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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 vision recovery time associated with surface laser.

 

  • Lasik Advantages

    With over 10 years of clinical experience and 4,000,000 procedures, the VisuMax procedure takes just 15 to 30 seconds per eye and the entire procedure can be completed in less than 10 minutes.

  • Greater Precision

    The dimensions and thickness of the corneal flap are critical to a successful procedure. VisuMax delivers micron-level accuracy that is 100 percent greater than the hand-held blade. This allows us to tailor the shape and depth of the corneal flap for each individual eye. Many people with thin, flat or irregular-shaped corneas are now suitable for laser vision correction.

  • Improved Healing and Safety

    VisuMax not only ensures a smoother cornea surface but also uniform thickness to help the cornea recover faster. The self-sealing bevelled angles of the cornea flaps also bond more snuggly back into the surface of the eye with greater strength. Greater precision and faster healing also increases the safety factor compared with the hand-held oscillating blade.

  • A More Comfortable Experience

    VisuMax is a first for Adelaide and the preferred choice for thousands of patients around the world because it’s silent and much gentler on the eye than the hand-held oscillating blade. As the most advanced technology for laser vision correction VisuMax gives you greater confidence and assurance for outstanding results. 

am i suitable

Complete our online suitability test to find out and receive a FREE consultation to determine your suitability for laser correction and discuss your options.

Laser Correction Suitability Guide (D)

Including to 6D Cyl
Phakic IOL SMILE LASIK Phakic IOL
- 20 to - 10 - 12.5 to - 1 - 1 to + 6 + 6 to + 10

This is an approximation, you can obtain your prescription from your optometrist and scan or fax it to us if you need assistance in selecting the likely vision correction procedure for which you are suitable.

  • "-" means myopia or shortsightedness
  • "+" means hyperopia or long sightedness
  • "D" means Dioptres that are the units of focus

SMILE v LASIK v PRK

SMILE LASIK SURFACE (PRK)
Lasers 1 visumax only 2 including excimer I excimer
Sound
Odour
“Incision” size 3mm microtunnel 20mm circumference flap 8mm diameter surface removal
Preservation corneal epithelium
Moved between lasers
Cornea nerves cut 85% less than LASIK
Eye make-up after One day One week One week
Swimming after 48 hours One week One week
Contact sports after One week Two weeks One week
Flap related complications none Very rare but can occur none
Effective optical zone Bigger for better night vision Good night vision Good night vision

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