I went for my first Corrective Eye Surgery Consultation at TLC in Oakville, ON this weekend. Overall was a good experience. Based on their preliminary tests, I am eligible for Bladeless Lasik. My prescription is around -4.50 in both eyes with a slight 0.25 astigmatism. The visit took approximately 1.5 hrs and involved jumping on different machines and speaking to different people.
When I finally saw the optometrist they seemed to do a thorough check and noticed some scarring under my iris on both eyes. They think it's caused by eye dandruff that forms on my eye lids. The optometrist mentioned it is low enough that it shouldn't affect the surgery however they recommend I come in again to have the Surgeon/Ophthalmologist take a look. I'll be going back in a few weeks. More to come on this later...
They quoted $4,200 ($1,000 off) for the procedure and quoted some promotion they are running in October. Honestly the price is secondary.
My biggest concern right now is that I've been told I dry eyes but it's never bothered me. The Optometrist at TLC mentioned that about 5% of patients experience dry eye symptoms that are prolonged after 6 months after the surgery.
I still intend on getting another opinion at another clinic. Does anyone have any experience at Bochner in Oakville?