Having great vision without glasses and contact lenses is possible, thanks to surgery! The IRIS Ophthalmology Clinic located in Laval, has been offering this service since 1998. The Clinic can count on a team of surgeons, optometrists, opticians and nurses specializing in vision correction surgeries. The team of healthcare professionals is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for their patients. They have twenty years of experience with eye surgery. Did you know that they perform 1,700 operations each year?
The IRIS Ophthalmology Clinic offers a personalized service according to the needs of each patient. At the IOC, state-of-the-art equipment is used, ensuring that surgeries are performed in the best possible conditions. The surgeries performed at the clinic are recognized for their safety with an ‘’honourable mention,” by Accreditation Canada. Rest assured by trusting the professionals of this clinic, you will be in good hands!
Our Affiliation With the IRIS Ophthalmology Clinic
The IRIS Ophthalmology Clinic is operated by the COI Laval Ophthalmologie Clinique Inc. The company is therefore independent from IRIS The Visual Group. The clinic's Ophthalmologists work in close collaboration with optometrists from IRIS stores, who can take care of preoperative and post examinations. Above all, the two companies advocate the quality of service and have the vision of their patients at heart.
Types of Surgeries Offered
Several types of surgery are offered at the IRIS Ophthalmology Clinic. Surgery is chosen based on the patient's vision disorder, but also on their prescription. Myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia can be corrected by eye surgery, in most cases. Cataract surgeries are also offered.
The most common surgery is ULTRALASIK, a type of laser surgery. The latest generation of lasers, SCHWIND AMARIS 750S, is used during those surgeries. ULTRALASIK corrects imperfections in the eyes by spraying small layers of cells on the surface of the cornea. Laser surgery can correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. The treatment time is very short, and the speed of recovery is almost immediate for most patients.
Another type of surgery performed at the IRIS Ophthalmology Clinic is PHAKE lens surgery. It is reserved for patients with a high prescription and for whom laser surgery is not recommended. The operation consists in permanently implanting a lens between the iris and the eye’s lens.
A Solution Even for Presbyopia
To correct presbyopia, intraocular lenses can be placed inside the eye. They are available in monofocal and multifocal versions. The monofocal lens corrects vision at a single distance, either near or far. To correct presbyopia, one eye is corrected for vision at a distance and the other for near vision, to allow seeing at all distances. However, this surgery requires some time to adapt. Wearing glasses following surgery may be necessary in certain situations, for example when driving at night or while reading small print. As for multifocal lenses, they separate the light into several focal points, making it possible to see at all distances with the same eye. After having this type of surgery, the patient can see well from both near and far without glasses.
The last type of operation offered by the IRIS Ophthalmology Clinic is cataract laser surgery. It treats cataracts, which cause a loss of transparency of the lens, resulting in cloudy vision. This clinic offers immediate service with no waiting list. In order to avoid the patient from having to go to the Clinic twice, both eyes are operated on, on the same day if the ophthalmologist considers it safe. The Catalyst TM laser is used during the procedure and it offers great precision.
If you are interested in eye surgery or want to know more about it, speak to your optometrist. Tests will be done during your eye exam to determine if you are a good candidate for a specific type of surgery.