What Is The Best Surgery To Correct Vision?

Individuals with a range of vision problems are choosing surgery as a vision correction option Whether they want an option besides corrective lenses or a long-lasting form of vision improvement, surgery can provide clear vision with minimal risk of complications. With so many options, the choice often depends on your eye health and many other factors. 

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What is Vision Correction Surgery?

Vision correction surgery comes in several general categories. Laser eye surgery includes LASIK, SMILE, and PRK. These procedures use a laser to remove microscopic layers of the cornea, a clear structure that helps focus light. This reshaping corrects your vision. Other procedures assist or even replace your natural lens, the disc-shaped structure that light passes through. 

What is the Best Surgery to Correct Vision?

The best vision-correcting surgery depends on your needs, lifestyle and eye health. Visionmax offers many types so that we can find the right one for you. 


This well-known type of laser eye surgery works by creating a flap in the surface of the cornea, allowing it to perform the reshaping procedure. The flap edges begin to heal almost as soon as it is returned to its location. LASIK can address nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It is not recommended for those with thin or abnormal corneas or other conditions like dry eye. 


This form of laser eye surgery uses a laser to create a small disc of corneal tissue under the surface. A small incision is used to remove this disc, leaving your cornea with a new shape. Since SMILE uses a smaller incision, it may be appropriate for people who cannot have LASIK, such as those with thin corneas or dry eyes. SMILE is able to treat astigmatism and nearsightedness but not farsightedness. 

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This laser eye surgery removes the outer layers of the cornea entirely. This layer will regenerate within a few weeks. Your eye surgeon reshapes the cornea and then places a bandage contact over your eye to give your epithelium time to heal. PRK is an excellent option for those who cannot have other types of laser eye surgery due to corneal issues or other eye health concerns. 


This type of vision correction surgery implants a tiny device called an EVO ICL™ (implantable Collamer® lens). This lens is placed over your natural lens at the front of the eye, changing the angle of light to correct your vision. This corrective lens cannot be seen or felt, and it can remain in place for a lifetime. It can be combined with laser vision correction for people with very severe refractive errors. 


Refractive lens exchange (RLE) replaces your natural lens with an artificial one, correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It can also correct presbyopia (age-related hardening of the lenses) and will never develop cataracts, preventing the need for another surgery in the future. It is designed to stay in place for the rest of your life. 

Dr Senekal and the entire team at vision max were incredible to deal with. I couldn’t be happier with my corrected vision! The staff were friendly, caring and understanding. I highly recommend!
Amanda R.

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To learn more about vision correction surgery, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling (780) 452-4111. We look forward to helping you!

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