In all honesty, we don\u2019t think you should have to worry too much about the technology used to perform laser eye surgery. Here at VSON, we believe it\u2019s the responsibility of the provider to ensure that only the most advanced laser technology is used to achieve optimum results. However, we\u2019re pretty fond of our lasers here at VSON. Not only because of the life-changing impact they have on patients\u2019 lives but because they are the only ultra-gentle, all-laser, touch-free lasers in the whole of Brisbane. And although we don\u2019t necessarily think you need to know the in\u2019s and out\u2019s of the laser technology, a general understanding can be both interesting and reassuring for patients doing their laser eye surgery research to find out whether they might be a good candidate. Laser technology has come a long way. Find out below how it has evolved and why our laser technology at VSON will give you a smooth and comfortable experience like no other.After LASIK laser eye surgery was invented in 1990, it soon outpaced PRK laser eye surgery as the procedure of choice. LASIK, compared with PRK, offers faster visual recovery and a virtually pain-free recovery process. People can often return to work the next day, compared to PRK which can sometimes keep people out of work for a week. LASIK is a safe and effective procedure for laser vision correction that remains popular. In fact, most of the LASIK performed in Brisbane today is microkeratome LASIK. However, some people are put off by the thought of a mechanical blade \u2013 no matter how precisely controlled \u2013 creating a flap in the cornea. Want a touch-free procedure? We offer the only all-laser LASIK in all of Brisbane To overcome these drawbacks, laser scientists found a way to use a femtosecond (ultra-fast) laser to make the flap, instead of a computer-controlled mechanical instrument. SCHWIND calls this laser the Intralase Femto LASIK. It is minimally invasive, precise and gentle \u2013 and we use it here at VSON! The key benefits of this method include: Maximum safety through intelligent eye-tracking High-precision Shorter healing process More corneal flap thickness Decreased risk of corneal abrasions during the procedure Decreased risk of astigmatism after refractive surgery Fantastic clinical results from the day after surgery.Before there was LASIK, there was PRK (Photorefractive keratectomy). PRK was first performed in the United States in 1987. It is the first type of laser eye surgery for vision correction. Sometimes referred to as a \u201csurface procedure\u201d, it belongs to the family of early procedures used to reshape the surface of the cornea, such as LASEK and Epi-LASEK. Traditionally, the laser eye surgeon removes the thin outer layer of the cornea (epithelium) through a process called alcohol debridement. The alcohol delaminates the corneal epithelium to leave a smooth surface after the surgeon slides it off with an instrument. Then, they use a laser to reshape the smooth corneal bed. Most laser eye surgeons in Brisbane performing PRK use this traditional method. In contrast with LASIK \u2013 which is the most popular approach today \u2013 PRK has a longer recovery period and can result in some discomfort for the patient during the healing process. With that said, the visual results after both PRK and LASIK are near identical. Want a touch-free option? We offer the only all-laser PRK in all of Brisbane At VSON, we use the TransPRK touch-free laser eye correction method. Unlike conventional methods like LASEK, Epi-LASIK and PRK, with TransPRK the eye is not touched with any instrument. This touch-free procedure is non-invasive, safe, and gentle to the eye. The key benefits of this method include: Touchless: no suction, no flap, no incision Safe: high corneal stability Fast: treatment in one step Short healing process Fantastic and long term clinical results Want to see what you\u2019ve been missing with laser eye surgery?VSON is Brisbane\u2019s newest laser eye surgery clinic located in Fortitude Valley on Ann Street. Patients choose VSON because they have done their research and know all of their options. They can sit back and relax knowing that they are receiving the very best treatment for their refractive error with the most advanced technology available anywhere in Australia, let alone in Queensland. To learn more about our procedures and how they can give you the freedom to do things you previously couldn\u2019t, get a free laser assessment with one of our experts. It\u2019s easy, just give us a call on 07 3188 6629 or book an appointment online. Right now, you may not have enough information to know if laser eye surgery or another vision correction procedure is right for you. A great way to assess your suitability for vision correction is to take our online suitability test.