Is LASIK Worth it?

July 21, 2021 |

LASIK hasn’t been around for that long- the excimer laser to correct myopia and astigmatism was approved by Health Canada in 1990. Since then, many Canadians have used it to eliminate their reliance on glasses and contacts. Most LASIK patients achieve 20/25 vision or better, which is good for most activities.  One of the biggest questions people have about LASIK is the price. Since it is considered elective, OHIP and most insurance plans won’t cover the cost. Therefore, prospective patients living with mild to severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism want to know whether the results are worth it. Let’s answer that question (a few others about LASIK) here! How Does LASIK Work? Laser eye surgery corrects your vision by reshaping ...

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Is A Refractive Lens Exchange The Right Choice For You?

June 22, 2021 |

Procedures like UtraView Lasik and PRK do an excellent job of correcting vision problems like farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. However, if you have presbyopia (loss of near vision due to ageing) or suffer from especially severe farsightedness (a condition known as hyperopia), you may not be a good candidate for laser eye surgery.  Enter refractive lens exchange, or RLE for short. Also known as refractive lensectomy or clear lens exchange, RLE is a procedure that replaces your eye’s natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens, or IOL. In this respect, it’s similar to cataract surgery. The defective lens is replaced with an IOL that can help you achieve ideal vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. Benefits of ...

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Why is Botox for Men So Popular Now?

May 17, 2021 |

Gentlemen: are you looking in the mirror and seeing things you want to change? You’re not alone. Until recently, cosmetic procedures were exclusively preferred by women. That’s changed. Guys are now taking more pride in their appearance, leading to a surge of interest in Botox for men. There’s even a name for it- ‘Brotox.’  According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, nearly half a million men had Botox injections in 2018, which is a 381% increase since 2000. If you’re thinking about non-surgical rejuvenation for your face, Botox is one cosmetic procedure that can deliver the youthful appearance you’re looking for. So Why Are Men Getting Botox? There are several reasons why more men are making appointments for ...

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Eyelid Surgery for Men: Special Considerations and Challenges

April 20, 2021 |

Your eyes are typically the first part of your face to show aging, so blepharoplasty (more commonly known as eyelid surgery) can make a big difference in how you look and feel. By eliminating wrinkles, excess skin, and fat deposits around your eyelids, you can enjoy the personal and professional benefits that go hand-in-hand with a youthful and more polished appearance. Although women make up the majority of patients, statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that the number of men opting for cosmetic surgery went up by 28% between 2000 and 2016. In addition, eyelid surgery was the second most popular procedure for men in the U.S. in 2019, second only to nose reconstruction. If you ...

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When is Eyelid Surgery Covered by OHIP?

March 24, 2021 |

Your eyes are one of the first things people notice about you. They also show signs of aging sooner than any other part of your face. Loose skin, fat deposits, and puffiness around the eyes can all make you look older and more tired. In extreme cases, they can even impair your vision. Blepharoplasty (eyelid […]

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Why is Corneal Thickness Important to UltraView LASIK™?

February 23, 2021 |
Corneal thickness in the eye

UltraView LASIK™ is one of our signature vision correction treatments. At UELC, we use it to correct problems like farsightedness, nearsightedness, and even astigmatism. While it yields excellent results, not all patients qualify for this procedure. When determining whether you are a candidate for a flap-based laser refractive surgery, we assess several factors, one of […]

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