Laser Eye Surgery Consultation and Advice You Can Trust
Contact lenses and eyeglasses aren’t for everyone. In a modern world where full, permanent vision correction is not only possible, but affordable, why should they be?
If you’re interested in laser corrective surgery – whether you don’t know where to start or have already decided you are ready for the procedure – then we are here for you. We offer a special consultation service which involves a comprehensive eye health exam, prescription measurement and advice on the different types of surgery available.
Can Anyone Get Laser Eye Surgery?
Sadly, not everyone will be a valid candidate for the procedure and there are certain caveats which could mean current surgical methods are not the best choice for you. However, with the different methods available, laser surgery is a viable option for a large number of patients.
A more common obstacle is underlying illness. If you suffer from conjunctivitis, or a chronic illness such as severe dry eye, then you will probably have to stick with corrective lenses. Part of our consultation involves an eye health assessment, so we can tell you definitively if you fall into this category.
For those whose refractive error requires a powerful prescription, we may recommend remaining with lenses. When working with particularly large refractive errors, results are not as predictable but are just as permanent. It may not be worth the risk.
Your prescription must be constant. If you suffer from severe myopia (a persistent elongation of the eyeball) or for any other reason require varying prescriptions year on year, you will probably not be eligible for surgery. If your eyesight remains constant for over a year, you should be okay to proceed.
Surgery and Possible Side Effects
Pre-op – We will perform a comprehensive health history and eye exam to ensure you are a valid candidate. In addition, we will supply you with plenty of information about the procedure and its risks so you are fully prepared for the day.
Recovery – Recovery time is different for everyone. That’s why we make sure we’re an active part of facilitating your recovery. Within 48 hours of your procedure, we will contact you to make sure everything is progressing properly, as well as answer any questions you may have. Although there is no hard and fast rule, you should be able to return to work within 1-2 days. Bear in mind that it may be a matter of months before your eyes are fully healed.Be aware that while the vast majority of surgeries are highly successful, there are possible side effects, not least that you may suffer from over or undercorrection. Side effects can include:
Persistent blurred vision
Infection and increased dry eye symptoms (both are very rare)
Visit Us Today
You can find us on the corner of St. Paul Street and 3rd Avenue. We are 3 blocks down 3rd Avenue from Royal Inland Hospital, towards downtown. Our office is across the street from the Telus Store and Stuart Wood school yard (where the summer Farmer’s Market is on Saturdays).
“I’m from out of town and I needed to have my frames replaced. Nicky from the lab helped me reach out to my house of vision from my hometown. A replacement pair was sent here from home! I am very pleased with the service and work done. I would choose this place as my go to if I were to ever move to Kamloops!”
“Beautiful, inviting office. Very friendly staff. Efficient appointment. 10/10!”
“Brought in a broken pair of glasses that the frames had been discontinued. Nicky and Tracy went out of their way to find a replacement set of frames, when other shops just told me they couldn’t help. Thank you again”
Something blew under my safety glasses at work today. I was in agony after flushing my eyes several times and called around to local offices to see if I could get in. I’m new in town, and luckily I happened to ask someone who recommended Nicola Eye Care. When they heard what was going on, they told me to come right away. The front desk staff were unforgettably amazing to me and even took me outside afterward to point to the nearest drugstores. Dr. Ann Byard was very sweet and gentle and explained that I had a giant corneal abrasion. I appreciate everything you did for me today. I’d be at home terrified and probably still trying to find the non-existent thing that feels like it’s in my eye right now if I hadn’t gotten into your office so quickly. Many thanks!