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The VLEC Challenge is a multiple choice eye condition evaluation test that will help determine which VLEC eye treatments are availble to you:
Given your eye condition & your age, we recommend:
iLASIK is the ultimate all- laser eye treatment. iLASIK is the only procedure NASA sanctions for its astronauts! The safest, most technologically advanced LASIK procedure available to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness, it is completely customized to the unique dynamics of your eye. iLASIK surgery results are outstanding!
The combination of iLASIK and the Kamra vision procedures are ideal for people between the age of 45-60 who are presbyopic and also need glasses for distance vision.The iLASIK procedure uses the most advanced technology at every step, from your personal vision evaluation where we create an individualized 3-D map of your eyes; to a precise flap using a laser; and finishing with one of the most customized forms of laser vision correction available today. The KAMRA inlay works to restore your eye’s ability to focus light from a nearby object. The advanced design of the Kamra inlay is backed by a decade of research and development, the inlay expands your range of vision by focusing light that enters your eye through the center of the inlay.
Custom PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is the industry's most advanced version of the original laser eye surgery, PRK. This is the best technology that currently exists to smoothly contour the surface of the cornea, offering superior visual outcomes for people with myopia and hyperopia.
The combination of Custom PRK and the Kamra vision procedure are ideal for people between the age of 45-60 who are presbyopic and also need glasses for distance vision. Custom PRK is the preferred treatment for people with thin corneal tissue who are looking for the very best visual outcomes possible.The KAMRA inlay works to restore your eye’s ability to focus light from a nearby object. With an advanced design backed by a decade of research and development, the Kamra inlay expands your range of vision by focusing light that enters your eye through the center of the inlay.
Implantable contact lenses (Implantable collamer lenses) procedure are for patients with extremely high prescriptions which cannot be treated by LASIK. The Implantable Contact Lens is the newest and most exciting way to improve your vision and has been used worldwide since 1995.
Refractive lensectomy is for people with extreme farsightedness or nearsightedness , or who want to reduce their dependence on reading glasses - but have been truned down for laser eye surgery or Implatable contact lenses or Phakic Introcualer lens implant surgery.
LASIK has been Performed in Canada for over 15 years and is one of the original refractive procedures. LASIK involves using a surgical steel blade to provide a reliable surgical option at a lower cost than newer technologies.At Vlec we offer a wide variety of LASIK procedures such as: Standard LASIK, Custom Lasik, iLASIK & InatraLASIK. When you come in for a free consultation, Dr. BLaylock will advise you which LASIK option is best for you.
PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is one of the original laser eye surgery procedure that has been performed for many years with good outcomes. PRK is the preferred eye treatment for nearsighted or farsighted people with thin corneas or those whose lifestyle or profession puts them at risk of ocular injury.
The Kamra inlay is simple and highly effective and technologically advanced vision correction treatment. The KAMRA inlay works to restore your eye’s ability to focus light from a nearby object. The Kamra inlay can even be used on patients who have undergone LASIK, PRK or Cataract surgery.
Dry eye syndrome, a.k.a Evaporative Dry Eye & Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), is an eye disease which is caused by either an increase in tear film evaporation or by a decrease in tear production. Dry eye is a very common condition that affects quality of life. Common Dry eye symptoms are: Dryness, Discomfort and irritation, Grittiness or feeling of a foreign body in the eye, Burning or stinging sensation, Tearing, Redness, etc...
LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation technology is used to treat the root cause of Evaporative Dry Eye by unblocking the meibomian glands that secrete oily lipids.
Dr. Blaylock provides a wide range of cataract surgery options, either privately at VLEC or in the BC public health care system.
The LenSx laser is an advanced technology that operates with unmatched precision and computer-control, helping surgeons to customize the cataract procedure to your eye. The LenSx laser is unquestionably the most technologically advanced option for cataract patients.
We have a couple of options for you. We are the first centre in Western Canada providing:
If you have keratoconus, Intacs is a state-of-the-art procedure that could dramatically change your quality of life. Intacs rings can significantly reduce your dependence on glasses or contacts, improve vision and even stop or slow the progression of keratoconus.
A safe and common procedure that can strengthen the cornea, improving effectiveness of Intac rings.
You may be a candidate for any of our surgical options, but we need to assess the stability of your condition before we make a recommendation.
However, the practice we often perform in the treatment of glaucoma is:
Do you have cataracts and mild to moderate glaucoma? iStents is a smart little procedure, performed during cataract surgery or refractive lensectomy, to relieve the pressure build-up that causes glaucoma, and can significantly improve glaucoma management.
The eye condition you chose is for your age group. So, you may be a special case with unique needs. Therefore, we strongly recommend an individual assessment in order to determine your surgical options.