Bluewater Optometry

Laser Eye Surgery Consultations in Sarnia

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Experience the World Without Glasses

For those who wear glasses or contact lenses, a life without them can be quite tempting. Imagine not having to worry about dirty, smudgy glasses or tearing a contact lens! Luckily, corrective surgeries for refractive errors have been around for decades and are more efficient, successful, and accessible than ever before.

At Bluewater Optometry, we provide comprehensive laser eye surgery consultations and referrals to a trusted ophthalmologist for LASIK and PRK procedures, the 2 most common laser eye surgeries performed in Canada.

PRK

Photo-refractive keratectomy (PRK) was first introduced in the early 1990s. This procedure corrects refractive errors by reshaping the cornea (the clear dome of the eye).

The surgeon begins the surgery by removing the epithelium (the cornea’s outer layer) with a surgical blade or blunt instrument. Using an excimer laser, the surgeon shapes the tissue under the cornea just enough to correct your vision. A bandage lens is then placed on the eye to help with healing.

PRK has a high success rate and provides an effective and safe long-term vision correction.

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) was introduced shortly after PRK, in the mid-1990s.

During the LASIK procedure, the surgeon cuts a flap in the cornea and folds it back. Using an excimer laser, the surgeon reshapes the tissues underneath to correct your specific refractive error. The flap is then replaced to act as a bandage, and the eye is left to heal.

LASIK heals fast and with minimal postoperative discomfort.

What Procedure Is Right for You?

Although LASIK and PRK have many similarities, the procedures vary enough that you’ll want to take time to consider the benefits and risks of each. The first step in choosing a method is visiting us at Bluewater Optometry for a laser eye surgery consultation. We can go over the process for each procedure and help you choose what best suits your needs.

A consultation involves a comprehensive eye exam focused specifically on determining your ocular health and candidacy for laser eye surgery. We also use this time to discuss your lifestyle, ocular health history, and expectations.

It’s important that your expectations are realistic. Some individuals may still need corrective lenses after surgery (especially those over 40), and because our eyes continually change as we age, you may need glasses again in the future.

Book a Consultation at Blue Water Optometry

If you have been wondering if laser eye surgery is right for you but have been hesitating, then wait no longer! Our optometrists are here to help you figure out if these procedures are right for you. Book your laser eye surgery consultation today, and start experiencing the world without glasses!

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We’re on the corner of Exmouth Street and Napier Street, right across from Norm Perry Park.

Our Address

251 Exmouth Street
Sarnia, ON N7T 5M7

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Clinic Hours

Monday
9 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
9 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
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