Archive for the ‘Lasik’ Category

Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Contact Lenses

Wednesday, 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. (more…)

Can LASIK Cause Dry Eyes?

Monday, 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. (more…)

Celebrities and Athletes That Have Had LASIK

Friday, 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. (more…)

5 Things to Do Before LASIK Surgery

Tuesday, 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: (more…)

When RLE Is Recommended as an Alternative to LASIK/PRK

Wednesday, 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. (more…)

Are Refractive Errors Hereditary?

Thursday, 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.) (more…)

Questions to Ask During Your LASIK Consultation

Monday, 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. (more…)

Reasons to Postpone or Avoid LASIK

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

shutterstock_212753977Some temporary conditions make the results of a LASIK procedure less predictable than usual. Depending on the situation, LASIK candidates may be advised to postpone the surgery, completely avoid it or, in some cases, consider a different procedure. In this post, the vision experts at the Bochner Eye Institute discuss reasons to postpone or avoid LASIK. (more…)

Why Parents Can Benefit from LASIK

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Happy mother and her children lying on a bedBeing a parent might make getting LASIK an even more important decision. While anyone can benefit from improved vision and decreased reliance on contacts or glasses, parents have some even more important reasons to consider the procedure. At Bochner Eye Institute, we’ve received great feedback from our LASIK patients that have babies and young children. In this post, our vision experts discuss ways that parents can benefit from LASIK. (more…)

Activities that Become More Enjoyable after LASIK

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

LASIK improves quality of lifeDo you strive for an active lifestyle, but find yourself hindered by the need for glasses or contact lenses? By correcting mild to moderate vision problems, LASIK reduces or eliminates dependence on visual aids. It is much easier to get up and go enjoy your favorite activities with clearer vision and sharper focus, as provided by LASIK. In this blog post, the team at Bochner Eye Institute highlights some of the activities that become more enjoyable after LASIK. (more…)