What you need to know about getting lens replacement surgery in Brisbane

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You can read again – without glasses

Life’s pleasures have become a struggle since ageing eyes came along. You feel as though you took your vision for granted all these years.

It’s not just about how the world sees you

Getting your eyes sorted doesn’t only change how you look – it can change the way you see the world.

It’s not just about how the world sees you

Getting your eyes sorted doesn’t only change how you look – it can change the way you see the world.

There’s no time like the present

Enjoy the simple things – like switching from reading and soaking up a gorgeous view. Gone are the days where you needed as many specs as pairs of socks.

There’s no time like the present

Enjoy the simple things – like switching from reading and soaking up a gorgeous view. Gone are the days where you needed as many specs as pairs of socks.

Look and be as young as you feel

After lens replacement, you’ll see the world through fresh eyes. Everything is vibrant and visible, and you can appreciate life’s finer details once again.

Look and be as young as you feel

After lens replacement, you’ll see the world through fresh eyes. Everything is vibrant and visible, and you can appreciate life’s finer details once again.

HOW VISION CORRECTION WORKS

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

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

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

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What you need to know about lens replacement

Are you looking for a permanent solution to short-sightedness or long-sightedness?

Are you starting to experience changes in your vision due to the effects of aging?

Dr. Matthew Russell, a highly sought-after eye surgeon in Brisbane, offers refractive lens exchange, also known as lens replacement, to correct your refractive error and reduce or eliminate dependence on glasses.

Virtually identical to cataract surgery, lens replacement removes the natural lens and replaces it with an advanced artificial lens to restore clear vision and sharp focus.

After lens replacement surgery:

You may be a good candidate for lens replacement if:

  • You want spectacle-independent vision akin to what you enjoyed during your youth, but are not a good candidate for LASIK or PRK
  • You have a glasses prescription that is higher than the accepted range for laser eye surgery
  • You are starting to experience changes in your vision due to the effects of ageing in the eyes
  • You do not have pre-existing problems with your eye health, such as glaucoma.
  • You want to avoid the eventual need for cataract surgery.

Dr. Russell understands that your eyes are unique and you need a vision correction solution tailored to your unique needs. You can expect Dr. Russell to provide you with:

  • World-class patient care. Dr. Russell will listen to you and understand your treatment goals before recommending a solution
  • The latest in technology. Dr. Russell offers a wide range of state-of-the-art artificial lenses with advanced features. He will help you find the option that best suits your lifestyle goals and your eyes
  • Honesty. Dr. Russell will explain all aspects of lens replacement, including the potential risks and complications, so you have the information you need to make educated decisions.

Lens replacement for refractive errors is very similar to cataract surgery. The key difference is that the lens being replaced is clear, not cloudy.

Lens replacement surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes about 20 to 30 minutes per eye. Your eyes will be numbed and you can take medication to relax you.

Step 1 – Getting to the lens

First, we create a tiny, self-sealing incision in the front of the eye, where the white of the eye meets the cornea. Don’t worry, you won’t see it coming and won’t feel a thing.

Step 2 – Capsulotomy

Then, we create a circular opening in the membrane that covers the natural lens (called the lens capsule).

Step 3 – Phacoemulsification

Next, we break the lens into small pieces and remove the pieces from the eye.

Step 4 – Implanting the Intraocular Lens (IOL)

Finally, we implant the artificial lens into the lens capsule. We pre-select the lens based on your visual needs and goals.

Everyone recovers differently, but you can expect to resume all of your everyday activities within a week of surgery. You may have side effects like blurry vision, halos and glare for up to a few weeks.

Lens replacement surgery is an appealing alternative to LASIK and PRK that can reduce or eliminate the need to wear glasses for work or leisure activities.

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.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO SELF-RELIANT VISION FROM THE SAFETY OF YOUR HOME

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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 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 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.

WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON MAINTAINING THE HIGHEST CLINICAL STANDARDS OF CLEANLINESS AND HYGIENE

When you visit VSON, you can rest assured knowing that we have taken every precaution possible to ensure your safety. We are screening every visitor to the clinic, operating a one-patient-at-a-time policy and disinfecting all surfaces between each patient visit.

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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 ICL, its safety and effectiveness. Click here for more information.

An example of an ICL lens that has been approved by the FDA, what it can accomplish and how it works. Click here for more information.

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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. 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 for my laser eye surgery clinic in Brisbane that share my passion and commitment to exceptional care.

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