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Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

Grande Prairie Eye Care 14/07/2018 0
 In these holidays, we at Grande Prairie Eye Care, are proud of being part of this community; we take pride in our outstanding customer service and th...
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Doctors Issue Unusual Warning for Those Using Smartphones in the Dark

Doctors Issue Unusual Warning for Those Using Smartphones in the Dark

Grande Prairie Eye Care 14/04/2018 0
 Warning: Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak havoc on your vision.Two women went temporarily blind from constantly che...
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Warning Signs of a Serious Eye Problem

Warning Signs of a Serious Eye Problem

eye exam | eye care doctor exam vision | eye exams | optometrist 07/04/2018 0
Eyes aren't exempt from the wear and tear of aging. Some of the age-related changes in the eyes are annoying but not serious — for example, it can bec...
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Contact lenses to slow progression of myopia

Contact lenses to slow progression of myopia

eye exam | eye care doctor exam vision | eye exams | optometrist 24/03/2018 0
The prevalence of myopia has been steadily rising, with 28 per cent of the global population said to be affected in 2010 and to rise to affect nearly ...
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Eye Exam Can Save Your Life

Eye Exam Can Save Your Life

eye exam | eye care doctor exam vision | eye exams | optometrist 18/02/2018 0
How an Eye Exam Can Save Your Life  The need for periodic optometric examination has been recognized for many years. Vision and ocular health conditio...
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Diabetes patients are TWICE as likely to develop cataracts

Diabetes patients are TWICE as likely to develop cataracts

eye exam | eye care doctor exam vision | eye exams | optometrist 10/02/2018 0
An eye exam regularly is important in diabetes patients. Diabetes patients are TWICE as likely to develop cataracts - the leading cause of blindness a...
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Repetitive strain from eye movement may play a role in glaucoma

Repetitive strain from eye movement may play a role in glaucoma

eye exam | eye care doctor exam vision | eye exams | optometrist 03/02/2018 0
Findings may explain why glaucoma develops in people with normal intraocular pressure. Common, unavoidable eye movements may be a cause of glaucoma in...
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Projecting a visual image directly into the brain, bypassing the eyes

Projecting a visual image directly into the brain, bypassing the eyes

eye exam | eye care doctor exam vision | eye exams | optometrist 20/01/2018 0
Imagine replacing a damaged eye with a window directly into the brain — one that communicates with the visual part of the cerebral cortex by reading f...
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Free Eye Exam for Children

Free Eye Exam for Children

eye exam | eye care doctor exam vision | eye exams | optometrist 28/10/2017 0
The most important thing in every parent’s life is his or her child. If your kids live in Alberta, Canada and they have the provincial Alberta Health ...
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Eye Care Advantage Value

Eye Care Advantage Value

eye exam | eye care doctor exam vision | eye exams | optometrist 21/10/2017 0
Eye Care is a broad concept, encompassing the prevention of likely blinding eye diseases through primary health care. Eye Care includes the identifica...
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Retinal OCT Photography

Retinal OCT Photography

eye exam | eye care doctor exam vision | eye exams | optometrist 14/10/2017 0
We strongly recommend the Retinal OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) test for patients with a history of, or if the patient has at least one relative ...
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Our services are among the best!

Our services are among the best!

eye exam | eye care doctor exam vision | eye exams | optometrist 16/09/2017 0
It is super exciting to share this great news! At the end of August of 2017 we received a recognition letter regarding our services and professionalis...
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Genome surgery to prevent blindness

Genome surgery to prevent blindness

eye exam | eye care doctor exam vision | eye exams | optometrist 15/03/2017 0
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects a site at the back of the eye, called the macula, on the retina. It causes vision to become blurred, di...
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Refractive Eye Surgery

Posted by eye exam | eye care doctor exam vision | eye exams | optometrist 09/02/2016 0 Comment(s) Eye Surgeries,

It is any eye surgery used to improve the refractive state of the eye and decrease or eliminate dependency on glasses or contact lenses. This can include various methods of surgical remodeling of the cornea or cataract surgery. The most common methods today use excimer lasers to reshape the curvature of the cornea. Successful refractive eye surgery can reduce or cure common vision disorders such as myopia,yperopia and astigmatism, as well as degenerative disorders like keratoconus.

The doctors at Grande Prairie Eye Care Clinic have extensive experience in the pre-operative evaluation and post-operative care of LASIK and other vision correction procedures.

We will evaluate your eyes and discuss your visual goals to help determine if you are an appropriate candidate for LASIK, PRK or Cataract Refractive Technology. If you have appropriate goals and there are no contraindications for the procedure, we will recommend a pre-operative evaluation to determine suitability for refractive surgery. This evaluation includes:

  • Counseling on refractive surgery options
  • Eye dominancy testing
  • Review of eye history and refractive stability
  • Medical evaluation of the cornea and eye
  •  Current Refraction Status

If after the pre-operative evaluation, the decision is made to proceed with surgery, your information will be forwarded to the surgeon, a pre-surgery consult with a surgeon will be scheduled. Post-operative management will be provided by our doctors and includes multiple visits over a period from the date of surgery to include medical evaluation and management of the vision and corneal healing. Evaluation of any additional needs such as reading glasses, sunglasses, or enhancement laser procedures is also included.

LASIK is currently the most popular vision-correcting or "refractive" surgery available. But there are other options as well. We will help you find the ideal solution for your problem and partner with the best surgeon to perform your procedure.

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