Am I a Candidate?

Ottawa Laser Vision Quiz

The best way to find out if you’re a candidate for Laser Vision Correction in Ottawa, Calgary, or one of our other locations is to visit us for a free consultation. To prepare for your visit, you can get an idea of what we look for by answering a few simple questions about your vision.

Take our Laser Vision Correction Quiz now to see if you may be a good candidate: 

Laser Vision Correction Benefits:


    Patients say freedom means not having to travel with contact lenses and solution, or worrying about losing or breaking their glasses.


    Professional athletes, law enforcement personnel, and those engaged in high-impact activities consider life without lenses a gift they should have given themselves years ago.


    Brides-to-be are thrilled that they don't need to get married in lenses.


    Patients rave about being able to see the puck, tennis ball, baseball and football as it comes toward them in a game.


    Patients can clearly see their alarm clock in the morning without having to fumble for glasses.

The Anatomy of the Eye

Vision Issues

Nearsightedness (Myopia)

Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, occurs when an eye has too much focusing power. This means that the eyeball is either too long or the cornea is too steep, and the projected image falls short of the retina. The result is an improperly transmitted message to the brain or simply, a blurred image.

Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

Hyperopia, or farsightedness, occurs when an eyeball is too short or the cornea’s curvature is too flat. The image that is being focused upon falls past the retina, in this case resulting in blurred or distorted vision.

Blurred Vision (Astigmatism)

People who wear glasses due to either myopia or hyperopia will often have some astigmatism as well. But astigmatism can also occur on its own and result in the need to wear glasses. An eye with astigmatism has an uneven surface and is shaped more like a football whereas a normal shaped eye is more spherical, like a basketball. Astigmatism results in having more than one focal point and blurred vision.

Aging Vision (Presbyopia)

Presbyopia is a natural aging process that usually occurs between the ages of 40 and 50. The lens of the eye hardens and the muscles weaken. When people who have perfect vision all their lives become presbyopic, they need to wear reading glasses. People who already wear glasses for distance vision need to wear bifocals.

Find out if you’re a good Ottawa candidate for Laser Vision Correction, and learn how we can make your vision better.