If you’re considering laser eye surgery in Perth, you may have heard of the term ‘LASIK’. LASIK stands for Laser Insitu Keratomileusis – this is a type of common refractive surgery or laser eye surgery aimed to correct refractive errors.
A refractive error is where the eye fails to bend light effectively, resulting in blurred vision and other eye related issues including myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness), presbyopia (age-related loss of near-vision) and astigmatism.
In simple terms, our Perth LASIK surgery works by removing tissue from underneath a flap in the cornea in order to change the curvature and ultimately the focus of the eye. Unlike mechanical instruments, laser technology is uniquely able to program the dimensions of your corneal flap based on what’s best for your eye. The Femtosecond laser will then create your flap from below the surface of the cornea—without ever cutting it.
Like many other surgical procedures, there are some associated risks. Please speak to our staff or principal surgeon Dr Robert Paul about any concerns you may have. Despite this, there are many advantages of choosing to undergo LASIK eye surgery including:
- No scarring
- 100% blade free
- Fast visual recovery period
- Ability to have both eyes treated at the same time
- Improved and enhanced vision without glasses or lenses
At WA Laser Eye Centre, we’re equipped with the latest and most advanced technology to safely perform LASIK eye surgery in Perth. Both our innovative Wavelight FS200 Femtosecond and Excimer lasers set the industry standard and are adjustable for a wide range of conditions.