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Laser Vision Correction

Laser vision correction, or laser eye surgery, is the most commonly performed elective procedure in the world today.

Laser vision correction reshape the cornea with laser energy to correct near-sightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. These procedures are customised to provide a unique treatment for each patient resulting in the best possible vision.

A laser vision correction procedure being performed
 

The most common laser vision correction procedures include the following:

Bladeless LASIK

Throughout assessment, we use Wavefront technology to create a personalised map of your unique refractive errors. This enables our surgeon to customise your treatment and provide you with accurate outcomes. Bladeless LASIK is performed at Laser Vision Clinic Central Coast (LVCCC) using a femtosecond VisuMax laser. It enables your eye surgeon to create a corneal flap without a blade ever touching the eye. Bladeless LASIK can correct the main types of refractive error: nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism with minimal recovery time.

Conventional LASIK

Conventional LASIK corrects your vision based on your prescription for contacts or glasses. Your level of vision correction is determined using the familiar “which is better, this or that?” vision test. This type of LASIK can correct the main types of refractive error: near-sightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.


ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation) / PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)

ASA / PRK procedures are very effective for treating low to moderate amounts of short-sightedness and astigmatism. It is a straightforward procedure where the protective layer of the cornea is gently removed. The laser then reshapes the corneal surface to the desired requirements.

Following the cool laser treatment a contact lens is placed over the eye to protect it during the first few days of healing. Although the procedure is painless, it’s normal to feel mild to moderate discomfort for a couple of days following treatment.
The effects of ASA / PRK are not instantaneous as there is an ongoing healing process with the cornea. Although the patient is able to see, vision will not immediately be clear and may take up to two weeks to recover so it’s recommended to leave two weeks between treatments for each eye.