Book an appointment today to find out if you are a candidate for any of the following procedures.
PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
PRK is the original form of laser vision correction, and is still a good choice for people whose corneas are too thin for other procedures. PRK uses an excimer laser to eliminate nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism by reshaping the cornea. This reshaping allows light entering the eye to focus properly on the retina, producing clear vision.
LASIK differs from PRK in that a flap of tissue is created and lifted prior to corneal reshaping. When the flap of tissue is put back down, it seals overnight resulting in less discomfort and faster visual recovery than PRK.
IntraLase or “iLASIK” replaces the handheld cutting tool traditionally used in the first step of LASIK eye surgery with a computer guided femtosecond laser as a way to protect against the possibility of certain complications. Horizon was the first laser eye surgery clinic in Saskatchewan to perform iLASIK.
Horizon is also the only Saskatchewan laser clinic to offer the newest form of laser vision correction, SMILE surgery. SMILE uses the femtosecond laser from iLASIK in an innovative way to reshape the cornea without creating a flap (like in LASIK) or removing surface tissue (like in PRK). Its primary advantage is that it is less invasive and less likely to cause dry eyes than the other procedures.