Find Out If Laser Eye Surgery Is Right for You
If you’re considering laser eye surgery to correct your blurry vision, please book a consultation with our team first.
While we don’t perform laser eye surgeries at Aurora Eye Care, we can determine if laser eye surgery is right for you and assist with pre- and post-operative care. We have excellent relationships with all the leading surgeons in Alberta, and work closely to provide you an amazing experience. We want you to achieve the best vision possible, and our in-depth consultation process can help determine which surgery could serve you best.
Book a consultation appointment with our team today!
Laser Eye Surgery Could Correct Various Refractive Errors
Refractive errors like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism are the leading cause of vision impairment in Canada.
And while glasses and contact lenses can also help correct your vision, we understand the desire to find a more permanent answer to your blurry vision problems.
Laser eye surgery could help by either reshaping or replacing parts of your eye to help you achieve clear vision. The type of surgery we recommend may depend on the issue you’re correcting and your eye health.
The Laser Eye Surgery Process
Consultations are eye exams we adapt to determine which type of laser eye surgery may be right for you. We may not recommend the surgery if you have:
- Overly dry eyes
- Corneal problems
- Frequent eye infections
- Certain health conditions
If we determine laser eye surgery is a suitable treatment for you, we can connect you with an ophthalmologist who will perform the procedure.
Laser eye surgeries may only take a few minutes on each eye. The majority of your time at the appointment will be spent preparing for the surgery and filling out paperwork.
We’ll book a series of appointments following your surgery to ensure your eyes heal as we expect. Laser eye surgery doesn’t guarantee 20/20 vision, and you may need to wear glasses or contacts after the procedure.
You may experience certain side effects after your surgery, but these should subside in a few days. Please contact us if your side effects last longer than that. These side effects include:
- Dry eyes
- Poor night vision
- Halos and glare
- Double or blurry vision
Types of Laser Eye Surgery
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most common version of laser eye surgery. It can help correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
During the procedure, your ophthalmologist uses numbing drops in your eyes before creating a small flap in the outermost layer of your cornea. Opening the flap gives them access to the corneal tissues they’ll then reshape using an excimer laser, correcting your vision.
The flap is placed back in its original position to heal for a few weeks.
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a surgery we may recommend to help correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
During the surgery, your ophthalmologist places numbing drops in your eyes before removing the outermost layer of your cornea. They then reshape the underlying corneal tissue with an excimer laser to correct your vision.
Your cornea’s outer layer will then heal itself over a couple of weeks.
Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is a procedure we may recommend to help correct presbyopia, nearsightedness, and farsightedness.
Your ophthalmologist places numbing drops in your eyes during the procedure before making a small incision that gives them access to your crystalline lens. After extracting the lens, they replace it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).
Cataract surgery is similar to RLE. However, cataract surgery removes a lens clouded with cataracts instead of a clear lens.
Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is a procedure we might recommend to correct nearsightedness.
After numbing your eyes with drops, your ophthalmologist will use a femtosecond laser to create a lenticule inside your cornea. A lenticule is a small lens-shaped piece of tissue your ophthalmologist will then extract. Removing the tissue changes the shape of your cornea, correcting your vision problem.
Book Your Consultation Today
Laser eye surgery is a serious procedure that requires a number of steps to ensure its outcome. Our team at Aurora Eye Care can assist you on your journey towards clearer vision—all you have to do is book a consultation appointment.
Our location is on the corner of 92nd Street and 100th Avenue, right across from Starbucks in the same plaza as Shoppers Drug Mart.
- 101 9920 92 St.
- Grande Prairie, AB T8X 0E7
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday: Closed
We’re located right on the main road heading west on 4th Avenue, just past the Scotiabank on the left.
- 5015 4th Ave.
- Edson, AB T7E 1V2
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- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
Find us right underneath the clock on Connaught Drive, nestled in the alcove, with plenty of street parking available.
- 622C Connaught Dr.
- Jasper, AB T0E 1E0
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
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