Laser eye surgery is becoming an option for more and more people with advances in technology and increased affordability. Wake up with clear vision every day, without the need for glasses or contacts. Find out if laser vision correction is right for you with a laser eye surgery consultation.
Before we refer you for surgery, we’ll complete a thorough examination of your eyes. We evaluate your vision, eye health, and other factors like your eye shape and the thickness of your cornea. This allows us to recommend the best surgery option for your eyes.
We want you to be as comfortable as possible, so we’ll discuss what to expect during surgery, how to prepare, and what the recovery process will be like. We’re always happy to answer any questions you might have at any time.
We have relationships with the best ophthalmologists in Saskatoon, which means you’ll get the best care. We’ll be with you every step of the way, from the initial consultation and referral to ensuring your eyes heal properly with postoperative care.
LASIK is one of the most popular surgical options. It was specifically developed to reduce healing time and the risk of infection. With this procedure, you can expect clear vision within 24 hours and fully stable vision within a week.
The surgery starts with the ophthalmologist creating a flap in the cornea to expose the middle layers. The surgeon will then reshape the middle layers of your cornea with a laser to correct the refractive error and your vision. Once this is complete the corneal flap is carefully folded back into place and the surgery is complete.
PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, was the first type of laser eye surgery available. It is an option best-suited for those with thin corneas or dry eyes because it doesn’t require a corneal flap. Instead, the corneal epithelium is gently removed and the area underneath is then corrected with a laser.
The procedure takes 10 to 15 minutes per eye and both eyes are done on the same day. Your postoperative care will likely consist of bandage contact lenses for the first 2-3 days to help your corneas heal and eye drops for 4 to 6 weeks.
We usually recommend Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) for patients with high myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, or presbyopia. It is identical to cataract surgery but without the cataract.
During this surgery, your natural lens is removed using ultrasound technology. The replacement lens is then inserted through a small incision. The surgery typically takes around 15 minutes per eye and has a shorter healing time compared to laser eye surgery options.
SMILE is the newest type of laser eye surgery option and is currently only available for myopia patients. No cornea flap is created during this surgery, meaning the cornea remains stable and the surgery is less invasive.
Instead of a cornea flap, a small incision is created during this procedure, and a segment of the corneal thickness is removed through the incision to correct the refractive error. The incision is the smallest of any laser eye surgery option at approximately 4 mm compared to the 20 mm incision required for LASIK. SMILE patients have also experienced fewer issues with dry eyes and a shorter recovery period.
Broadway Eyecare is conveniently located on the corner of Broadway & Main Street, just around the corner from Oskayak High School.
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We understand that life is busy, and it isn’t always convenient to take time out of your workday to visit your optometrist. To help serve you better, we offer Saturday appointments and have extended hours on Thursdays.