Introducing our new Fort McMurray location!
Our Surgeons at this location
- Dr. Joseph King
- Dr. Gabriel Chu
9401 Franklin Ave. #200
Fort McMurray, AB T9H3Z7 Canada
King LASIK is proud to announce our new Fort McMurray LASIK location. After helping thousands of people in Alberta see clearly since the late 90s, Dr. King and the King Lasik team are here to serve you better than ever with great customer care. We know that Fort McMurray is full of hardworking men and women just like you, and we’re excited to help you maintain your active and successful lifestyle!
LASIK is a cutting-edge procedure, necessitating the perfect combination of experience and skill on the part of laser vision correction surgeons everywhere. Fortunately, as head surgeon Dr. King has performed over 85,000 LASIK procedures over the past 2 decades. With a firmly established reputation and an eye for excellence, our doctors have given 20/20 vision to everyone from stay at home mothers to pilots and professional athletes.
Fort McMurray LASIK Surgery
King LASIK makes the most of every piece of advanced technology at our disposal at our Fort McMurray LASIK clinic. This includes devices like the Wavefront analyzer, which creates a 3-D map of the cornea — showing even the minutest imperfections. This map is used to calibrate the excimer laser, which in turn gently reshapes the outer layer of the cornea (the clear outer part of the eye). King LASIK utilizes the advanced VISX Star S4 excimer laser platform, which provides extremely precise laser treatments.
King LASIK’s surgical equipment also includes the advanced IntraLase femtosecond laser. This device is used to create the corneal flap (a small slit in the outermost layer of the cornea). IntraLase’s key benefit is that it eliminates the need to use a mechanical handheld device when creating the corneal flap; therefore, the risk of flap-reduced complications is significantly reduced.
As a former LASIK patient, Dr. King knows what it’s like to feel nervous about the surgery. That’s why we take the time to alleviate your anxiety by fully explaining each and every step of the process and reviewing possible complications and the steps taken to reduce these risks. One of the essential tenets of our philosophy involves customized procedures. A thorough series of exams are conducted before the surgery, leading to fully personalized treatment plans.Via the use of the sophisticated and individualized iLASIK procedure, our doctors are able to provide the greatest amount of accuracy and results possible with modern technology.
Reclaim your youthful appearance with eyelid surgery
The eyes are the first part of the face to be noticed by other people. Droopy, puffy eyelids can cause you to look older, less energetic and uninterested. But now, Fort McMurray patients have a way to regain their youthful look right in their own hometown.
King LASIK offers cosmetic eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty, which improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It gives a rejuvenated appearance to the area surrounding your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.
Eyelid surgery can treat:
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
- Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye)
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
Dr. Gabriel Chu has years of experience changing his patients’ lives with blepharoplasty. After undergoing the procedure, Dr. Chu’s patients leave looking more rested and feeling more confident than they have in years. Call the Fort McMurray location today at (877) 551-2020 to book your complimentary consultation today.
What are the benefits of LASIK?
LASIK is a life-changing experience for many of our patients. The most notable benefits of LASIK are clearer vision and independence from glasses and contact lenses. Simple daily tasks become much easier without the need to put on glasses or wear contact lenses. For example, you can type out a text message or read the newspaper headlines without stopping to put in your contact lenses. You can pour a glass of water in the middle of the night without looking for your glasses. You can also play sports, run and bike without worrying about your glasses fogging up or sliding down your nose.
How do I choose a LASIK surgeon in Fort McMurray?
Experience is crucial. Look for a LASIK surgeon that has completed specialized education and training in the area of laser refractive eye surgery. Find a surgeon that has performed thousands of laser eye surgeries (as opposed to general eye surgery procedures, which are different). Inquire about the technology used, and look for surgeons that use the latest laser platforms. Finally, make sure the surgeon you choose is trustworthy and patient with you. These qualities will make your experience more positive.
Is LASIK a safe long-term alternative to contact lenses?
LASIK’s safety record has always been strong. The complication rate is very low, thanks to the steady advancements in technology and technique. On the other hand, wearing contact lenses increases the risk of developing an eye infection. Putting a piece of plastic into the eye can cause infection, bacterial irritation, ulcers and micro-cysts; it can also alter your corneal thickness. In the worst cases, infections can lead to irreparable damage and vision loss.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for LASIK?
You may be a good candidate for LASIK if you are at least 19 years old, in good health without an uncontrolled autoimmune disorder or eye infection and need glasses or contacts to see clearly.
To qualify for LASIK, your vision prescription should be stable for at least 12 months, and your corneas must be thick enough for the LASIK surgeon to create a hinged flap in them.
A thorough eye examination and consultation with our surgical team will allow the surgeon to determine the thickness of your corneas and your overall candidacy for LASIK. Contact King LASIK today to schedule a consultation with our team.
What activities can I enjoy after LASIK in Fort McMurray?
Fort McMurray is a wonderful city to enjoy after LASIK. Visit the Oil Sands Discovery Centre to learn about the booming industry. Take a trip to MacDonald Island Park with your family to enjoy a variety of recreational activities, including a waterpark, art gallery, golf course and more.
If your surgery is in the summer, enjoy hiking, boating, biking or sunbathing at Gregoire Lake Provincial Park. If your surgery is in the winter, you can snowshoe, cross-country ski or snowmobile through the boreal forest just southeast of Fort McMurray.
Contact our King LASIK Fort McMurray Offices
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