The Latest VISUMAX® 800 laser

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“How long does SMILE® laser surgery take?” “30 seconds. For a human, that is nearly an eternity” (apologies to Star Trek) The VISUMAX® 800 laser is about to change that! Celebrating the arrival of our new, super-fast VISUMAX 800 laser At the Wellington Eye Centre we are proud to be a leader in the latest technology. That’s why we’re upgrading … Read More

Do pterygiums and corneal scars prevent laser eye surgery?

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Most people thinking of having laser vision correction surgery will be suitable and can expect to have an excellent outcome. However, some people have conditions affecting their eyes that make them unsuitable for laser eye surgery. Conditions such as cataracts, lazy eye, and severe dry eyes will likely mean that you are unsuitable. This blog will discuss two other conditions … Read More

How Much Does Laser Eye Surgery Cost in 2022?

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Laser eye surgery continues to increase in popularity as a way to treat long or short-sightedness. But many people want to know – what does it cost? Is it more cost-effective than glasses and contacts? Will laser eye surgery save you money? Laser eye surgery can be an expensive upfront cost, but does the freedom from glasses or contact lenses … Read More

Can’t wear Contact Lenses?

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Lots of people come to the Wellington Eye Centre looking for laser eye surgery to help them get rid of their glasses and contact lenses. And we love helping you become free of these optical devices!! But some of our clients come to us for laser surgery because they have assumed they can’t wear contact lenses, and that isn’t always … Read More

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

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