We at Orangeville Optometric Centre have personally co-managed hundreds of patients through laser vision correction. We feel that laser vision correction is a great option for patients who are good candidates.
Dr. Wonghad laser eye surgery utilizing the latest ‘Intralase” technology in March 2003.
Laser Vision Correction is an exciting option that is available to you as one method of correcting vision problems, but it is not a choice that you should make based on ads or primarily on price. It is a complex process that requires several clinical visits, in-depth discussions and explanations, and careful guidance.
Our office is well-equipped to manage and deliver your care throughout this process. Always rely upon the eye doctor who knows you best.
To be eligible for Laser Vision Surgery (LASIK or PRK), potential candidates must meet the following criteria:
Age: Candidates must be at least 18 years old.
General health: LASIK candidates must be in good general health, and should not have certain health problems, including uncontrolled diabetes, autoimmune or collagen vascular disease, or take any medication or have any condition that compromises the immune response.
Eye health: Candidates should be free of eye diseases including keratoconus, glaucoma, cataracts, corneal disease, and certain retinal and optic nerve diseases. LASIK surgery candidates should not have certain eye conditions including herpes simplex and herpes zoster.
Eye injury: Patients should not have any eye infections or injuries.
Nursing/pregnancy: Candidates should not be nursing or pregnant when undergoing the LASIK procedure. Hormones may affect the stability of your prescription, so pregnant or nursing women are not eligible to pursue LASIK surgery until three menstrual cycles after nursing has been discontinued.
Dry eye condition: Patients should not continuously suffer from dry eyes.
Stable vision: Candidates’ vision must be stable for at least two years prior to the procedure date.
Contact Lenses: Prior to your LASIK surgery consultation and LASIK procedure, you must not wear contact lenses for a certain length of time. The precise length will be determined by your doctor on an individual basis. This ensures corneal stability and accurate assessment of your prescription prior to the LASIK surgery procedure.
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