corneal tissue for LASIK or PRK surgery.

Clear lens exchange (CLE) is a refractive surgery that replaces the natural lens with an artificial lens to correct refractive errors in the eye. These lenses can be used to correct vision for distance, reading, or both.

Like ICL, CLE can be a good choice for those with strong prescriptions for nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Unlike ICL, CLE prevents the need for cataract surgery.

Which Surgery is Right for Me?

Refractive surgery can be the perfect solution for those hoping to say goodbye to glasses or contacts forever. We are happy to offer refractive surgery evaluations and consultations for PRK, LASIK, ICL, and CLE.

We won’t know what surgery is right for you until we have completed a thorough eye exam and had a discussion about your personal history. During this consultation, we will also go over the different surgical methods and procedures. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have during this visit.

If you decide that having eye surgery is indeed what you want, we will refer you to a trusted surgery centre. Eye Solutions will take care of your preoperative and postoperative needs, including follow-up exams. We’re looking forward to helping you decide which refractive surgery is right for you, so please call our office and book your consultation today.

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Where to Find Us

We are easy to locate and have ample parking. You can find us on Dunmore Road, between TD Wealth and Moxie’s.

Our Address

3094 Dunmore Rd. SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1B 2X2

Our Phone Number

Phone: 403-526-4849

Our Hours

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*7AM-8AM exams available by appointment

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