Laser Eye Surgery Consultations in Halifax

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Laser Eye Surgery is More Popular Than Ever!

Are you looking for a permanent solution for your vision problems? Plenty of refractive errors become more severe over time, but with the help of laser eye surgery, you could help mitigate your symptoms forever.

However, not every person is a candidate for every type of laser eye surgery. Our optometrists at Ocean Optometry offer excellent comprehensive consultations to examine your eyes and decide which procedure is right for you.

Please book your consultation with us today!

What is Laser Eye Surgery?

Before we get ahead of ourselves; no, laser eye surgery isn’t going to give you the power to shoot lasers from your eyes. We know, it’s a little disappointing. However, laser eye surgery can still provide you with other amazing benefits!

Laser eye surgery, also known as refractive eye surgery, is a procedure used to reshape your cornea to manage vision problems caused by myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism.

There are a few different types of surgeries available depending on what is best for you and your eyes. These procedures include:

LASIK eye surgery is by and large the most common laser eye surgery performed. During this procedure, an ophthalmologist makes an incision using either a sharp scalpel or a laser on the lens of your eye, creating a flap. Folding this flap over then gives your ophthalmologist access to your cornea, where they use an excimer laser to reshape your cornea. Reshaping cornea mitigates the refractive error of your eye, giving you clearer vision.

Once it is reshaped, the flap is folded back over the cornea. The flap will heal over a couple of days, and by the end you should be experiencing significantly better vision.

LASEK eye surgery mixes properties of both LASIK and PRK to manage your refractive errors. LASEK makes an ultra-thin flap out of the outermost layer of your lens, known as the corneal epithelium. This flap is pushed off to the side to allow an excimer laser to reshape the cornea.

PRK still employs the use of an excimer laser on the cornea, but instead of creating a flap like in LASIK and LASEK eye surgeries, your ophthalmologist completely removes the corneal epithelium of your eye. The cornea is then reshaped, and your eye will be left to heal over a couple of days.

Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is a procedure that replaces your natural crystalline lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). An ophthalmologist makes a small incision in the lens of your eye before removing the crystalline lens with an ultrasound. The lens is then replaced with an IOL matched to your needs.

Post-Operative Care

Before your surgery, please plan ahead to allow your eyes to heal properly. Make sure you have a plan to get home after the surgery because you will not be able to drive.

You will be provided with an eye shield that you will wear for as long as your ophthalmologist requires you to. Your ophthalmologist or your optometrist will provide you details about any potential side effects you might experience after the surgery. Some of them include:

  • Light sensitivity
  • Redness and irritation in and around the eyes
  • Eye dryness
  • Overly watery or teary eyes

Your optometrist or your ophthalmologist will book a series of follow up appointments to monitor how your eyes are adjusting after the procedure.

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Nestled only a few blocks away from the Halifax Waterfront, Ocean Optometry is located just off the corner of Blowers Street and Grafton Street, the world famous Pizza Corner. Find out more here about where to park!


5240 Blowers Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1J7

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