Laser Eye Surgery Co-management in South Surrey

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What Can Laser Eye Surgery Do For You?

Contact lenses and glasses can provide you with clear vision, but once you take them off, you’re back to blurry and sometimes uncomfortable vision. If you’re looking for a permanent solution for your refractive errors, laser eye surgery might be the choice for you!

Laser eye surgery isn’t for everybody, and certain health complications can prevent you from safely having the surgery. Our team can help determine if laser eye surgery is right for you and what kind of surgery would serve you best. We will happily manage your pre-op and post-op experience with your ophthalmologist to help you achieve the results you’re looking for.

Are you interested in laser eye surgery? Please, book a consultation with our team today and start your journey towards clear, comfortable vision.

Laser Eye Surgery in a Nutshell

Laser eye surgery, or refractive lens surgery, refers to a group of different procedures that can correct the effects of refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Other types of surgery, like cornea cross-linking, can help other conditions like keratoconus.

Despite being able to potentially improve your eyesight, laser eye surgery does not guarantee 20/20 vision. Many patients may still need glasses or contact lenses to achieve the vision they want. However, most patients report having improved vision following their surgery.

Types of Surgeries We Help Manage

LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery is one of the most common laser eye surgeries. During the surgery, an ophthalmologist creates a “flap” from the outer layer of your cornea using a small blade or femtosecond laser. An excimer laser then reshapes the inner layer of the corneal stroma into the appropriate curve, improving your vision.

At the end of the surgery, the flap is placed back in its original position and left to heal over several days.

PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) eye surgery is a type of laser eye surgery that also reshapes parts of your corneal stroma with an excimer laser. However, unlike LASIK surgery, PRK completely removes your eye’s epithelium to grant access to your corneal stroma.

Following the surgery, your epithelial layer will heal over several days.

Corneal cross-linking is a special procedure that treats keratoconus, a condition that causes your cornea to bulge. Keratoconus can weaken the collagen found in your cornea, and corneal cross-linking helps stabilize your cornea to prevent it from bulging.

During the procedure, your eyes are treated with numbing drops and with special eye drops containing formulated riboflavin. These drops help strengthen the collagen in your cornea when exposed to ultraviolet light. You will stare into an ultraviolet light source for about 60 to 90 minutes before the treatment is complete.

Pre-Op & Post-Op Care

Before The Surgery

Before having laser eye surgery, you’ll first need to have a consultation with our optometrists. Consultations include comprehensive eye exams to help us determine if your eyes are healthy enough for surgery. If you run the risk of having an eye disease or other health issues, you may not be able to have laser eye surgery.

Once we determine your eyes are healthy enough for surgery, we can refer you to an ophthalmologist to perform it. We’ll work closely with your ophthalmologist to ensure the best possible outcome for your surgery.

Our consultations will also provide you with the information you need to know before going into surgery. Some of these tips include:

  • Booking a few days off school or work to let your eyes heal.
  • Not wearing contact lenses for a few weeks before surgery.
  • Not wearing makeup or alcohol-based perfumes, colognes, fragrances to your surgery.

Our team will help manage your recovery alongside your ophthalmologist. Following your surgery, we can:

  • Provide specialty sunglasses to manage light sensitivity
  • Prescribe eye drops to keep your eyes comfortable
  • Book a series of follow-up appointments to ensure your eyes are healing normally

Visit Our Office

Our modern, state-of-the-art family practice is located in South Surrey in the Grandview Corners Shopping Centre. We are easily accessible from 160th Street and Croydon Drive.

Come visit us, and let our friendly and highly skilled doctors and staff take care of your eye care needs!

Contact Information

Phone: (604) 535-8118

Address

Insight Eyecare – Doctors of Optometry
#50-2285 160th Street
Surrey, BC V3Z 9N6

Hours of Operation

Monday
10:00 AM6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM4:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

Our Services

We provide an atmosphere where you can feel comfortable asking any questions during your eye exam. Our team loves building relationships with our patients and giving you the best possible service. With an inviting office and super friendly staff, we’re always striving to provide the best patient care and ensure that all of your eye care needs are met.

 

Adult & Senior Eye Exams

More than 80% of a child’s learning is based on their vision. Make sure your child is reaching their full potential at school. Eye exams provide so much more than just a lens prescription; they’re vital in detecting and treating vision problems that could affect your child for the rest of their lives. Many eye diseases and conditions can develop during your child’s early years, threatening their vision.

 

Children's Eye Exams

Many eye diseases can develop for years without showing symptoms. Early detection is important as these conditions can damage your vision permanently if they progress far enough. Book an eye exam today to help diagnose and manage any early eye disease you or your family may have.

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

Myopia or nearsightedness is one of the most common refractive errors around the globe. It can develop early in childhood and progress into adulthood, which can lead to sight threatening eye diseases. If your child suffers from myopia, we have solutions to control the progression and preserve their vision and eye health for the future.

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