What is LASIK?


What is LASIK?

LASIK is a surgery that aims to correct common vision as a result of incorrect focusing of light in the eye such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. The procedure reshapes the cornea (the clear front part of the eye) allowing light to focus more precisely on the retina, resulting in clearer vision.

Do I need LASIK?

This is a common question we hear, and you won't know for sure until you see one of our specialists. They will take you through a comprehensive eye examination, assess your eye health, discuss your vision goals, and determine if LASIK is suitable for you.

I need LASIK, what happens next?

It starts with a personalised treatment plan created based on your unique eye characteristics and prescription. We use a cutting-edge technology called 'Contoura' which creates a detailed map of your eye down to the subtlest imperfections allowing us to personalise a treatment plan to ensure the best possible outcome for you.

The LASIK Procedure

On the day of the procedure, you'll be guided through a painless and quick process. The surgeon uses a bladeless laser technique to create a thin flap on the surface of the eye, this is gently lifted to allow for precise reshaping using another laser. The corneal flap is then repositioned, and the healing process begins.

The LASIK procedure is: 

  • Quick (around 15 mins)

  • Painless 

  • Minimally invasive - no stitches 

The combination of best-in-class technology and world Eye doctors means that recovery is rapid. Many patients experience improved vision almost immediately, with minimal discomfort. Most people can return to their normal activities within a day or two.

LASIK is a procedure that can change someone's life, but it has to be right for you. If you are experiencing visual problems and want to know more about LASIK or if we can help please contact us. We are here to deliver quality, precision and excellence every time.