Laser Eye Surgery Consultations & Referrals in Central Alberta

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If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you may have considered laser eye surgery to correct your refractive error. There’s a lot to consider before you go ahead with any procedure, but our eye care team is here to help you discover the benefits!

We work closely with trusted laser eye surgeons in our areas, provide surgical consultations, and closely co-manage all our patient’s procedures.

If you’re interested in pursuing laser eye surgery or simply have some questions, please reach out to us. We’d love to help!

Pre & Post-Operative Consultation

The optometrists at the Eye Care Centre have extensive experience in pre and post-operative laser eye surgery care. We provide comprehensive service and have a thorough understanding of how different laser procedures can correct particular vision problems.

Before booking your procedure, you’ll need a thorough eye health exam. Make sure we know you are requesting a laser eye surgery consultation and referral when you book your appointment.

During each consultation, our optometrists evaluate your eye health and the surface of your eye to ensure you are an ideal candidate for corrective surgery. If we determine that you’ll benefit from eye surgery, we’ll move to a discussion on the surgery’s likely outcomes. If you wish to proceed with the procedure, we’ll refer you to a trusted local ophthalmologist.

After surgery, we’ll schedule you for ongoing visits with your optometric team at the Eye Care Centre. These appointments will focus on your healing process and vision. We can also assist with additional postoperative needs, like sunglasses, reading glasses, dry eye treatment, and eye drops.

Current laser eye surgery options are common and generally safe vision-correcting procedures. Your optometrist can help you determine what type of procedure is likely to serve you best.

Types of Laser Eye Surgery

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) involves cutting a flap in the outer layer of the cornea using a sharp blade or laser, then lifting it out of the way. Your ophthalmologist then reshapes the tissue below using a computer-guided laser set to your precise requirements.

After the procedure is complete, the flap is placed back over the cornea and reattaches in 2 to 3 minutes. Your eyes should be completely healed within the week.

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is similar to LASIK, but the outer cornea is removed and disposed of using a brush, blade, laser, or alcohol solution. Using a special computer-guided laser, your ophthalmologist reshapes the exposed corneal tissue to correct your vision.

After the procedure, a special bandage contact lens is placed on your eye to promote healing. The healing process for PRK takes approximately a month.

Visit the Eye Care Centre to Learn More

If you’re craving a more permanent solution for vision correction, then don’t wait! Contact us today and let us know you’re interested in laser eye surgery. We’re looking forward to showing you how the world looks without corrective lenses!

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Zeiss is a world leader in precision optics, creating lenses that are exceptionally well-designed with your real life in mind. 

From SmartLife lenses constructed for the way you use devices, to PhotoFusion lenses for seamless transitions between indoors and outdoors, and groundbreaking myopia control technology for children, Zeiss creates the lenses your family’s eyes deserve.

Our Locations

Red Deer Eye Care Centre

  • 4402 49th Avenue
  • Red Deer, AB T4N 3W6

Rimbey Eye Care Centre

  • 5010 50th Avenue
  • Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0

Rocky Eye Care Centre

  • 5040 B – 50th Street
  • Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1A5

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