About Laser Eye Surgery
What is laser eye surgery?
Laser Eye Surgery is a way of permanently correcting your vision. The procedure uses a special type of laser to gently reshape the surface of the eye. In order to correct certain vision problems such as, nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Over 30 million people worldwide have chosen to undergo this quick, painless and yet life-changing procedure, to achieve 20/20 vision. Laser eye surgery gives you the opportunity to live a life free from the inconvenience and cost of having to wear glasses and contact lenses.
What types of laser eye surgery are there?
There are two types of laser eye procedures called LASIK and LASEK/PRK. The key difference between these procedures involves the method of preparing the cornea. LASEK, also referred to as PRK, was the first type of laser eye surgery for vision correction and is the predecessor to the popular LASIK procedure.
LASIK laser eye surgery treatment involves creating a very thin circular ‘flap’ in this outer layer of the cornea, using a laser surgical tool (femtosecond laser). In LASEK surgery, instead of using a laser, the surgeon simply loosens the top layer of cells of the cornea using a special solution.
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Not everybody is a candidate for Laser Eye Surgery; it depends on what your vision problem is. This is why Optilase offer a free consultation with one of our Optometrists for all potential patients, in order to determine if laser eye surgery is right solution to their individual vision difficulties. To discover if Laser Eye Surgery may be right for you, contact us on 1890 301 302 or use the web form here.
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