Free yourself from glasses and contacts with eye lens surgery in Brisbane

Discover how these life-changing lens treatments can correct your prescription if you’re unsuitable for laser eye surgery1CHOICE. 2021. Guide to laser eye surgery | CHOICE. [online] Available at: <https://www.choice.com.au/health-and-body/optical-and-hearing/optical/articles/guide-to-laser-eye-surgery> [Accessed 28 June 2021].

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Who can lens surgery help?

You may benefit from lens surgery if you:

Could you benefit from lens surgery?

After lens surgery, you should be able to

  • discover crystal-clear, high-definition vision, free from contact lenses or glasses
  • savour the freedom to get up and go at a moment’s notice without stopping to worry about visual aids
  • spend more time focusing on the things and people you love, instead of taking time to find your glasses or clean your contacts
  • look and feel like the most confident version of yourself
  • savour life’s simple pleasures as you were meant to appreciate them.

“I can highly recommend VSON. Mathew and his staff are friendly and professional. I agonised over taking the “risk” and am now over the moon.” – Sue Reid

Could you benefit from lens surgery?

After lens surgery, you should be able to

  • discover crystal-clear, high-definition vision, free from contact lenses or glasses
  • savour the freedom to get up and go at a moment’s notice without stopping to worry about visual aids
  • spend more time focusing on the things and people you love, instead of taking time to find your glasses or clean your contacts
  • look and feel like the most confident version of yourself
  • savour life’s simple pleasures as you were meant to appreciate them.

“I can highly recommend VSON. Mathew and his staff are friendly and professional. I agonised over taking the “risk” and am now over the moon.” – Sue Reid

Dr. Russell can help you live a glasses-free life

Your eyes and your lifestyle are unique, and you deserve to find a lens that suits you. Dr. Russell will review all of your lens options with you, including:

  • multifocal,
  • toric and
  • accommodating lenses,

and help you find the lens that’s right for you.

Dr. Russell offers all of the latest in lens technology to help you get the best results and the safest, most pleasant experience.

“I have not looked at a pair of glasses since, except for beautiful sunglasses that aren’t prescription! I am really looking forward to getting my Ducati and being able to go for a ride up to Mt Glorious – without glasses!” – Karen

Dr. Russell can help you live a glasses-free life

Your eyes and your lifestyle are unique, and you deserve to find a lens that suits you. Dr. Russell will review all of your lens options with you, including:

  • multifocal,
  • toric and
  • accommodating lenses,

and help you find the lens that’s right for you.

Dr. Russell offers all of the latest in lens technology to help you get the best results and the safest, most pleasant experience.

“I have not looked at a pair of glasses since, except for beautiful sunglasses that aren’t prescription! I am really looking forward to getting my Ducati and being able to go for a ride up to Mt Glorious – without glasses!” – Karen

How lens surgery works

Step 1: Book your free initial assessment

Step 2: We’ll recommend the best vision correction procedure for your eyes

Step 3: Moments after the procedure you’ll begin to enjoy clearer vision and can begin your new life free from glasses or contacts.

“The clinic is very cosy and pristinely clean. Tea and Coffee are available, and there are even Tim Tam biscuits for your indulgence. All the staff are so lovely and helpful. Should have done it a long time ago, but it’s never too late.” – Lucresia Mozo

How lens surgery works

Step 1: Book your free initial assessment

Step 2: We’ll recommend the best vision correction procedure for your eyes

Step 3: Moments after the procedure you’ll begin to enjoy clearer vision and can begin your new life free from glasses or contacts.

“The clinic is very cosy and pristinely clean. Tea and Coffee are available, and there are even Tim Tam biscuits for your indulgence. All the staff are so lovely and helpful. Should have done it a long time ago, but it’s never too late.” – Lucresia Mozo

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

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After a procedure that’s over before you know it, you’ll have the life-changing freedom that laser eye surgery brings.3Healthblog.uofmhealth.org. 2021. Pros and Cons of LASIK: Are the Risks Worth the Cost?. [online] Available at: <https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/eye-health/pros-and-cons-of-lasik-are-risks-worth-cost> [Accessed 28 June 2021].

LENS REPLACEMENT

Dr. Matthew Russell explains what life is like after lens replacement

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What you need to know about lens surgery

Correcting your vision and achieving freedom from the inconvenience of glasses and contact lenses sometimes goes beyond the scope of laser eye surgery like LASIK or PRK. In other cases, laser eye surgery may not be sufficient to correct your severe prescription.

If you wear reading glasses or varifocals or are not a candidate for laser eye surgery, we may recommend you opt for a permanent alternative: ocular surgery.

