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Are you tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses? Would you like to potentially say goodbye to them for good, with LASIK Eye Surgery, a minimally invasive and more precise procedure? 

 

Contact our team at Vision Clinic Sydney to book a FREE laser vision assessment for LASIK Laser Eye Surgery.

What is LASIK Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is a safe, reliable and painless way to improve vision by changing the way light is bent, or refracted, as it passes through the cornea so that it properly focuses on the retina and allows objects to be seen clearly.

LASIK Eye Surgery What is LASIK

The Benefits of LASIK laser eye surgery

Because of the low risk of complications and high level of precision it provides, bladeless LASIK treatment has become the standard of care among leading LASIK surgeons and ophthalmic teaching institutions worldwide.

 

Compared to methods that use a microkeratome blade, this femtosecond laser minimally invasive and incredibly precise procedure decreases the occurrence of partial flaps, holes in the flap and other traumatic flap complications.

The Benefits of LASIK laser eye surgery

LASIK Eye Surgery What is LASIK

Because of the low risk of complications and high level of precision it provides, bladeless LASIK treatment has become the standard of care among leading LASIK surgeons and ophthalmic teaching institutions worldwide.

 

Compared to methods that use a microkeratome blade, this femtosecond laser minimally invasive and incredibly precise procedure decreases the occurrence of partial flaps, holes in the flap, and other traumatic flap complications.

LASIK Eye Surgery What is LASIK

Am I a good candidate for
LASIK laser eye surgery?

An eye exam is required to see if you are a candidate for laser vision correction. Candidates must be at least 21 years old to ensure that their eyes have matured. Also, vision must have remained stable without an infection or injury for 18 months prior to the surgery.

The ideal LASIK candidate:

  • Is over 21 years old
  • Has stable vision
  • Has a healthy cornea
  • Does not suffer from dry eye syndrome
  • Does not suffer from any autoimmune disorder (lupus or Sjogren’s syndrome)
  • Has no scarring on the cornea

What are the risks associated with LASIK laser eye surgery?

LASIK Eye Surgery What are the risks associated with LASIK laser eye surgery procedures

The LASIK procedure we use is as safe and effective as possible, nevertheless, no surgery is entirely free from risks and complications. Some patients experience light sensitivity. This is often temporary and can be successfully treated using steroid eye drops for a few weeks. Also, inflammation can occur in the cornea.

Though microscopic, this swelling can lead to blurred vision. This should correct itself over time. Dry eyes may also be experienced, in which case eye drops may be recommended to lubricate the eyes. A thorough discussion of surgical risk occurs during consultation.

LASIK Eye Surgery What are the risks associated with LASIK laser eye surgery procedures
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How is LASIK laser eye surgery performed at Vision Clinic Sydney?

If you choose to have your LASIK surgery at our Sydney clinic, this is what you can expect:

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Consultation

At your free assessment, we will discuss all aspects of the LASIK refractive surgery and you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions or address any concerns you may have about the medical procedure. We’ll also carry out a detailed examination of your eyes to determine the treatment that would most benefit you.

Consultation

who is a good candidate for lasik

At your free assessment, we will discuss all aspects of the LASIK refractive surgery and you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions or address any concerns you may have about the medical procedure. We’ll also carry out a detailed examination of your eyes to determine the treatment that would most benefit you.

Procedure

LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure

During the procedure, the laser uses quick pulses (a quadrillion per second) of laser energy to create the flap in the cornea needed to correct refractive problems. The computer-guided laser pulses travel through the outer layers of the cornea, moving back and forth across the eye to create microscopic bubbles at a specified depth.

 

The bubbles under the cornea eventually create a perforated layer. The surgeon is then able to gently separate the perforated tissue to create a flap, allowing them to continue with the vision correction procedure.

 

Because the laser is guided by a computer, the procedure is carried out with extreme precision and creates the optimal depth, position and diameter for the flap, specific to each patient. The entire process of creating the corneal flap takes about 10 seconds.

LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure
LASIK Eye Surgery Recovery

Recovery

Discomfort is usually minimal following LASIK treatment. You can expect to notice a significant improvement in vision the very next day. Most patients are able to resume normal daily activities, including driving and returning to work, at this time.

