This term refers to a type of surgery using an excimer laser to reshape the front surface of the eye (the cornea) so that objects become accurately focused onto the back of the eye. Many different types of focusing errors (including shortsightedness and astigmatism) can be corrected with laser surgery, however, some extreme forms of focusing error are not suitable, as well as eyes that have thin, flat or conical corneas.
Our qualified optometrists can assess and discuss your suitability for laser vision correction, and also are involved in the co-management with the eye surgeon to assess your recovery after surgery.
The amount of improvement that you can expect after surgery depends on many different factors. Your optometrists can discuss these issues with you, taking into account you clinical history, lifestyle and occupation.