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1 I was expecting to be out for two or three days and in fact, with Intralase SBK, I was ready to go the next day. Margaret S. Ask about Intralase SBK Laser Vision Correction Safe surgery Quicker recovery Great results kelownalaservision.com

2 Why Can t I See Clearly? Normal Vision Normal vision occurs when incoming light rays focus precisely on the retina. Nearsightedness (Myopia) This occurs when the surface of the cornea is too steep in relation to the length of the eye. Light is focused in front of the retina causing images of distant objects to be blurred. Farsightedness (Hyperopia) This occurs when the surface of the cornea is too flat in relation to the length of the eye. Light is focused behind the retina resulting in images of near objects to be distorted. Astigmatism An astigmatic eye is shaped more like a football whereas a normal eye is shaped like a basketball. An astigmatic eye produces more than one focal point and this results in blurred vision. Imagine the Freedom... to participate in your favourite sporting and leisure activities without the inconvenience of glasses or contact lenses; to see the alarm clock when you wake up; to pursue a career that requires excellent natural vision; to give up the hassle of daily contact lens maintenance. Isn t it time you experienced clear, natural vision?

3 What Procedures Are Available? What is Wavefront? Wavefront-guided Laser Vision Correction is our Standard of Care. Specifically, it is a diagnostic technique that records the unique optical defects of the eye and calculates a customized laser treatment. Wavefront goes beyond treating nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism by detecting all the irregularities that impact on the path of light from the front to the back of the eye, and then eliminating them. While our standard Laser Vision Correction results are excellent, Wavefront-guided Laser Vision Correction affords greater precision for the surgeon and better results for our patients. Intralase SBK (Sub-Bowman s Keratomileusis) Intralase SBK is an advanced form of Laser Vision Correction that allows patients a visual recovery time measured in hours rather than days. It is a procedure where the first laser creates a thin flap of the cornea, and a second laser corrects the refractive error. (The term SBK refers to the part of the cornea immediately below the Bowman s layer). This flap technique prevents almost all the potential complications of the traditional LASIK procedure (e.g. decreased structural integrity of the cornea, an increased incidence of dry eyes and susceptibility to trauma) while providing post-operative comfort and rapid visual recovery. PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) A cool beam of laser light is used to gently reshape the surface of the cornea. Refractive Lens Exchange This is an excellent option for patients with high degrees of myopia or hyperopia where Laser Vision Correction is not the best option. LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) The surgeons at Kelowna Laser Vision believe that Intralase SBK offers an enhanced level of safety for patients and is therefore a better option than Lasik.

4 The majority of our Wavefront patients have recorded better vision than they were able to achieve before their procedure in many cases 20/15 or even 20/10. In addition, patients also talk of an improved quality of vision. Dr. Jeffrey D. Chambers Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, KLV Am I a Good Candidate? Most people who are nearsighted or farsighted, with or without astigmatism, are eligible for Laser Vision Correction at Kelowna Laser Vision. To be a good candidate, you must: be 18 years of age or older; be free of any complicating disease; have stable vision with no prescription changes for at least one year prior to the procedure. Which Procedure is Best for Me? Kelowna Laser Vision offers a free, no-obligation consultation during which you meet with you meet with Dr. Joel Casey, an Optometrist specializing in Laser Vision Correction. A comprehensive eye examination is performed. Dr. Casey will then review your options and help you decide on the procedure that is best for you. What Payment Options Are Available? Laser Vision Correction is not covered by public health plans. Some private health insurance plans will cover a portion of your fees. We encourage you to check with your insurer. All fees and related expenses are tax deductible. Payment plans can be arranged.

5 Why Choose Kelowna Laser Vision? Reputation and Track Record: Established in 1994, Kelowna Laser Vision has performed thousands of laser vision correction procedures and achieves excellent results. Premium Medical Care: As a premium, full-service centre, patients at Kelowna Laser Vision receive personalized service and outstanding medical care before, during and after their procedure. Advanced Technology: Kelowna Laser Vision is committed to the thoughtful adoption of proven technology that is safer and can help provide patients with their best visual outcomes. Partnership with Local Optometrists: Kelowna Laser Vision is affiliated with local ODs. Patients have the choice of having their follow-up care provided at Kelowna Laser Vision or with their own eye care professional. Iris Registration Iris Registration is a precise, safe method of tracking the rotational movement of the eye a change that can take place when a patient goes from the seated to lying position prior to their laser vision correction procedure. Iris Registration is proven to enhance Wavefront, which allows patients to achieve the vision they want without glasses or contact lenses. Call Kelowna Laser Vision today for a no-charge, no-obligation consultation.

6 Are you tired of fumbling for your glasses first thing in the morning? Had enough of the ongoing costs associated with contact lenses? Book your complimentary consultation now with Dr. Casey to learn about how our professional, experienced team, and state-of-the-art technology can help you toward a life with crisp, clear vision, free of glasses and contact lenses. #1~2918 Tutt St., Kelowna, BC V1Y 8Z5 tel: (250) 862-EYES (3937) toll free: EYES (3937) fax: (250) kelownalaservision.com

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