Eye Effects in Calgary & Didsbury

Laser Eye Surgery in Calgary & Didsbury

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Can You Benefit From Laser Eye Surgery?

If you want clear vision without using contacts or glasses, laser eye surgery may be right for you. This popular method of vision correction is a potential long-term solution for hyperopia, astigmatism, and myopia.

Our eye doctors are always happy to talk with you about what you can expect from laser eye surgery and help you find out if you’re a suitable candidate. Laser eye surgery can be a big decision, so you’ll want to learn more about this procedure by consulting a qualified medical professional.

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What Happens During a Laser Eye Surgery Consultation?

We meet with every potential laser eye surgery patient beforehand to make sure the surgery is right for them. During each consultation, we gather data about:

  • The thickness of your cornea
  • Whether or not your vision is significantly changing
  • Your current prescription
  • Whether there are any details of your medical history (or family medical history) that could make laser eye surgery unsuitable for you

If we determine that laser eye surgery is an appropriate solution for your vision needs, we’ll then go over the outcomes you can expect from the procedure. Then, it’ll be up to you to make an informed decision about whether or not to commit to the surgery.

We also schedule several post-operative follow-up appointments to track your progress as your eyes heal. Follow-ups reduce the risk of complications and help you enjoy the full benefits of laser eye surgery.

What Kind of Laser Eye Surgery Is Right for Me?

LASIK

More people get LASIK than any other kind of laser eye surgery. 98.5% of patients who undergo LASIK for myopia and myopic astigmatism report satisfaction with their results.

During LASIK, an ophthalmologist uses a laser or cutting blade to create a small flap on the outside of your cornea. They then reshape the corneal stroma with a precise laser and reposition the flap so it can heal into place.

LASIK is popular because it offers faster recovery times than other types of laser eye surgery. Most patients can enjoy clear vision within 24 hours and heal completely in less than 3 months.

Patients with corneas that are too thin for LASIK may be strong candidates for PRK. PRK begins by using a brush, blade, laser, or alcohol solution to remove the outside of the cornea. The ophthalmologist then reshapes the corneal stroma and the cornea’s surface slowly regenerates.

Since PRK requires the outside of the cornea to grow back, the average recovery time for this type of surgery is longer than for LASIK. Clear vision normally returns within 5 days, and full recovery can take up to 6 months. However, PRK is still effective in the vast majority of cases. Some research suggests that patient satisfaction for PRK is even higher than it is for LASIK.

See Your Future Clearly with Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery can provide long-lasting relief from vision problems. If you’re curious to learn more about this type of vision correction, contact us and book your consultation today.

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Where to find us

Eye Effects

Find us in the Strathcona Square Shopping Centre, just past Sobeys and next to RBC Royal Bank.

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Our Address

#108-555 Strathcona Boulevard SW
Calgary, AB T3H 2S8

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM8 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM8 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

Forsight Vision Centre

Find our Didsbury office in Didsbury Plaza, behind Home Hardware and Dick’s Auto Service.

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Our Address

2032 17th Avenue
Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM8 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM8 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

Find us in the Strathcona Square Shopping Centre, just past Sobeys and next to RBC Royal Bank.

Contact Information

Our Address

#108-555 Strathcona Boulevard SW
Calgary, AB T3H 2S8

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM8 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM8 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

Find our Didsbury office in Didsbury Plaza, behind Home Hardware and Dick’s Auto Service.

Contact Information

Our Address

2032 17th Avenue
Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM8 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM8 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

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