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FAQs

Do you offer LASIK and PRK?

Yes, our advanced Personalized Vision Correction procedures include Custom Bladeless Lasik, Custom Bladeless Blended Vision and Custom PRK. These advanced procedures are precise right down to the micron level, and the results we deliver to our patients are as customized as a fingerprint.

What kind of LASIK do you do?

Because of Clearview’s advanced computerized eye mapping and measurement systems, we perform many variations of the LASIK procedure including the latest treatment, All Laser LASIK. This procedure is the most precise, accurate, and fast-healing LASIK procedure available today. Most people who have had All Laser LASIK at Clearview experience 20/20 vision or better shortly after the procedure.

Am I a qualified candidate for laser vision correction?

With today’s precise, computer-driven laser technology, most people are LASER VISION CORRECTION candidates. More specifically, you need:

  • to be 18 or older and have:
  • A stable eyeglasses prescription for at least 2 years
  • Vision of 20/40 or better when corrected with glasses
  • A healthy cornea
  • No active eye disease

Is laser vision correction safe?

LASER VISION CORRECTION is a very safe procedure and has been performed over 10 million times in vision centers across North America. It is approved by the Canadian Ministry of Health, United States FDA, and the European Union FDA. Like any procedure, there are risks, but those with LASER VISION CORRECTION are usually minor and most of our patients see clearly without eyeglasses or contact lenses the very next day. If you have any questions relating to your individual procedure, please do not hesitate to ask your Clearview professional.

Does laser vision correction hurt?

No, your eyes are numbed with anesthetic eye drops prior to the procedure. During the procedure, you may feel slight pressure on your eye. After LASER VISION CORRECTION, you might feel like there is an eyelash in your eye for a short time, but most people take Tylenol® or Advil® to relieve any discomfort.

What are the benefits of laser vision correction?

LASER VISION CORRECTION provides our patients with freedom from glasses and contacts. It is a very fast and safe procedure, with minimal down time for most patients.

What is the advantage offered by the laser vision correction technologies in your practice?

The advanced LASIK and PRK laser vision technologies we have at Clearview Vision Institute make Personalized Vision Correction possible for a wide range of people. Today, almost anyone who depends on glasses or contact lenses can have a vision correction procedure. The result is 20/20 vision or better for 98% of our patients.

Because of our investigative and research work with leading global laser companies, Clearview Vision Institute was the first in Canada to have the latest generation of Excimer Laser used in what is now known as the Bladeless procedure. When we see our patients from 18 to 80 years of age living virtually glasses-free, it makes our pursuit of the most advanced technology well worth it!

How long does the procedure take?

LASER VISION CORRECTION typically takes less than 10 minutes for each eye, and most of that time is to prepare and double-check measurements. The actual laser part of the procedure lasts for only a matter of seconds. Plan to be in the office about 1 to 2 hours on the day of your procedure to allow plenty of time for the pre-operative safety check and post-operative monitoring.

Does laser vision correction have any side effects?

The majority of patients who are good candidates do not have any problems. However, some people have minor side effects such as dry eye or a mild scratchiness for a few weeks. Like any procedure, there can be occasional side effects. These may include starbursts, glare around bright objects especially at night, and a foreign-body sensation in the eye. Most of these will also pass within a few days or weeks of the procedure.

When you visit with Dr. Kranemann Medical Director MD, FRCS (c), DABO, Ophthalmologist, he will carefully determine if you are a good candidate and explain the LASER VISION CORRECTION procedure in detail.

How long is recovery after laser vision correction?

Your vision will most likely improve immediately to the point where you can see noticeably better almost right after your procedure. Most people can see well enough to drive by the second day after their procedure. However, everyone has a different healing time and response. Because LASER VISION CORRECTION is a medical procedure, your vision quality may still fluctuate slightly for several months before reaching the optimal vision result.

To read more about what happens after your LASIK procedure, check out this page.

Will I have perfect vision after laser vision correction? Will I still have to wear glasses?

At Clearview, our goal is to provide you with a personalized vision correction plan designed to give you the best possible vision result based on the shape of your eye, your age, and other important factors. For nearly 98% of people who have had LASER VISION CORRECTION at Clearview Vision Institute, vision improves to 20/20 or better within days. However, depending on your individual factors, you may still have to wear glasses for specific tasks.

How long will laser vision correction last?

In most cases, the results of LASER VISION CORRECTION are permanent. However, some people are genetically predisposed to have their prescriptions change over time, altering the effects of the procedure.

How many laser vision correction procedures has Dr. Kranemann Medical Director MD, FRCS (c), DABO, Ophthalmologist done?

Dr. Kranemann has performed thousands of vision correction procedures. He has been a consultant to one of Europe’s leading Excimer Laser companies in the development of the technology that is now used at Clearview Vision Institute and other major LASIK and PRK centers across North America.

How much does LASIK cost?

The cost of your LASIK procedure is based on the personalized vision plan our doctors recommend. Following a personalized consultation and screening exam, we will be able to tell you the actual cost of your vision correction procedure.

Do you have payment plans?

Yes, affordable financing plans are available with interest free options with Medicard. Once we determine the procedure that is best for you, our counselors will provide more information and review all of your financing options with you.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us – a Clearview vision consultant will be happy to assist you.

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