Pre-LASIK and Post-LASIK Services at Yaletown EyeCare

Pre-LASIK and Post-LASIK Care

Welcome to Yaletown EyeCare, your destination for pre-LASIK and post-LASIK services. We primarily work with Pacific Laser Eye Centre in Vancouver. We offer a full pre op exam including initial candidacy screening and answering any questions about the procedure you may have, as well as a referral to PLEC or your surgeon of choice and a complete post op follow up package so you feel confident in your journey of glasses-free sight!

At Yaletown EyeCare, we specialize in preparing you for your PRK surgery by offering comprehensive pre-operative assessments. During these assessments, our experienced optometrists conduct a thorough eye examination and provide you with detailed information about what to expect during and after surgery. We understand that each patient’s needs are unique, which is why we take the time to discuss different surgical options and demonstrate monovision with contact lenses to determine the best approach for your specific lifestyle requirements.

For patients opting for PRK, we offer a convenient and cost-effective post-operative package. Our all-inclusive package covers all post-operative appointments for the entire year following your surgery. During these appointments, we closely monitor your progress and communicate with Pacific Laser Eye. We send detailed notes to your surgeon, who reviews and provides guidance based on your individual case, ensuring you receive the best post-operative care possible.

Additionally, for our older patients who are experiencing presbyopia or may soon be, we offer referrals for Refractive Lens Exchange. 

If you have a strong preference for LASIK over PRK, we can also work with other surgical centers to accommodate your needs. Our post-operative package for LASIK patients remains the same, providing you with comprehensive follow-up care.

At Yaletown EyeCare, your vision and satisfaction are our top priorities. We are committed to guiding you through every step of your refractive surgery journey, ensuring you receive the highest standard of care and achieving the best possible visual outcomes. Schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable team today and embark on your path to clearer vision.

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) at Yaletown EyeCare

At Yaletown EyeCare, we offer exceptional Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) co-management services to help you achieve clear and crisp vision. PRK is a highly effective refractive surgery that is particularly beneficial for individuals with stronger prescriptions (>-4D) or those who may not be suitable candidates for LASIK.

PRK is a minimally invasive procedure that corrects refractive errors by reshaping the cornea, thus improving the way light enters the eye. Our skilled optometrists, in collaboration with Pacific Laser Eye, will guide you through the PRK process, ensuring you receive the highest quality of care.

Prior to your PRK surgery, we conduct thorough pre-operative assessments to evaluate your eyes and overall eye health. Our comprehensive eye examination, combined with detailed discussions, ensures that you are well-informed about the procedure and have a clear understanding of the expected outcomes.

During the PRK surgery, the outer layer of the cornea, known as the epithelium, is gently removed to access the underlying tissue. Using advanced laser technology, the cornea is then reshaped to correct your specific refractive error. The procedure is performed with precision and care to optimize your visual outcomes.

Following the PRK surgery, we provide you with a comprehensive post-operative follow up package. Our package covers all necessary post-operative appointments for the entire year. During these appointments, our optometrists monitor your healing progress, address any concerns, and ensure that you are on track to achieve the best possible vision. We maintain open communication with Pacific Laser Eye, sharing your progress and receiving guidance from your surgeon as needed.

At Yaletown EyeCare, we understand that each patient’s needs and visual goals are unique. Our experienced optometrists will work closely with you to determine the most suitable treatment plan and provide personalized care throughout your PRK journey. With our expertise and commitment to your well-being, we strive to deliver exceptional outcomes and improve your quality of life through clear and enhanced vision.

What is LASIK Eye Surgery?

 LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) eye surgery is a popular and widely sought-after refractive surgery procedure designed to correct common vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. It is a safe and effective procedure that aims to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses, providing individuals with clearer and more independent vision.

During LASIK surgery, a specialized laser is used to reshape the cornea, which is the clear front surface of the eye. The corneal reshaping allows light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina, improving the way images are perceived. By precisely reshaping the cornea to match the individual’s unique prescription, LASIK surgery can correct refractive errors and significantly improve visual acuity.

