Less Reliance on Lenses
If you’ve been thinking of a more permanent solution for your vision than eyeglasses or contact lenses, you’ve come to the right place! At Village Optical, we offer laser eye surgery consultation and co-management.
Options for Laser Eye Surgery
During the surgery, your ophthalmologist uses numbing drops to make you comfortable, then makes a small incision in the top corneal layer. The incision creates a thin “flap,” which is folded over to gain access to the underlying corneal tissue, and your cornea is reshaped using a laser.
LASIK surgery is an effective and common treatment, with almost 90% of LASIK patients ending up with vision between 20/20 and 20/40.
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) also uses a computer-programmed laser to change the shape of your cornea. Although similar to LASIK, the procedures are a bit different.
During surgery, the ophthalmologist removes and discards the cornea’s outer layer using a laser, blade, alcohol solution, or brush. Following this, the cornea is reshaped by removing precise amounts of tissue to match the desired prescription.
After surgery, a special bandage contact lens is placed on your eye for several days. This bandage lens aids with the healing process.
Laser Eye Surgery Co-Management
At Village Optical, we help co-manage your recovery process after laser eye surgery. After the procedure, we’ll book you a series of appointments to monitor your eyes while they heal.
There are a few side effects to expect post-surgery, and we’ll work with you to help keep your recovery on target. Side effects from laser eye surgery include:
- Light sensitivity
- Dry eyes
- Blurry vision
If any of your side effects appear to be escalating, contact us right away.
Is Laser Eye Surgery Right For You?
Laser eye surgery is a significant lifestyle change, and there are many factors to consider before undergoing the procedure. Village Optical is here to help you make the right choice for your vision!
- Are looking for less reliance on glasses or contact lenses
- Don’t have an eye disease
- Understand the risks and potential side effects
- Accept that glasses or contacts may still be required after surgery
If this sounds like you, call today to book a comprehensive consultation. Experience the life-changing benefits of laser eye surgery!
Located in St. Vital
Find us off the intersection of St. Mary’s Road and Dakota Street, near Dakota Family Foods and Jolly Mug Restaurant.
- 1079 St. Mary’s Road
- Winnipeg, MB R2M 3T2
- Phone: 204.253.9219
Hours Of Operation
We are closed on all statutory holidays, as well as Remembrance Day and Boxing Day.
We are also closed on Saturdays in July, and long weekends.
- Monday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed