Hi there, I’m A/Prof Chandra Bala Eye Surgeon & co-founder of personalEYES
If you struggle with glasses or lenses, you might have wondered if LASIK could help you.
Since every pair of eyes is unique, LASIK isn’t suitable for everyone. Typically we say no to 1 in 5 patients because our patient's safety is our number 1 priority. I am proud to say that 98% of our patients report being ‘completely satisfied’ with their results - many even achieving better than 20/20 vision.
What's the Process?
Have you been thinking about getting LASIK, but not sure what's involved?
Well, we've mapped out the journey to 20/20 vision in 6 steps... it's easier than you may think!
Over the hour appointment, our certified optometrists will thoroughly examine your eyes to determine if you’re suitable for LASIK and which procedures are available to you. This appointment is completely obligation-free and will give you definitive treatment and pricing by the end of it.
If you choose to proceed you will then meet with one of our world-renowned surgeons who will take you through all the in's and out's of your procedure. After this, your surgery can usually be booked within just a few weeks.
LASIK surgery is not painful and usually only takes less than 10 minutes per eye and does not require general anaesthesia. You should plan on being in the clinic for approximately 2 - 3 hours on your procedure day.
Your eyes start healing immediately after your LASIK surgery and most people can drive the following day.
Regular follow-up visits are usually scheduled for six months at which point it should be completely stable. Most patients achieve 20/20 vision and often even better!
Why choose personalEYES?
PersonalEYES was started 25 years ago with the purpose of delivering an altogether better experience than was available anywhere else in Australia. Our personalised approach and impeccable results have seen us grow to 10 state-of-the-art clinics with a large staff of supporting specialists and internationally-recognised surgeons.
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Am I suitable for LASIK or Laser Eye Surgery?
Several factors are used to assess your suitability for treatment, these include your age (usually over 20), your vision (preferably unchanged for the previous 12 months), the health of your eyes (free of any eye disease) and your general health. It is also preferable that you are not pregnant.
If you are not suitable for LASIK, there are now many other excellent options available please discuss with our doctors.
How long does it take?
For both eyes, the whole procedure takes about 10 minutes per eye, but you will be at the centre for a few hours to ensure all pre and post-operative checks have been completed.
Will I need to take time off work?
In most cases, you can go back to work the day after your procedure. Most patients regain 90% of their vision within 24 hours however you can expect to notice improvements and minor fluctuations over the next few weeks.
How soon can I drive after having LASIK eye surgery?
For most people, you can resume driving the next day. We would recommend you do not drive for a day or two after surgery.
Suitability for LASIK
Each pair of eyes is unique and LASIK isn’t suitable for everyone. Typically we say no to 1 in 5 patients because our patients safety is our number 1 priority. Several factors are used to assess your suitability for treatment, these include:
- your age (usually over 20 to 40/45)
- your lifestyle needs, e.g. work, sport or hobbies
- stable vision for up to 12 months
- vision correction and astigmatism inside acceptable ranges
- healthy eyes (free of any eye disease)
- good general health (it is also preferable that you are not pregnant)
Your eyes will need to be examined thoroughly to determine your suitability and to enable an accurate assessment of the correct procedure for your eyes.
The cost of LASIK
LASIK prices vary from clinic to clinic across Australia. Here's a brief breakdown:
- Initial LASIK assessment is free
- Our packages start at $2,275 per eye
- personalEYES charges one flat rate that includes the full cost of the initial consultation, surgery and follow-up appointments.
- Included in your surgery cost.
- Included in your surgery cost.
- We offer free 24/7 after-care for 6-12 months
- Lifetime of Vision program with retreatment costs covered.
Get it done with the best
- Quick and painless procedure with permanent results.
- An unwavering commitment to your safety.
- Treat now, pay later with 0% interest options.
- Access our Australian-first Satisfaction Guarantee.
- 10 state-of-the-art clinics throughout NSW and ACT