Envision a Glasses-Free Future
If you’ve ever worn glasses or contact lenses, you’ve probably thought about what life might be like if you didn’t have to. Laser eye surgery can help you wake up in the morning and see your alarm clock!
We can help you to navigate the different types of laser eye surgery available and refer you to a recommended surgeon if we determine you’re a good candidate for the procedure. After a comprehensive eye exam, we can help you understand your options and which style of laser vision correction might best suit your situation.
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Who Can Benefit from Laser Eye Surgery?
The first step in exploring the possibility of laser eye surgery is a comprehensive eye exam and consultation. We’ll begin by taking a detailed look at your eyes and learning more about your health history and lifestyle needs.
We’ll also discuss your expectations for the surgery. Many people achieve 20/20 vision after their procedure, but there are people who need glasses or contact lenses post-surgery. In most cases, laser eye surgery decreases reliance on corrective lenses.
In order to be considered a candidate for laser eye surgery, your eyes must be in good health. Infections, severe dry eye, or recent trauma may mean you’ll need to delay the procedure.
Here are a few other considerations for surgery:
- You must be 18 years of age or older
- Your corneas must be thick enough to reshape
- Your prescription must be stable for at least 1 year
To find out whether you’re a candidate for laser vision correction, book an appointment today!
What Is Laser Eye Surgery?
Laser eye surgery is a group of procedures—all just a little bit different—that use a laser to correct refractive errors in your vision.
Technological advances have made several types of laser vision correction possible, but the most common types include LASIK, PRK, and SMILE.
Once the reshaping is complete, the surgeon will return the flap to its original position and the cornea will repair itself. Post-surgery surveys report extremely high levels of satisfaction with LASIK.
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) involves the surgeon removing the top layer of the cornea altogether, then reshaping the remaining layers.
Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) is a newer laser-based refractive surgery option that primarily focuses on treating myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism (irregularly shaped cornea). The laser creates a small opening and removes a thin layer of tissue, about the size of a contact lens, to reshape the cornea.
Is Laser Surgery Right for Me?
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with laser eye surgery. We will educate you about the risks and will support you in making an informed decision. Then, if you’re a good candidate, we can refer you to a recommended surgeon.
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Visit Us in Saskatoon
Kennedy Eye Clinic
You can find us inside the Lakeside Medical Building on McKercher and College Drive, with plenty of parking available out front.
We’re closed on long weekends.
The Eye Studio by Kennedy Eye Clinic
You can find us on 8th Street and Broadway Avenue. There is lots of free parking directly out front.
We’re closed on long weekends.
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed