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Laser Corrective Surgery and Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

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Laser refractive surgery & Laser assisted cataract surgery

Dr. Jeff Goodhew attended an event yesterday hosted by TLC. TLC is one of the largest laser centers in North America. The event was organized by the Mississauga, ON location. Dr. Dean Smith and Dr. Jeff Speers were in attendance. They talked about new advances in laser refractive surgery and ways that they are now able to make it even more accurate and predictable.

Also, they talked about new options for correction presbyopia, which is the loss of near vision as we age. Dr. Smith himself has had one of these procedures done more than a year ago and related his experience to the group of Doctors in attendance. He can read pretty well for a gentleman of his distinguished age!

They also touched on the new application of laser energy to aid in cataract surgery which has historically been done using manual incisions and ultrasound like energy. Using a laser makes the incisions more accurate and removal of the lens “cleaner”. For years out patients have thought cataract surgery was done with laser. This was a common misconception. Laser assisted cataract surgery is now finally a reality.

We have had a great working relationship with TLC in the past and look forward to continuing to work with their great team moving forward.

TLC Laser Refractive and Cataract Surgery

Written by Jeff Goodhew

Dr. Goodhew graduated from the University of Waterloo with his Optometry degree in 1993 and became therapeutically licensed in 2000. He enjoys being an active part of his profession, having served as the President of the Ontario Association of Optometrists from 2014 through 2016. Dr. Goodhew also served as the co-chair of the National Public Education Committee for the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
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