Preparing You for Laser Vision Correction
At Toronto Medical Eye Associates, we help walk you through your pre-operative consultation and post-operative care of laser eye surgery.
Our experienced team wants to be a part of your laser vision correction journey. We provide extensive consultation services to determine if laser eye surgery such as LASIK or PRK is a good option for you.
Contact us to book your consultation today and see if you qualify for laser vision correction.
What Is Laser Eye Surgery?
Laser eye surgery such as LASIK or PRK can reduce the need to wear glasses or contact lenses and has become an extremely popular procedure.
At Toronto Medical Eye Associates, our laser eye surgery consultation will consist of testing such as:
- Medical evaluation of your cornea
- Counselling on refractive surgery options
- Review of eye history and refractive stability
Exploring Your Laser Vision Correction Options
At Toronto Medical Eye Associates, we offer consultations for LASIK and PRK refractive surgery options.
LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK eye surgery is the most commonly performed laser vision correction option currently available.
In eyes with perfect vision, the cornea bends light with precision onto the retina at the back of the eye. Refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia can distort that light and cause blurry vision.
LASIK vision correction is a quick procedure that usually only takes 30 minutes or less. During the procedure, your surgeon uses a laser to create a small flap away from the front of your eye to access the part of your cornea that needs reshaping. Your surgeon will then carefully begin the reshaping process and, once completed, will place the flap into place.
Following the surgery, it takes around 2 to 3 months for your eyes to heal and your vision to fully stabilize. Our team will work with you and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process.
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
PRK laser eye surgery predates LASIK surgery and is a similar procedure. During the PRK procedure, the eye surgeon removes the cornea’s surface layer and reshapes the corneal bed with the laser, similar to LASIK.
PRK is a good option for people whose cornea may be too thin to safely allow for the corneal flap needed for LASIK. Another difference between PRK and LASIK is the recovery time. PRK recovery and vision stabilization are slower than LASIK, and some patients may feel more discomfort following PRK surgery.
Helping You Achieve Your Vision Goals
At Toronto Medical Eye Associates, we strive to help you achieve your vision goals. Our consultation services are designed to help our patients find the right laser vision correction procedure for their needs.
Contact us to book your comprehensive laser eye surgery consultation today.
Say Goodbye to Dry Eye
Do you suffer from dry eye symptoms?
Dry eye is a common condition that can cause your eyes to feel uncomfortable and irritated. Don’t let dry eye stop you from living your life. Dr. Taji is a trusted voice on dry eye disease and has hosted many lectures and presentations on diagnosis and treatment.
You can feel confident in your dry eye treatment with our team. Contact us today to book your dry eye evaluation and get relief sooner.
You’ll find our clinic around the corner from North York General Hospital, just up from the Don River and Betty Sutherland hiking trail.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any trouble finding us!