Did you know that you can get an idea of your candidacy for laser vision correction before visiting an eye doctor for laser eye surgery in Brisbane?
Many people want a low-commitment option to see if they are a candidate for the procedure before they visit. Our suitability self-test not only gives them a better idea of what type of procedure may suit them but also help give them insight into their expectations for what they can see after vision correction!
We’ve offered a self-test since 2019 and we thought it’d be a great idea to share the results with you. Now you can see what people like you see before they have laser eye surgery in Brisbane!
Don’t worry, all of the data we collect is anonymous and we’ll never share individual self-test results with anyone but the person taking the test.
We’ve run two versions of the self-test to date.
The first version garnered 3328 responses and the second version has 2366 responses so far, totalling over 5500 people who’ve taken the test so far.
For this article, we’ll choose the most representative answers from the first self-test to give you a picture of who test takers were, how they could see before vision correction surgery and what holds them back from pursuing either LASIK or lens replacement.
Here’s the breakdown of ages for people who took the first version of the 5-minute test. Interestingly, we have a solution for all of these patients. People aged 20-39 tend to be more suitable for laser eye surgery, while people aged 40+ tend to be more suitable for lens replacement surgery:
Just over 2% of people had had laser eye surgery before taking the test. Presumably, they were keen to improve their results with a second treatment. Indeed, it’s true that you can have laser eye surgery more than once.
Most Queenslanders have never seen a specialist eye surgeon before taking the test. This proves that many people who are very early in their decision-making process find the self-test a great way to get started:
While not everyone answered the question, the vast majority of test-takers had moderate prescriptions. Fortunately, we can treat virtually all prescriptions up to -12 with laser eye surgery. And, if your prescription is more than -12 to -20, we can likely treat you with ICL lens implants.:
Most people have astigmatism (and many people didn’t know) In terms of astigmatism, when people say, “Oh, I have too much astigmatism to have laser eye surgery”, actually 99.9% of the time, they are wrong. We can treat up to four units of astigmatism. Some lasers can even treat up to five units of astigmatism. If you’ve got more than five units of astigmatism, you are off the scale. That’s incredibly rare:
Most test-takers wear glasses to correct their distance vision. That is called myopia (or short-sightedness) and yes, we can fix that with LASIK.
But many wear reading glasses! Fortunately, laser eye surgery can help replace reading glasses for most situations.