Some people who wear glasses and contact lenses want to know more about laser eye surgery or other refractive surgery options and whether it is right for them. If you are interested in surgical vision correction, we will be happy to guide you in picking the appropriate procedure for you.
Here is a brief description of laser eye surgery:
A flap is surgically cut in the cornea and gently folded back, or in some cases a flat is not created. An excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea into a flatter shape (this is much like a contact lens corrects vision by forming a new shape on the cornea). The flap is then put back in place, acting like a natural bandage. The healing process is quick and the discomfort level is quite low.
People will often say that they did not feel anything, and could see well the very first day. Most people have improved vision in 24-48 hours, but it must be noted that each person will heal at a different rate and based on the method used. Vision, although greatly improved immediately after surgery, often continues to improve for some weeks, even months afterwards.
Laser surgery is not for everyone. Eye conditions vary and only after a comprehensive examination will we be able to decide if laser surgery is the best course of treatment for you.
Below you will find information from Focus Eye Centre, a refractive surgery centre we refer to here in Kingston. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.