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Free yourself from glasses and contacts with LASIK laser eye surgery

Discover how this fully customised laser vision correction enables you to break free from the restraints of visual aids

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Free yourself from glasses and contacts with LASIK laser eye surgery

Discover how this fully customised laser vision correction enables you to break free from the restraints of visual aids

ARE YOU SUITABLE?
BOOK A FREE LASER ASSESSMENT
“People often feel like superhumans after surgery.”

Dr Mantell shares what he hears from patients after their LASIK surgery

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!

Experience the joys of visual freedom

You can truly enjoy life when you escape the limitations of glasses and contacts

Embrace beautiful natural vision

If you’ve worn glasses and contact lenses your whole life, you’ll be familiar with the challenges they bring. Glasses are an inconvenience. You can feel self-conscious and restricted. Contact lenses can be uncomfortable, cause dry eyes and increase your risk of eye infections.

After LASIK laser eye surgery, you’ll have freed yourself from their limits and enjoy life with the beautiful natural vision you deserve.

When frustration turns into freedom

Studies show that transitioning from dependency to freedom can improve your quality of life.

Our patients report feeling more confident, healthy and are more eager to join in on social events and activities.

Your setbacks become successes

Whether you’re into extreme sports, gentle walks or morning talks over coffee, there’s nothing more distracting than your glasses slipping down your nose, fogging-up or falling-off. Contact lenses can be just as bad; they can slip out of place, need constant cleaning and storing, and can cost a small fortune over time!

After LASIK, our patients live worry-free. They no longer have to tolerate the inconvenience of glasses and find they have more energy and drive to devote to their hobbies, careers and the people around them.

Don’t settle for anything less

If poor vision and a life of glasses and contacts are all you know, it can be easy to accept their drawbacks and just carry on.

Don’t!

Not many things are as precious as sight, and the experiences and opportunities that amazing natural vision can give you are priceless. Our patients will tell you that their only regret is that they didn’t do it sooner.

After LASIK, 30 million people worldwide experience life without glasses or contact lenses

Discover how this treatment gives you visual freedom – free from the restraints of glasses and contacts

You may be suitable for LASIK if you are:
LASIK laser eye surgery is 100% blade-free. We use a combination of femtosecond and excimer laser technology to reshape the cornea to correct the eye’s focusing errors.
Advantages
  • LASIK is a 100% bladeless technique
  • Uses safe, proven technology
  • Painless
  • The procedure only takes 15 to 20 minutes
  • Vision is improved almost immediately
  • Rapid visual recovery
  • You can resume most daily activities within 1-2 days, including driving
Disadvantages
  • You may need reading glasses in the future

LASIK carries minimal risks. We manage any of the following complications or side-effects, should they arise:

  • Dry eye: This is treatable with drops and typically resolves within 4 – 6 weeks.
  • Under or overcorrections: We can correct this with further laser enhancement to refine.
  • Flap related issues: These are less common, particularly since introducing a femtosecond laser instead of a blade.
  • Infection: There is a small risk of infection post-treatment, which we can treat.
If you are unsuitable for LASIK, you can consider:
LASIK is a two-step procedure involving two different lasers. Both steps are painless and highly effective, so there’s no need to feel nervous. Even if you are a little worried, our friendly, highly trained team will make sure you feel completely at ease before, during and after your procedure.

Step 1

We will ask you to lie on the treatment bed, positioned between the two laser machines. We will administer anaesthetic drops to numb the eyes. We cover the fellow eye lightly with a gauze pad. We then place a special device between the eyelids and the eye to prevent blinking and keep the eye in the correct position during this first part of the surgery.

We will ask you to look at a light, which will be above you. You will not feel anything, and there will be no noise or smell. It takes approximately 15 seconds for the laser to create the corneal flap. We then repeat these steps on the second eye.

Step 2

We will then move the bed, positioning it beneath the excimer laser. We will administer more anaesthetic eye drops. We place a small device between the lids to keep them open. The surgeon will then use a special instrument to lift the corneal flap. We then apply an excimer laser to precisely reshape the surface of the eye. This laser will emit some ‘zapping’ sounds, and you may experience an unusual smell. The reshaping will take a few seconds only to correct the refractive error. Once finished, the corneal flap is smooth back into place, and this completes the treatment. We then repeat the process on the fellow eye.

It typically takes 10 minutes per eye to complete the LASIK procedure.

Following LASIK

While you relax after the procedure, the surgeon will check your eyes, apply some more drops and place a transparent shield over each eye. You should leave them in place overnight and can remove them the following day. Once the shields have been applied you will be able to return home, and we advise you to rest for the remainder of the day.

You will need to start using post-operative drops the next day, following the removal of the eye shields. You will be required to attend for a follow-up check the next day.

Patients often have 20/20 vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

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
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Additional Resources on LASIK

Learn more about the world’s most popular eye laser surgery from authoritative sources

The aim of refractive surgery is to reduce a person’s dependence on glasses and contact lenses. This is achieved by treating nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and/or astigmatism. Click here to read more.

Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is a new paradigm for refractive surgery, and was first performed by Sekundo and Blum in 2008. It uses only a femtosecond laser to carve out a lenticule within the corneal stroma, and then achieves refractive correction by extracting the lenticule through a small incision. A number of studies have shown that SMILE leads to stable and efficacious outcomes, combined with high safety. Click here to read more.

The limit for laser surgery has more to do with the thickness of your cornea. Every time surgery is performed, the cornea becomes thinner. The safe amount that can be removed differs with every eye. Your surgeon should be able to determine this for you. Sometimes if the eye is too thin, it still may be possible to perform PRK (surface ablation). Click here to read more.

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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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Get our guide on everything you need to know about laser eye surgery in NZ

We understand that choosing laser eye surgery can be confusing. We’ve made it easy. The information in our New Zealand Guide to Vision Correction quickly gives you everything you need to know (and the right questions to ask), to confidently choose the best vision correction provider for your unique eyes.

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