Authored by: OCC LASIK

By: Leah Barrette

As an all in one ophthalmology clinic that provides patients with multidisciplinary options, it’s no wonder Ophthalmic Consultant Centres Inc.  (OCC) has finally incorporated LASIK into our itinerary to become OCC LASIK. For those of you who don’t know, LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a type of refractive surgery to correct nearsighted vision, farsighted vision, and astigmatism. Excited as we are to provide patients with this latest procedure, we would also like to educate them on the brand of LASIK that OCC LASIK has acquired: the LASIK procedure.

The LASIK laser vision correction procedure stems from Europe, where it has gained a tremendous amount of success.  As one of the most advanced vision correction technologies of its kind, the LASIK has proven to be the most effective, accurate and fastest form of LASIK vision correction currently available.

The LASIK technology is a customized procedure that creates a 3-D map of your eye which provides each patient with a treatment that is tailored specifically for them. With the ability to be extremely accurate during a procedure, there is no wonder the LASIK is revered as the most effective LASIK system on the market. In addition to the LASIK’s process of mapping a patient’s eye, the patented IntraLase method, which is used to create the flap of the iris, is 100% blade-free! This is why the LASIK procedure is also known as the all laser LASIK. The laser is used to reshape the cornea, mimicking the natural shape of a clear sighted eye which helps improve the patient’s visual perception.

In addition to providing patients with the most revered version of LASIK on the market, OCC LASIK is also a medical centre that is dedicated to specializing in ocular diseases. Most other LASIK providers are designed as cosmetic outlets, whereas at OCC LASIK, we are medical doctors first. By choosing OCC LASIK, you will receive the most reliable LASIK service because our doctors have extensive medical knowledge and they have dedicated themselves to ocular health.

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LASIK is a great option for many people who are interested in living their lives free of glasses or contacts. Why you ask? It’s because you’ll never have to worry about finding your glasses in the morning again. Because you’ll never have to worry about the cleaning and care that both glasses and contacts require. On top of the life style freedom it will provide, think of the money you will save in the long run! Glasses and contacts? Make them history. LASIK is the future!

Keep in mind that, as with any surgery, there can be certain limitations that may prevent someone from becoming a successful candidate. By booking an appointment with OCC LASIK today, you can find out if LASIK is right for you! For the most part, to be a candidate for LASIK, you need to be at least 21 years old and in good health. Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, you should still be eligible for the procedure as long as you meet the basic requirements. Some of which include stable vision for at least one year and no existing eye diseases.

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LASIK surgery has never been safer then it is now with LASIK technology. Doctors have been performing laser vision correction procedures for over a decade. With over 31.4 million people worldwide receiving LASIK, it’s safe to say the kinks have been eliminated and the process has been perfected. When comparing LASIK to wearing contacts, the infection rate associated with them has experts considering LASIK safer than the alternative! In addition, recent studies have shown how safe LASIK is and has allowed the US military and NASA to take that next step and let their servicemen and women to receive the LASIK treatment.

However, if you’re still concerned and need to know more, just ask! Some commonly asked questions are:

Are you awake during the procedure?
Yes, but you may be given medication to relax. Your eyes will also be numbed with eye drops, and though you will feel a little pressure the pain (if any) is minimal.

Do I have to have two separate appointments for each eye?
Typically both eyes are treated during the same visit.

How long does the procedure take?
The LASIK Procedure generally takes less than 10 minutes per eye.

What are my chances of getting 20/20 vision?
Outcomes may vary, but 98% of mildly to moderately nearsighted patients participating in the CustomVue Clinical Trials submitted to the FDA could see 20/20 or better one year after treatment.

When it comes to ocular health OCC LASIK stands in the forefront of cutting edge technology and patients care. Our doctors are reliable surgeons with a wealth of experience. They have performed countless amounts of surgeries and other procedures, and are more than prepared to take care of your LASIK needs. With numerous refractive and vision correction options, OCC LASIK is the center of eye care excellence.

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