LASIK Can Transform Your Life: NewVision Clinics, Melbourne
If you suffer from impaired vision, it’s likely that you’ve heard about LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis). LASIK is one of the most popular types of laser eye surgery in Melbourne and across Australia, capable of treating a range of vision-related problems.
NewVision Clinics specialises in LASIK treatments, with over 36,000 successful procedures conducted by our expert surgeon at our laser eye clinic. If you’re considering LASIK, read on to explore how the procedure works and how it can positively impact your life.
What Can LASIK Surgery Treat?
LASIK is a form of laser eye surgery designed to reshape the cornea, correcting refractive errors. This can address long-sightedness, short-sightedness and astigmatism. Following treatment, you can eliminate or reduce the need to wear glasses or contact lenses.
When you visit a laser eye clinic, your surgeon will start by discussing your expectations, goals and health history. After going over risks, benefits and any questions you may have, we examine your eyes and create a detailed map of your cornea using state-of-the-art topographical measurement technology.
How Does LASIK Surgery Work?
Laser eye surgery in Melbourne begins with the application of anaesthetic and antibiotic eye drops. Your NewVision Clinics surgeon then creates a thin flap on the front surface of the eye. A cool beam of light from an excimer laser gently sculpts the cornea tissue to correct the refractive error. The flap is then replaced and rapidly heals. Following the surgery, clear vision is almost instantly restored.
The whole procedure takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes for both eyes and typically involves little or no discomfort. In most circumstances, you can have both eyes treated on the same day and return to normal activities within 24 to 48 hours. Clear plastic shields are placed over your eyes to protect them from being bumped or rubbed as your eyes heal. These can be removed during the post-operative appointment the next day.
Expert Laser Eye Surgery in Melbourne
During your obligation-free consultation with NewVision Clinics, our optometrists can help you determine whether LASIK is right for you. If not, we may recommend other treatment options suited to your circumstances. Contact us to book your consultation at our laser eye clinic in Melbourne.