Our Treatment Process

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What to Expect

At LASERSIGHT, we are committed to helping you achieve your optimal vision. Our experienced and caring team will always put your safety and needs first. From your first assessment through to your post-surgery management, we care about your eyes as much as you do.

Read about our treatment process so you know exactly what to expect.

The Assessment

Step 1 - The Assessment

Your eyes will be thoroughly examined by one of our LASERSIGHT surgeons during a consultation that usually takes approximately one hour. We will perform a number of diagnostic tests and an eye test at this time.

Taking into account the individuality of each of your eyes and your unique vision, the results show whether refractive surgery can benefit you, and which treatment option suits you best. We will always explain all the potential surgical risks, and you will have the opportunity to have all your questions answered.

If you choose to undertake refractive surgery, we will schedule a convenient date for your treatment and provide a detailed explanation of what to expect and any measures you need to take prior to surgery.

The Day Of Your Treatment

Step 2 - The Day Of Your Treatment

For most treatments, you will be with us for approximately 2 hours. While you are at one of our centres, rest assured that our professional and friendly staff will care for you.

Before Treatment

Half an hour prior to the procedure, you will be given the option to take a mild sedative orally to calm your nerves. The area around your eyes is prepared with antiseptic solution to minimise the risk of infection.

The Treatment

Anaesthetic eye drops are placed in your eyes, and each step of the surgery is explained. You then proceed into the treatment room.

The procedures take no longer than 20 minutes for both eyes and no needles are used at any point. The actual laser corneal reshaping process takes just 15 to 60 seconds per eye. Your surgeon will talk you throughout the procedure so you know exactly what to expect. During the procedure your vision will be blurred and sometimes blacked out.

Immediately After Treatment

Some medicated drops will be administered and the post-operative care explained by one of our friendly clinical staff. We will place a clear eye shield over your eyes before you leave the clinic.

After Treatment

You are encouraged to go home and sleep for approximately 4 hours. We provide sleeping tablets to assist you. You may experience some discomfort, such as a gritty sensation or watery eyes. This is a normal part of the healing process. Mild analgesic medication such as Panadol will be provided and can be used if necessary, but is rarely needed.

Post-operative Restrictions

  • - No swimming for 2 weeks
  • - No eye make-up for 1 week (other makeup is fine)
  • - No driving for 24 hours or until we advise you are legal to
  • - No contact sports for 4 weeks
Follow Up Care

Step 3 - Follow Up Care

Your post-operative care is just as important for your result as the procedure itself. Your day-one post-operative check will be performed at our clinic. Further follow ups will be provided by our in house orthoptist/optometrist or your referring optometrist if you do not live locally.

Vision For Life

For your peace of mind, LASERSIGHT offers patients a comprehensive long term commitment for achieving your vision goal. Our 'Vision for Life' program provides you with the reassurance that if a re-treatment is appropriate to maintain optimal distance vision, patients who qualify will receive a re-treatment free of charge for the rest of their life.

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Next Step

If you need further information our friendly operators are available to discuss your personal needs. Live chat is also available or take our free vision assessment.