Achieving great vision with LASIK in Melbourne
Dr Anton van Heerden and his clinical team at Eye Laser Specialists are ready to offer you the freedom from glasses and contact lenses with high precision LASIK eye surgery. Melbourne patients will be pleased to know they are in safe hands with Dr van Heerden, who, in addition to his extensive ophthalmology training, also holds a Diploma of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
The Benefits of LASIK
Melbourne residents understand the fast-paced lifestyle of our city. Glasses and contact lenses can be a significant inconvenience and you simply don’t have time for them to fog up, fall out, or get lost.
LASIK eye surgery in our Melbourne clinic at Eye Laser Specialists is an excellent way of achieving freedom from glasses and contacts. Under the care of a comprehensive ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, Dr van Heerden, your procedure will take place in state-of-the-art facilities using high precision laser technology.
With impressive success rates, your vision is in good hands with Dr van Heerden and his team.
How LASIK Works
LASIK eye surgery in Melbourne is a popular procedure, with high success rates and a great safety profile. Dr van Heerden performs LASIK out of his private clinic, Eye Laser Specialists in Armadale. While there are many eye surgeons offering LASIK surgery in Melbourne, Dr van Heerden prides himself on providing LASIK surgery to his Melbourne patients using the latest in laser technology for both steps of the operation.
You will first undergo an initial assessment to determine your eligibility for the LASIK procedure. Patients whose eyes are considered unsuitable for LASIK will be recommended other options that will be safer or more effective.
After having numbed the eye with a local anaesthetic, Dr van Heerden creates a flap of superficial corneal tissue with a femtosecond laser. Other refractive surgeons performing LASIK eye surgery in Melbourne may choose to conduct this step with a handheld bladed instrument. The highly precise excimer laser is then applied to the exposed bulk of corneal tissue, reshaping it so as to correct your refractive error. Once this step is complete, the corneal flap is repositioned and self-seals. The final result is clear, crisp vision without needing glasses or contacts.