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Pre and Post Operative Consultation

At Vision Care Centre, we understand that pre- and post-operative care for patients undergoing laser eye surgery is important. Our Optometrists are all experienced with providing professional and complete support to patients undergoing laser eye treatment. Our staff are also familiarized with the laser eye surgery procedure, and are able to answer your questions and provide patient support at every step of the way.

Dr. Ramesh herself had laser eye surgery done in 2011!

Laser Eye Surgery Evaluation Exam

The first step towards laser eye surgery is a complete eye health exam, and overall physical health evaluation. Letting the staff know that your appointment is for laser eye surgery consultation when you book is important, as the exam does take longer than a normal eye exam. As well, not everyone is suitable for laser eye surgery, depending on eye health history and possible current issues. The evaluation exam determines if laser eye surgery is right for you.

After our Optometrist has determined that you are a good candidate for laser eye surgery, treatment objectives and likely outcomes will be discussed. We will also go over all the risks associated with laser eye surgery. We believe that the more we educate each patient, the more informed of a decision they can make. If you would like to pursue surgery at that point, our office will refer you to the appropriate laser centre.

Post-Operative Care and Follow Up

Laser eye surgery is very safe and effective form of vision correction. However, as with all surgeries of all types, proper post-operative care is essential to ensure that your eye heals correctly and no complications arise. During these appointments, our Optometrists will monitor the healing process, as well as prescribe any necessary treatments such as eye drops.

Important Information to Know:

I'm interested in laser eye surgery. What are the advantages over glasses or contact lenses?

Laser eye surgery can benefit any patient who uses glasses or contact lenses, and in most cases, the surgery results in permanent vision improvement. Anyone from a regular office worker to elite athletes can benefit from laser eye surgery.

It is especially helpful for contact lens users who suffer seasonal allergies.

How long does the procedure take?

In most cases, the surgery will last no more than ten minutes per eye. Most of that time is spent preparing the eye for the surgery, as the laser is only applied for 20 to 60 seconds depending on the type of vision correction being performed.

However, patients should plan for at least two hours to be spent at the surgical clinic to allow for proper post-operative recovery and allowing any short term medications applied to fully pass.

Is laser eye surgery covered by insurance?

Laser eye surgery is classified as an elective surgery, and as such, is normally not covered under the Ontario Health Insurance plan. However, your employee health plan or third party insurance provider may cover partial or complete payments for laser eye surgery.

Consult with your HR department or with your third party insurance provider for more details.

Neuro-Visual Training Testimonials

  • Before beginning my therapy at Vision Care Centre, I frequently struggled with my vision. As a university student, reading and taking notes in lectures were a significant struggle and using my glasses caused great distress. Headaches and motion sickness were very common with and without the use of my glasses. On a routine check-up with Dr. Ramesh, I communicated my concerns and was quickly enrolled in the neuro-visual training program. My wonderful neuro-visual trainer, Kelley would provide me with comprehensive tasks that would both challenge and help me develop understanding and control of my vision. I no longer use my glasses, suffer from headaches or motion sickness and have great confidence in my vision.

    Ben M.

  • We want to thank you very much for all your hard work that went into Alicia's Neuro-Visual Therapy. It has opened Alicia's ability to do so much more both personally and in school, and what means most to us as her parent, we see how confident Alicia is in herself and in her school work. She was always falling down a lot and she always had her head tilted to one side. Now she is focused to get her tasks done on time and the best part, correctly...

    Craig and Nadine P.

  • I would like to thank you and Cristina for working with my son over the past year. They have not only trained his eyes but they provided him with a sense of confidence in his abilities. When we first came for our check up it was only mentioned on the side that his reading was regressing...We knew it had to do with some of his Chronic Lyme Treatment and we did not want things to get worse... We will be forever grateful that our son will not be another statistic of "lost kids" in the school system being medicated to manage behavioral issues which would have undoubtedly arisen the worse his eyes got.

    Sarah S.

  • Before eye therapy school was hard and not fun. School is now easy and I look forward to go to school every day. Eye therapy has helped me be more focused. Eye therapy has taught me how to read, write and learn in a different and better way. Thank you for all your help.

    Chloe T. Age 11

  • I thought overall it was a very fun and difficult experience, the people I worked with are very nice and patient people and around me that’s tough so I would like to thank you a lot it helped so much and you will hear about my achievements. Thank you.

    Nicholas F. Age 13

  • The staff at Vision Care Centre has been amazing while Nicholas has been undergoing his vision therapy. They have been incredibly patient while Nicholas was having some difficult weeks. Over the course of therapy, his focus in school has improved, his headaches have lessened and he has started scoring goals in Hockey again. We feel good and are happy with the whole experience.

    Marisa F. (Mother)

  • The 36 week eye therapy program that Hannah has completed has been a very positive experience. The main benefits have been to teach her how to focus her eyes on a specific task and to have her eyes work effectively with the rest of her body. This has improved her reading, effectiveness and focus at school and her hand eye coordination...

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  • Dear Dr. Ramesh, I am writing to thank you for your persistence and dedication to my daughter. I am so thankful for encountering such an amazing doctor who truly cares about her patients. Back in 2015 when I brought my daughter in for the first time, I was hysterical and scared...

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  • When I started the program, I had trouble focusing and sitting and doing my work. Since I started the 36 week program, this has changed. I focused on getting better grades than I did in grade 2 (now in grade 3). I have got A’s in all subjects this year. Now I can sit and do my work, I am able to focus and I am not always looking around the room at other things. I used to need a ruler to read, now I don’t and I can read better and faster than I used to. I am doing great and have learned a lot through this experience.

    Hannah M. Age 9

  • Before I started Vision Therapy I would get very bad headaches while taking notes in class or studying. Because of the headaches, I wouldn't be able to study very efficiently for as long as I needed...

    Brooklyn K. Age 18 - Read More

  • Before eye therapy I could not write and did not see words properly. Sometimes the words floated around my paper. After eye therapy reading is easier. I can read in a group and follow along. It is also easier to read the board at school. Eye therapy has really helped me and now I know my b's and d's !! Thankyou

    Ella T. Age 10

  • Dr Ramesh, I cannot thank you you enough for giving both my girls the opportunity to do eye therapy. It has been wonderful to see them go from struggling to self confident. I thank you so much for what you have done for the girls. Sincerely

    Christine T. (Mother)

  • Prior to starting therapy Madison had difficulties with spatial awareness, balance, reading (re-reading), low peer interactions at school and difficulty concentrating at home and at school when doing tasks. Madison had many difficulties...

    Tina S. (Mother) - Read More

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