Laser eye surgery Vancouver is an advanced medical procedure that uses cutting-edge technology to improve your vision. It works by reshaping the cornea, the clear outer surface of your eye, to re-direct light to the retina, which processes the image. Patients with irregular corneas, such as those caused by keratoconus, are good candidates for this procedure. With this new technology, doctors can accurately measure the curvature of the cornea, allowing for more precise correction of the eye’s visual fields.
Different Types of Laser Eye Surgery
The procedure is fast and comfortable. Most patients only require minor prescription glasses after the procedure. However, if the surgery results in significant changes in the way you see, you may need to wear slightly less contrast-sensitive glasses for a while. Patients who undergo laser eye surgery should have a stable vision and no history of significant ocular disease or injury. However, most people over 40 are considered candidates. If your vision has not changed in the past year or two, you may still be a good candidate.
The Vancouver Laser Eye Surgery Clinic is one of the first clinics in Canada to perform LASIK surgery. Founded in 1933, the practice has more than three decades of experience. It offers two laser surgery procedures: traditional LASIK surgery and PRK surgery. PRK removes the top layer of your cornea and reshapes the other layers. While LASIK surgery leaves a flap, PRK does not. This method reduces the risk of re-treatment.