Free yourself from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses with laser eye surgery in Auckland

Discover how our personalised laser eye surgery treatments can give you visual freedom – without limitations

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Free yourself from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses with laser eye surgery in Auckland

Discover how our personalised laser eye surgery treatments can give you visual freedom – without limitations

ARE YOU SUITABLE?
BOOK A FREE LASER ASSESSMENT
Which laser eye surgery procedures are available?

Dr Peter Ring summarises the advantages of PRK, LASIK and SMILE

We understand that choosing among vision correction options can be confusing. We’ve made it easy

We’ll guide you towards the best vision correction treatment option for your needs and lifestyle

LASIK

LASIK is a precision laser procedure that is 100% blade-free. It can restore vision for people who suffer from myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism.

The procedure takes 10-15 minutes, and the recovery is extremely quick.

Thanks to LASIK, over 30 million people worldwide are now experiencing life without glasses or contact lenses.

Due to its success, it continues to be one of the most frequently performed elective surgeries in the world.

SMILE ™

SMILE is an advanced, minimally invasive and flapless procedure. The procedure is performed with a femtosecond laser and is 100% blade-free.

This keyhole technique allows rapid recovery and visual freedom for people who have myopia and astigmatism. The procedure takes 10-15 minutes, and visual recovery is rapid.

SMILE is the most significant advancement in laser eye surgery in the last decade. We are pleased to offer it to our patients.

PRK

PRK is a laser procedure using only an excimer laser to reshape the cornea. Unlike LASIK, where we create a flap, PRK instead gently removes the surface cells, exposing the layer underneath, allowing this to be reshaped and corrected.

If your eyes are not well suited to LASIK or SMILE due to thin corneas or previous refractive surgery, then PRK is the preferable option. This procedure still allows you to experience the freedom that comes with vision correction.

Discover if you could be free from glasses and contacts

Everyone deserves a life free from glasses and contacts, but not everyone is suitable. The best way to find out if vision correction is right for you is to book a free laser assessment. You’ll get a clear and honest answer on your suitability and treatment options.

BOOK A FREE LASER ASSESSMENT

Discover if you could be free from glasses and contacts

Everyone deserves a life free from glasses and contacts, but not everyone is suitable. The best way to find out if vision correction is right for you is to book a free laser assessment. You’ll get a clear and honest answer on your suitability and treatment options.

BOOK A FREE LASER ASSESSMENT
After laser eye surgery, 30 million people worldwide experience life without glasses or contact lenses

Discover how laser eye surgery gives you visual freedom – free from the restraints of glasses and contacts

There has never been a better time to choose visual freedom!

At Eye Institute, we understand that your eyes are as unique as you are. This is why all our laser surgeries are individually customised, effective and incredibly safe. You can be certain to get the best visual outcome for your eyes.

Our immaculate, state-of-the-art facility offers a world-class suite of the most advanced laser surgery options, including LASIK, SMILE® and PRK.

As the first specialists to introduce Laser Eye Surgery to New Zealand in 1992, we have changed thousands of people’s lives. We continue to lead the way in vision correction with our high level of expertise and dedication to quality. You can expect to receive premium care every step of the way.

SMILE® is a registered trademark of Carl Zeiss Meditec.

Come and meet our eye experts, and take the first step towards changing the way you see the world.

Laser eye surgery is the best way to live life without the hassle and restrictions of glasses or contacts.

Laser eye surgery, also called laser vision correction, is eye surgery that involves using a laser to change the shape of the surface of your eye (the cornea) to remove any focusing error, just like wearing a pair of glasses contact lenses.

Advantages
  • Freedom from glasses or contact lenses
  • High success rate
  • Treats short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism
  • Safe
  • Painless procedure
Disadvantages
  • Possible dry eye
  • Possible under or overcorrection
Advanced laser technology has made laser vision surgery very safe and reliable. However, it is not completely without risk.

Dry eye is reasonably common but generally resolves within the first 4-6 weeks of having a procedure, with drops.

Under or overcorrections may need further laser enhancement to refine.

LASIK can involve some flap related problems, which we can resolve.

Patients often have 20/20 vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
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3 easy steps to free yourself from glasses and contacts

Laser vision correction options can be confusing. We’ve made the journey as straightforward as can be

Get in touch

Not everyone is suitable for laser eye surgery. The first step is to get a clear answer on whether laser eye surgery can help you or not. Give our friendly team a call on 0800 99 2020 or use our easy online calendar to book a free laser assessment.

We’ll meet

At your assessment, we’ll answer your questions and give you a clear and honest recommendation based on your lifestyle. You’ll leave with a  confident understanding of the best eye treatment option for your unique eyes.

Enjoy freedom

After treatment, New Zealanders across the country tell us how surprised they are by how quickly their life changed. They also mention that they wish they had done it years earlier! When people say yes to eye treatment, they say yes to a new life, free from the limitation of glasses and contacts!

Take this quick quiz to discover if you can be free from glasses and contacts

Not everyone can benefit from laser eye surgery. You have many different options depending on your eyes, age and lifestyle. Take this quick 2-min quiz to find out which type of laser eye surgery might be right for you.

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Meet our world-class surgeons

Our industry-leading experts are here to guide you every step of the way

Dr Nick Mantell

MB ChB

Dr Mantell is a specialist in refractive and cataract surgery. He has restored the vision of thousands of people in his 17-year career.

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Dr Peter Ring

MBChB

Dr Ring is an expert in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery.

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Dr Shanu Subbiah

MBChB MRCOphth FRCOphth

Dr Subbiah is a cataract, corneal and laser surgery specialist.

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Dr Adam Watson

MB ChB

Dr Watson specialises in treating many aspects of the eye, including the face, eyelids, tear drainage system and the cornea.

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Dr Nick Mantell

MB ChB

Dr Mantell is a specialist in cataract surgery. He has restored the vision of over 8,500 people in a 17-year career.
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Dr Peter Ring

MB ChB

Dr Ring is an expert in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery.
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Dr Shanu Subbiah

MBChB MRCOphth FRCOphth

Dr Subbiah is a cataract, corneal and laser surgery specialist.
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Dr Adam Watson

MB ChB

Dr Watson specialises in treating many aspects of the eye, including the face, eyelids, tear drainage system and the cornea.
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