What is PRK? Simplified Explanation of Photorefractive Keratectomy

Photorefractive Keratectomy

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to correct your vision without traditional methods like glasses or contact lenses? At our centre, we specialize in a range of advanced vision correction techniques, including Photorefractive Keratectomy, more commonly known as PRK. This treatment offers a compelling alternative for those seeking clarity without spectacles, differing […]

Vision Correction Alternatives for Individuals Not Suitable for LASIK

Vision Correction Alternatives

Although LASIK is a popular and effective vision correction option, not everyone is an ideal candidate for the procedure. Factors such as thin corneas, certain eye conditions, or other unique circumstances may prevent some individuals from undergoing LASIK. However, this should not be a deterrent for those seeking to improve their vision, as alternative vision […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Photorefractive Keratectomy

Photorefractive Keratectomy

Deciding on the right vision correction procedure can feel overwhelming, especially with the variety of options available today. At Valley Laser Eye Centre, we strive to provide our clients with the information and guidance they need to make informed decisions for their vision needs. One procedure that has been proven effective and reliable over the […]

5 Things Patients Should Expect Right After PRK Surgery

woman wearing sunglasses

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) surgery is a popular form of refractive surgery used to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It uses a laser to remove a thin layer of the cornea, which changes the shape of the eye and improves vision. While PRK surgery is safe and effective, patients should know what […]

Understanding PRK Vision Surgery: What You Need to Know

Young PRK eye surgery patient playing basketball

Photoreactive keratectomy (PRK) is a form of laser eye surgery that improves one’s vision by repairing a person’s refractive errors. This includes optical conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Depending on your condition, you may need to get PRK surgery for one or both eyes. Since having surgery to correct your eyes is a […]

6 Things to Consider Before Getting Laser Eye Surgery

Senior woman having her eyes checked to see if shes a candidate for laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery or refractive surgery has become increasingly popular over the years. It allows millions of individuals to see clearly without the aid of contact lenses or eyeglasses. The technology for laser eye surgery has improved over the years to make it safer and more sophisticated. However, there are still some risks associated with […]

PRK and LASIK: What Are They and What Are Their Differences

Woman with glasses thinking about the differences between LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery

For individuals who want to correct their vision without wearing glasses, there are procedures out there for this—PRK and LASIK. Both methods are widely used today, and both aim to improve eyesight. However, how these procedures do so is a little different. Knowing what these procedures are and what can be expected from said procedures […]

Laser Eye Surgery Recovery: All You Need to Know

Female patient discussing the laser eye surgery recovery process with her eye surgeon

The post-eye surgery experience is different for every patient. As with any medical procedure, how your body reacts depends on your age, underlying conditions, the type and intensity of the procedure, and even the environmental factors. The good news is, laser eye surgery is minimally invasive. While full recovery may take up to six months, […]

Our Guide to Hyperopia or Farsightedness

A pair of reading glasses on top of a textbook

One of the most common vision problems is hyperopia, also known as farsightedness. It’s most identifiable by an individual quickly perceiving things at a distance but having difficulty with nearby objects. With this condition, your eyes focus better on distant objects than ones right in front of you. Fortunately, this problem is reasonably easy to […]

An Elderly’s Guide on Knowing About Laser Eye Surgery

Senior woman who is a candidate for laser eye surgery

For many seniors, it’s common knowledge that father time is not friendly because of how it can significantly affect one’s health across all aspects, especially when it comes to eyesight. If you’re right at the start of your sixties, you might be experiencing some sort of difficulty with your eyesight. Whether it’s a gradual blurriness, […]