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Laser Vision Correction

Laser Vision Correction

Many of our patients are opting for a new form of vision correction...using the excimer laser to resculpt the eyes to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Depending on your prescription, there are a number of different procedures available to reduce or even eliminate your need for glasses. The doctors at our office provide all pre and post operative care and can refer you to an appropriate surgical facility.

 

Candidacy Examination

Your doctor will perform a very specific examination to determine if laser surgery will be safe for you and to precisely gather all the data required. The accuracy of your pre-operative tests is critical when programming the laser and will determine your surgical outcome. More specialized testing is also required at the Laser Center. You will be completely informed about your likely surgical outcome, your potential risks, what to expect during your surgery day and during your post-operative healing period.

If you wish to book for laser surgery, you will be scheduled for an examination by your optometrist.

Managing Your Care

One of the most important aspects of good laser surgery is the after-care provided. It is imperative that you are examined carefully during your first year after surgery to determine if any sight-threatening complications are developing. Complications, although rare, must be detected and treated early to ensure that you enjoy the best vision possible.

The media recently ran an article indicating that 58% of patients having laser surgery failed a night vision test due to the development of night glare. Unfortunately, the study releasing these results, involved only 38 patients using first generation lasers from six years ago. The flurry of media attention following this article has created an unrealistic fear of the risks of laser surgery.

Although no surgical procedure is without risk, today's laser technology is much less likely to cause visual performance problems for patients than older technology and procedures.

It is critical for patients to be properly and thoroughly evaluated prior to going ahead with surgery to determine if they are an appropriate candidate for laser vision correction. 

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Bedford Eye Care - Finalist for 2017 Business of the Year in the Halifax Business Awards

Bedford Eye Care is a Finalist for Business of the Year!

We are so very grateful to our patients, the community and the outstanding service team in the practice for the support you all continue to show to us in our many years in business.

We're honoured to be selected by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce among a diverse group of outstanding and well-known finalists for this prestigious award. We believe it's a reflection of the commitment we have to delivering the highest quality care to our patients and for pushing into new areas of innovative care, including our new dry eye and traumatic brain injury clinics, as well as our commitment to patient and public education in these critical new areas of research and treatment.