Laser Eye Surgery: A Clear Look at Your Options
Some people don’t like the hassle of wearing and maintaining glasses. Others find contacts too much upkeep to be the right corrective option. If you fit into one of these categories, laser vision correction might be for you!
The team at Tutt Street Optometry will be active partners in your laser eye surgery journey. From the initial consultation to managing your care post-surgery, our experienced optometrists have the knowledge and skills to put your mind at ease. Please book an appointment for a laser eye surgery consultation today.
Different Eyes, Different Procedures
Several different types of refractive surgeries are commonly referred to as “laser eye surgery,” so it’s easy to see why people assume there’s only one procedure. But the reality is, every eye is different, so there are various surgery types to accommodate those unique differences.
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) was one of the first laser corrective operations available. Using lasers, ophthalmologists remove tissue from the surface of the eye and change the shape of the underlying cornea.
Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most commonly performed corrective surgery. Rather than cutting tissue directly from the eye’s surface, the surgeon cuts a hinged flap in the surface of the eye and folds it back. They then reshape your cornea using a laser and replace the flap.
Instead of cutting a thicker flap, laser epithelial keratomileusis (LASEK) combines PRK and LASIK procedures. It involves cutting a very thin flap in the outer cornea, the underlying cornea is then reshaped, and the flap is replaced when the procedure is finished.
Refractive lens exchange (RLE) replaces a patient’s natural lens with a manufactured lens implant. This procedure is commonly used in the case of cataracts.
Making an Informed Decision
Although laser eye correction is very common and performed by experienced surgeons, it is still a surgery. And just like any medical procedure, there is a risk of complications. We’ll help manage your expectations going into the surgery and let you know what surgical outcomes are possible.
Laser eye surgery could offer you a great increase in freedom and enjoyment. If you’re interested in exploring laser correcting, we’ll make sure you have all the information you need to feel comfortable and confident in your decision.
Come See Us
Visit Us in Pandosy Village District
We’re located in Kelowna’s Pandosy Village District, across from Raymer Elementary School.
- #3-2918 Tutt St.
- Kelowna, BC V1Y 8Z5
- Phone: 250-762-3309
- Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed