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Dr. Paul Sanghera and Jamie Bussin, the host of Tonic, delve into the latest advancements in cataract surgery and how Lumea became the first carbon-neutral surgical center in Canada.

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Dr. Paul Sanghera joins Pauline Chan of CTV News to discuss the latest advancements in cataract surgery.

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Lumea Sets New Sustainability Benchmark as Canada's First Carbon-Neutral Surgical Centre

TORONTO, ONTARIO, April 19, 2023 – Lumea, a network of eye surgery centres operating in the Greater Toronto Area, has reached a significant milestone by achieving carbon-neutral status for the 2023 calendar year. Lumea is the first surgical centre in Canada to attain carbon-neutral status, and the first one to be verified worldwide by ClimatePartner, setting a new sustainability benchmark in the medical field.

Lumea has achieved carbon-neutral status by implementing sustainable practices within their clinics and offsetting their emissions. As part of their offsetting efforts, Lumea has supported cleaner cooking practices, such as providing households in Maharashtra, India with improved cookstoves. This offset initiative has significantly reduced CO2 emissions and indoor air pollution because it reduces indoor smoke exposure, requires less firewood and helps reduce deforestation in the region.

Lumea has a strong foundation of prioritizing their patients and the planet “We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and promoting sustainable practices in everything we do,” says Dr. Paul Sanghera, refractive surgeon and cofounder of Lumea. “Achieving carbon-neutral status is a significant step forward for us and demonstrates our commitment to creating a more sustainable future.”

The healthcare industry faces unique challenges in achieving carbon neutrality, with the use of disposable single-use items for infection prevention, and transportation emissions for face-to-face consultations and surgeries. However, Lumea has initiated several measures to reduce its environmental impact, including centralizing inventory and purchasing to limit duplication and waste, partnering with affiliated optometrists to coordinate post-operation appointments closer to patients' homes, and aiming to become nearly paperless within 12-18 months.

Lumea collaborated with ClimatePartner to determine its carbon footprint, establish reduction objectives, execute reduction measures, and finance climate projects to offset emissions. ClimatePartner, a reputable third-party organization, independently verified Lumea's carbon-neutral status, confirming that Lumea has met the highest standards for reducing its carbon footprint.

“We are thrilled to be carbon-neutral and make our contribution towards mitigating climate change,” said Dr. Baseer Khan, refractive surgeon and cofounder of Lumea. “As a healthcare provider, we are committed to promoting sustainable practices in the medical field, and we will continue to explore initiatives that support the green movement and uphold our carbon-neutral status in the future.”

For more information on Lumea, visit the Lumea website at: lumea.io.

For media inquiries, please contact Laura Duffy, Director of Public Relations at pr@tmd.ca.

 

Lumea leads the way with revolutionary cataract surgery

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Feb. 20, 2023  – Toronto refractive surgeons and cofounders of Lumea, Dr. Baseer Khan and Dr. Paul Sanghera, are the first ophthalmologists in Canada to offer a revolutionary adjustable cataract surgery. This ground-breaking technology utilizes RxSight’s customizable Light Adjustable Lens® (LAL) technology.

The LAL state-of-the-art technology is the only intraocular lens implant that enables ophthalmologists to customize a patient’s vision after cataract surgery. Prior to the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL), if a patient was unsatisfied with their vision after cataract surgery, their options were to correct the prescription with glasses or undergo additional surgery.

Dr. Paul Sanghera, who recently performed the first surgery said, “The Light Adjustable Lens is a revolutionary technology for cataract surgery patients. People now have the ability to preview and adjust their vision up to three times after lens implantation through a series of office-based light treatment procedures that take only a few minutes.”

LAL is implanted using standard cataract surgery techniques. When the eye has healed after surgery, the patient's ability to see near and far is assessed to determine what type of adjustment must be made to the LAL to provide the desired visual outcome.

“We’re thrilled to be the first surgery centre in Canada to offer this technology to our cataract patients,” said Dr. Baseer Khan. “What’s revolutionary about this system is that although adjustments are made postoperatively, they are not “locked in” immediately. Patients can test-drive different refracts and choose what works best for them.”

For more information on Lumea and LAL, visit the Lumea website at: lumea.io.

For media inquiries, please contact Laura Duffy, Director of Public Relations at pr@tmd.ca.

 

About Lumea

Established in 2021, Lumea is a premier eye surgery centre that offers the most cutting-edge technology in elective eye procedures. With a team of ophthalmologists, optometrists, and eye care professionals, Lumea is dedicated to helping people achieve better vision without glasses or contact lenses through their desire to continually evolve and introduce new processes and techniques to enhance the patient experience. Lumea offers a full range of vision correction options including LASIK, SMILE, ICL, PRK, RLE, Presbyond Lasik, Light Adjustable Lens and refractive cataract surgery. Learn more about Lumea at: lumea.io

Our Story

Established in 2021, by cofounders and refractive surgeons, Dr. Baseer Khan and Dr. Paul Sanghera, Lumea is a premier eye surgery centre – currently with two Ontario locations (Vaughan and Barrie) – that offers the most cutting-edge technology in elective eye procedures. We’re a team of ophthalmologists, optometrists, and eye care professionals dedicated to delivering a best-in-class patient experience that provides better vision without the use of glasses or contact lenses.

Whether it’s surgical innovations or advancements in processes, technologies, services or products – innovation is at the very heart and soul of our culture. At Lumea, we relentlessly pursue new and better ways in vision correction – from processes and techniques that bring about better results to exceptional patient care that helps patients not only see better, but also ensures they feel seen and appreciated.

Not only do we harness some of the most accomplished, top surgeons in the country, we liberate their talents and expertise. By equipping them with the most cutting-edge technology in the industry, we provide world-class vision correction. We offer a full range of vision correction options, including LASIK, SMILE, ICL, PRK, RLE, Presbyond Lasik, and refractive cataract surgery. As ophthalmologists and optometrists, we are privileged to care for and change the lives of our patients every day by providing visual freedom.

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Lumea Facts

DATE FOUNDED
Lumea was founded January, 2021.

FOUNDERS
Lumea was founded by refractive surgeons Dr. Paul Sanghera and Dr. Baseer Khan.

LOCATIONS
Lumea currently has two locations in Ontario – Vaughan and Barrie – with a third location opening downtown Toronto in late 2023.

NEW LOCATION COMING SOON
Lumea's flagship location is opening in downtown Toronto in late 2023.

SERVICES
Lumea offers a full range of vision correction options, including LASIK, SMILE, ICL, PRK, RLE, Presbyond Lasik, and refractive cataract surgery.

Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) Fact Sheet

A cataract surgery game-changer

Lumea is the first surgery centre in Canada to offer Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) technology—the world’s first implant that can be adjusted after cataract surgery. Now you can test drive your vision and fine-tune it, up to three (3) times before locking it in, giving you more precise control of your visual outcome. Learn more about LAL

Doctor Bios

Dr. Baseer Khan

MD, FRCSC

Glaucoma, cataract, anterior segment & refractive surgeon

35,000 intraocular surgeries
20,000 laser surgeries

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Dr. Paul Sanghera

MD, FRCSC

Cataract & refractive surgeon

25,000 intraocular surgeries
30,000 laser surgeries

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