Refractive surgery includes procedures that are designed to eliminate or reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses. These techniques change the curvature of the cornea and that in turn changes the focus onto the retina.
These procedures have been successful in the treatment of nearsightedness and farsightedness, combined with astigmatism. At Coal Harbour Eye Centre we perform two different types of laser eye surgery – LASIK & PRK. Although the techniques are different, similar results are achieved. What makes one person a candidate for one surgery over the other is dependent on their corneal thickness or any irregularities or scars on or near the front surface of the cornea. The eye care specialists at Coal Harbour Eye Centre will be able to identify for you which procedure would best meet your refractive needs.