Is this the best time to have laser eye surgery?

If you struggle with poor, blurred vision and the hassle of glasses and contact lenses, why not invest any extra time and money you have right now, and enhance one of your most important senses.

There are many reasons why ditching glasses and contact lenses is a great idea. But recent events have presented us with even more grounds to ditch visual aids.

If you’re used to wearing glasses regularly, you’ll appreciate how annoying it is when they fog up when you sip your morning cup of coffee or open the dishwasher. Now, due to COVID-19, the same thing happens when wearing a mask or face covering. Constantly wiping your glasses throughout the day is an added stress you could do without.

As for contact lens wearers, there’s a huge safety implication. Because you’re more likely to touch your eye when inserting or adjusting your contacts, you’re at an increased risk of contracting the virus.

But why else is it the best time to have laser eye surgery?

Appreciate the little things

Courtesy of the coronavirus pandemic, life, as we once knew it, has taken an unexpected turn. Whether we like it or not, we’re finding ourselves swapping gym classes for home workouts, restaurant meals for dinner on the beach, and international travel for staycations. Sure, life might not be quite as embellished as it was before, but it’s quite nice to slow things down and appreciate the little things all around us.

Fill your life with experiences, not things

Another positive to come out of all of this is the effect the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our wallets. As long as you haven’t been filling your lockdown with excessive boredom shopping or takeaways every evening, then you’ve likely discovered a little extra cash knocking around in your bank account at the end of the month. It really makes you wonder where that money was going before!

But wait. Before your imagination gets the better of you and starts dreaming up that new car, the latest smartwatch or some fancy furnishings, ask yourself this: Will those material possessions last a lifetime? Will they still bring me joy ten years down the road? And will they bring clarity and enjoyment to every aspect of my life? We know the answer, but do you?

Enhance the everyday

If one thing’s for sure, it’s that money can’t buy you happiness. But it can help you achieve incredible long term natural vision without glasses and contact lenses. When you transform the way you see the world with laser eye surgery, you don’t need expensive jewellery, new shoes or luxury holidays to make you happy. Every day becomes a new exciting adventure.

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Dr. Matthew Russell

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Laser eye 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. Ophthalmic surgeons 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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