What if my expectations exceed the end result?

Hi, it’s Matt Russell from VSON Laser Vision Specialists. With all the marketing hype surrounding it, many people wonder “What if my expectations exceed the end result of laser eye surgery?”

In this post, I’ll answer the question: “What if my expectations exceed the end result?”

The importance of the assessment

One of the most important things about the laser eye surgery assessment process, other than to ensure that you’re a perfect candidate for the surgery, is to make sure that you understand what we can achieve with laser vision correction.

Most patients are extremely satisfied with the results of their procedure. For some, their results are even better than they expected. This is one of the procedures I love doing because most patients who go through laser eye surgery are going to achieve an excellent visual outcome.

Under and over-corrections

In a small number of cases, it is possible that after the initial treatment, we may either slightly under-correct or over-correct your eye relative to what you’re expecting. In that small portion of people, which is about 2 or 3%, we need to go back a month or two later to fine-tune the laser vision correction. This is to ensure we get the vision at the level that you and we expect you to have for the long term.

Changing eyes

Because the eyes are living organs, they change over time, just like other parts of your body do. That’s why we’re exceedingly careful to disqualify patients whose eyes might be changing due to their age, pregnancy, and breastfeeding, or an underlying medical condition. We check to ensure you have a stable eye prescription before we proceed.

Ageing eyes

Lastly, everyone experiences age-related changes in their eyes. This results in the gradual loss of near vision or the yellowing and clouding of vision due to a cataract. Laser eye surgery will not help you avoid that, but it also won’t make it happen any sooner. If you’re in that stage of life, we can discuss several options to become glasses-free – some of which might include a laser or lens-based procedure.

To learn more about which laser eye surgery treatment is best to free you from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses, please book a free laser vision assessment on our website today.

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“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


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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