Does insurance cover lasik or laser vision correction?

Perhaps you’ve considered trading in your old eyeglasses or contact lenses in favor of LASIK surgery or other forms of Laser Vision Correction. But you’re concerned about costs and whether LASIK is covered by medical insurance. Unfortunately, most insurance companies don’t cover LASIK, because laser eye surgery is nearly always considered elective or cosmetic surgery…. Read More

Deciphering the 3 common cataract symptoms

Cataract surgery is usually recommended when people feel their quality of life is affected and their ability to perform normal activities (driving, reading or engaging in sports) is compromised. When cataract symptoms begin, you may be able to cope temporarily with a new prescription for your glasses, strong bifocals, magnification, appropriate lighting, or other visual… Read More

Faq: does lasik eye surgery hurt?

You’re thinking about leaving your old eyeglasses behind for sharper, clearer vision, but you’re worried that LASIK eye surgery might hurt. Have no fear. Rest assured that Laser Vision Correction is not painful. LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is a delicate surgical procedure, allowing for a very predictable healing response. Your vision stabilizes rapidly,… Read More

Examining the advantages of refractive lens exchange

Most people when they’re considering surgical treatment to eliminate their dependence on glasses only consider laser vision correction(LVC), either SMILE, LASIK, or PRK. However, with patients over 45 and sometimes younger, the procedure that provides better visual quality and a more permanent result is not LVC but rather Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE). RLE is the… Read More

Understanding vision care: how long does lasik last?

If you’ve been thinking of trading in your glasses for years, or maybe even decades, you might be wondering, “How long does LASIK last?” Can one surgical procedure really be a long-term solution for those old eyeglasses? For most people, improved vision through LASIK surgery is permanent. It’s a delicate surgical procedure that allows for… Read More

The basics of vision correction: what you need to know

Since their invention in the late 13th century, eyeglasses have been the primary solution for vision correction. In the early 20th century, hard contact lenses were invented, giving people the opportunity to shed their glasses. However, it wasn’t until the 1960s that ophthalmologists made a breakthrough. By using water-absorbing plastic, a soft contact lens was… Read More

Meet Dr. Sheldon Herzig: leading ophthalmologist, Toronto

Dr. Sheldon Herzig, ophthalmologist, Toronto, is one of the world’s most respected and experienced laser eye surgeons, having pioneered the development and application of leading-edge technologies in advanced cataract and refractive surgery; the use of ultrasound and foldable lenses in advanced cataract surgery; and the development of outpatient cataract surgery. Dr. Herzig’s work with thousands… Read More

5 benefits of refractive cataract surgery in a private clinic

As scary as the term “cataracts” sounds, it’s a common condition in the aging process. In fact, all eyes will ultimately develop cataracts if they grow old enough. Fortunately, though, cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures performed today. With more than 175,000 cataract surgeries performed in Canada in 2014… Read More