Our commitment to quality

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TLC Laser Eye Centres is proud to have developed a series of stringent safety standards for all aspects of your procedure.

Our focus on continuous quality assurance and improvement has helped propel us forward as international leaders in the vision correction industry. Put simply, our commitment to quality is real and runs deep.

Safety Standards

Your local TLC Laser Eye Centres team has access to nationally and internationally recognized doctors, who are renowned for their work in refractive surgery. Prior to being hired, TLC staff must meet rigorous hiring guidelines. Even more, active staff members must participate in continuing education and complete required certification and training.  

Rest assured that all TLC equipment, facilities, and surgery suites are continuously monitored and maintained for optimum patient safety. 

With high safety standards, detailed data tracking, and experienced teams, TLC Laser Eye Centres is able to provide patients with a high-quality experience coupled with the best possible surgical outcomes.

The steps to vision correction surgery

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1. Find an optometrist who is familiar with eye surgery care

TLC has affiliations with dedicated optometrists throughout the country who are well-equipped to manage and deliver pre- and post-operative LASIK or IOL care.

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2. Receive a complete ocular evaluation

One of the first steps in the process is to schedule an evaluation with a TLC-affiliated optometrist. During the evaluation, your eye doctor will complete a thorough medical history, perform a comprehensive evaluation of your eyes, and will also discuss how health problems may impact the outcome of your vision correction. Your eye doctor will also check your prescription to determine if it’s stable and if you qualify for LASIK eye surgery or another vision correction procedure.

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3. Understand your expectations

Defining your expectations is a critical early step in preparing for eye surgery. Significant improvements in distance vision are possible in most patients, but certain patients may still need or prefer to wear glasses after completing LASIK or IOL surgery. Your optometrist is the best person to talk to about your expectations, as they will determine the treatment that best fits your lifestyle and desired post-operative outcomes.

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4. Choose a surgeon and laser centre

Just as it is important to have a knowledgeable optometrist caring for your eyes, it’s equally important that you have an experienced surgeon and a reputable laser centre. TLC’s surgeons were among the first to perform laser vision correction in North America. Today, TLC Laser Eye Centres remains a long-standing provider of vision correction procedures.

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5. Utilize your TLC clinical director

At each centre, a TLC Clinical Director provides expertise and knowledge to help answer all of your questions about laser vision correction. These doctors have developed their skills and experience through numerous training and development programs, professional meetings, and TLC continuing education programs.

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6. Complete regular eye exams

Vision correction doesn’t end your need for eye care. Regular eye health exams, along with assessments of your vision and changing visual needs, should be conducted on a regular basis. The TLC-affiliated optometrist who follows you through your vision correction procedure will be the best person to care for your eyes in the years following your LASIK or IOL procedure.

Take the next step

When evaluating the many components of LASIK eye surgery, focus on quality care, an experienced surgeon, and a reputable laser centre for a fair price. Your optometrist will be able to help you make an informed decision.

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