8 Great reasons to have Eye Laser Surgery in 2019

1) Wake up and see without glasses

With eye laser surgery, you will no longer have to fumble around for glasses or contact lenses when you wake up. You will be able to see from the moment your alarm clock rings.

2) Be free from contact lenses

Contact lenses can be tiresome, expensive and expose you to possible corneal infections. With SMILE® and LASIK, you should be able to see as well as with your contact lenses, without the need to constantly order, update and clean your contact lenses.

3) Sport and exercise

Imagine being able to run, ride and swim without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. Most patients are able to exercise in the first few days after having LASIK and the recovery is even faster with SMILE surgery. Swimming will be possible 1-2 weeks after surgery in clean water.


Small Incision Lenticule Extraction is quicker, more predictable and safe. The surgery is minimally invasive, there is less dry eye and the corneal integrity is better preserved. We will be the first clinic in Victoria to offer SMILE.

5) Football

SMILE is “flap-less surgery”. This is safer for people playing contact sports such as soccer or football, the recovery is much quicker than surface treatment PRK, with most people returning to normal activities the next day.

6) Crystal clear vision

Modern lasers are highly accurate and your vision will be similar or even better than it is with contact lenses or glasses.

7) Reading glasses

If you are over 50 years old and are struggling with the burden of reading glasses, you may benefit from having Presbyond. This new treatment offers “blended vision”  freeing you from the burden of normal, age-related loss of reading, called (presbyopia).

8) Professional: We pride ourselves in providing the best surgical options to suit each individual patient. We only offer surgery when we consider it to be safe and the best possible outcome for each individual patient.

Surgical procedures carry a small risk of complication, these are discussed in detail at the time of your consultation.

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Dr Anton van Heerden, MBCHB; FRANZCO
Ophthalmologist & Laser Eye Surgeon

Based in Melbourne, but with a reputation that transcends borders, Dr Van Heerden sets the highest bar for laser vision correction surgery in Australia. While his skills and experience are second to none, it is his fun, caring and down to earth nature that truly set’s him apart from the rest. You can sit back and enjoy the journey knowing every detail has been carefully considered.