Laser Vision Correction

elvc-1Exceptional vision should not be a privilege of the young, or those who are genetically blessed, or the very rich. At the UELC clinic, we believe that perfect vision should be widely accessible to everyone, and to support that idea we are proud to be able to offer a full range of laser vision correction options including LASIK, and PRK. Offering several options mean that over 90 percent of the people who come in for a complete eye examination will be good candidates for laser vision correction using one of these advanced methods.

Let’s take a more in-depth look at the different types of laser vision correction, one of which may be right for you.

LASIK eye surgery is the most commonly performed procedure in laser eye clinics. It is used to treat a variety of common eye problems, including near-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. The procedure uses a computer-controlled excimer laser to reshape the cornea of the affected eyes, but during the LASIK procedure, the surgeon preserves the outermost protective layer of the eye, known as the epithelium, by creating a flap which is then closed over the reshaped lower layers of the eye.

PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, is a similar type of laser eye surgery in the sense that both procedures reshape the corneal bed with a computer-controlled laser. The main difference is that during PRK vision correction, the epithelium is removed by gently scraping the surface, which produces the same results in terms of vision correction.

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Because the surface of the eye is disrupted, there is a lengthier healing process and greater discomfort than one would experience with LASIK eye surgery. The reason some people opt for PRK despite this disadvantage is that their corneas may be too thin or too soft to safely allow for the creation of the corneal flap that is the hallmark of LASIK.

With all laser vision correction surgeries, numbing anesthetic drops in the eye ensure that you experience as little discomfort as possible during surgery (which takes only minutes per eye). Post-surgery, the eyes are protected with contact lenses during the healing period to reduce the risk of complications and to increase the likelihood of a successful recovery. Our highly skilled eye care practitioners, state-of-the-art technology and superior facility in the GTA all contribute to the UELC clinic being the number one option for your laser vision correction procedure.

If you are tired of poor vision limiting your choices in life – if you’d like to do muy thai without worrying about breaking your glasses, or go on vacation without lugging your contact lens kit, or dine out without asking your date to read you the menu, or even watch a 3-D movie without having to wear two uncomfortable pairs of lenses, maybe it’s time to look into laser vision correction at UELC. With flexible payment options and affordable financing available, now might be the time for a whole new U.