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.
Laser eye surgery is effective for improving vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Patients interested in laser surgery will need a consultation to determine if they’re a good candidate. Call today to book a comprehensive consultation with one of our experienced optometrists.
Options for Laser Eye Surgery
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) uses a computer-programmed laser to sculpt your cornea to the ideal prescription.
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.
90% of PRK patients end up with 20/40 vision or better around 3 months after surgery.
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!
Laser surgery might be an excellent fit if you:
- 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. On Saturdays in August, we are open from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
- 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