The cost depends on which surgery you have. This will be determined at the time of your initial assessment.
There are a few health funds which do cover refractive laser procedures. These are constantly changing, and it may be worth enquiring if your health fund does cover this surgery or not. There is no refund from Medicare.
We ask that you pay in full before the surgery. Payment can be by cash, credit card or direct bank deposit. We have an agreement with a secondary micro-lending service (PayRite)
- Eye Laser Specialists, 1209 High Street, Armadale
- Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic, 956 Nepean Highway, Mornington
The initial assessment takes about 1 hour. You have numerous tests. Your pupils will be dilated at the time of the assessment, and as a result, you should not drive yourself to the clinic.
Laser eye surgery procedures: Eye Laser Specialists, 1209 High Street, Armadale
No. You cannot drive yourself home from the surgery as your vision will be blurry, and you will have had a mild sedative.
No. Surgery is done using anaesthetic drops. You can feel pressure on the eye but no pain.
LASIK/SMILE/PRK surgery takes about 10 minutes. However, you can expect to be in the facility for about 2 hours.
I recommend that you return to work no sooner than 2 to 3 days after your surgery.
You can usually drive the day after surgery. I would recommend that you have someone drive you to the post-op appointment to ensure that your vision has recovered sufficiently to the point that you can drive safely.