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 ... Read More
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.
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Most people use a variety of skin care products such as sunscreens and moisturizers to keep their skin looking young, firm, and soft. Although they can help you keep your skin healthy, they are not enough to prevent the signs of aging. Your lifestyle habits, including drinking alcohol, smoking, and not getting enough essential nutrients, can also take a toll on your skin. Laser skin rejuvenation is an excellent way to restore the health and youthful complexion of your skin. Read on to learn what exactly the procedure entails and the remarkable benefits it can offer.
What is Laser Skin Rejuvenation Treatment?
Laser skin treatment is a popular method that is used to reduce minor skin flaws such as acne scars, facial ... Read More
Most people associate any type of surgery with an invasive procedure involving many risks, pain, and lengthy recovery time. However, laser eye surgery is different, particularly the Photorefractive Keratectomy, or PRK eye surgery.
Read on to learn why some people need PRK and find out what you should do after the procedure to aid your recovery.
When do Eye Surgeons Recommend PRK Laser Eye Surgery?
The following circumstances can make LASIK procedures less successful, which is why your eye surgeon may recommend a PRK treatment.
Insufficient corneal thickness.
Soft corneas that could get bent during the surgery.
A profession that comes with a higher risk of getting hit in the eyes.
What Should You Expect After PRK Eye Surgery?
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Whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted, have cataracts, or deal with astigmatism, laser eye surgery can help to improve your vision. These procedures focus on reshaping the cornea to change where light focuses on the retina or replacing the lens completely. Depending on your need, there are different procedures catered to help you.
Laser Eye Treatment Procedures
Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) – Lasik treatment is used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The procedure involves creating a hinged flap of tissue in the cornea so the surgeon can access the tissue behind the cornea and reshape it, allowing them to improve how light is focused. In a traditional Lasik procedure, the flap is created with a thin blade called a microkeratome. Advancements ... Read More
Sweating is a perfectly normal bodily reaction to help control temperature. However, some people sweat much more than is necessary or than they are comfortable with. This excessive sweating is known as hyperhidrosis and often affects an individual’s self-confidence and overall quality of life. Luckily, science has shown that Botox is an effective, quick, and non-invasive treatment for hyperhidrosis, and is Health Canada approved, meaning it is generally covered under most private health insurance plans
Botox Treatments for Hyperhidrosis
What Is Hyperhidrosis? – Hyperhidrosis is a medical disorder that involves the body producing more sweat than needed to regulate the body’s temperature. It can be excessive to the point of showing through clothing and often has the typical smell associated ... Read More
When you suffer from acne or residual acne scarring, it is natural to be concerned about finding a way to treat the issue. With advancements in cosmetic procedures, there are a variety of different ways to treat the condition that can significantly improve the appearance of your skin.
Types of Acne and Scars
Acne Types: Acne generally appears in one of four forms. These include whiteheads (closed comedones), blackheads (open comedones), standard pimples (pustules), and deeper, more painful cysts (deep nodules).
Scar Varieties: Acne can leave a variety of scars if it doesn’t heal properly. Macular scars are flat and pigmented. Rolling scars have a soft and wavelike appearance on the skin. Boxcar scars are round or oval shaped but ... Read More
When you are considering undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure, there are many things to think about. Along with the standard considerations that come along with any surgery, there are also the benefits you will experience once the surgery is complete. While the procedure you choose will alter your physical appearance, it will also impact and improve other areas of your life as well in lasting, helpful ways.
Plastic Surgery Can Improve Various Aspects of Your Life
Self-Confidence – When you undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure to correct a perceived fault you experienced, your self-confidence will increase. Feeling better about your appearance will naturally encourage you to be more social and open to new experiences, as well as be more willing ... Read More
When you have issues with your vision, you may feel that your only options are to wear contact lenses or glasses. This isn’t the case, as with the latest advancements in laser vision correction, it is possible to obtain 20/20 vision or better through a quick, safe, and simple procedure that is one of the most commonly performed elective surgeries in the country. The recovery time is relatively short, and you can often be back to your regular activities and work duties within a few days of any of the laser eye surgeries available.
Corrective Eye Surgery
Is Laser Vision Correction Permanent?
The results of the procedure are permanent and will correct whatever issue that lead you to seek laser ... Read More
Dry eye is fairly common and is a result of the eye not being sufficiently lubricated. Normally, basal tears provide continuous lubrication and flow across the cornea every time the eye blinks. These tears also help to nourish cells in the cornea and offer protection from the environment.
Basal tears are made up of three layers, the outer lipid layer, the middle aqueous layer, and the inner mucin layer. If the composition of the tears becomes imbalanced, the amount produced starts to decrease, or they begin to evaporate faster, dry eye can occur.
Symptoms of dry eye can include pain, redness, scratchy eyes, stinging, burning, eye irritation or feeling like something is in your eye that you can’t remove, and ... Read More