What makes laser eye surgery at VSON different?

Hi, it’s Matt Russell from VSON Laser Vision Specialists. If you’re struggling to choose a laser eye surgeon in Brisbane, in this video I’ll answer the question: “What makes laser eye surgery at VSON different from other providers in Brisbane?”

Many years ago when I was just a medical student, I was absolutely astounded by the capacity of microsurgery in the eye to be able to transform someone’s vision from poor to extraordinary. To enable them to carry on living a fully normal life with absolutely normal vision without glasses and contact lenses.

An extraordinary degree of safety, precision and expertise

Over the years, the technology has evolved to an amazing level, and I believe we’re now at a point where we can do laser eye surgery in Brisbane that can reliably help all Queenslanders transform their vision and free them from glasses and contact lenses. We can now perform laser eye surgery with an extraordinary degree of safety and precision by someone with a very high level of expertise.

The only provider of laser eye surgery that offers Trans PRK

As far as what makes laser eye surgery at VSON different, we are proud to be the only provider of laser eye surgery that offers Trans PRK, which is an exciting yet proven technology that enables me to treat your eyes without touching them at all. With Tran PRK, there is no suction, no flap, and no incision, no alcohol on your sensitive eyes, and no manual scraping at all. It’s a safe and fast treatment that can be done in one step. Trans PRK offers a shorter healing process with faster visual outcomes than traditional PRK. Even better, Trans PRK offers excellent clinical results that equal conventional PRK and LASIK, without that invasiveness of PRK.

Many people don’t realize that most laser eye surgeons in Brisbane only do PRK.

Bladeless LASIK laser eye surgery

Many laser eye surgeons don’t offer LASIK either. And those that do offer LASIK, get to the treatable area of your eye by cutting a flap into it with a blade.

At VSON, we go another step further with LASIK too. Instead of using a manual oscillating blade, we are one of the only laser eye surgeons in Brisbane that offers bladeless LASIK. So, we don’t touch your eye with a blade, ever. Instead, we use a high-precision laser to gently access the treatment area. Even better, and unlike an oscillating blade, that laser gets the depth exactly as I’ve programmed it, every single time.

Convenient appointment options

We’re also one of the only providers in Brisbane that offers convenient online booking and the choice of face-to-face or virtual appointments. You can literally book an appointment in less than a minute without needing to call.

To learn more about LASIK and know which laser eye surgery treatment is best for you to free yourself from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses, then please book online for 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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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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