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You hate your glasses and LASIK is not an option – still, you want an ultra-gentle approach with a quick recovery

Sick and tired of glasses but gutted that LASIK is not for you? Perhaps you’ve heard of PRK, but the thought of an instrument touching your eye puts you off. No worries, we’ve got an alternative that’s got you covered. TransPRK is the latest touch-free advancement of traditional PRK. It’s a simple and elegant procedure that’s non-invasive, safe, and gentle to the eye.1Eye-tech-solutions.com. 2021. SCHWIND TransPRK – the no-touch laser eye treatment. [online] Available at: <https://www.eye-tech-solutions.com/transprk#:~:text=Unlike%20with%20conventional%20methods%20like,and%20gentle%20to%20the%20eye.> [Accessed 28 June 2021].

Eyes – be free!

If your vision is making you feel like you’re missing out on life, all you need is the courage to correct it. TransPRK offers the same visual results as LASIK except it’s perfect for full-on lifestyles.2Healthline. 2021. PRK vs. LASIK: Differences, Pros, Cons, and What to Expect. [online] Available at: <https://www.healthline.com/health/eye-health/prk-vs-lasik#risks> [Accessed 28 June 2021]. Even better, it’s touch-less eye laser treatment: no suction, no flap, no incision.3Healthline. 2021. PRK vs. LASIK: Differences, Pros, Cons, and What to Expect. [online] Available at: <https://www.healthline.com/health/eye-health/prk-vs-lasik#risks> [Accessed 28 June 2021].

“Definitely recommend VSON. Personalised experience with staff who made it feel like friends were looking after me.” – Stephen Klein

Eyes – be free!

If your vision is making you feel like you’re missing out on life, all you need is the courage to correct it. TransPRK offers the same visual results as LASIK except it’s perfect for full-on lifestyles.4Healthline. 2021. PRK vs. LASIK: Differences, Pros, Cons, and What to Expect. [online] Available at: <https://www.healthline.com/health/eye-health/prk-vs-lasik#risks> [Accessed 28 June 2021]. Even better, it’s touch-less eye laser treatment: no suction, no flap, no incision.5Healthline. 2021. PRK vs. LASIK: Differences, Pros, Cons, and What to Expect. [online] Available at: <https://www.healthline.com/health/eye-health/prk-vs-lasik#risks> [Accessed 28 June 2021].

“Definitely recommend VSON. Personalised experience with staff who made it feel like friends were looking after me.” – Stephen Klein

Isn’t it time you ditched the specs for good?

Perhaps you’ve always taken your glasses and contact lenses in your stride, but wouldn’t it be amazing to get on with life without having to consider them first?

TransPRK is quick. In just one step, the treatment is complete.6CRSTEurope. 2021. Single-Step Trans-PRK. [online] Available at: <https://crstodayeurope.com/articles/2015-feb/single-step-trans-prk/> [Accessed 28 June 2021].

The short healing process also provides a faster visual outcome so you’ll be back to enjoying all of your favourites activities in no time.7CRSTEurope. 2021. Single-Step Trans-PRK. [online] Available at: <https://crstodayeurope.com/articles/2015-feb/single-step-trans-prk/> [Accessed 28 June 2021].

“Dr Russell and the team take plenty of time to prepare you for the procedure and answer any concerns. I was impressed from start to finish and highly recommended having your procedure here. The rooms have delicious coffee and a supply of Tim Tams too!” – Cheryl Botha

Isn’t it time you ditched the specs for good?

Perhaps you’ve always taken your glasses and contact lenses in your stride, but wouldn’t it be amazing to get on with life without having to consider them first?

TransPRK is quick. In just one step, the treatment is complete.8CRSTEurope. 2021. Single-Step Trans-PRK. [online] Available at: <https://crstodayeurope.com/articles/2015-feb/single-step-trans-prk/> [Accessed 28 June 2021].

The short healing process also provides a faster visual outcome so you’ll be back to enjoying all of your favourites activities in no time.9CRSTEurope. 2021. Single-Step Trans-PRK. [online] Available at: <https://crstodayeurope.com/articles/2015-feb/single-step-trans-prk/> [Accessed 28 June 2021].