The LASIK procedure involves several steps. First, the surgeon creates a thin flap on the cornea. This flap is gently lifted, exposing the underlying corneal tissue. Next, the surgeon uses an excimer laser to precisely remove microscopic amounts of corneal tissue, reshaping it according to the predetermined treatment plan. The laser’s ultraviolet light breaks the corneal tissue bonds, allowing for precise ablation. Once the cornea is reshaped, the flap is repositioned, serving as a natural bandage that promotes healing and eliminates the need for sutures.

LASIK eye surgery is known for its quick recovery time and minimal discomfort. Most patients experience improved vision shortly after the procedure, with continued visual acuity improvements in the following days and weeks.

It’s important to note that while LASIK is a safe and effective procedure for many individuals, not everyone is a suitable candidate. Factors such as age, corneal thickness, overall eye health, and stability of the refractive error are taken into consideration during the pre-operative assessment. At Yaletown EyeCare, we can provide a thorough pre-LASIK assessment to determine if LASIK or alternative options such as PRK are the best choice for your specific needs.

If you’re interested in LASIK eye surgery or exploring refractive surgery options, we can assist you in finding the right solution for your vision goals. Contact us at Yaletown EyeCare to schedule a consultation with our experienced optometrists and embark on your journey to clearer vision.

Pre-LASIK Assessment at Yaletown EyeCare 

At Yaletown EyeCare, we are pleased to offer pre-LASIK assessments to individuals considering laser eye surgery. Our clinic, located within Optiks International at 1110 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T9, is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by experienced optometrists specializing in refractive surgery.

A pre-LASIK assessment is a crucial step in determining if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. During the assessment, our optometrists will thoroughly evaluate your eye health, vision prescription, corneal thickness, and overall ocular condition. We will also discuss your expectations, answer any questions you may have, and provide detailed information about the LASIK procedure itself.

With our comprehensive pre-LASIK assessment, we aim to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the potential risks, benefits, and outcomes of the surgery. We prioritize your safety and well-being, and we will only recommend LASIK if we believe it is a suitable option for you.

To schedule a pre-LASIK assessment or to learn more about our services, you can reach us at 604-669-3467 or email us at We look forward to guiding you through the process and helping you make an informed decision about your vision correction options.

Post-LASIK Care at Yaletown EyeCare 

At Yaletown EyeCare, we understand the importance of comprehensive post-LASIK care to ensure optimal healing and long-term vision stability. Our clinic, located at 1110 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T9, is committed to providing personalized and attentive care throughout your LASIK recovery process.

After your LASIK procedure, our experienced optometrists will closely monitor your progress and provide guidance on proper post-operative care. We will schedule follow-up appointments to assess your healing, evaluate your visual acuity, and address any concerns you may have.

During the post-LASIK care period, we will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your eyes, including the use of prescribed medications and eye drops. These medications help prevent infection, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you on the appropriate frequency and application technique for these eye drops.

We will also educate you on activities and precautions to take during the recovery phase. It is essential to avoid rubbing your eyes, strenuous physical activities, swimming, and exposure to dust or pollutants that could potentially irritate your eyes. We will advise you on when it is safe to resume these activities.

Throughout your post-LASIK care, we encourage open communication. If you experience any discomfort, changes in vision, or have questions or concerns, our team is readily available to address them promptly.

To ensure the best possible outcome, we recommend attending all scheduled post-operative appointments and adhering to the prescribed care regimen. Our goal is to support your healing process, monitor your visual progress, and ensure your satisfaction with the results of your LASIK surgery.

If you have any further questions about post-LASIK care or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 604-669-3467 or email us at We are here to provide you with exceptional care and help you achieve clear, comfortable vision after LASIK.

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Schedule Your Pre-LASIK Assessment Today

We are delighted to assist you in scheduling your pre-LASIK assessment at Yaletown EyeCare. A pre-LASIK assessment is a crucial step in determining your suitability for the procedure and ensuring the best possible outcome for your vision correction.

To schedule your assessment, please contact our clinic at 604-669-3467. Our friendly staff will assist you in finding a convenient date and time for your appointment. Alternatively, you can email us at with your preferred appointment details, and we will get back to you promptly to confirm.