Lasik

LASIK has been performed in Canada for approximately 20 years and is one of the original refractive procedures. LASIK involves using a laser or blade to create a flap in the cornea. The flap is lifted and an excimer laser treats the cornea placing the prescription in the corneal bed. The flap is then repositioned. All laser LASIK is considered the technologically most advanced form of LASIK.

Why VLEC only offers all laser LASIK instead of bladed LASIK?

Valley Laser Eye Centre was the first centre in BC, in 2005 to offer all laser LASIK for increased accuracy and safety. All laser LASIK allows Dr. Blaylock precise control and accuracy during your procedure for the best and safest possible visual outcomes.

All laser LASIK is 100% blade free. Traditional bladed LASIK creates a flap with a hand-held mechanical instrument called a microkeratome. While traditional LASIK with a blade is outdated and not as safe as all laser LASIK, some surgeons still use this technique.

What are the differences between LASIK vs. all laser LASIK?

LASIK
Traditional bladed LASIK utilizes a handheld steel mechanical device called a microkeratome. It uses a metal blade to cut into the surface of the eye to create a flap.

all laser LASIK
In all laser LASIK the metal blade is replaced with a laser. It creates a flap with the safety and accuracy of a computer controlled, cold beam laser. This is the technologically most advanced and predictable approach to laser vision correction.

Why opt for LASIK surgery?

We will recommend all laser LASIK surgery for patients with a healthy cornea, no dry eye syndrome, and prescription under minus 8 diopters of myopia. At VLEC, over 99% of our patients achieve 20/20 or better vision.

How long does the LASIK procedure take?

All laser LASIK takes about 20 minutes. For patients who opt for all laser LASIK Xtra add 10 minutes to operative time.

Does LASIK surgery hurt?

No, although you will be aware of Dr Blaylock touching around your eye.

How long do I have to stay after LASIK surgery?

After LASIK surgery, you will be brought to our recovery area for a post-operative evaluation lasting about 20-25 minutes.

Do I need to be accompanied on LASIK eye surgery day?

Yes. You need to be accompanied on the day of your LASIK surgery and for your 24-hour follow-up visit.

What is my recovery time after LASIK surgery?

Dr Blaylock recommends quiet time at home, perhaps resting or watching TV, for 24 hours following your procedure. You can usually go back to work after 24 hours.

What is the cost of all laser LASIK eye surgery?

All laser LASIK 2100$ per eye.
All laser LASIK Xtra 2600$ per eye
Pre-op, post-op and one enhancement within 2 years included