“Dr Russell and the team take plenty of time to prepare you for the procedure and answer any concerns. I was impressed from start to finish and highly recommended having your procedure here. The rooms have delicious coffee and a supply of Tim Tams too!” – Cheryl Botha

Shape the life you want

We hope that TransPRK will bring you an easing sense of freedom and convenience that will make you feel unstoppable.

TransPRK laser eye surgery aims to give our patients the confidence to accomplish their goals and even set more challenging ones in the future. Patients only wish they’d done it sooner.

“My work takes me to some very extreme climates, and situations, Dr Russell’s appreciation of this and his advice has been nothing short of remarkable. Thank you!” – Simon Doble

Shape the life you want

We hope that TransPRK will bring you an easing sense of freedom and convenience that will make you feel unstoppable.

TransPRK laser eye surgery aims to give our patients the confidence to accomplish their goals and even set more challenging ones in the future. Patients only wish they’d done it sooner.

“My work takes me to some very extreme climates, and situations, Dr Russell’s appreciation of this and his advice has been nothing short of remarkable. Thank you!” – Simon Doble

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

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After a procedure that’s over before you know it, you’ll have the life-changing freedom that laser eye surgery brings.10Healthblog.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> [Accessed 28 June 2021].

THE BENEFITS OF TransPRK

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What you need to know about TransPRK

Before laser eye surgeons were changing people’s lives with LASIK, they were performing a version of the laser eye surgery called PhotoRefractive Keratectomy (PRK). If you depend on glasses or contact lenses to see clearly, but you have been told you do not qualify for LASIK surgery, PRK is a wonderful alternative.11 Brian S. Boxer Wachler, 2017, PRK laser eye surgery: How it differs from LASIK, All About Vision, US https://www.allaboutvision.com/visionsurgery/prk.htm

At VSON, however, we go one step further with TransPRK (transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy) by SCHWIND. TransPRK is a touch-free laser eye correction method used with SCHWIND AMARIS laser systems.

Benefits of TransPRK at a glance

After TransPRK, you should be able to…

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

You may be a good candidate for TransPRK if:

  • You’re 18 years or older
  • You haven’t experienced any significant changes in your vision prescription in the past six months to a year
  • You’re in good health and do not have any serious eye conditions
  • Your corneas are too thin or unusually shaped, or you are prone to dry eye problems
  • You’re at a higher risk of flap-related complications because of your occupation or normal activities (e.g., you are a professional athlete or a first responder).
  • Take our online laser eye surgery self-test to get a preview of your TransPRK suitability

Your visual results and well-being depend on the expertise of your Brisbane laser eye surgeon. Dr. Russell offers:

  • Experience. Dr. Russell has done more than 20,000 vision procedures
  • A genuine investment in your health and well-being. Dr. Russell will be candid with you and recommend what he feels is right for your needs and goals. If he does not believe you would benefit from TransPRK, he can recommend a suitable alternative
  • A caring and personable demeanour. Dr. Russell will take the time to educate you about your options and answer all of your questions
  • Leading technology. Dr. Russell uses technology (including the technology that makes all-laser no-touch TransPRK possible) that can make your treatment safer, more comfortable, and more precise.14VSON | Laser Eye Surgery Brisbane. 2021. What is the best laser eye surgery technology?. [online] Available at: <https://vson.com.au/what-is-the-best-laser-eye-surgery-technology/> [Accessed 28 June 2021].

TransPRK is similar to LASIK in that it uses laser energy to reshape the cornea to treat refractive errors permanently.

One key difference is that LASIK involves the creation of a corneal flap, and TransPRK does not.

TransPRK is an outpatient procedure, so you can return home the same day as surgery. Before surgery, we will numb your eyes with drops, so you do not feel any pain during the procedure. We also provide oral medication to help you feel relaxed and comfortable.

Removing the top layer of the cornea

Unlike with conventional surface laser methods like LASEK, Epi-LASIK and PRK, with TransPRK the eye is not touched with any instrument.15Adib-Moghaddam S, Haydar AA, Razi-Khosroshahi M, Soleyman-Jahi S, Tefagh G, Grentzelos MA, Arba-Mosquera S, Kymionis GD. Predictors of Visual Acuity Improvement and Supernormal Vision After Refined Single-Step Transepithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy. J Refract Surg. 2019 Dec 1;35(12):771-780. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20191025-01. PubMed PMID: 31830293.

