Laser eye surgery has been practiced in Canada for decades, but Valley Laser Eye Centre (VLEC) is the first in Canada with the most innovative technologies and progressive methods, and it’s where consumers should focus their vision correction needs.
VLEC is ranked as one of the top laser centres in North America and offers the broadest range of the most scientifically advanced eye surgery options in B.C. With a safety-focused work environment, the professional and highly skilled staff is committed to the finest details, while ensuring the utmost in quality and integrity to exceed all their customer’s expectations.
“My staff and I are dedicated to bringing the latest innovations, along with our very best care to our patients,” says Dr. Blaylock.
Dr. Blaylock performs the vast majority of procedures at VLEC and has been practicing in the Abbotsford area since 1989. With over 100,000 surgeries to his personal credit, Dr. Blaylock is a recognized leader and pioneer in eye surgery.
Chances are you know someone who has had some form of laser eye surgery or are considering a procedure yourself. The allure of ditching daily eyewear or to be free from the burden of traditional contact lenses is an exciting prospect.
VLEC can correct nearsighted prescriptions as large as -24 and -26 with implantable contact lenses; this state-of-the-art technology outperforms any refractive procedure available today.
Implantable contact lenses (ICL), also known medically as Phakic intraocular lenses (IOL), are contact lenses that are surgically inserted into the eye and provide excellent quality of vision with predictable and stable results. “If you are in your 20s, 30s or 40s and have extreme myopia, thin or relatively unhealthy corneas, implantable contact lenses may be your best alternative,” explains Dr. Blaylock, “as LASIK or PRK eye surgery may not be safe for your eyes.”
“We see every person in advance, individually, before surgery, not just the day of surgery.”
Many factors determine the best individualized procedure and Dr. Blaylock and his team perform a thorough complimentary preoperative exam to ensure you’re a good candidate for ICL or any other treatment. “We see every person in advance, individually, before surgery, not just the day of surgery,” assures Dr. Blaylock. “We want to determine the best possible option for every patient.”
If you don’t qualify for one procedure, VLEC offers an array of alternative surgical procedures such as Custom PRK (often the first line of treatment). This is the most advanced version of the original PRK laser eye surgery. Custom PRK is the preferred treatment for people with thin corneal tissue who are looking for the very best visual outcomes possible.
VLEC specializes in LenSx, an all laser cataract surgery for patients who’ve undergone LASIK, PRK or Radial Keratotomy. “Our practice is not built around the notion that we can only do this or that,” says Dr. Blaylock. “We tailor treatments to safety, effectiveness, lifestyle, and budget.”
You can confidently trust Dr. Blaylock and the VLEC team to deliver quality procedures and customize treatments to the unique dynamics of your eyes for the very best vision correction possible.