Laser Eye Surgery Consultation in New Brunswick

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Clearer Vision is Possible Without Glasses or Contacts

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you may have considered corrective vision surgery. Through several different surgery techniques, corrective vision surgery can correct refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism to help reduce or eliminate the need for contacts or glasses.

It’s an attractive solution for those tired of the care and expense of corrective eyewear, but not everyone is a good candidate. We provide comprehensive laser eye surgery consultations at Dr. Brown’s and Associates to provide you with an accurate assessment of your eye health and the various available procedures.

The Evaluation Process: Pre & Postoperative

Your health and comfort are our priorities. We work closely with a trusted local surgeon to ensure you’re receiving the best care possible. Our optometry team has extensive experience in preoperative evaluation and postoperative care.

We conduct the initial evaluations at our clinic before referring you for eye surgery. This includes:

Using the information gathered from the tests and our conversation, we can determine if laser eye surgery is right for you. We’ll also discuss your various options for surgery.

We will then forward your information to the surgeon, and you’ll be scheduled for a pre-surgery consultation.

We manage all postoperative care at our clinic. You’ll need multiple follow-up appointments so we can monitor and manage your vision and corneal healing. Because some will still require some eyewear after the procedure, reading glasses, sunglasses, and enhancement procedures are included.

Types of Vision Correction Surgeries

We are happy to offer refractive surgery evaluations and consultations for LASIK, PRK, and PTK.

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery reshapes the cornea to correct refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism using an excimer laser.

A thin flap is made in the cornea and then lifted using either a small blade or the excimer laser. The exposed tissue underneath is reshaped using the laser, and the flap is placed back over. The eye is left to heal on its own.

LASIK surgery offers advantages over other laser surgeries, like less postoperative discomfort, quicker healing time, and less chance of corneal haze. You’ll likely notice an improvement in your vision within a few days of the procedure.

Although LASIK is generally safe, possible complications include dry eyes, glare, halos, double vision, and under or overcorrection. Additionally, the flap made during the procedure may become damaged or develop complications if you experience an eye injury.

Like LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgery uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea, but the procedure differs significantly.

The cornea’s surface layer is removed using either an alcohol solution, the excimer laser, or a rotary brush, and the remaining cornea is reshaped using the laser. The eye is then covered by a contact-like bandage that is removed about a week later.

You may notice your vision worsen slightly until your eyes are completely healed, which can take around a month. You’ll then see your vision improving every day during this time.

PRK is generally considered safer and more effective long-term than LASIK because it doesn’t create a flap in the cornea.

Phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) is a laser eye surgery that uses an excimer laser to treat superficial corneal diseases, irregularities, and opacities. This procedure removes precise layers of the cornea to smooth the corneal surface. This process can improve vision; however, it can be used just to relieve symptoms while leaving vision unaffected. Sometimes, PTK is combined with PRK to correct refractive errors.

PTK does have some complications, including:

  • The recurrence of the primary disease pathology
  • Infection
  • The reactivation of the herpes simplex virus
  • Delayed healing
  • Corneal opacity and scarring

What Surgery is Right for Me?

We’ll be able to determine which vision correction surgery will work best for you after a thorough, comprehensive eye exam and laser eye surgery consultation.

We want to ensure that you’re fully aware of the process and risks and have realistic expectations. We are happy to discuss your options with you, so please book your consultation today!

Our Locations

St. George

You can find our St. George location just off Main Street, next to the Community Living Centre.

Contact Information

Phone: (506) 755-3332
Fax: (506) 755-9890

Address

124 Main Street
St. George, New Brunswick E5C 3S3

Hours of Operations

Mondays
9 AM5 PM
Tuesdays
9 AM5 PM
Wednesdays
9 AM5 PM
Thursdays
9 AM7 PM
Fridays
9 AM2 PM
Saturdays
Closed
Sundays
Closed

You can find our St. George location just off Main Street, next to the Community Living Centre.

Contact Information

Phone: (506) 755-3332
Fax: (506) 755-9890

Address

124 Main Street
St. George, New Brunswick E5C 3S3

Hours of Operations

Mondays
9 AM5 PM
Tuesdays
9 AM5 PM
Wednesdays
9 AM5 PM
Thursdays
9 AM7 PM
Fridays
9 AM2 PM
Saturdays
Closed
Sundays
Closed

Saint John

Located between Grannan St and Princess St across from Trinity Royal Anglican Church.

Contact Information

Phone: (506) 634-8882
Fax: (506) 634-0864

Address

101 Germain Street
Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2E9

Hours of Operations

Mondays
8 AM5 PM
Tuesdays
8 AM5 PM
Wednesdays
8 AM5 PM
Thursdays
8 AM7:30 PM
Fridays
8 AM5 PM
Saturdays
Closed
Sundays
Closed

Located between Grannan St and Princess St across from Trinity Royal Anglican Church.

Contact Information

Phone: (506) 634-8882
Fax: (506) 634-0864

Address

101 Germain Street
Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2E9

Hours of Operations

Mondays
8 AM5 PM
Tuesdays
8 AM5 PM
Wednesdays
8 AM5 PM
Thursdays
8 AM7:30 PM
Fridays
8 AM5 PM
Saturdays
Closed
Sundays
Closed

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