Laser Vision Correction
Am I Suitable?
Am I suitable for Laser Vision Correction? 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.
Our advanced technology has put Laser Vision within reach of many patients who were simply not suitable in the past. Our SMILE minimally invasive procedure offers incredibly accurate computer-guided precision that is making laser vision a reality for thousands more patients around the world. Plus, if you are not suitable for SMILE/Lasik/surface laser, our advanced range of lens implants can provide equally outstanding results.
You can now consider vision correction if you suffer from:
- Near or short-sightedness (SMILE only suitable in cases of short-sightedness)
- Long sightedness or hyperopia
- Thin, flat or steep corneas
- Need reading glasses
- Or if you are simply frustrated with other prescription glasses and contact lenses
Note: Laser Vision Correction (LVC) cannot improve vision impaired due to reasons other than the need for glasses or contacts. For example, LVC cannot restore vision lost to diabetes, cataract, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration or poor vision in one eye from childhood.
No matter what your prescription, our state-of-the-art technologies and vision correction procedures means we are likely to be able to assist you in reducing your dependence on spectacles or contacts.
The most common reason people are not suitable for laser vision correction is an eye condition called Keratoconus. This changes the shape of the cornea, the front lens of the eye. Keratoconus occurs in about one in 2,000 Australians. In addition there is often a family history of Keratoconus, corneal transplants, or hard contact lenses. So if you have no family members who have needed corneal transplants or hard contact lenses, you can assume you are suitable for laser vision correction. Consult your optometrist for testing or to find out more about Keratoconus.
Alternatives To Laser Eye Surgery
While a lot more people are suitable for laser vision correction than they think, particularly with new technologies, there are some people for whom different vision correction procedures are a better options. These include: