Laser Eye Surgery in Ontario
For more than 30 years, Laser Eye Center has had a reputation for delivering world-class medical and surgical eye care in Ontario. The doctors at Laser Eye Center are experienced, skilled, passionate and driven. They love what they do and they strive to be the absolute best. The entire team at Laser Eye Center shares a common goal in helping patients enjoy clear vision and healthy eyes for life.
LASIK is a highly advanced solution to nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. During the procedure, the cornea is carefully reshaped to properly focus light entering the eye onto the retina. Laser Eye Center is a pioneer in modern LASIK, which uses advanced lasers as opposed to taking the conventional approach of using handheld blades. LASIK patients are able to achieve clearer vision than they ever thought possible, thanks to the surgical skill and technology available at Laser Eye Center. The practice offers continuity of care, providing all pre- and post-operative treatment in one convenient location; this saves patients from the time, money and inconvenience associated with seeing an outside optometrist.
Cataracts, or a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, cannot be treated with medicine or eye drops. The only way to treat a cataract is to surgically remove the eye’s lens and replace it with an artificial lens implant (intraocular lens, or IOL). The team at Laser Eye Center treats cataracts with unparalleled safety, precision and predictability. Cataract surgery patients are able to achieve vision superior to the vision they had when they developed cataracts — some are able to see as clearly and crisply as they did in their thirties. Laser Eye Center offers laser-assisted cataract surgery to maximize the best possible visual outcomes with the fewest risks.
Pterygium is a benign growth on the conjunctiva, or white part of the eye, that is associated with excessive UV light exposure. Because of Ontario’s sunny climate, the team at Laser Eye Center sees quite a few cases of pterygium, particularly among groups like surfers or individuals who work outside. Symptoms of pterygium include burning, itching, red eyes, tearing or a scratchy sensation. Treatment for pterygium involves surgically removing the growth. The Laser Eye Center team uses the auto-graft technique which uses the patient’s own conjunctival tissue to replace tissue that is removed during surgery.
Keratoconus is a degenerative disease affecting the cornea, or the clear outer surface of the eye. A cornea that develops keratoconus thins and bulges, taking on a cone-like shape instead of retaining its normal round shape. The irregular curvature interferes with the way light entering the eye is focused on the retina. Laser Eye Center offers several treatment options for keratoconus, including the use of special contact lenses and the placement of Intacs corneal inserts to flatten the cornea. Always at the forefront of advances in medical and surgical eye care, Laser Eye Center also offers a leading-edge treatment called corneal crosslinking to strengthen the corneal tissue.
Dry Eye Disease
Dry eye disease is a common concern among patients of Laser Eye Center. It occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears to stay sufficiently lubricated, or the composition of the tears is imbalanced, causing them to evaporate off the ocular surface prematurely.
The treatment for dry eye disease depends on the underlying cause. Often eyedrops are administered to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms. Other medications may be prescribed to increase the production of tears. If eyedrops and medications do not produce the desired effects, the ducts through which tears drain away can be closed, helping to keep the eyes moist and comfortable.
Nearly everyone develops presbyopia, or the loss of reading vision, around the age of 40. The normally flexible lens of the eye becomes thick and rigid, unable to bend and flex to focus on close objects. Mild presbyopia can be treated with eyeglasses or contact lenses. More serious cases may benefit from surgical procedures, including refractive surgery.
Myopia is the clinical term for nearsightedness, a condition in which close objects can be seen clearly but faraway objects appear blurry. It occurs when the eyeball is too long, causing light to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it. The most common refractive error, myopia can be treated with laser eye surgery to improve the shape of the cornea and allow light rays to focus more accurately on the retina.
Astigmatism, another common refractive error, prevents light entering the eye from focusing properly on the retina. It occurs when the normally round cornea is shaped more like an egg. One side of the cornea is curved differently than the other. Laser eye surgery can correct astigmatism by changing the shape of the cornea.
If you or a loved one has developed a condition that compromises vision or ocular health, Laser Eye Center can help. Call or email us today to request an appointment with our team and discuss your needs and treatment goals.