New Tecumseth Optometry Clinic
4 Victoria St E Alliston ON L9R 1T4 (705) 435-2020
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Alliston, ON
(705) 243-9231

Laser Eye Surgery Consultation

Laser Refractive Eye Surgery Consultation

Laser Refractive Surgery Can Provide a Life Without Lenses

Laser refractive surgery is a great option for those who require vision correction but do not wish to continue wearing glasses or contact lenses. Laser eye surgery is a common procedure that is extremely effective in long-lasting – often permanent – vision correction.

Pre/Post Operative Consultation

Prior to laser surgery, a consultation must be performed (in conjunction with an eye exam). During the consultation, a number of tests and measurements will be performed to validate your candidacy for the procedure. These include (but not limited to):

  • Confirming your corrective lens prescription
  • Corneal topography (detailed measurements of your cornea)
  • Inspection of your eyelids and surrounding tissue

Post-surgery, many of the same tests are performed again to confirm the effectiveness of the treatment and whether or not additional correction is required.

Determining Candidacy

Unfortunately, while most people are candidates for the procedure, laser refractive surgery is not an option for everyone. Our Optometrist will inform you of your candidacy, next steps, as well as alternative options if you are not a candidate.

Detailed testing (as outlined above) determines candidacy. Due to the nature of the surgery, it is not possible to deviate from acceptable candidacy guidelines.

Financial Considerations

In the Province of Ontario, laser refractive surgery is considered to be elective. This means that OHIP does not provide coverage for this procedure. It is also extremely unlikely that your third-party benefits provider would offer coverage (though we have seen rare cases where health spending accounts do).

Once initial exam and testing are completed, our Optometrist will refer you to a Laser Surgery specialist in the area.

Important information about laser refractive surgery:

What to Expect During the Procedure

The actual surgery itself averages about 10 minutes per eye. Of that 10 minutes, 9 minutes is spent preparing the eye for surgery. The laser itself is only used for 15 – 60 seconds, depending on the level and type of vision correction required.

Despite the relative speed of surgery, budget at least two hours. This allows for pre and post-operative care, time for the medication to pass, as well as time for answering questions and providing information.

The benefits are tremendous, especially if you find glasses or contacts uncomfortable. Laser eye surgery reshapes the cornea, correcting your vision impairment and rendering the use of glasses/contacts obsolete.

If you are a candidate, you are sure to benefit from and find value in laser eye surgery.

What You'll Find at New Tecumseth Optometry

Our clinic is completely wheelchair accessible and has been recently renovated to update our exam and testing rooms. You’ll also find our eyewear boutique showing off many of the latest styles of frames and sunglasses from trendy new brands, as well as your old favourites from brands you already love.

Thanks to our on-site lab, we are able to significantly reduce the lead time between when you receive your prescription and when your new set of glasses or sunglasses are ready. Using our Optics Lab, we are better able to monitor quality of the lenses and frames that we offer our patients and clients.

At NTOC we have advanced imaging equipment called the Cirrus HD-OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography). The OCT not only takes pictures of the eye, it can also take direct cross-sectional images of the retina and optic nerve thereby screening for eye disease such as macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and glaucoma. It is a very useful tool for early diagnosis and management of eye disease.
Click here to learn more about OCT Imaging

Location Information

We are located in the heart of Alliston.
Found on the corner of Church St N and Victoria St E, our clinic is easy to find. If you are unfamiliar with the area, we are across the street from the Alliston Library, and just east of the Bank of Montreal.

Free parking is available behind the Dollar Store as well as the Town Square.

Address

4 Victoria St E
Alliston, ON L9R 1T4

Contact Information

Phone: (705) 243-9231
Fax: (705) 435-5031
  • Monday: 8:30am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 8pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 8pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 8pm
  • Friday: 9:30am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 8am - 1pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Dr. Hani Amarnath
  • Dr. John Peacock
  • And Associates
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