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Over the past decade, LASIK eye surgery has taken the world by storm.  In Canada, millions of patients have taken advantage of this brilliant technology to enjoy a life free from vision problems .

In Canada, there are no restrictions as to the types of eyes that can be operated on using LASIK surgery.  For this reason, some patients receiving the treatment are not considered to be the best candidates.  In fact, there are patients who are denied the treatment in the United States, while they could have the procedure done in Canada.  Some Canadian surgeons have a great deal of experience and others have relatively little, so it's important to choose your doctor carefully.  

Before receiving LASIK eye surgery in Canada, there are certain criteria that must be met.  The patient must be at least 18 years of age, with stable vision for one full year before the procedure.  Further, the candidate must be free of diseases of the cornea and retina, and in good general health.  

On the day of your procedure, you should arrive at the LASIK eye center as rested and relaxed as possible.  While the time required for the procedure will vary from center to center, you should be prepared to allow about four hours for the entire process.  First, you'll go through a complete preparation process including counseling, a personal examination and the administration of anesthetic eye drops.  After this, you will enter the laser suite where the treatment will take place.  The procedure itself will only take about thirty minutes.  Once your procedure is complete, you'll spend about thirty minutes relaxing in the recovery room.  When the surgeon and technicians are sure that you're doing well, you will be free to go.  

Most people feel a combination of anticipation and nervousness about their LASIK eye surgery.  This is perfectly normal.  Following surgery, it's important that you follow the post-procedure guidelines as directed by your LASIK eye surgeon.  This will enable your healing period to be as smooth and trouble-free as possible.

LASIK eye surgery in Canada can be tax deductible.  If you travel more than thirty or forty miles to the clinic, your transportation, hotel and meal expenses are also deductible from your gross taxes.  Some LASIK eye centers offer a "free no-obligation" pre-operative assessment where all of your questions will be answered.  This way, you are made aware of what you will go through before you sign the consent form and spend the money to have the procedure done.  

LASIK eye surgery in Canada has enabled countless people to enjoy a newfound freedom.  Speak with your eye doctor to see if you're a good candidate for this easy outpatient procedure.
 
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