Laser Surgery

What is laser surgery or laser vision correction?

This term refers to a type of surgery using an excimer laser to reshape the front surface of the eye (the cornea) so that objects become accurately focused onto the back of the eye.

Many different types of focusing errors (including shortsightedness and astigmatism) can be corrected with laser surgery. However in some cases laser surgery is not suitable, for example: eyes that have thin, flat or conical corneas.

Our optometrists can assess and discuss your suitability for laser vision correction and also be in joint management with your eye surgeon, to assess your recovery post-surgery.

The amount of improvement that you can expect after surgery depends on many different factors. Our optometrists will discuss these issues with you, taking into account your clinical history, lifestyle and occupation.