Eat For Your Eyes

We often tailor our diet to achieve a variety of health benefits – forgetting that the foods we eat can benefit our vision. Dr. Helen Brandenborg was featured in the news publications 24 Hours Toronto, Toronto Sun and Niagara Falls Review to discuss the essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help keep your eyes strong… Read More

Is SMILE Better Than LASIK?

Laser vision correction procedures have continuously evolved since the 1990s – offering those with vision impairments the chance to live without glasses. Today, patient’s seeking to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism often choose LASIK or PRK. The latest advancement in laser eye surgery – SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) – offers patients with severe short-sightedness… Read More

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