Calgary: LASIK, Epi-LASIK, Intralase, PRK – How do you decide?
Calgary: LASIK, Epi-LASIK, PRK, Intrase – how do you decide? Most people will shop around and compare prices when considering a large purchase. It’s no different if you are considering laser vision correction. It makes sense to compare prices but how do you know what you are comparing?There are several differences to keep in mind.
First consider what procedure you may wish to undertake. There are differences in risks and benefits between the different treatments. Procedures which create a corneal flap such as LASIK and Intralase may offer more rapid recovery of vision with less discomfort but at a higher risk compared to surface treatments. Surface treatments like Epi-LASIK and PRK take longer to recover but are safer. Some centers have different pricing for the type of treatment and for the amount of correction. More information can be found on http://www.westernlasereye.com/ .
Another difference to consider is the type of laser treatment that is available at different centers. A standard laser treatment will correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Customized treatments such as the wavefront treatments available at Western Laser Eye Associates also correct individual irregularities in the visual system. Studies have shown that true wavefront treatment gives better results. Some centers have different pricing for standard or wavefront treatments.
Finally, the availability of the surgeon may vary between centers. In some centers such as Western Laser Eye Associates the surgeon will see you before, during, and after treatment. At other centers the surgeon may only see you on the day of surgery.It is important to make an informed choice. Be aware of what you will receive for the price. At Western Laser Eye Associates the pricing is simple, the care is exceptional, and Dr. Anderson Penno will see you before, during, and after surgery.For more information about the services provided by Western Laser Eye Associates contact us or call 403-547-9775.