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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. 


    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.


    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.

    If you would like to know more about the latest technology used, please click below.


  • LASIK vs PRK Wellington

    LASIK vs PRK: Which procedure is best for me?

    LASIK vs PRK. The difference is down to the first step in the surgical procedure.  Laser eye surgery corrects vision problems such as short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism. Both surgeries work by reshaping the cornea. 

  • Laser Eye Surgery Risk and Side Effects

    Laser Eye Surgery Risks and Side Effects

    Laser Eye Surgery like any surgical procedure has some limitations, potential risks and side effects that you should be aware of before you go ahead with your procedure.

  • Laser Eye Surgery Recovery Wellington

    What to expect after Laser Eye Surgery

    Here’s what to expect after your laser eye surgery (LASIK). Follow these easy guidelines on how to care for your eyes and you will enjoy a fast and stress free recovery. Please remember your vision can fluctuate in the first few days but becomes more settled over the following weeks. 

  • Types of Laser Eye Surgery Wellington NZ

    Types of Laser Eye Surgery - How to choose

    There are many types of laser eye surgery available (LASIK, PRK, ASA, LASEK, Epi-LASIK, LBV, SMILE, PTK, YAG, SLT, PRP). Nobody has the exact same eyes so the treatment one person may be recommended by their eye surgeon may be different to another person. 

  • LASIK vs SMILE Laser Eye Surgery

    LASIK vs SMILE - Laser Eye Surgery

    We are just not convinced that there has been enough testing of the SMILE procedure to demonstrate that it is completely safe long term or better than LASIK. We don’t believe in trying something because it is ‘different’ or ‘new’ rather we prefer to offer our patients the reliable, safe and accurate procedure LASIK.

  • Laser Eye Surgery Astigmatism

    Laser Eye Surgery for Astigmatism

    Astigmatism is a common eye condition that affects both near and far vision giving a blurred image. It is caused by an irregular curvature at the front of the eye, the cornea, and can be treated with laser eye surgery. 

  • Laser Eye Surgery Preparation NZ

    Preparation for Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK)

    Getting ready for Laser Eye Surgery requires a just a little planning and organisation. Following the advice below will get you through your treatment smoothly with great results and minimal fuss. 

  • Laser Eye Surgery NZ 2019

    Cost of Laser Eye Surgery in New Zealand - 2019

    The cost of Laser Eye Surgery in New Zealand has remained relatively stable in the past year with prices ranging from $3050 - $3580 per eye. Prices vary within the cities and some clinics depending upon the type of laser refractive surgery being offered. All clinics offer affordable finance options for payment.

Laser Eye Surgery Wellington


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