Before going any further, you need to find out whether you qualify for the surgery. If you live in or near Vancouver, you should call us to schedule a free consultation. When you come for this appointment, it is helpful to bring us your prescription (or have your doctor fax it to us in advance). We will examine your eyes to ensure that you are a good candidate for the treatment. You will be shown an educational video, discuss the risks and benefits of refractive surgery with a patient counsellor, and then meet with our surgeon. Our goal is to help you develop a full understanding of your condition so that you can make an informed decision about whether to proceed with the surgery.