Instead, the SCHWIND AMARIS laser removes the epithelium, without suction, flap, or blade, and without the use of blunt alcohol. This touch-free procedure is non-invasive, safe, and gentle to the eye.

Reshaping the cornea

Dr. Russell then uses an excimer laser to carefully reshape the cornea’s curvature. After the TransPRK, he places a bandage contact lens over the eye.

It takes slightly longer to recover from PRK than TransPRK, which takes slightly longer than LASIK because the surface cells of the cornea need to regenerate.16Gaeckle, H.C. Early clinical outcomes and comparison between trans-PRK and PRK, regarding refractive outcome, wound healing, pain intensity and visual recovery time in a real‐world setup. BMC Ophthalmol 21, 181 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12886-021-01941-3https://bmcophthalmol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12886-021-01941-3

Your vision should be good enough to resume work, driving, and the rest of your normal activities within a week of surgery.

TransPRK may offer a safe, less painful, and effective alternative to alcohol-assisted PRK in the treatment of mild and moderate myopia, especially in cases of thin cornea.17Transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy versus conventional alcohol-assisted photorefractive keratectomy for correction of mild and moderate myopia, Waleed A Ghobashy, Mohamed E Shahin, Karem A Kolkailah

TransPRK aims to enable you to do the things you love without worrying about glasses or contacts. For best laser eye surgery results, you should trust your care to an experienced laser eye surgeon, like Dr. Matthew Russell.

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 LASIK and TransPRK surgeon, Dr. Matthew Russell before they commit to laser eye surgery.

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The best way to find out if eye laser 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 laser eye surgery 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 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?18All 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 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.19Mayo 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].

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Brisbane performer Jordan Malone (@jordanmalone_) talks about her laser eye surgery at VSON

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WHICH LASER EYE TREATMENT IN BRISBANE TICKS YOUR BOXES?

Every type of laser eye surgery aims to achieve freedom from glasses, the only difference is eligibility and convenience

Quality LASIK TransPRK PRK
Recovery time Fastest (1 day) Fast (3-4 days) Fast (5-7 days)
Eligibility
  • Short-sightedness to -10D
  • Long-sightedness to +4D
  • Astigmatism to 4D
  • Short-sightedness to -8D
  • Long-sightedness to +3D
  • Astigmatism to 6D
  • Short-sightedness to -8D
  • Long-sightedness to +3D
  • Astigmatism to 6D
Cost More expensive (3500 per eye) Middle option (2750 per eye) Least expensive (2376 per eye)
Procedure All laser treatment All laser treatment – no touch Mainly laser treatment
Advantage
  • Shorter recovery than PRK
  • Totally touch free procedure
  • Faster visual outcome compared to PRK
  • Faster procedure than PRK or Lasik21The ELZA Institute. 2021. PRK vs LASIK : Choosing The Right Laser for Surgery. [online] Available at: <https://www.elza-institute.com/prk-vs-lasik-vs-transprk/> [Accessed 28 June 2021].
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A guide to LASIK, what it can treat, as well as details on the procedure itself. Click here for more information.

A direct comparison of PRK vs LASIK eye surgery including the pros and cons of each. Click here for more information.

An informative article on PRK, what the procedure is used for and how it is performed. Click here for more information.

A WebMD article and explanation of LASIK eye surgery. Click here for more information.

They say ‘you are what you eat’. Like any aspect of the body, whether it’s the state of your joints, your brain, your digestion, or your eye health. A healthy and balanced lifestyle plays an important role. Both in warding off disease and even the effects of ageing that some may think are inevitable. Though we can’t eat good vision, we can ensure our diet contains all the vital nutrients and compounds. Click here to read more about laser eye surgery in Auckland and find out more about foods for eye health.

If you have to deal with the hassle of corrective lenses, ditching them for perfect eyesight sounds like a dream come true. The best way to achieve that goal is through laser eye surgery. There are a few different laser procedures to choose from, three of the most common being PRK, LASIK, and SMILE. Even if you think your eyes are too difficult to correct with surgery, this may not be the case. Click here to find out about SMILE laser eye surgery and other treatments available.

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ABOUT THE EXPERT

Dr. Matthew Russell

MBChB, FRANZCO

Laser eye surgery specialist

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 shares my passion and commitment to exceptional care. With my combination of education, training, and experience, I aim to provide the best possible results for patients of all ages.

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