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SmartSight provides you with visual freedom in one simple step so you recover faster

Learn how to get this high-definition vision without glasses or contacts

Take suitability self-test
BOOK A FREE ASSESSMENT
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WHAT OUR PATIENTS EXPERIENCE

See what you’ve been missing with vision correction

Vision that is crystal clear

You won’t have to worry about headaches, eye strain, or blurred vision any longer. By using the latest generation of laser vision correction, we can correct refractive errors for excellent vision at a distance.

Feel fantastic

SmartSight laser eye surgery lets you live your life to the fullest. Say goodbye to those feelings of frustration and anxiety that glasses and contact lenses bring. And say hello to a confident, happier you.

Feel feel fantastic

SmartSight laser eye surgery lets you live your life to the fullest. Say goodbye to those feelings of frustration and anxiety that glasses and contact lenses bring. And say hello to a confident, happier you.

Free yourself from restriction

We all want to be fun and free-spirited at times. With your crisp new vision, you can quickly return to all the activities you love, like running, swimming, or walks in the park, without the monotonous routine of wearing glasses or contacts.

Free yourself from restriction

We all want to be fun and free-spirited at times. With your crisp new vision, you can quickly return to all the activities you love, like running, swimming, or walks in the park, without the monotonous routine of wearing glasses or contacts.

Improve your quality of life

Being stripped of your glasses, means others can now see you as nature intended. Glasses no longer need to be part of your identity.

SmartSight laser eye surgery has transformed not only your vision but also your life. Finally, you feel equal to everyone else.

Improve your quality of life

Being stripped of your glasses, means others can now see you as nature intended. Glasses no longer need to be part of your identity.

SmartSight laser eye surgery has transformed not only your vision but also your life. Finally, you feel equal to everyone else.

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 laser surgery 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 eye surgery brings.

1Healthblog.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
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.”

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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SMARTSIGHT EXPLAINED

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

SmartSight (and SMILE) are both forms of lenticule extraction. Many eye surgeons regard lenticule extraction as the most cutting-edge, minimally invasive laser eye surgery for the correction of short-sightedness (myopia), with or without astigmatism.

We at VSON use SmartSight. This means, we can perform femtosecond laser surgery without a corneal flap.

With SmartSight, a laser places a series of pulses within the cornea, forming bubbles less than 1/1000th the width of a human hair. These bubbles outline the tissue that needs removing and create a tiny connecting tunnel through which we can extract it. Removing this tissue alters the shape of the cornea, thus correcting nearsightedness.
  • With SmartSight, we don’t create a flap, so the eye is more comfortable during the procedure and postoperatively than with other laser eye surgery techniques.
  • This minimally invasive treatment has been designed to reduce possible risk thanks to the tiny incisions and microscopic equipment used throughout the procedure.
  • SmartSight can also correct astigmatism, as well as shortsightedness, making it a flexible choice of surgery.
  • There is less dry eye with SmartSight.
  • With accurate centring, even in higher degrees of astigmatism, we can achieve precise treatment and results with Smartsight.
  • This advanced technique for lenticule extraction features clever eye-tracking technology, which means the laser is able to keep up with the fastest and most minute movements your eye might make during surgery.
  • Patients can return to applying eye make up, as well as taking part in physical activities such as swimming and sports, sooner.
  • We cannot yet use SmartSight to treat long-sightedness.
  • Visual recovery takes slightly longer compared to LASIK. With a LASIK procedure, a patient can experience instant visual recovery. SmartSight’s visual recovery can take several days.
  • Enhancements are more challenging compared to LASIK.
  • The procedure can be more expensive due to the advanced technology it uses.
  • SmartSight has relatively less clinical and follow up experience compared to TransPRK and LASIK.

Not necessarily. All three procedures achieve the same results. However, your cornea will be stronger after SmartSight as we don’t need to create a flap or remove any layers of your cornea, as is the case with LASIK and PRK2Doroodgar, F., Sedaghat, M., Rezazadeh, A., and Niazi, S. (2019). Article SMILE vs LASIK vs PRK: Advantages and Indications. RESEARCHGATE. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334318783_Article_SMILE_vs_LASIK_vs_PRK_Advantages_and_Indications#.

There will always be a place for LASIK and PRK, because not everyone will be suitable for SmartSight.

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 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 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?3All 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 ageing eyes whether you need a corneal transplant, laser surgery, or have dry eyes.

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.4Mayo 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 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 SMARTSIGHT…

Educate yourself further about SmartSight

SmartSight is an up-to-date femtosecond laser procedure without flap. In the SmartSight procedure, the SCHWIND ATOS femtosecond laser creates a predefined lenticule in the intrastromal tissue of the cornea, and makes small peripheral incisions in the top corneal layer for lenticular access.

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SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions has received CE approval for the SCHWIND ATOS femtosecond laser. This enables refractive surgeons to offer their patients SmartSight, lenticular extraction developed by SCHWIND, as a treatment option.

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Schwind eye-tech-solutions has introduced a new femtosecond laser, Schwind ATOS, which features an advanced minimally invasive lenticule extraction called the SmartSight procedure.

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The state-of-the-art SCHWIND ATOS femtosecond laser that enables minimally invasive lenticule extraction as well as flap creation. SCHWIND has a track record of continually developing and improving its excimer laser platforms – and this trend continues with the company’s recent offering: ATOS.

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ABOUT THE EXPERT

Dr. Matthew Russell

MBChB, FRANZCO

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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