What are the benefits of LASIK?

LASIK eye surgery might be for you if you’re tired of wearing glasses, contact lenses, or both. LASIK benefits include correcting the effects of short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism, which require you to use glasses and contact lenses to see clearly.

How does LASIK work? These days, we don’t rely on out-dated approaches like blades. Instead, we use a laser to create a flap in the front of your eye.

After the LASIK procedure, patients usually recover quickly and can resume regular activity within 24 hours.

SmartSight, or lenticule extraction procedures, may offer advantages if your cornea is too thin and if you wish to enjoy contact sports after laser eye surgery.

SmartSight is the most advanced and recent form of laser vision correction. You could think about it as “keyhole LASIK”.

SmartSight treatment has all of the advantages of LASIK – low discomfort compared with PRK and a rapid recovery of vision without any of the issues related to a LASIK flap. The only downside of SmartSight is that it’s not suitable for patients with long-sightedness, yet.

However, SmartSight is ideally suitable for people whose corneas are too thin for LASIK or who may have otherwise chosen PRK in the past because of contact sports or working in frontline emergency service.

Don’t worry. It’s not on you to decide. But if you want to hint about your suitability for one of our procedures, including LASIK and SmartSight, you can take our self-test to see if you are a good candidate and which treatment option might best suit your optical needs.

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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


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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