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LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management

LASIK consultation in Winnipeg, MBThe eye doctors at Armstrong & Small Eyecare Centre have extensive experience in the pre-operative evaluation and post-operative care of LASIK and other vision correction procedures.

Dr. Luke Small worked exclusively for two years in Camarillo, California for well-known refractive surgeon Dr. Paul Dougherty, MD. Seeing hundreds of refractive surgery patients pre and post-operatively gave Dr. Small a wealth of knowledge in terms of discussing expectations prior to surgery and helping them navigate the healing process after surgery.

In Winnipeg Armstrong & Small Eyecare Centre has worked closely with Image Plus Laser Eye Centre for over 15 years. Both Dr. Jim Wiens, MD  and Dr. Guillermo Rocha, MD  who work out of Image Plus Laser Centre are respected leaders in their fields and two surgeons that our doctors highly recommend when it comes to refractive surgery.

During the pre-operative analysis our doctors will evaluate your eyes and discuss your visual goals to help determine if you are an appropriate candidate for LASIK, PRK or Cataract Refractive Technology. If you have appropriate goals and there are no contraindications for the procedure, we will recommend a preoperative
evaluation to determine suitability for refractive surgery. This evaluation includes:

  • Counseling on refractive surgery options
  • Eye dominancy testing
  • Review of eye history and refractive stability
  • Medical evaluation of the cornea and eye
  • Current Refraction Status
  • Astigmatism Diagnosis

If after the pre-operative evaluation, the decision is made to proceed with surgery, your information will be forwarded to the surgeon, a pre surgery consult with a surgeon will be scheduled. Post-operative management will be provided by our optometrists in Downtown Winnipeg, MB, and includes multiple visits over a period from the date of surgery to include medical evaluation and management of the vision and corneal healing. Evaluation of any additional needs such as reading glasses, sunglasses, or enhancement laser procedures is also included.

LASIK is currently the most popular vision-correcting or "refractive" surgery available. But there are other options as well. We will help you find the ideal solution to your problem and partner with the best surgeon to perform your procedure.

For more information on what procedures are available, please see the links above for either Dr. Wiens or Dr. Rocha.

Armstrong & Small Eyecare Centre - COVID-19 Update - March 18, 2020

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the difficult decision to close starting Wednesday, March 18 and we are hoping (depending on the conditions) that we will re-open on Monday, April 6th.

In our attempts to be as socially distant as possible and to protect you, our staff and all of our families, we recommend staying at home and following all of the precautions that have been set out by the city, province and the nation.

If you have specific questions about glasses, contact lenses or any other non-emergency / non-essential items please email us at info@armstrongandsmall.com and we will do our best to accommodate your request. As part of our services, we are happy to provide you the option of having your contact lenses sent directly to your home. If you currently have items on order, we will be in touch with you to make arrangements.

If you are calling about a specific ocular or visual emergency such as new flashes and/or floaters, a loss in vision or a suspected eye infection, please text or call Dr. Luke Small at 204-299-6587 or Dr. Matt Lepage at 204-573-8039 who are both providing on-call emergency services through our clinic. Please do this prior to going to Misericordia or to a walk-in clinic as we attempt to reduce their patient load at this time. Obviously, if you have been recently traveling or are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19, they will be able to direct you where to go for the proper care.

Please stay home as much as possible and stay safe.

Thank you from your Armstrong & Small Eyecare Team.