Dr. Allyson Tang and her team want to be sure that patients get the best vision treatment in Vaughan. We are passionate about fitting the perfect pair of prescription glasses, contact lenses, or even deciding together with the patient on nonsurgical techniques to gain freedom from eyewear. That is why when it comes to laser eye surgery, our optometry practice offers a complimentary consultation. Here, enough time is allowed to answer questions about risks, benefits, and alternatives to LASIK or PRK, the two most common types of refractive laser surgery. Concerned about whether laser eye surgery can help with presbyopia or the need for reading glasses? Ask us about monovision, laser blended vision or the removable KAMRA Inlay.
During the consultation, measurements including the thickness of your cornea, the smoothness of your cornea (corneal mapping or Topography), and pupil size are taken. Contact lens wearers are advised to stop lens wear for a period of time before the consultation to ensure accurate measurements. With the gathered data, your eye doctor can determine preliminarily whether you are a good candidate for LASIK or PRK. The next step after good candidacy is to complete final testing at our partnered laser centre and decide on a surgery date.
The importance of choosing whom or where to do your laser eye surgery cannot be stressed enough. Beyond price, there is also the consideration of an experienced surgeon, the type of laser equipment or technology used – for example, custom bladeless LASIK – as well as guaranteed enhancements should it be necessary. We are proud to work with Toronto Laser Centre (TLC) to provide post-surgery follow-ups and bring one of the highest standards of care to laser eye surgery patients.