Why choose Corvue for LASIK?
6 great reasons

We're bombarded with LASIK messages that emphasize discounts, do-not-pay financing deals and per-eye pricing. But laser vision correction is eye surgery, and it's important to choose the clinic and practitioner carefully to ensure you get the results you're looking for. To help with your decision-making, here are six reasons you should consider Corvue Ophthalmology and Laser Eye Centre and meet Dr. Fava.

 

GREAT REASON #1: Dr. Fava had LASIK himself.

Why it’s important:

There’s nothing more important to a surgeon than vision, so there’s no stronger vote of confidence for the technology than a surgeon who’s had the procedure.


Question to ask:

Will Dr. Fava share his personal experience with LASIK with me?


Answers to look for:

Yes! Dr. Fava can speak directly to the procedure, post-op experience, and side effects from a patient's perspective.

 

GREAT REASON #2: The technology we use for every procedure is NASA-approved. 

 

The same two lasers we use for every procedure at Corvue are the only ones approved by NASA for use on pilots and astronauts. “Wavefront-guided and femtosecond lasers were proven to provide excellent safety with consistent visual results of 20/20 or better,” said Steven Schallhorn, M.D., a retired captain of the U.S. Navy.

 

Why it’s important:
Safety and results. A femtosecond (or blade-free) laser is more accurate and consistent than a blade held in a surgeon’s hand. Wavefront-guided technology allows for a truly custom outcome.

 

Question to ask:
What technology will your clinic use for the laser eye surgery I’ll be getting?

 

Answers to look for:
We will use a femtosecond laser (blade-free laser) and wavefront-guided laser for your surgery.

GREAT REASON #3: A corneal surgeon will perform your procedure.

Why it’s important:
Laser vision correction is a type of refractive surgery of the cornea. Dr. Fava not only performs laser vision correction but he also has expertise in other corneal surgeries such as corneal transplantation.

 

Question to ask:
Who will be performing my surgery?

 

Answers to look for:
Dr. Fava. He has fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery making him especially trained to perform this type of surgery.

GREAT REASON #4: We address the person, not the prescription

 

There’s no one-size-fits-all or pre-packaged approach to LASIK at Corvue. Dr. Fava wants to understand your goals and expectations, so he can customize a solution just for you.

 

Why it’s important:
Becoming a LASIK candidate is a process. This includes a thorough examination and discussion with a surgeon who understands your individual needs and possible risks. When you know the likelihood of these outcomes because of your particular vision problems, you can make a truly informed decision about going forward with the procedure.

 

Question to ask:
How long do I get to speak with my surgeon about the procedure and risks before I say yes?

 

Answers to look for:
As long as you need.

GREAT REASON #5: Dr. Fava will perform all of your pre-procedure consultation and post-procedure follow-up. 

 

Why it’s important:
You deserve continuity of care from the most qualified person possible who knows your eyes the best. At Corvue, your free consultation is done with your surgeon, as is your post-operative care.

 

Question to ask:
Who will do my pre-op and post-op assessments?

 

Answers to look for:
Your surgeon will do all assessments before and after surgery, and will be easy to access at any time.

GREAT REASON #6: We do more than laser vision correction.

 

Why it’s important:

In some cases, laser vision correction may not be the most ideal option for patients. It's important to have a specialist determine what's best for you.

 

Question to ask:
What services are available at Corvue?

 

Answers to look for:
Yes, we perform referral procedures and bill OHIP for some of our work.