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Profile Last Updated: May 28, 2008
A clinic helping Calgarians see without the aid of glasses or contact lenses since 1993, Mitchell Eye Centre believes that education and knowledge are the key elements toward making patients comfortable with the varied procedures and technologies out there. Dr. R.J. Mitchell has been at the forefront of all diagnostic and therapeutic equipment since starting his ophthalmology practice in 1984.
Mitchell Eye Centre boasts an over 90 per cent success rate in giving its patients 20/20 vision, although the statistical results for each specific correction needs can be reviewed ahead of time. The main piece of equipment in the operating room is the Excimer laser, and WaveFront technology enables the doctor to determine the level of individual aberrations or imperfections present in the eye, predicting what impact they will have on the impact of vision. These specifics are covered in free one-hour introductory sessions where Dr. Mitchell reviews the details and provides the chance to meet someone who has had the procedure.
A surgical procedure at Mitchell Eye Centre involves calibrating and testing the laser, followed by a vision correction profile entered into the laser computer, and anesthetic eye drops placed into the eyes. A flap is created on the front of the eye and the actual treatment completed in 30 seconds or less. A follow-up appointment involves the removal of a bandaged contact lens, and access to a 24-hour helpline for post-surgery emergencies is also provided. The success of the surgery is surveyed with a visit every three months for the rest of the year.