What to expect

Step 1: Initial Assessment (Valued @ $150)

The first step is to meet with one of our experienced, qualified surgeons. The consultation determines if you are a good candidate for laser vision correction.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Thoroughly examine and measure your eyes to find out if you are suitable.
  • Learn about your procedure options and what you can expect.
  • Get honest straight forward answers and fees.

We explain the options you have available and the benefits, risks and results you can expect after treatment.

Options may include Phacoemulsification, in which a lens clouded by a cataract is broken up by ultrasound, or by implanting multi-focal lenses for the permanent treatment of presbyopia, a condition that sees many Australians needing reading glasses as they get older.

The initial consultation includes a review of your medical and ocular history, an examination of your eyes, a Refraction, and Corneal Pachymetry, and Corneal Topography measurements. The consultation takes between one and one and a half hours. You should bring your glasses or contact lenses, as well as your referral letter.

There will be no out of pocket expenses payable for this assessment.

Step 2: Specialist Consultation*

Duration: 3 hours
Transport: You are advised not to drive for about 2 hours after the check as your vision may be blurry. A pair of sunglasses may be helpful afterwards.
Contact Lens wearers: Prior to your appointment you may be advised not to wear your lenses for a period of time. This is to ensure the most accurate measurements. Soft lenses up to 2 weeks – hard lenses up to 4 weeks.


  • A Specialist consultation must be completed at least a day before your procedure.
  • Complete diagnostic tests and dilated eye examination.
  • Set realistic vision goals.
  • One-to-one session with our specialist on your queries and condition.
  • Review the Informed Consent, Before and After Care and Medication Instructions for your procedure.

* Steps 1 & 2 can often be combined. Doctor consultation fees will apply depending on the tests required however these costs may be claimable through Medicare. Depending on the tests you may also need a referral so if you have one already please bring it with you.

Step 3: Procedure

Duration: 1–3 hours
Transport: You will be advised not to drive for a minimum of 24 hours after the procedure.

You will be given a detailed pre-operative instructions for your procedure however in general:

  • No make-up, perfume & deodorants.
  • Relax.
  • Follow post-operative instructions.

Step 4: Follow-up

Duration: 1 hour
1 day, 1 week, 1 & 3 months routine follow-up eye check after the procedure, either at a personalEYES centre or with a partnering optometrist.

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