Your eyes are as unique as you are, and our tailored treatments reflect that. Discuss the best vision correction procedure or laser surgery for your eyes with one of our experienced eye surgeons, so you can make a fully-informed decision. Improved Eyesight, Freedom from Glasses, or 20/20 Vision are within sight
LASIK eye surgery
LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) is the most popular type of laser eye surgery for correcting hyperopia (far-sightedness), myopia (short-sightedness) and astigmatism, a condition where the cornea or the lens becomes curved, causing blurred or distorted vision.
It’s a fast, painless and blade-free procedure that improves the eye’s focusing power, producing clear and sharp vision. There is little to no discomfort immediately afterwards, and vision is usually clear within hours, making visual recovery faster than with other types of laser surgery such as LASEK.
At New Vision Eye Clinic, we exclusively utilise the most advanced laser technology available. All LASIK procedures are carried out using wavefront laser technology. We also use state-of-the-art femtosecond laser technology, which has raised the bar for precision and safety standards in recent years.
How does LASIK work?
During LASIK surgery, a thin flap in the cornea is created using either a microkeratome blade or a femtosecond laser. The surgeon folds back the thin corneal flap and will ask you to look at a target light while the excimer laser sends pulses of light to painlessly reshape your cornea. The flap is then smoothed back in place. The whole procedure takes less than five minutes, and you can go home the same day.
For short-sighted people, the objective behind LASIK is to flatten an otherwise steep cornea, whereas far-sighted people aim to have the steepness of their cornea increased. LASIK surgery can also correct astigmatism by smoothing irregular corneas (often described as rugby ball-shaped) into a more regular shape.
Can anyone have LASIK?
Everyone’s eyes have a different shape and structure. Having thick or thin corneas, round or rugby ball-shaped eyes, and a strong or weak prescription will all influence your suitability for LASIK. Your ophthalmologist will examine your eyes to determine whether or not you’re a LASIK candidate. If you are, he or she will assess your eye health, what kind of vision correction you need, and how much laser ablation (corneal tissue removal) is necessary.
If LASIK isn’t right for you, it’s possible that you qualify for another laser eye surgery such as PRK (similar to LASIK, where no corneal flap is made) or LASEK. There are also several non-laser vision correction procedures that may suit you better.
Our team of ophthalmologists and surgeons will determine your suitability for laser eye surgery and explain the different treatment options during your initial consultation.