Perhaps you would like to wake up without having to reach for your glasses or do anything you want without worrying about your glasses falling off.

Laser vision correction in Stoney Creek, Hamilton could be right for you. It’s ideal for patients who want better vision without the use of eyeglasses, sunglasses, or contact lenses.

Our eye doctors at Stoney Creek Eye Care co-manage patients for laser vision correction in Hamilton. They have the experience and dedication to perform pre-operative and post-operative care of laser vision correction procedures.

After pre-operative evaluation, we will refer you to the appropriate surgeon. We are very selective of the surgeons we choose, and we carefully screen which patients are ideal candidates for certain procedures.

Our doctors will then provide post-operative management, which involves multiple office visits over a certain period after the surgery. It includes medical evaluation, vision management and corneal healing management.

Different Types of Laser Vision Correction

There are many different types of laser vision correction but LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is currently the most frequently used one on the market.

During a LASIK eye surgery, a Stoney Creek the surgeon uses a microkeratome blade, an instrument used to create a tiny opening or flap in the cornea. A newer way to make a flap is with a laser. After creating a flap, the surgeon opens the flap and removes some tissue underneath using a UV laser. This precisely removes the tiny bits of tissue to reshape the cornea.

The surgeon will flatten the steep cornea of nearsighted individuals and shape the cornea of farsighted individuals. LASIK can also correct astigmatism by smoothing the irregular cornea. The flap returns to its original position even without stitches.

Another common laser refractive procedure is photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), which is done if the cornea does not have enough tissue to create a flap.

Our staff and doctors will explain the laser vision correction procedures in detail, and let you know what results to expect.

Duration of Procedures

The correction procedures often take less than 15 minutes for both eyes; the healing process is just as quick as the actual laser vision correction procedure. And although the process sounds painful and uncomfortable, most patients don’t feel anything.

Many individuals report immediate results within the first day after the procedure; patients also report continually improving vision over time.

To know more about our laser vision correction in Hamilton, call Stoney Creek Eye Care.