Laser Vision Correction
Better Technology, Better Results, Better Vision!
If you are interested in correcting your vision through surgical methods, we will help you to understand all of the advantages and disadvantages of the currently accepted procedures. If we feel that you are a good candidate for vision-correcting surgery, we will perform all necessary pre-operative tests, arrange for your state-of-the-art surgery and provide you with world-class follow-up care right here in our advanced laser eye centre.
More importantly, if you are not a good candidate we will also inform you of this and the reasons why and alternatives that may be available. We also keep abreast of the latest procedures and who the best surgeons are so that we will be able to recommend the procedure and surgeon that is best for your particular needs.
The doctors of the Eye Associates of Don Mills are so confident about the safety and effectiveness of laser eye surgery that Dr. Rajani had the procedure performed on both of his eyes (Dr. Cobean does not require any correction). Within 12 hours of this painless procedure, Dr Rajani was able to drive and return to work with the freedom of not having to wear glasses or contact lenses!
The Next Generation of Laser Refractive Surgery: Custom LASIK
The highly anticipated next generation of laser vision correction is here. Custom LASIK uses wavefront technology to make an individualized treatment plan for each patient that is approximately thirty times more precise than regular LASIK.
Current laser vision correction techniques treat people based solely on their spectacle prescription (all those confusing “which is more clear 1 or 2” choices). This more than 100-year-old measurement technique relies on the subjective input of the patient rather than objective scientific data.
With Custom LASIK, a wavefront analyzer (abherometer) is used to measure the way in which the entire eye sees things. It analyses the way light travels through the entire eye and finds even subtle distortions and imperfections. We then use this information, your refractive error and a topographical map of literally thousands of points over the entire cornea to create a customized treatment pattern for each patient. It considers and treats thousands of points across the entire central cornea individually as opposed to using a single piece of data from only one point through the very center of the eye. That is to say, that one patient that is –200 will be treated differently than another patient that is –200.
- The benefits of Custom LASIK can be incredible:
- You are more likely to achieve 20/20.
- You are more likely to achieve better than 20/20.
- You are less likely to lose quality of vision and are more likely to gain quality i.e. you have a greater
- potential for having quality of vision better than it was with your best suited contact lens/spectacle prescription
- Less likelihood for haloes and glare at night
- Easier to correct healing problems should they occur
- Not only does Custom LASIK treat your prescription, but it also treats distortions in a person’s eye and therefore, has the potential to improve vision well beyond 20/20. Wavefront technology allows us to measure and treat these distortions for the first time. The excimer laser is approximately thirty times more precise than the smallest human measurement; wavefront technology allows the laser to be used to its full potential setting a new level of expectation for refractive surgery patients.
- Custom LASIK using wavefront technology is the safest, most advanced form of vision correction available. We are pleased to be able to offer it to our patients considering laser refractive surgery.
- If you would like more information on Custom LASIK please contact our office at (416) 447-4611 or at E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for a free laser surgery consultation.
The development of the Intralase laser was a major surgical milestone in laser vision correction. Instead of using a microkeratome (razor) for the creation of a flap, we are now able to use a laser to make the flap. This gives the LASIK surgeon incredible flexibility and accuracy in the creation of the flap. It also allows a thinner LASIK flap to be made and saves you more corneal tissue.
Alternatives to Laser Eye Surgery
Not everyone is an ideal candidate for laser eye surgery. If you have changes in the crystalline lens inside your eye or a very high prescription you may benefit from an alternative surgical procedure such as a refractive lens exchange or an ICL (intra-ocular contact lens).
At the time of your consultation we will recommend a strategy and surgeon that is tailored for your particular needs.