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Laser Eye Surgery Consultations in Ottawa

Considering Vision Correction

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So, you’d like to improve your vision? Who wouldn’t!

eyeDOCS Ottawa is your consultation headquarters for all things laser eye surgery. We’re here to answer your questions, determine what type of surgery would benefit you, prepare you for the process, and check up on everything following the procedure.

Open the dialogue with your optometrist.

The Benefits of Laser Eye Surgery

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There are many reasons to consider laser eye surgery. First and foremost, it is an excellent option for improving your vision.

You may be looking for clearer vision after living with a refractive error for many years, or you could be looking to correct cataracts that are developing. Either way, eyeDOCS is excited to guide you through the process.

While we hope you experience improved vision from laser eye surgery, not everyone will be able to ditch their glasses or contact lenses entirely. We will go over the details of what you can expect from laser eye surgery in our consultation.

Types of Laser Eye Surgery

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There are several different types of laser eye surgery. At eyeDOCS, we can guide you through the process of improving your vision, and we can help you decide which types of corrective surgery will suit your needs and lifestyle.

Intralase SBK

The Intralase Sub-Bowman’s keratomileusis (SBK) procedure cuts a very thin flap in the cornea, moving it out of the way while the surgeon reshapes the tissues with an excimer laser (this is the step that corrects your vision). This procedure is similar to LASIK, which also creates a flap, but Intralase SBK cuts an even thinner layer of the cornea, minimizing healing time.

Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) is a minimally invasive refractive correction surgery that does not require a flap in the cornea to complete. The SMILE surgery creates a small incision to access the tissue in the cornea, which is then reshaped by a laser. Afterward, the surrounding tissue where the incision was made heals back together.

Clear lens exchange, also known as refractive lens exchange (RLE), replaces your eye’s natural lens with an artificial one to provide clear vision. RLE is similar to the procedure used to replace the eye’s lens when it is affected by cataracts. Find out more about cataract surgery on our Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management page.

Begin Your Consultation

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With so many laser vision correction options to choose from, it can be difficult to know which type is best for you without the help of a skilled optometrist. Learn everything you need to know about the different laser eye surgeries, see if you are a good candidate for the procedure, and have all of your questions answered by booking a consultation with eyeDOCS.

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Find A Location In Ottawa

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eyeDOCS Barrhaven

Just off the Fallowfield Road exit of Highway 416, we provide eye care for all patients in this area. Services are available in English and French.

  • 4100 Strandherd Dr
  • Ottawa, ON K2J 0V2

Saturdays are open on alternate weeks. Please call or check Google Business profile to verify.

eyeDOCS Kanata

Find us across from the Kanata Research Park and down the street from the Richcraft Recreation Centre. Services are available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

  • 700 March Rd
  • Ottawa, ON K2K 2V9

Saturdays are open on alternate weeks. Please call or check Google Business profile to verify.

eyeDOCS Preston

Find us in the expanding community of Little Italy for accessible eye care services. Our optometrists can provide appointments in English and French.

  • 351 Preston St
  • Ottawa, ON K1S 1V6

eyeDOCS Riverside South

In the heart of Riverside South conveniently serving: Manotick, Greely, and Barrhaven. We are happy to treat the surrounding communities for all their optical needs in English or French.

  • 4452 Limebank Rd
  • Ottawa, ON K1V 2N8

eyeDOCS Ottawa

Our flagship office is located in Alta Vista near Billings Bridge Shopping Centre. Services are available in English, French, Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese.

  • 1285 Kilborn Ave
  • Ottawa, ON K1H 6K9

eyeDOCS Westboro

Find us in the heart of the Westboro Village on Richmond Road near the corner of Eden Avenue. We provide services in English, French, Cantonese, and Spanish.

  • 298 Richmond Road
  • Ottawa, ON K1Z 6X5
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