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

Am I too old to have laser eye surgery?

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Many people who would be great candidates for laser eye surgery have the misconception that they are too old. When in fact most would be suitable to have vision correction surgery, such as LASIK or SMILE, to reduce or eliminate their need for glasses or contacts. They are usually people over the age of 40 or “boomers”. They are under … Read More

Laser Eye Surgery and Cataracts

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The most common procedures carried out on the human eye are laser eye surgery and cataract surgery. They are totally different procedures and usually carried out for different reasons. But they can affect each other, and many people who are thinking about having vision correction surgery have concerns about how laser eye surgery can affect cataracts and vice versa. This … 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

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

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

Recovery After Laser Eye Surgery

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So, you’ve made the decision to have laser eye surgery? Congratulations! This quick and safe procedure can save you years of being inconvenienced by glasses or contact lenses and the challenges of having poor, unaided vision. Any laser eye surgery procedure – PRK, LASIK or SMILEⓇ – is painless and fast, taking less than 5 minutes per eye. So, even … Read More

Laser Eye Surgery for Sports

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Many New Zealanders take part in sporting activities. Whether it’s at school, as part of a professional team or as a recreational activity, Kiwis are renowned for loving their sports. However, most sporting activities require reasonably good vision, meaning that an individual with poor vision may face difficulties when participating. In some cases, wearing glasses or contacts will have no … Read More

Risks and Complications of Laser Eye Surgery

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Since the first laser eye surgery was performed in 1987, millions of people across the globe have undergone the impressive procedure. With constantly evolving technology and increasingly sophisticated techniques, the surgery is more popular now than ever. Despite the growing interest, one of the most common misconceptions about laser eye surgery is the level of risk involved. We’ve previously debunked … Read More

How Much Does Laser Eye Surgery Cost?

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Laser eye surgery is becoming a more and more popular way to treat long or short sightedness. But what does it cost? Will laser eye surgery save you money? Is it more cost effective than glasses and contacts? Sure, laser eye surgery does appear to be an expensive upfront cost in comparison to glasses and contacts, but does the hassle … Read More

Everything You Should Know About LASIK Eye Surgery

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If you’ve ever looked into the possibility of having laser eye surgery, it’s likely you’ve heard of LASIK; the most common laser eye surgery procedure offered here in New Zealand and worldwide. Laser eye surgery is used to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses by correcting focusing errors in the eye and has been carried out … Read More