OUR EDMONTON EYE CENTER
OUR SURGEONS AT THIS LOCATION
Explore the paragraphs below to learn more about the LASIK surgery clinic of Dr. Joseph King.
WHAT IS LASIK EYE SURGERY?
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a type of refractive surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. A laser is used to carefully reshape the eye’s cornea so it refracts light properly for clearer vision. LASIK has helped millions of people experience freedom from reliance on corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses.
EDMONTON LASIK TECHNOLOGY
Dr. King’s laser eye surgery Edmonton offices are home to a carefully chosen team of talented LASIK surgeons, nurses, and support staff. Together, they strive to provide their patients with the highest-quality Edmonton LASIK treatments and impeccable care. In order to perform precise, individualized treatments, Dr. King uses a range of leading-edge technologies. He was one of the first surgeons in Western Canada to perform blade-free LASIK with the IntraLase femtosecond laser, and he has extensive experience with the advanced VISX Star S4 excimer laser platform. In addition, Dr. King offers iLASIK – a sophisticated vision correction procedure that combines a range of diagnostic and surgical technologies to deliver superior vision correction results. Using advanced technology is also important to reduce the LASIK surgery risks and the potential for post-operative complications.
EXCELLENT PATIENT CARE
Patients who come to Dr. King’s offices are often pleasantly surprised by the warmth and kindness of the staff, who strive to make each patient feel comfortable and relaxed. In addition, Dr. King and his team take the time to thoroughly explain each patient’s treatment options, address their concerns, and answer their questions. The Edmonton LASIK staff’s goal is to relieve patients’ anxiety and help them enjoy their journey toward greater visual freedom.
LASIK SURGERY COSTS
The cost of LASIK surgery is a common consideration amongst interested candidates. Typically, Dr. King discusses LASIK surgery cost at the initial consultation after he has gathered information about the individual’s visual needs and treatment goals. He provides information about pricing based on the patient, the procedure best suited to that patient’s needs and the type of premium lasers and technology Dr. King plans to use. If you are wondering, “how much is LASIK surgery?” Dr. King recommends that you schedule a consultation to meet with our team.
OUR NEW CENTER IN 2016
In March 2016, King Lasik will be moving from our downtown Edmonton location in the Scotia tower where we have practiced for the past 10 years to a brand new professional medical building on the southside of Edmonton. Our new location will be at the corner of Calgary Trail and 63rd Ave. in the Allendale professional building. Our beautiful new state-of-the-art laser eye surgery facility will offer free parking and easy access to Calgary Trail. We look forward to welcoming you to our new center!
IS LASIK SAFE?
Yes, LASIK has an excellent safety record. The team at King LASIK uses specific technologies, such as wavefront imaging and a femtosecond laser, to enhance the safety and precision of the treatment for more accurate outcomes.
WHERE CAN I FIND A TRUSTWORTHY LASIK SURGEON IN EDMONTON?
Edmonton LASIK patients trust the team at King LASIK to perform their vision correction. King LASIK is a leading eye surgery practice that has helped tens of thousands of patients achieve clearer vision and independence from glasses and contact lenses. Dr. Joseph King alone has performed more than 85,000 LASIK procedures. Dr. King and the rest of the team are expertly trained, impressively credentialed, and warm, personable physicians committed to patient safety and satisfaction.
To meet our surgeons, please contact King LASIK today.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LASIK?
You may be a suitable candidate for LASIK if you are at least 19 years old and struggle with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Your vision prescription should be stable for at least 12 months prior to surgery. You should be in good general health and free of any eye infection or disease. You should be aware of the benefits and possible risks of surgery, and able to follow all of your LASIK surgeon’s instructions.
HOW CAN I PAY FOR LASIK?
There are several acceptable ways to pay for your LASIK. King LASIK accepts cash, checks, and major credit cards. If you need to finance your treatment, our practice accepts CareCredit financing plans. Or, you may be able to use a health savings account or flexible spending account to pay for part or all of your treatment. Health insurance does not typically cover LASIK because it is considered an elective procedure.
WHAT WILL MY RECOVERY FROM LASIK BE LIKE?
For most LASIK patients, recovering from treatment is a short and relatively painless experience. Immediately after surgery, you will not be able to drive, so you need to arrange for a driver to take you home from the facility. Your eyes may feel mildly irritated, and we will give you a prescription for special eye drops to use. You will likely want to sleep or rest for the rest of the day. When you wake up the next day, you might find that your vision has already substantially improved. Results may continue to improve over the next day or so. You will meet with our team for a follow-up a day or two after surgery. Serious side effects and complications are very rare during LASIK recovery; should a complication arise, we can address it promptly.
WHAT ARE SOME FUN ACTIVITIES I CAN ENJOY IN EDMONTON AFTER MY SURGERY?
There is something for everyone to enjoy in Edmonton! Do you love music? Catch a show at Winspear Centre. A history buff? Trek around Fort Edmonton Park or the Rutherford House to brush up on Edmonton’s roots. If you enjoy being active in the winter, try snow tubing, a pickup hockey game or skiing. In the summer, try the World Waterpark or a river tour down the North Saskatchewan River.
CONTACT KING LASIK EDMONTON OFFICES
Dr. Joseph King encourages you to contact his Edmonton LASIK surgery clinic and schedule a personal appointment. During your consultation, he will evaluate your vision and overall health and help you select the best course of treatment. Dr. King will also give you a customized pricing quote. Schedule your appointment online, or by calling (877) 551-2020.