Laser Eye Surgery Consultations

Laser Surgery

While the thought of a laser anywhere near your eye can sound unappealing, it’s actually quite the opposite. For many years now, laser therapy and laser surgery has been used around the world to help improve vision. Laser surgery and therapy can be used to help improve or correct glaucoma, cataracts, myopia, hyperopia, trichiasis, and astigmatism. If you think that you may benefit from laser therapy or refractive surgery to help improve your vision, get in touch with our experts at the Waterdown Optometric Clinic today.

Refractive Surgery

Refractive surgery is arguably the most well-known use of lasers in vision care. Since the 1980s, refractive surgery has grown and advanced exponentially. The surgeon uses a laser to reshape the cornea to allow for improved light refraction, which results in better, clearer vision for those who suffer from myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Most patients can benefit from improved vision, a quicker healing process, less post-operative pain and fewer side effects.

Procedures include:

  • LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis)
  • Wavefront-guided LASIK
  • PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)
  • RLE (refractive lens exchange) or CLE (clear lens exchange)

To learn more about the refractive surgery and to find out if it’s right for you, get in touch with our team of vision care specialists at the Waterdown Optometric Clinic today.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma often results in nerve damage within the eyes, which can be occasionally treated with either glaucoma drops and/or laser therapy. Two types of glaucoma can be treated with laser therapy, narrow angle glaucoma and open angle glaucoma. With narrow angle glaucoma, the laser is used to create a small hole in the peripheral part of the iris.

This causes it to fall away from the natural drainage meshwork, allowing for an improved aqueous outflow. With open angle glaucoma, the laser is used directly on the meshwork. It creates both a chemical and biological change to the tissue, which can help to improve the drainage of fluid from the eye. To learn more about laser therapy for glaucoma, contact our Waterdown eye clinic today.

UPDATE

As ordered by the College of Optometrists and the Minister of Health we
have temporarily closed the office and cancelled all booked eye
appointments until further notice. We will not have any phone service but
feel free to email us and we will try and get back to you in a timely
fashion.

For URGENT eye care please email us at [email protected] with
details of your concerns along with your contact information and one of our
doctors will get back to you as soon as possible.

We will keep you informed as any changes occur. Please follow us on
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We are working on a storefront for our website to allow for the purchase of
contact lenses and dry eye products to be directly shipped to your
home. Until it is available feel free to email us with any contact lens
re-order requests or glasses inquiries.

Take care of yourself and those around you and thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,
The Waterdown Optometric Team