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Laser Vision Correction

Laser Vision Correction

Three Generations of Laser Vision Correction

Laser Vision SA, Adelaide’s most advanced laser correction clinic.

Not all Laser Eye clinics in Adelaide offer all advancements and the latest in technology.  At Laser Vision SA we are the ONLY clinic in SA to offer minimally invasive SMILE procedure to leave your cornea stronger with less risk of dry eye.

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Am I Suitable?

Am I suitable? More than ever, the answer is probably “YES”!

It is necessary to have a thorough examination to see if Laser Vision Correction will work for you, but there are a few general guidelines that may indicate suitability.

If you can answer yes to the following questions you may be a candidate for the Lasik or SMILE Procedure :    Are you at least 18 years of age?   Not pregnant or breast feeding?   Do you have generally healthy eyes?   Do you see well when wearing glasses or contacts? You may be suitable.

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Suitability Test

Online Suitability Test

99% of patients are in fact suitable as long as their prescription is stable. If you wish to provide personal details, these will be reviewed by our ophthalmologist Dr Graham Fraenkel and a reply provided, usually within 24 hours.

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SMILE® Laser Vision Correction

The new revolution with minimally invasive SMILE® vision correction is available in Adelaide exclusively to Laser Vision SA

Laser Vision SA has been performing SMILE® vision correction for more than four years.  SMILE is the most modern minimally invasive vision correction available, leaving your cornea strongest and least at risk of dry eye. It’s the vision correction procedure Dr Fraenkel chose for himself (see video here). You do not see or feel the SMILE laser and there is NO noise and NO...

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LASIK Laser Vision Correction

Lasik is the world’s most commonly performed laser vision correction procedure

 LASIK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular surgery used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. The VisuMax laser creates a thin flap of tissue on the front of the eye. A painless cool laser is then applied under this flap to change the focus of your eye. The flap is then safely replaced. This reduces the discomfort and...

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What Does It Cost?

Pricing and Finance

Health Fund Contributions With BUPA Ultimate you will be covered for the entire cost of SMILE, Lasik and Surface Procedures. Some private health funds assist with a portion, or even a full contribution towards Lasik and SMILE laser vision correction surgery. These figures are subject to change - please contact your health fund directly for further information.

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The Consultation Process

Almost all patients want to know their suitability for laser vision correction before anything else.

Prior to your consultation, you should have received by post information relating to your visit, including a sheet to record demographic and contact information on, as well as a questionnaire. Please complete both and bring them with you on the day to your consultation. This allows us to have consultations run as close to time as possible, minimising any inconvenience to you and your fellow...

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About the Procedure

95% of patients are legal to drive the next day without glasses and most could return to work if they wished.

Different procedures are scheduled for different times of the week, depending on the support requirements. Lasik and SMILE laser vision correction is usually performed on Thursday afternoons. 95% of patients are legal to drive the next day without glasses and most could return to work if they wished. But most wish to take the Friday off to ensure complete recovery before returning to office...

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Do Laser Surgeons have SMILE themselves?

Yes! In fact Dr Fraenkel chose SMILE for his vision correction and has been able to assure many patients about his personal experience.

Our doctors are often asked if they would have laser eye surgery themselves. In December 2014, Laser Vision SA's Dr Graham Fraenkel received SMILE laser vision correction to remove his dependency on glasses and contact lenses. He has experienced fantastic post-operative results enabling him to carry out all of his daily activities, including precision vision correction procedures, with...

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FAQ - Laser Vision Correction

Frequent Questions About Laser Eye Surgery

We aim to answer your questions relating to Laser Vision Correction and Laser Eye Surgery.  Please contact us for further information complete our online suitability test to find out and receive a FREE consultation to determine your suitability for laser correction and discuss your options.

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Myths & Misconceptions

There are many misconceptions about laser vision correction surgery and we’re here to help bust the most common myths once and for all.

Making the first phone call really is the hardest part When we see post-operative patients for their review appointments, most of them admit that the biggest stumbling block was making that first phone call to find out more information and book an appointment. Because of the quick, safe and convenient nature of laser vision correction patients are always kicking themselves that they...

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Potential Risks

Potential Risks

Lasik and SMILE laser vision correction are safe, low risk procedures. However there are some potential risks, as there are with any surgical procedure, and below the most common are highlighted.

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Blurred Vision Information

Blurred vision can be due to many causes. In most people it is simply because they need glasses or contacts, with which they see clearly.

If this is you, it is likely you will benefit from laser vision correction. There are three causes of blurred vision that can be corrected with glasses or contacts. Myopia or short sightedness Hyperopia or long sightedness Astigmatism Vision problems occur because of poor focus of light on the back of the eye (the retina) by the cornea (the front surface of the eye) and the...

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Mono Vision

Monovision is one option for people approaching or past the age of 45 years, who wish to have good distance and good reading vision without glasses.



Dr Graham Fraenkel, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director at Laser Vision SA provides a simple to understand explanation and information about Monovision.  For monovision we focus your distance dominant eye for distance and the other eye for near.  This may sound strange but in fact works very well for 90% of people. It works because your brain can learn to blend different...

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