What you need to know about getting PRK in Brisbane

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS EXPERIENCE

See what you’ve been missing with PRK

You hate your glasses and LASIK is not an option

Sick and tired of glasses but gutted that LASIK is not for you? No worries – we’ve got an alternate solution that’s got you covered.

Eyes – be free!

If your vision is making you feel like you’re missing out on life, all you need is the courage to correct it. PRK offers the same visual results as LASIK and can be perfect for full-on lifestyles.

Eyes – be free!

If your vision is making you feel like you’re missing out on life, all you need is the courage to correct it. PRK offers the same visual results as LASIK and can be perfect for full-on lifestyles.

Isn’t it time you ditched the specs for good?

You’ve always taken your glasses and contact lenses in your stride, but wouldn’t it be amazing to get on with life without having to consider them first?

Isn’t it time you ditched the specs for good?

You’ve always taken your glasses and contact lenses in your stride, but wouldn’t it be amazing to get on with life without having to consider them first?

Shape the life you want

Your easing sense of freedom and convenience makes you feel victorious – age really is just a number.

Vision correction has given you the confidence to accomplish your goals and even set more challenging ones in the future. You only wish you’d done it sooner.

Shape the life you want

Your easing sense of freedom and convenience makes you feel victorious – age really is just a number.

Vision correction has given you the confidence to accomplish your goals and even set more challenging ones in the future. You only wish you’d done it sooner.

HOW VISION CORRECTION WORKS

Enjoy a life free from glasses and contact lenses in 3 easy steps

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Reach out

Chat us up, give us a call or book an appointment online. We make it easy to get in touch with us.

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We’ll meet

Visit our clinic in Fortitude Valley for a free assessment that will give you a complete understanding of your vision correction options.

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Enjoy life

After a procedure that’s over before you know it, you’ll have the life-changing freedom that vision correction brings.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY…

We’ve helped thousands of Queenslanders enjoy great vision without glasses and contact lenses

“Very friendly and professional staff. Dr Russell is extremely informative and has a really positive presence. The doctor and all of the staff ensured all my questions were answered fully. I left the surgery feeling as if I’d been really well cared for.”

Suzanne Cooper
“The staff are all friendly and helpful.”
Alana Jenkins
“Dr. Russell and the entire team should be commended for their genuine care and personal attention. They made every possible effort to explain and clarify the treatment required and made sure I was comfortable through the consultation treatment.”
Xerxes Meher

“I was very impressed with the way they run things. It is a well-oiled machine. Everyone knew exactly what they were doing and were very friendly. To top it off, my treatment was excellent.”

Iris Van Quickelberghe
“Dr. Russell is my hubby’s specialist for years. We love him. Such a kind person and always spends time to explain everything.”
Zita Farczadi Kershaw
“Highly recommended. They are always helpful and friendly and the outcomes have been beyond my expectations.”
Brad Gooda

“Many thanks for your care and skill and a big thanks to all your staff for their friendly care and professionalism shown each time I have visited.”

Henry Ellison

“My wife came to see Dr Russell today and we wanted to say thank you to all the staff for the kind and professional service. We are also extremely grateful for Dr Russell’s generosity when it came to us paying for the consultation. We wanted to reach out and say thank you so much!”

Troy and Liana Todd
PRK EXPLAINED

In these toggles we explain what you need to know about PRK

Before laser eye surgeons were changing people’s lives with LASIK, they were performing a version of the laser eye surgery called PhotoRefractive Keratectomy (PRK). PRK delivers results that are the same exceptional quality as LASIK. If you depend on glasses or contact lenses to see clearly, but you have been told you do not qualify for LASIK surgery, PRK is a wonderful alternative.1

After PRK,

You may be a good candidate for PRK if:

  • You’re 18 years or older
  • You haven’t experienced any significant changes in your vision prescription in the past six months to a year
  • You’re in good health and do not have any serious eye conditions
  • Your corneas are too thin or unusually shaped, or you are prone to dry eye problems
  • You’re at a higher risk of flap-related complications because of your occupation or normal activities (e.g., you are a professional athlete or a first responder).

