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TLC Yonge Eglinton Laser Eye Centre

Jun 24

LASIK-eye

If you want to have great vision without relying corrective lenses, it's important that you visit our Toronto laser vision correction practice. During your visit, we can determine if LASIK surgery is an ideal option for you and your needs. The procedure itself is rather straightforward, though there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to surgical recovery. We'd like to take a few moments to go over the basics of LASIK recovery so you have a general understanding of what to expect.

About LASIK Surgery


LASIK surgery is a refractive procedure that is performed to reshape the cornea. It is an ideal treatment option for refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia

Dec 7

Yessir, a vase full o' eyeglasses


If you've ever taken a look at our surgery suite,you may have noticed a rather curious vase of eyeglasses sitting on a table pushed against the northern wall of the room.


"You know, I have," you say while tenting your fingers and settling into your dark-green overstuffedleather armchair in a manner professorial. "Is it a trophy? Is it there becauseeach pair of glasses issymbolic proof of Dr. David Rootman and his sundry corneal specialists masterfullyconquering surgery after

Nov 29

Hi, I'm Ralph...*arches eyebrow*...I like lasers, Marvel Comics, and long walks in the woods.


"During the bounteous unfurling of youth every man of sensitivity and intellect surveys all of sublime creation within and without, necessarily becoming an eye all-appraising, a craving manifest -- he wishes to be Superman or Cyclops from the X-Men. But as he ages, the ripened wisdom pluckedfrom the fields of knowledge by all from Heraclitus to Kantdispenses with this craving and replaces it with another-- there are many heroes who shoot lasers from their eyes, but it is perhaps the greatest heroes of

May 13

After brushing my teeth before bed last night, I realized everything still looked clear yet I was automatically reaching for my eyes to remove my contacts. Waaaaait a second, no need for that anymore! Yep, its my second day after LASIK and Im loving it more and more. I was expecting to be very light sensitive yesterday and for the vision to be fairly blurry but both of those things did NOT come to pass. I had my blinds wide open all day and was admiring how clear the Toronto skyline looked. Today things look even sharper than yesterday and I can watch TV and use the computer quite comfortably. I probably could have gone to work today but hey, who am I to complain about an extra day off?

I had my one-day follow-up with Dr. Rootman yesterday afternoon and my vision was better than 20/20 in each eye. There was a couple of small wrinkles in the flap of my right eye but Dr. Rootman smoothed these out for me in about 30 seconds; he makes this stuff looks easy (its not,

May 12

My bedroom window faces the CN tower. Sounds like a great view to wake up to right? Well, I wasnt ever able to properly wake up to that view; it usually just looked like a big tall blob when I opened my blinds. That all changed today, however! And yes, that means my surgery went off without a hitch (other than some technical difficulties with the stream, thanks again for your patience and understanding).

So how was the surgery? Honestly, it was no worse than getting a cavity filled at the dentists office (and I used have a lot of cavities as a kid, being a candy fiend and all). I didnt really have time to get nervous about the operation ahead of time since we were frantically trying to set up for the live stream. All of a sudden Im lying down in the operating room getting the areas around my eyes disinfected. Before I know it, Dr. Rootman is telling me to look at the flashing red light and attaching the suction ring to my right eye (the suction ring is used in

May 27

Far, far back in the stygian mists of time (30 years ago), cataract surgery was a major inconvenience. Patients required a prolonged hospital stay and often had to lie still for many days. Then, after the bandages were removed, they would have to be fitted with contact lenses or very thick glasses.The glasses were unsightly and caused all sorts of unwelcome distortions, but were necessary because the cataract removal put the eye way out of focus. The cataract develops in the lens of the eye, and the lens accounts for about 1/3 of the eyes focusing power.Therefore, when its removed, the eye is very much out of focus. What an ordeal!

You and I are lucky to be living in a far more civilized age. Now all we have to do is replace the troublesome lens of the eye with a small plastic lens that stays in the eye permanently. The new lenses are very safe, so much so that cataract operations are now rarely done without one.But one problem remai

May 27

What is an ICL? These are exciting devices to help correct very severe degrees of near-sightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. They are a thin piece of soft plastic, much like a contact lens. But, unlike a contact lens, it can be inserted actually into the eye, and remains there. It has the lens correction built into it and never needs to be removed or cleaned. I have patients who are blind without glasses or contacts and now can see near 20/20 (normal) Imagine not being able to see anything clearly past the tip of your nose, and then leaving after a 20 minute operation and being able to see across the street. It really is amazing. The ICL is also for people with thin corneas that may not be eligible for lase

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