Improved Vision with LASIK Enhancement
Though LASIK has helped many to experience freedom from glasses and contacts, patients can sometimes eventually experience halos and glare, or a gradual decline in visual acuity as part of the natural aging process. We offer a lifetime commitment to our LASIK patients by offering free LASIK enhancements at our Toronto, ON-area practice. Or, if you are experiencing unsatisfactory results following treatment at another practice, our doctors can provide a treatment that provides improved focus. If you have recovered from an initial LASIK surgery and noticed the development of aberrations or other unwanted results, we are here to provide the touchup needed to help you experience the very best benefits of LASIK.
We are committed to our patients' satisfaction with laser eye correction.
When is LASIK Enhancement Needed?
Time is needed for vision to stabilize after a LASIK surgery, but if your vision still seems blurry three months after LASIK, you may need an enhancement to address an undercorrection or overcorrection of your vision. If the postoperative refractive error is more than 0.75 D, or if you are experiencing difficulty with your vision at night or in dim lighting, your doctor may recommend an enhancement procedure.
Determining Candidacy for an Enhancement Procedure
During a re-treatment consultation at TLC Yonge Eglinton Laser Eye Centre, your doctor will conduct a thorough examination to check the health of your eyes and determine what treatment will benefit you the most. Your eye surgeon will evaluate your corneas with the same methods that were used before your primary LASIK procedure, checking to see if you have enough corneal thickness for a second surgery, among other considerations.
A LASIK enhancement procedure is generally performed two to three months after the original surgery, or once vision has stabilized. Your surgeon can usually lift the pre-existing corneal flap to perform additional treatment. This second procedure usually requires a minimal adjustment, and the recovery is similar to the one following the original LASIK procedure.
For some patients, a flap lift may not be a safe option. In this case, PRK after LASIK is a safe and effective option, especially to achieve enhancements many years after the original LASIK surgery.
We are prepared to do whatever it takes to help LASIK patients achieve and maintain focus after treatment.
The Importance of a Lifetime Commitment
We believe that proper LASIK treatment must involve a lifetime commitment to the patient on the part of the surgeon. That is why we are proud to be here for our patients, prepared to do whatever it takes to help them achieve and maintain focus after treatment. Or, if you have experienced less-than-ideal results following treatment at another practice, we are prepared to establish a lifelong relationship in which we can help you see the world around you in beautiful clarity.
Whether you are a TLC LASIK patient in need of a touch-up, or a LASIK patient looking for an ophthalmologist to correct unsatisfactory results provided elsewhere, we are ready to provide a solution. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.