Can the Blue Light from Your Cell Phone Hurt Your Eyes?

August 12th, 2017

shutterstock_183726968Many people spend the overwhelming majority of their days staring at a screen — whether it belongs to a smartphone, tablet, computer or television. You might be interested to know how all this screen time affects eye health. The team at Bochner Eye Institute tells you what you need to know in this month’s blog post. Read the rest of this entry »

Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Contact Lenses

July 12th, 2017

shutterstock_183867296According to experts, 30 percent of people ages 18-55 years old in Canada wear contact lenses. Unfortunately, these people can put their eyes at risk of long-term damage if they do not wear or care for their lenses as recommended. Here, the team at Bochner Eye Institute reveals common mistakes contact lens wearers can make. Read the rest of this entry »

Can LASIK Cause Dry Eyes?

June 12th, 2017

shutterstock_308975768Everyone experiences a bout of dry eyes every so often, but it is more common in laser vision correction patients. Some studies show that up to half of all LASIK patients experience symptoms of dry eye syndrome after surgery. While these symptoms are temporary, they can be challenging and uncomfortable.

Here, the team at Bochner Eye Institute explains the correlation between LASIK and dry eyes, and explains what can be done to soothe the discomfort. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrities and Athletes That Have Had LASIK

May 12th, 2017

shutterstock_130215719If you are considering LASIK surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, you might be surprised to learn that you are in great company. Some of the world’s best athletes and beloved celebrities have had their own visual shortcomings corrected with LASIK and experienced the life-changing benefits of the procedure. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Things to Do Before LASIK Surgery

April 11th, 2017

shutterstock_108164027The days and weeks leading up to LASIK surgery are exciting and busy. Although you will receive detailed instructions from the Bochner Eye Institute team as you prepare for surgery, here are a few general guidelines to follow: Read the rest of this entry »

Recovering from Laser Vision Correction: Tips and Timeline

March 11th, 2017

istock_000018052378_xxxlarge-300x200Let’s imagine that you made the decision to undergo laser vision correction and scheduled your operation with the team at Bochner Eye Institute. As you are making plans for the surgery, you are probably wondering about the recovery period and what you can expect. In this post, our team explains what you need to know about the recovery timeline and how to enjoy a safe and complication-free recovery. Read the rest of this entry »

When RLE Is Recommended as an Alternative to LASIK/PRK

February 8th, 2017

istock_000009901162_full-1024x680If you are considering your refractive surgery options, you are probably familiar with the LASIK and PRK procedures. However, what you may not know is that there is another option called refractive lens exchange, or RLE, that can capably treat refractive errors (in addition to another common visual disorder). Read on to learn more about this procedure and understand when the team at Bochner Eye Institute recommends it in place of LASIK or PRK. Read the rest of this entry »

Understanding Corneal Cross-Linking for the Treatment of Keratoconus

January 8th, 2017

Portrait Of Smiling Senior WomanIn April 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved corneal cross-linking for the condition known as keratoconus. Corneal cross-linking has been available in Canada, Europe and other parts of the world for some time now. The Toronto eye doctors at Bochner Eye Institute have been on the leading edge of keratoconus treatment technology — including corneal cross-linking — for many years, and we are some of the most experienced in North America. Read on to learn why other countries such as the U.S. are starting to embrace corneal-crosslinking. Read the rest of this entry »

Are Refractive Errors Hereditary?

December 8th, 2016

shutterstock_286874381If you have recently been diagnosed with a refractive error and are considering laser vision correction, you probably have many questions about how your condition developed. Fortunately, Bochner Eye Institute has the answers. Our Toronto LASIK surgeons thought it would be helpful to blog about refractive errors and how most patients acquire them. (And as the title of this post implies, there is a correlation between genetic factors and the risk of developing a refractive error.) Read the rest of this entry »

Questions to Ask During Your LASIK Consultation

November 7th, 2016

shutterstock_224733430Are you interested in speaking to a LASIK surgeon about your laser vision correction options? Do you have a consultation scheduled, but don’t know what to ask? Bochner Eye Institute has you covered. Here, we discuss the most important questions to ask during a LASIK consultation. These questions (and the surgeon’s answers) will help you decide whether LASIK is suitable for your unique vision treatment needs and goals. Read the rest of this entry »