Refractive Surgery

Introducing Sask Laser Vision Solutions

At Saskatoon Eye Surgeons, we work closely with your own eyecare provider to determine the best procedure for you. We provide laser vision correction services through our laser center, Sask Laser Vision Solutions. We offer the most advanced and comprehensive refractive surgery options in the province including SMILE, LASIK, PRK and Refractive Lens Exchange.

Every eye is unique, which is why there are several laser vision correction options available to accommodate different needs. Ultimately, the best option for laser vision correction depends on a variety of factors, including the individual’s eye anatomy, prescription, and lifestyle needs. It’s important to consult with an experienced eyecare provider to determine the best option for you.

What is SMILE?

SMILE, which stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, is a minimally invasive surgery that uses a femtosecond laser to precisely reshape the cornea and correct vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism without creation of a flap. We are thrilled to be the sole provider of SMILE in the province!

What is LASIK?

LASIK, laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is one the most well-known refractive surgeries to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. Besides providing effective results, LASIK is a fast procedure, usually taking 30 minutes or less. The surgery involves using a femtosecond laser to create a thin flap in the outer layer of the cornea, which is then reshaped with an excimer laser to correct your vision. After the procedure, the flap is repositioned to allow for healing.

What is PRK?

PRK, short for photorefractive keratectomy, is a type of laser vision correction. Unlike LASIK, PRK does not involve creating a flap in the cornea. Instead, the outer layer is removed completely and the underlying tissue is reshaped with an excimer laser. After the cornea has been reshaped, a soft contact lens is placed on top of the eye to help protect it while the top layer of the cornea grows back.

Contact us at (306) 450-0669 to schedule a consultation to see if laser vision correction is right for you!

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