Achieve freedom from glasses and contacts with LASIK in Melbourne by our experienced surgeons
Along with several other refractive surgical procedures, LASIK eye surgery is performed with the goal of surgically correcting the focusing power of the eye. The result is a clear vision without the need for optical aids such as glasses and contact lenses. Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic with our associate practice, Eye Laser Specialists, offers high-precision LASIK to the Melbourne community as well as those from further afield.
The Process of LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK eye surgery, also known as laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a simple two-step procedure. Various refractive ophthalmology clinics offering LASIK surgery in Melbourne may use a manual bladed tool for the first step. However, at Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic we believe better reliability and precision is achieved with the use of computer-guided laser technology and so have equipped our rooms with the latest tools. At your first visit with our ophthalmology team, our clinicians through Eye Laser Specialists will perform a comprehensive eye examination. At this appointment, we will assess your suitability for the LASIK eye surgery procedure, take specific biometric measurements of your eye, as well as discuss the associated costs and risks of the surgery. Our team at Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic is committed to ensuring your comfort and safety during your time under our care. Patients unsuitable for LASIK eye surgery for any reason, will be offered a more appropriate refractive surgery technique, such as PRK, ICL, or SMILE®.
LASIK in Melbourne clinics does not typically require general anaesthesia, though a mild sedative can be given if you’re feeling particularly anxious or restless. Your eye will be numbed with topical anaesthetic eye drops for comfort and you’ll be given a fixation light to keep your eye stable. The first step of the LASIK procedure is to create a thin hinged flap of superficial corneal tissue on the surface of the eye. At Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic, through Eye Laser Specialists, we prefer to use a highly precise femtosecond laser for this process. The corneal flap is then gently move away to allow access for an excimer laser for the second step of the surgery, photoablation. This involves using the laser to remove select areas of corneal tissue to reshape this structure so that light entering the eye is redirected to focus on a clear point on the retina.
After this second step is complete, the corneal flap is replaced over the eye and allowed to self-seal. Our clinical team will give you a protective eye shield and post-operative care instructions.
After having LASIK eye surgery, Melbourne residents will return for a series of follow-up appointments to ensure the eye is healing as expected. Our valued patients travelling from more distant suburbs will have the option of collaborative care with their local eye care provider, who will remain in close communication with the ophthalmology team at Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic.
How Much Does LASIK Eye Surgery in Melbourne Cost?
LASIK surgery in Melbourne across different practices will vary depending on factors such as the quality of the surgical equipment used and the success rate of your surgeon. At Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic we understand how much quality of life can be impacted by the inconvenience of glasses and contact lenses, and so strive to provide the best experience possible when you trust us with your vision. Our ophthalmologists are highly trained with extensive experience in performing refractive surgery with excellent success. If you’re interested in LASIK eye surgery to reduce your need for glasses and contacts, call Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic today to organise your initial appointment.
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