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Laser Eye Surgery Consultation

Freedom From Glasses is Just a Consultation Away. Visit Opal Optometry in New Westminster to Talk Laser Eye Surgery.

Are you interested in getting laser eye surgery? Start with Opal Optometry. When you make an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Charn Toor will discuss your vision correction options and provide you with a referral to an ophthalmologist’s office where your refractive surgery procedure will be performed, if you’re a suitable candidate.

Your Laser Eye Surgery Options: PRK, LASIK, and LASEK

Thanks to advancements in technology over the years, you have options when it comes to laser eye treatment. In all cases, a surgeon uses a laser device to make permanent changes to the shape of your cornea, correcting mild to moderate refractive errors.

The following is a general overview of the main procedures that are available to you. Dr. Toor at Opal Optometry can make a specific recommendation based on your eye exam.

  • Photo-Refractive Keractectomy (PRK)
  • The surgeon removes the epithelium (front) layer of your eye and uses a laser to reshape the cornea to correct your vision. A bandage contact lens is worn for a few days while a new epithelial layer naturally heals.
  • Recovery time is approximately one week

The most common form of laser corrective surgery in Canada.

  • Laser Assisted in situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
  • The surgeon cuts a small flap in the epithelial layer and uses a laser on the underlying cornea to reshape it and fix the refractive error. The flap is then replaced.
  • Recovery time is generally less than a week
  • Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK) - a variation of PRK and LASIK
  • The surgeon cuts a thin plug-shaped flap from the epithelium layer, then applies the laser to the underlying cornea to correct the refractive error. The plug flap is replaced at the end of the procedure and a bandage contact lens is used to aid healing.
  • Recovery time is approximately one week

Learn more about the benefits and risks of laser eye surgery.

Opal Optometry Provides Pre- and Post-Surgical Care

We work closely with all the local surgical centres around New Westminster to provide the necessary pre- and post-surgical care for patients who have had PRK, LASIK, and LASEK procedures. While laser eye surgery itself is a quick procedure, it’s important to follow up with Dr. Toor after your surgery to ensure your eyes are healing properly and your vision is improving.

Request an appointment with Dr. Toor for laser eye surgery consultation.

Laser Eye Surgery is Safe for Most People

Laser eye surgery is an affordable, safe, and long-lasting solution if you suffer from:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism (distorted vision from a distance)
  • Presbyopia (inability to focus on nearby objects)

More than 75,000 Canadians get laser eye surgery every year.

Find Our Location

We are located in Uptown New Westminster, BC, at 536A Sixth Street, close to the corner of 6th Avenue. You’ll find us half a block away from Royal City Centre. There is metered street parking directly in front on Sixth Street. New Westminster is conveniently located next to Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, and Surrey, and is a close drive from Vancouver.

Opal Optometry

536A Sixth Street
New Westminster,
BC V3L3B5

Contact Information

Phone +1 (604) 522-4007
Email: [email protected]

Hours

Monday9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
Closed

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