Studies reveal 3 surprising ways that Brisbane laser eye surgery could upgrade your life

Glasses and contact lenses can make you feel annoyed, frustrated and inconvenienced. They get in the way of the things you enjoy, make you feel embarrassed or older than your years, and can be a constant reminder of a progressively limited and shrinking future.

Some people consider laser eye surgery but put it off thinking that they don’t really need an aesthetic boost or the long term cost savings. However, studies find that beyond these surface benefits, are much deeper, truly life-changing transformations.

The issues associated with poor vision, glasses and contact lenses have a much deeper routed impact that could alter your time on this planet.

Should you feel scared about PRK? The answer is no and underneath you know how having PRK will improve your life!

According to multiple scientific studies, if you improve your vision…

1. You could be happier

It’s true. Having good unaided vision results in a better quality of life.

  • People who do not depend on glasses are seen as more attractive and likeable than those who do. They are also more likely to find a partner, make friends and connect with people on a daily basis.1Hasart, J. K., & Hutchinson, K. L. (1993). The effects of eyeglasses on perceptions of interpersonal attraction. Journal of Social Behavior & Personality, 8, 521-528.
  • Visual impairment impacts the psychological and emotional health of elderly people and increases five to nine-fold the risk of cognitive decline and dementia.2Rogers Mary, Langa Kenneth, “Untreated poor vision: a contributing
    factor to late-life dementia”, Am J Epidemiol 2010
  • Decreased visual acuity, visual field loss, and occasional blurred vision are associated with decreased quality of life.3Stelmack J. Optom Vis Sci. 2001 “Quality of life of low-vision patients and outcomes of low-vision rehabilitation.” May;78(5):335-42. Review.

After laser eye surgery, patients feel more confident, attractive and their mental health improves.

“I have not looked at a pair of glasses since… except for beautiful sunglasses that aren’t prescription!”

2. You could be healthier

Yup. If your eyes are healthy, chances are your body is too.

  • Eyeglass wearers find it difficult to exercise, play sports and engage in outdoor activities.4Melissa Rudy, “How to Make Exercising in Glasses Less of an Annoyance”, SparkPeople, 2019
  • 59% of accidents can be linked to poor sight – such as failure to use corrective lenses or glare-related reasons.5Maffioletti et al, “The importance of precise sight correction for safe
    driving”, Università degli Studi di Milano, 2009
  • The risk of car crash involvement increases by 9% with visual impairment and is higher for drivers whose visual function worsens as they get older.6Vaa, “Impairments, diseases, age and their relative risks of accident
    involvement: results from meta-analysis“, 2003
  • Wearing contact lenses increases the risk for several serious conditions, including eye infections and corneal ulcers.7 Lauri R. Graham; Bernard P. Lepri, OD, MS, MEd, DISCLOSURES, “Contact Lenses: The Risks You Need to Know”, 2012

After laser eye surgery, a patient’s health and safety is greatly improved. They find it easier to exercise, play sports and travel without worrying about corrective eyewear.

“I am really looking forward to getting my Ducati and being able to go for a ride up to Mt Glorious – without glasses!”

(NOTE: Have ever wondered whether laser eye surgery might be right for you? Get the definitive answer on your LASIK options in Brisbane by getting yourself a complimentary in-person assessment in Fortitude Valley.)



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


3. You could be wealthier

Vision problems not only cost you money, they can limit your career success.

  • Vision problems can reduce employees’ performance by as much as 20% and considerably affect employment opportunities, job satisfaction and job security.8TDaum, Kent and Katherine Clore 2004. “Productivity associated
    with visual status of computer users”. Optometry 75(1)
  • In just 20 years, the average person spends $2,000 to $6,000 on glasses, and around $5,000 on contact lenses.9ClearChoice, Average Cost of Lasik Vs. Cost of a Lifetime of Glasses or Contacts, 2019, <>
  • Poor vision disproportionately affects elderly people by increasing the burden and cost of medical services.10Lynn H., 2012, The Social & Economic Impact of Poor Vision, DR.LynnHellerstein, 23/10/19 <>

Laser vision correction is an investment that not only saves you money in the long run, but could actually boost productivity and help you thrive.

“I can’t even tell you what’s improved – because there are so many different things – other than life, in general, is just so much better, because I don’t have to search for glasses!”

More than half of the Australian population wear glasses or contact lenses and are disadvantaged by them every single day, whether they are aware of it or not. Some accept it as a fact of life, some don’t have the courage to take action, and some don’t know an alternative even exists.

Life is short – you deserve to live it to the fullest

We’ve watched thousands of Queenslanders rediscover what they’ve been missing and we think you should experience this too:

  • Laser eye surgery could give you the confidence to accomplish your goals and even set more challenging ones in the future
  • You’ll see the world through fresh eyes. After laser eye surgery, many patients feel that everything seems more vibrant and visible. 
  • You will be able to perform your best whichever activity you pursue – you will finally feel like you’re on a level playing field

So, if you’re tired of missing out and are ready to upgrade your life, take the first step and figure out your vision correction options.

“The outcome has been better than I expected…I just wish I had done it sooner.”

(NOTE: Have ever wondered whether laser eye surgery might be right for you? Get the definitive answer on your LASIK options in Brisbane by getting yourself a complimentary in-person assessment in Fortitude Valley.)

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Dr. Matthew Russell


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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