SMILE into Summer

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At the Wellington Eye Centre, we offer 3 types of laser eye surgery – SMILE®, LASIK and PRK. Each surgery treats slightly different types of eyesight and has its own benefits. It’s important to talk to your Ophthalmologist during the pre-surgery assessments to determine which surgery may be best for you. Laser Eye Surgery Recovery Following laser eye surgery, you … Read More

How do we know it is safe for you to have laser eye surgery?

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At the Wellington Eye Centre, we take the well-being of our patients extremely seriously. Laser eye surgery is an elective surgery, performed on your most important sense organ. Therefore we put your safety first. Whether it’s SMILE®, LASIK or PRK, it is vital to know that it is safe to do so. This article will talk about some of the … Read More

Have your eye drops run out?

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Have you been caught short over lockdown and have run out of your eye drops? Or maybe the eye drops you normally use aren’t on the shelves in your supermarket or pharmacy? To help you navigate this we have outlined some options below. Prescription eye drops For those of you using prescription only eye drops, for example for the treatment … Read More

What we will be doing at the different Alert Levels

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At the Eye Centre our number one priority is ensuring the safety of our patients and our staff. We want to let you know what we will be doing at each Alert Level and what we will be asking you to do as well.  Although we have been very lucky in New Zealand to have very few cases of Covid-19, … Read More

SMILE Surgery: Read The Facts

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These days, there are two types of laser clinics – ones that do SMILE® surgery and ones that do not. In New Zealand, Australia, and the rest of the world, most laser eye surgery clinics offer SMILE as well as LASIK and PRK. The choice of which procedure to have done depends on several factors including: type of focusing error … Read More

Common Myths about Eyes and Vision

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Many of us would have grown up hearing that carrots can help you see in the dark, watching too much television will give you square eyes and if you cross your eyes, they might get stuck that way. But is there any truth behind these myths and old wives tales? In this blog, we explore some of the more popular … Read More

What we will be doing during Alert Level 2

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It looks like New Zealand may have dodged the worst of the Covid 19 bullet, and here at the Wellington Eye Centre we are looking forward to getting back to something approaching normal. However, it has become obvious over the last couple of months that people can carry the virus but have no symptoms. This means that we must still … Read More

Digital Eye Strain and Healthy Screen Habits

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Does your job have you glued to your screen? Maybe your go-to activity is Netflix or gaming? Or perhaps you are one of the millions of people currently housebound due to Covid-19 and screens are your only link to the outside world. Love them or hate them, it’s hard to escape our screens. They are a major part of modern … Read More

What does it mean to have 20/20 vision?

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The year is 2020, there are vision related puns and memes all over the internet. But what does it mean to have 20/20 vision? People use the term 20/20 vision a lot, and they tend to think it means “perfect vision”, but it actually means “normal visual acuity”. Visual acuity is the clarity or sharpness of vision when measured on … Read More

How often should you have an eye test?

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When did you last have your vision tested? Was it within the past year or two? More, perhaps? If you’re not experiencing discomfort, it can be tempting to push appointments like getting your eyes checked and visiting the dentist to the bottom of your priority list. However, putting these appointments off is often the last thing we should be doing. … Read More

What Can I do to Best Prepare for Laser Eye Surgery?

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Laser eye surgery is more popular now than ever. Once you’ve made the first step of deciding to proceed with the surgery, you need to start thinking about preparation. It is a quick and safe procedure, but even the smallest operations require some planning. Something as simple as asking someone to drive you home in advance will help to make … Read More