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Laser Eye Surgery Consultation in Winnipeg

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Helping You Reclaim Your Vision

Laser eye surgery is an option for those with refractive errors who seek clear vision without corrective eyewear. Refractive surgery effectively corrects vision that has been limited due to conditions like myopia or astigmatism.

The precursor to laser eye surgery was a spring-mounted mallet used in the mid-1800s to flatten the cornea and “restore your eyesight and render spectacles useless.” Procedures have since evolved into a quick and efficient surgery that takes no longer than a half-hour.

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How Does Refractive Surgery Work?

Refractive errors occur when the cornea is misshapen so that light doesn’t refract properly onto the retina. Refractive surgery uses a precise laser to reshape the cornea to ensure the light lands directly on the retina to create a clear image.

  • Those who are nearsighted will need their cornea flattened
  • Those who are farsighted will need their cornea steepened
  • Those with astigmatism will need their cornea smoothed

What Types of Refractive Surgery Are There?

Laser eye surgery has come a long way since its beginnings in the 1980s, with new advancements allowing for faster healing, fewer side effects, and less postoperative pain. The 2 most commonly performed procedures are LASIK and PRK, but several other refractive surgeries are also performed.

LASIK, or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, involves using a blade or laser to cut a flap in the cornea’s outer layer, called the epithelium. A computer-guided laser is then used to reshape the corneal tissue underneath, and the flap is replaced to act as a natural bandage.

LASIK involves minimal recovery time, typically a few days, with almost immediate vision improvement.

PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, involves removing the outer layer of the cornea completely to reveal the corneal tissue underneath. A laser is then used to reshape the tissue beneath, and a contact lens bandage is placed overtop to promote healing.

PRK is generally more painful than LASIK, with week-long recovery time and vision improvement in around 2 weeks.

At View Pointe Vision + Style, we want you to get the best care for your eyes. Please book your consultation today!

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Front desk of View Pointe Vision + Style located in Winnipeg.

Our Address

Find us on the corner of Pembina Hwy & Killarney Ave
5 Killarney Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3B1

Contact Information

Phone: 204-560-8439
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Our Services

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Contact Lens Exams & Fittings

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Dry Eye

Many eye diseases don’t show symptoms in the early stages, so having your eyes examined regularly can minimize the risk of permanent damage and vision loss. Prompt treatment, in most cases, can effectively save your vision.

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

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