We can replace your natural crystalline lens with an intraocular lens implant (IOL). We can also place an implantable contact lens (ICL) inside your eye to help you see clearly and do all the things you love.4Healthline. 2021. ICL Surgery Procedure, Benefits, Side Effects, and Precautions. [online] Available at: <https://www.healthline.com/health/icl-surgery> [Accessed 28 June 2021]

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

There are two types of lens surgery.

  1. Lens replacement removes your eye’s natural lens and replaces it with an artificial lens. This procedure improves the way light passes through the eye and focuses on the retina.
  2. Implantable Contact Lenses (ICLs) work just like removable contacts, except that they are surgically inserted into the eye.

Lens replacement surgery or refractive lens exchange (RLE) is virtually identical to cataract surgery, except the lens we replace is clear rather than cloudy.5Rcophth.ac.uk. 2021. [online] Available at: <https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Refractive-Lens-Exchange-Patient-Leaflet-April2017.pdf> [Accessed 28 June 2021].

This procedure has a history that goes back to 1949 and is the most commonly performed elective surgery technique in the world.6Davis, G., 2021. The Evolution of Cataract Surgery. [online] PubMed Central (PMC). Available at: <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6139750/#:~:text=Cataract%20surgery%20is%20one%20of,treatments%20in%20all%20of%20medicine.> [Accessed 28 June 2021].

We use lens replacement to fix:

We can surgically insert contact lenses (ICLs) into the eye, where they cannot be seen or felt.

We use ICLs to fix:

The lens, which is in the anterior surface of the human eye, regulates the amount of light focused on the retina. Ageing and other factors can lead to the lens losing its function, which is to focus light rays and help us focus on objects. In lens replacement, the surgeon replaces older natural lenses with intraocular lenses.

Following lens surgery, patients often have improved vision without glasses.9dictionary, M., 2021. Refractive lens exchange: what is it, symptoms, causes, prevention and treatment | Top Doctors. [online] Top Doctors. Available at: <https://www.topdoctors.co.uk/medical-dictionary/refractive-lens-exchange> [Accessed 28 June 2021].

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 lens 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 laser 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 laser eye surgery options

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WHO CAN LASER EYE SURGERY HELP?

Find the laser eye surgery 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 in Brisbane to help you make an informed choice about laser eye surgery.

After you’ve had our assessment, you’ll enjoy the clarity and confidence you need to know – without a doubt – if laser eye surgery 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?10All About Vision. 2021. Refractive Lens Exchange (Lens Replacement Surgery). [online] Available at: <https://www.allaboutvision.com/visionsurgery/refractive-lens-exchange.htm> [Accessed 21 June 2021].

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 in Brisbane, 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.11Mayo Clinic. 2021. LASIK surgery: Is it right for you?. [online] Available at: <https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/lasik-eye-surgery/in-depth/lasik-surgery/art-20045751> [Accessed 28 June 2021].

DISCOVER IF YOU CAN BE FREE FROM GLASSES AND CONTACT LENSES

The best way to find out if eye laser 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 laser eye surgery options

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LENS SURGERY…

Educate yourself further about lens surgery

An informative guide on what lens replacement is, and what procedures are most commonly used. Click here for more information.

An article that explains why lens replacement surgery may become the most successful refractive procedure. Click here for more information.

A published, scientific article that provides an overview of intraocular lenses, their safety and effectiveness. Click here for more information.

An example of an FDA approved ICL lens, what it can accomplish and how it works. Click here for more information about Visian ICL.

A cataract is clouding of the lens in parts of the eye that may affect your eyesight. Symptoms include:

  • Worsening of vision which may appear cloudy, fuzzy or misty
  • Difficult reading
  • Glares and halos from light

Click here to read more about cataract surgery in England and Wales 

The use of femtosecond lasers within cataract surgery is becoming more common. Femtosecond lasers are used to minimise the use of surgical blades and needles providing precision and micron accuracy. Click here to read more about cataract surgery in London.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Cataracts eventually occur in everyone. The majority of cataract surgeries are undertaken for patients in their 60’s and 70’s, but surgery can be performed sooner or later than this. Click here to read more about cataract surgery in Wales and Bristol.

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ABOUT THE EXPERT

Dr. Matthew Russell

MBChB, FRANZCO

Laser eye surgery and cataract surgery specialist

With over 15 years of experience, I enjoy the privilege of helping patients of all ages reclaim clear vision or preserve it for as long as possible.

Vision correction and high-precision cataract surgery hinge on the expertise and skill set of the provider who also has access to the most precise tools for the job. Ophthalmologists like me know how to make treatment safe, comfortable and positive for the patient. They know how to minimise the risk of complications and maximise successful outcomes.

I understand that medical and surgical eye care is a serious undertaking. I take the time to address whatever questions and concerns you might have. I believe everyone’s eyes are unique and require a customised solution tailored to your needs and goals.

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

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