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

Short Sight & Long Sight

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Written by: Shannon Tubman – Wellington Eye Centre Optometrist Many people live with refractive errors in their eyesight. You may be short sighted, long sighted, or have astigmatism – there are many errors that can occur as well as ways to address them. Shannon, our Optometrist, has answered some of the common questions we receive about these eyesight issues – … Read More

Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)

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Written by:  Dr Andrew Logan Macular Degeneration affects an estimated 14% of New Zealanders over the age of 50. Our Ophthalmologist, Dr Andrew Logan, wrote this article all about Macular Degeneration. What is macular degeneration, how do the symptoms present and can it be treated? Macular Degeneration affects an estimated 14% of New Zealanders over the age of 50. Our … Read More

Everything You Should Know About LASIK Eye Surgery

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Written by Dr Andrew Logan 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 … Read More

Eye Floaters: What Are The Spots In My Vision?

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Written by: Shannon Tubman – Wellington Eye Centre Optometrist Have you ever been looking at something and noticed a strange mark floating in front of your eye?  You may have even tried to swipe it away, but it doesn’t disappear. This may be what people call an eye floater – and they are very common! Read on to learn more … Read More

Cataracts – Everything You Should Know

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Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations done on the human body and is certainly one of the most successful and safe ones. Over the last 30 years, there have been enormous advances in the technology and techniques used to perform cataract surgery, making it a relatively simple, quick and safe operation. Most people have excellent visual outcomes … Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

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Eye rubbing is one of the worst things you can do to your eyes if you are a teenager or a preteen, or in your early 20s. Eye rubbing can affect the collagen fibres in your cornea, potentially causing keratoconus and deterioration in vision. Continue reading to find out more about how eye rubbing can affect your eyesight. The Cornea … Read More

The Truth Behind Common Laser Eye Surgery Myths

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As with any medical procedure, laser eye surgery can seem quite daunting and scary.  There’s a lot of information available online, but it can be hard to know the difference between fact and myth, especially when a lot of this content isn’t written by qualified people. You might be left asking: is laser eye surgery safe? Will it be painful? … Read More

Short Sight or Myopia – What Is It And What Can You Do About It?

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Written by Dr Andrew Logan   Myopia, also known as short-sightedness, is becoming increasingly common throughout the world. In some countries it has reached epidemic proportions. In many countries in Asia, almost everyone wears glasses for correction of myopia. In school photos from the 1940s and 1950s, very few children are seen to be wearing glasses. In schools today a … Read More

Laser Eye Surgery: The Benefits Of SMILE

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If you’re considering laser eye surgery, you’ve probably come across the types of laser eye surgery that are available in New Zealand – LASIK, PRK and SMILE. These all have their own associated benefits and are used to correct different types of eyesight. SMILE is the newer refractive surgery of the three and has quickly become our preferred surgery to … Read More