What is LASIK eye surgery?

Dr. Matthew Russell explains the vision correction treatment LASIK laser eye surgery

LASIK is the most commonly performed laser vision correction surgery used to correct people’s vision who suffer from short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism, or loss of near vision due to the ageing process called presbyopia.

How surgery works

It’s a procedure where we use two lasers. One laser is used to create an ultra-thin flap on the cornea, only measuring about 100 microns thick. We raise that flap up and then use a second laser to reshape the surface of the cornea to restore normal optics and normal focusing of the eye. Following that, the flap is repositioned and seals down on the surface of the eye and heals over very quickly, in just a few hours…



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



Immediately after the surgery, mild discomfort and sensitivity to light is expected. We advise wearing non-prescription sunglasses, and have someone with you to drive you home.

The next day following surgery, most patients vision has improved to be 20/20 and is extremely sharp. Patients can resume normal life. Learn more about our client’s testimonials!

LASIK is a safe surgery with a rapid recovery and is an extremely accurate way of correcting vision for most people.3

An excellent place to start when you’re thinking about laser vision correction is to go to our website and take the suitability test online. In that way, you can, in a detailed manner, find out whether you’re likely to be a good candidate for laser treatment and then take the next step to call us and make an appointment for a free assessment.

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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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