Tips for a Smooth Recovery After Blepharoplasty

October 22, 2021 |
Young woman recovers at home from blepharoplasty.

Excess and sagging skin around the eyes can leave you looking older and more tired. In some cases, extra skin on the upper lids can reduce or even block your peripheral vision. At UELC, we can perform a blepharoplasty, otherwise known as an eyelid lift, to rejuvenate your eyelids and help correct vision problems. One […]

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Is Fall A Good Time To Have LASIK?

October 1, 2021 |
Young woman strolls in the park after having LASIK in autumn.

Fall is the time when the kids go back to school and pumpkin spice takes over the menu at your favourite coffee shop. But is it also a time when you should have LASIK? The answer is a resounding yes! There are actually several reasons why autumn is an ideal season to book your laser […]

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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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Is Lasik Safe? Here’s Everything You Need to Know!

September 5, 2020 |

Despite LASIK eye surgery being one of the safest procedures, many patients have reservations about this laser eye treatment. This is because, with a lot of details available, it can be quite overwhelming to filter through the information and determine the correctness of the facts. As one of the prominent names for LASIK surgery in […]

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What Happens During LASIK Laser Eye Surgery?

August 5, 2019 |

LASIK is a widely used laser corrective eye surgery. It is used to treat people with farsightedness, nearsightedness, or astigmatism. The procedure involves reshaping the cornea using lasers. Read on to learn what happens during laser eye surgery. How is LASIK Eye Surgery Performed? The surgery depends on the condition of the patient. The aim is to smoothen the cornea for nearsighted people. For people with farsightedness, the goal is to create a steeper cornea. For people having astigmatism, the purpose of the surgery is to level the irregular cornea into a regular shape. The surgeon may use topical drops such as anesthesia. The procedure does not require any stitches or bandages. What Should You Do Before LASIK Surgery? Your ...

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What Are the Benefits of Lasik Eye Surgery?

June 5, 2016 |

Ready to see clearly without your glasses? Lasik eye surgery is a popular, tried-and-true method for perfecting your vision and can help you leave your cumbersome glasses behind. Avoid fogging lenses during the winter, keeping up with frame styles, and pain on the bridge of your nose. Lasik surgery will take away these annoyances for good. Not sure if this popular procedure is right for you? Read on to learn more about what makes someone a good candidate for Lasik eye surgery. Contact the team at UELC in Brampton and Vaughan to learn more about your specific concerns. Start seeing clearly and enjoying the beauty of the world – and your face – without the aid of glasses! What Is ...

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The Peripheral Retina – Laser Retinopexy Prior To LASIK

August 1, 2014 |

Before undergoing refractive eye surgery or LASIK, it is important to have a complete ocular examination. This includes an examination of the retina. The retina is the tissue that lines the back of the eye. It acts much like the film in a camera by processing light that is focused on it so that you can see clearly. It is important that the retina remains attached to the back of the eye for it to function. Lesions in the peripheral retina such as retinal holes or tears, or lattice degeneration, may lead to retinal detachment if not addressed, particularly before any surgery is undertaken. Lattice degeneration is a thinning of the retina that can predispose to retinal holes or tears. ...

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Is There A Best Time To Get Laser Vision Correction?

March 21, 2014 |

If wearing glasses or contact lenses has ever been a nuisance to you, then the best time to get laser eye surgery is now! Whether you just want to wake up and see the alarm clock or you are an adventurer who loves rock climbing, LASIK can give you the freedom to see without the use of glasses or contact lenses.Utilizing state-of-the-art laser vision technology, we can treat those who are near-sighted, far-sighted and those with astigmatism. Whether you are 18 or 78, LASIK can be the clear choice for you. During your comprehensive pre-operative assessment, we will determine if you are an ideal candidate for laser vision correction. During this consultation, please discuss with us any eye diseases or ...

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Long Term Results Of LASIK Eye Surgery

March 7, 2014 |

Several factors may affect long-term vision stability in LASIK. If your glasses or contact lens prescription have remained the same for at least two years prior to LASIK, then you are more likely to have stable vision after the procedure. Those patients who have very high prescriptions for near sightedness, far sightedness, or astigmatism may have a higher rate of regression (that is the initial effect of LASIK may wear off over time). Regression usually takes place within the first 6 months of a LASIK procedure. After an enhancement procedure, long-term stability of vision will likely ensue. Some patients may have "soft corneas" or even require treatment for undiagnosed keratoconus during their screening exam. In the past, these cases would ...

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February 7, 2014 |

LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) are both commonly used to remove or reduce the need for spectacle use. LASIK at our facility involves the creation (by laser) of a partial thickness flap in the cornea (the clear window at the front of the eye) and then further laser application to the corneal bed to reshape the cornea and thus reduce spectacle prescription. This is all laser driven and no blade is used in this procedure at UELC; thus accuracy is excellent. Patients have minimal discomfort after LASIK and have excellent vision from day 1 although this will improve further over the next few days. PRK reshapes the cornea using the same laser without creation of the ...

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