Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ about Eye Laser Surgery
Naturally you have some questions about laser eye surgery. We’d like you to be as informed as possible when choosing to undergo any type of surgery. Perfect Vision takes pride in delivering personally tailored solutions to our patients and therefore want you to be at ease with your decision.
1. Am I a suitable candidate for laser eye surgery?
Most people are eligible for the surgery, although there are a few requirements. A suitable candidate will normally be 20 years or over, not pregnant and have had stable vision for the last 12 months. It’s also important that your retinas and cornea are in relatively good health and disease free.
It’s best to seek a consultation with Perfect Vision doctors in order to assess your suitability for the procedure.
2. Is the procedure safe?
LASIK surgery is very safe. Our experienced surgeons who were, in fact, the first Australian practice to implement the revolutionary iLASIK surgery back in 2008 have successfully treated countless patients using this procedure.
3. How long will the procedure take?
The surgery takes approximately 6-10 minutes per eye. We do have preoperative and postoperative checks that you’ll undergo so that we can ensure the procedures success. This means you’ll be with us for around 1.5 – 2 hours in total.
4. Will the surgery be painful?
You can put your mind at ease. The iLASIK surgery is practically painless with very little discomfort. With local anaesthetic drops applied to the eyes, there should be any major discomfort during the procedure. You may feel some weird sensations and bright lights in your eye, but that’s normal.
5. What should I expect?
Laser eye surgery is a safe and effective method of correcting eyesight problems. Most patients are highly satisfied with the results.
Although there is no guarantee that the outcome of the surgery will result in perfect vision. It will more than likely improve your unaided vision, but it is possible that your eyesight is still better with glasses or contact lenses.
Results can also depend on the thickness of your cornea. This can be determined during a consultation with our doctors.
6. When will I see the results?
Healing time usually takes between 1-2 days for Lasik patients and between 7-10 days for PRK patients, although the recovery period will vary for different people. You should be able to return to performing normal tasks such as driving and work the day after having Lasik. Following PRK you will not be able to drive until we have seen you at your first review 1 week post procedure. Its common to take a week off work to allow for healing and fluctuations in your vision.
7. What are the potential risks of laser eye surgery?
Naturally with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved and the possibility of complications. Perfect Vision is at the forefront of laser eye surgery in Australia, we have the most advanced technology and qualified surgeon who is able to deal with any complications as they arise.
complications that may occur
- under-correction of cornea tissue
- Flap complications
- Haloes and night glares
- Dry eyes
- Diffuse lamellar keratitis
- Epithelial ingrowth
For a detailed explanation behind these complications and the level of risk they pose to you during surgery please book a consultation with our doctors.
Here at Perfect Vision we have an immense amount of faith in our surgeons to provide excellent results. We believe that our surgeons provide treatment that lasts long-term, resulting in patients maintaining excellent eyesight for years to come. We want our patients to be as happy as possible with the results and intend to help them maintain the best possible vision for as long as possible through our commitment program.