First Responder No-Cut Laser Eye Surgery

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Thinking of joining a force as a first responder in Ontario? Consider the benefits of First Responder No-Cut Laser Eye Surgery

As a first responder, PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) offers several compelling benefits.

  • Firstly, PRK provides rapid visual recovery, allowing you to return to duty quickly without the downtime associated with LASIK’s flap healing process.
  • Secondly, PRK eliminates the risk of flap-related complications, making it a safer option for individuals engaged in physically demanding activities where eye trauma is possible.
  • Lastly, PRK offers long-term stability, ensuring consistent vision correction even in challenging environments, enhancing your performance and effectiveness as a first responder.
Join our growing patients that have become Frist Responder in various police forces, fire halls and even the Canadian Armed Forces.
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What to consider when getting no-cut laser eye surgery as a first responder

When comparing PRK or No Cut (Photorefractive Keratectomy) and LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) as a first responder, consider the following factors:

  1. Recovery Time: PRK typically involves a slightly longer recovery period compared to LASIK, as there is no flap created during the procedure. As a first responder, evaluate the downtime required post-surgery and choose a procedure that aligns with your work schedule and obligations.

  2. Stability and Durability: While both PRK and LASIK offer excellent long-term vision correction, PRK may provide slightly more stable outcomes over time, particularly in high-impact situations where flap-related complications could occur.

  3. Risk of Flap-related Complications: LASIK involves creating a corneal flap, which introduces a small risk of flap-related complications, such as dislodgement or displacement. PRK (No Cut) eliminates this risk entirely, making it potentially safer for individuals engaged in physically demanding activities or at risk of eye trauma.

  4. Visual Outcomes: Assess the visual outcomes and potential for enhancements with each procedure. While both PRK and LASIK can provide excellent vision correction, discuss your specific visual needs and expectations with your surgeon to determine which option offers the best likelihood of achieving your desired outcome.

  5. Surgeon’s Recommendation and Expertise: Ultimately, consult with an experienced eye surgeon to evaluate which procedure is most suitable for your individual circumstances. Consider the surgeon’s recommendation based on factors such as your eye health, lifestyle, and occupation as a first responder, ensuring you make an informed decision that prioritizes both safety and optimal visual outcomes.  At the Goldberg Centre, Dr. Goldberg performs tests to ensure your eyes are healthy, and does all your follow up exams as well.



Laser eye surgery can be a game-changer for individuals aspiring to become first responders, such as firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and other emergency personnel. These professions often require quick, decisive actions in emergency situations, where optimal visual acuity can make the difference in saving lives. Having the best possible vision without the reliance on corrective lenses or glasses can significantly enhance performance and reliability in the field. For first responders, this means being able to navigate complex environments, read situations accurately at a glance, and respond to threats or emergencies with increased precision and speed.


Moreover, the demanding and unpredictable nature of first responder work environments can pose challenges for those reliant on glasses or contact lenses. Glasses can fog up, get dislodged, or become damaged, while contact lenses require strict hygiene practices that may be difficult to maintain in the field. Laser eye surgery eliminates these vulnerabilities, offering a permanent solution that ensures visual clarity is never compromised in critical moments. By investing in laser eye surgery, aspiring first responders are not only enhancing their personal safety but also their ability to serve and protect their communities effectively, making it an invaluable consideration for their career preparation and long-term performance in the field.

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The success rate is over 99%.

No. Before the procedure, numbing anesthetic drops are placed in the eyes, rendering the surgery itself virtually painless.


Laser vision correction is extremely safe. Less than two percent of cases report minor complications, including over- or under-correction, infection and inflammation. These are treatable in our offices.

The physical results are permanent and statistics show that most patients remain stable after 10 years. However, the eyes can still change with time, and laser corrective surgery does not affect a number of visual conditions associated with age.

Our NO-CUT procedure is an outpatient procedures, which means you’ll spend around an hour at the surgeon’s office and walk out afterwards. Someone else should drive you home, since your vision might be a little blurry right after surgery. The procedure itself is brief and painless. Dr. Goldberg will place anesthetic drops in your eye to eliminate any discomfort. NO-CUT patients typically report little or no discomfort following their treatment. With NO CUT there may be some discomfort. Medication is supplied to relieve any post-operative irritation.

Avoid swimming for one week. After you’ve had NO-CUT, you can resume contact sports typically after 1 week.

NO-CUT patients are seen at our Toronto clinic the day following the procedure and 3 days later. They are asked to attend follow up appointments at 1, 2, 3, 6, and 12 months.

Our services are unique and our value is unparalleled by other clinics. We are proud to offer the best and safest procedure. While we may not always be the least expensive, we offer competitive pricing with other clinics in Ontario. Though you can more often than not, expect to pay a little less at the Goldberg Centre than other larger clinics.  Our TRANS PRK procedure starts at $1800/eye.

Yes. Most patients choose to have both eyes treated during the same surgery. This is especially convenient for patients visiting from out-of-town.

Yes, we can discuss payment options for the procedure that will have you seeing clearer, faster.

At the time this information was published, OHIP was not covering vision correction.

Many companies have benefits programs that do cover vision correction. Contact your human resources department or insurance provider to find out if you are covered.