Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK) is a safe and trusted treatment that gives you freedom from glasses and contact lenses. Enjoy your life and independence without the hassle of wearing glasses. Over 27 million people worldwide have now had LASIK and there is over 20 years of knowledge and experience with the procedure.
Is LASIK for you?
LASIK is suitable for those aged 20-65 years and it is possible to treat people with glasses strength from -10.00 to +5.00.
Astigmatism can also be corrected at the same time.
If your age is 40 years or over you may wish to consider Laser Blended Vision (LBV).
If your glasses strength is higher than what is suitable for LASIK then you may want to consider Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) or a Staar ICL.
The LASIK procedure
LASIK is blade-free and uses two lasers to reshape the cornea.
Bowen Eye Clinic uses the latest FDA approved femtosecond and excimer lasers and provides personalised individual treatments. We have both the newest and fastest femtosecond laser and newest excimer laser in Wellington. Bowen Eye Clinic offers a purpose built modern day surgery facility.
The procedure is done as a day procedure and only requires eye drops as local anaesthetic. The laser treatment only takes seconds for each eye and the recovery is fast. You will normally be able to drive the next day and do most day to day activities without glasses.
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Common LASIK Questions
How do I know if Laser Eye Surgery is suitable for my eyes?
Yes, Laser Eye Surgery can treat most short sightedness (Myopia), long sightedness (Hyperopia) and Astigmatism. Essentially it is suitable for anyone who no longer wants to wear glasses or contact lenses. At Bowen Eye Clinic we offer a free assessment and will perform a series of simple tests and scans to check your suitability.
If your eyes are not suitable for the procedure, alternative treatments including LASEK, Advanced Surface Ablation (PRK), Staar ICL, and Refractive Lens Exchange can then be discussed
Will Laser Eye Surgery hurt?
No. Laser Eye Surgery is performed with local anaesthetic as a day procedure and is pain free. At the very most you may have some mild discomfort following the procedure for only 4 hours.
How long does laser eye surgery last?
Laser Eye Surgery gives very predictable results. We expect you will get many years of good quality vision following the procedure. Occasionally someones eyes will change over the years following the procedure. It is normally possible to retreat with the Laser. More commonly everybody needs reading glasses by the time they reach 50 years. We can offer laser blended vision to those who do not want to use reading glasses.
How much does laser eye surgery cost?
The current price for Laser Eye Surgery is $3,300 per eye. This includes all follow-up appointments for 12 months and any enhancement procedures if required.