 

You should, however, avoid using any eye makeup for three days before and after the procedure and avoid swimming and rubbing your eyes for two weeks. Some patients experience increased sensitivity to bright light in the weeks following LASIK surgery. Patients sometimes also report seeing halos around lights at night.

 

On occasion, patients may experience dry eyes and require eye drops to increase moisture. These symptoms typically decrease shortly after the surgery. Follow-up visits are required to make sure that the procedure went well and your vision remains crisp and clear.

Recovery

LASIK Eye Surgery Recovery

Discomfort is usually minimal following LASIK treatment. You can expect to notice a significant improvement in vision the very next day. Most patients are able to resume normal daily activities, including driving and returning to work, at this time.

 

You should, however, avoid using any eye makeup for three days before and after the procedure and avoid swimming and rubbing your eyes for two weeks. Some patients experience increased sensitivity to bright light in the weeks following LASIK surgery. Patients sometimes also report seeing halos around lights at night.

 

On occasion, patients may experience dry eyes and require eye drops to increase moisture. These symptoms typically decrease shortly after the surgery. Follow-up visits are required to make sure that the procedure went well and your vision remains crisp and clear.

How much does LASIK laser eye surgery cost?

LASIK laser eye surgery costs will vary at different laser eye surgery clinics in Sydney. In order to get an accurate estimate of how much the surgery will cost you, we advise booking an initial consultation with us. We also provide flexible payment plans for any surgical procedures at Vision Clinic Sydney:

  • Simple online application
  • Approval in 60 minutes
  • Payment plans up to $30,000
  • Transparent fees
  • Hassle-free payments to your surgeon

Visit the Medipay website at medipay.com.au to apply now.

Why choose us for your LASIK laser eye surgery?

We at Vision Clinic Sydney are the LASIK laser eye surgery specialists, having performed thousands of procedures over the years. We use only the most state-of-the-art diagnostic and laser technology, to maximally optimise your vision and ensure we create tailored and innovative solutions for every patient.

Meet Dr Kumar

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Dr Kumar is an Ophthalmic Surgeon with specific and extensive training in many different forms of laser surgery. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Newcastle and earned a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of NSW. He completed his Ophthalmology Fellowship training at the Sydney Eye Hospital. He later completed a Cornea and Refractive Fellowship at the University of Toronto. He has been in private practice in Sydney since 2009.

Dr Kumar has performed thousands of cataract and laser eye surgery procedures over his 19-year career and is committed to the preservation and improvement of quality of vision. He is dedicated to maintaining the highest standard of ophthalmic medical and surgical care.

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Meet Dr Kumar

Dr Nikhil Kumar is a Cataract, Cornea and Refractive Subspecialist Ophthalmic Microsurgeon with specific and extensive training in many different forms of laser surgery. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Newcastle in 1998 and completed ophthalmology specialty training at the Sydney Eye Hospital in 2008. His subspeciality cornea and laser correction fellowship training was at the University of Toronto in 2009. He has been in private practice in Sydney since 2010. 

Frequently Asked Questions

LASIK typically does permanently correct the vision prescription that you have at the time of your surgery and does not wear off. However, any underlying conditions such as presbyopia that progress over time can cause changes to your vision, making the original LASIK procedure less effective.

Yes, LASIK treatment is considered safer than contact lenses, as wearing them for too long can cause an infection. LASIK treatment removes this risk entirely.

Unfortunately, Medicare or private health insurance doesn’t cover any of the costs of LASIK laser eye surgery in Australia. However, we do offer flexible payment plans for any surgical procedures at Vision Clinic Sydney.

Yes, you can have LASIK eye surgery if you have astigmatism.

LASIK eye surgery is not painful, as before the procedure numbing eye drops are placed into both of your eyes to prevent you from feeling any pain.

LASIK surgery is usually carried out in 30 minutes or less.

During the LASIK procedure, the surgeon creates a thin flap on the surface of the cornea with a femtosecond laser. This procedure is performed under local anaesthesia so that pain is minimised. The corneal flap is then lifted and an excimer laser beam reshapes the cornea’s curvature to improve vision. Finally, the flap is closed.

Most patients go home about an hour after surgery having been assessed by their surgeon after the procedure has been completed.

Concerned About Your Vision?

 Our friendly staff can talk to you about your vision issues and arrange the best course of action for diagnosis and treatment. Take advantage of our complimentary vision assessment to see how we can make it happen for you.

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