REFRACTIVE SURGERY CO-MANAGEMENT

We are a proud affiliate of The Laser Centre (TLC). Upon qualifying for Laser correction we provide pre- and post-operative care.

If you are interested in refractive surgery for yourself, inform Dr. Smart at your next comprehensive eye exam. Refractive surgery is not appropriate for everyone and a variety of factors are important in determining whether you are a suitable candidate. Several of these factors are assessed during your comprehensive eye exams, including:

  • counselling on refractive correction options
  • current refractive status
  • review of systemic health
  • review of eye history & refractive stability
  • medical evaluation of the cornea & eye
  • measurement of corneal thickness & steepness

If Dr. Smart determines that you may be a suitable candidate for refractive surgery, she will refer you to a surgery centre for a consult with a surgeon.

Post-operative management includes multiple visits following the date of surgery and involves medical evaluation of corneal healing and management of the vision. Evaluation of any additional needs such as reading glasses, sunglasses, or enhancement laser procedures is also included. A typical* schedule for follow-up evaluation after refractive surgery is:

  • 1 day
  • 1 week
  • 1 month
  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • annually thereafter if successful healing

*Note that this may be modified based on individual needs or surgeon recommendation.