Your visual results and well-being depend on the expertise of your laser eye surgeon. Dr. Russell offers the following:

  • Experience. Dr. Russell has done more than 20,000 vision procedures
  • A genuine investment in your health and well-being. Dr. Russell will be candid with you and recommend what he feels is right for your needs and goals. If he does not believe you would benefit from PRK, he can recommend a suitable alternative
  • A caring and personable demeanour. Dr. Russell will take the time to educate you about your options and answer all of your questions
  • Leading technology. Dr. Russell uses technology that can make treatment safer, more comfortable and more precise.

PRK is similar to LASIK in that it uses laser energy to reshape the cornea to treat refractive errors permanently.

One key difference is that LASIK involves the creation of a corneal flap, and PRK does not.

PRK is an outpatient procedure, so you can return home the same day as surgery. Before surgery, we will numb your eyes with drops, so you do not feel any pain during the procedure. We also provide oral medication to help you feel relaxed and comfortable.

Removing the top layer of the cornea

Instead of creating a flap in the top layer of corneal tissue, Dr. Russell loosens the surface cells and removes them to expose the tissue that needs to be reshaped.

Reshaping the cornea

He then uses an excimer laser to carefully reshape the cornea’s curvature. After the laser correction, he places a bandage contact lens over the eye.

It takes slightly longer to recover from PRK than LASIK because the surface cells of the cornea need to regenerate. Your vision should be good enough to resume work, driving and the rest of your normal activities within a week of surgery.

PRK allows you to do the things you love without worrying about glasses or contacts. For the best results, you should trust your care to an experienced surgeon like Dr. Matthew Russell.

Book a free assessment today. You can book online or call us to arrange an appointment. Assessments are free and suitable candidates all meet with highly sought-after LASIK and PRK surgeon, Dr. Matthew Russell before they commit to eye surgery.

DISCOVER IF YOU CAN BE FREE FROM GLASSES AND CONTACT LENSES

The best way to find out if eye treatment is right for you is to have an in-person assessment. You’ll get a clear answer from our experts on your suitability and vision correction options

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WHO CAN VISION CORRECTION HELP?

Find the vision correction option right for your age. We offer unique solutions for each stage of life

Tired of missing out because you need glasses and contact lenses to see clearly?

Do your glasses prevent you from looking your very best?

We know how it feels to have glasses and contact lenses get in the way of what you most want out of life. That’s why we offer a free assessment to help you make an informed choice about vision correction.

After you’ve had our assessment, you’ll enjoy the clarity and confidence you need to know – without a doubt – if vision correction is right for you.

Do your glasses make you look years older than you actually feel?

Life needn’t go downhill the second you hit some magic number. Why spend half a lifetime in reading glasses when a 20-minute treatment can get you out of them for good?

These days, people in their 40s and 50s are living as actively as their kids. That’s why we offer specific treatments for people whose eyes are changing as they age.

Book an assessment, and we’ll guide you towards the right treatment for you.

Seeking to ditch your lifetime of glasses and contact lenses for good?

Armed with varifocals, bifocals, reading specs, contact lenses and everything else – it can sometimes feel like you’re carrying around a pharmacy in your pockets or purse.

We appreciate how you’ve probably got better things to do than have to worry about your declining vision. Visit us for a free assessment, and you too can join the hundreds of thousands that experience spectacle-free vision from morning till night regardless of age.

DISCOVER IF YOU CAN BE FREE FROM GLASSES AND CONTACT LENSES

The best way to find out if eye treatment is right for you is to have an in-person assessment. You’ll get a clear answer from our experts on your suitability and vision correction options

BOOK A FREE ASSESSMENT
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LASER EYE SURGERY…

Educate yourself further about laser eye surgery by reading the links below

A guide to LASIK, what it can treat, as well as details on the procedure itself. Click here for more information.

A direct comparison of PRK vs LASIK eye surgery including the pros and cons of each. Click here for more information.

An informative article on PRK, what the procedure is used for and how it is performed. Click here for more information.
A WebMD article and explanation of LASIK eye surgery. Click here for more information.
ABOUT THE EXPERT

Dr. Matthew Russell

MBChB, FRANZCO

Laser eye surgery specialist

My combination of education, training and experience positions me to provide optimal results for patients of all ages in Brisbane. I have a passion for helping my patients enjoy the clear, high-definition vision they need to live rich and active lives. Now, I’ve hand-picked a team of professionals that share my passion and commitment to exceptional care.

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