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Grab on to a bigger life with PRK in Melbourne

Think you may be unsuitable for LASIK laser eye surgery? Take our suitability quiz or book a free appointment to see if PRK could be the perfect vision correction solution to free you from glasses and contacts

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Discover the benefits of PRK laser eye surgery in Melbourne

Dr Anton Van Heerden explains how laser eye surgery works
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Who can our life-changing treatments help?

If you see yourself in how I describe my ideal patients below, we can certainly help you enhance your every waking moment with amazing natural vision
I’m tired of outdated glasses and contact lenses

I’m tired of outdated glasses and contact lenses

Imagine waking up tomorrow and seeing clearly without having to scramble around for your glasses or going to the bathroom to put in your lenses? Every aspect of life becomes more enjoyable when you free yourself from the things that slow you down, hold you back and get in your way.

Embark on your next big adventure towards authentic vision by booking a free appointment today.

I'm very active but my glasses and contacts get in my way

I’m very active but my glasses and contacts get in my way

Spontaneity, fun and the unknown are key ingredients of a great adventure. But these aren’t words you often associate with glasses and contacts. Beach days, camping trips and late nights – or any activity that isn’t sleeping – requires you to consider your eyes first. *Yawn*, we feel bored just thinking about it.

Escape the barriers that hold you back from unleashing your full potential by booking a free appointment today.

Take the first step towards a life free from glasses and contacts

Take the first step towards a life free from glasses and contacts

If you would like to celebrate the everyday with exceptional vision, give us a call or book your free discovery appointment. Your bigger life can truly begin when you take a step out of your comfort zone.

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Your life after PRK

Every aspect of life becomes more enjoyable when you free yourself from the things that slow you down, hold you back and get in your way

The start of a new adventure with PRK

If you’re unsuitable for LASIK, you can still reduce your  dependency on glasses or contact lenses to see after PRK.

The world awaits

You’ll feel more spontaneous and free as you begin to experience life without limitations.

Make today amazing

Life’s more fun after PRK. Patients love waking up in the morning and leaving the house to enjoy whatever activity they desire, without the added fuss of contacts and glasses.

Experience everything

Let PRK enable you to experience the adventurousness of life. You’ll be amazed at what you can do when free of glasses and contact lenses.

The start of a new adventure with PRK

If you’re unsuitable for LASIK, you can still  reduce your  dependency on glasses or contact lenses to see after PRK.

The world awaits

You’ll feel more spontaneous and free as you begin to experience life without limitations.

Make today amazing

Life’s more fun after PRK. Patients love waking up in the morning and leaving the house to enjoy whatever activity they desire, without the added fuss of contacts and glasses.

Experience everything

Let PRK enable you to experience the adventurousness of life. You’ll be amazed at what you can do when free of glasses and contact lenses.

Want to start your next adventure today?

Change how you see the world in 3 easy steps

REACH OUT

Book a free appointment or give us a call on 1300 297 583 and we’ll help guide you towards a free appointment.

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WE’LL MEET

I’ll see you before treatment to ensure you’re a good candidate and treat you at my state-of-the-art refractive eye specialist clinic close to Melbourne CBD.

THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

I’ll supervise your aftercare as you begin to experience a new chapter of your life adventure without glasses or contact lenses. 

How does it work?

Change how you see the world in 3 easy steps

REACH OUT

Book a free appointment or give us a call on 1300 297 583 and we’ll help guide you towards a free appointment.

Book a free appointment

WE’LL MEET

I’ll see you before treatment to ensure you’re a good candidate and treat you at my state-of-the-art refractive eye specialist clinic close to Melbourne CBD.

THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

I’ll supervise your aftercare as you begin to experience a new chapter of your life adventure without glasses or contact lenses.

PRK explained

Everything you need to know about PRK laser eye surgery

Parameters to have PRK are similar to those for LASIK surgery. Patients with marginally thin corneas may be more suited to PRK surgery. Patients with dry eyes may also be better suited to have PRK surgery.

PRK works by removing the surface cell layers of the eye before applying a MEL90 excimer laser to reshape the cornea.  A contact lens is then placed on the corneal surface to allow the corneal epithelium to regrow over the ensuing days.

The benefits of PRK include: 

  • Quick surgery
  • No flap creation
  • Repeatable
  • Good for thinner cornea and dry eye conditions

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, we will discuss these risks with you to ensure you are well informed and confident with your decision. 

If you are unsuitable for PRK, we can perform trans-epithelial PRK. This is an excellent, accurate way to treat refractive error without the need to remove the epithelium manually.

Step 1: We remove the eyes epithelial layers 

Step 2: We apply the laser

Step 3: We apply a drug called Mitomycin-c to reduce the likelihood of developing corneal haze

Step 4: We apply a contact lens that acts as a bandage

Most people see 20/20 or better after PRK, as clearly as they would after LASIK. 1

What our patients say...

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Lovely staff, great facilities, eye surgery went smoothly – definitely recommend!

Kate Luscombe

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I’ve now got better than 2020 vision. No more glasses for me! I’m extremely pleased with the results.

Ash Redward

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Dr. Anton and his team have been nothing short of amazing through my journey in achieving better than 20-20 vision. Thank you!

Trish Toth

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Professional, thorough and gentle. Have been commending Dr Anton and the team to all my friends and family!

Zac Puplett

We have replaced the images of real patients who provided these testimonials to protect their privacy.

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Take this quick quiz to discover if you could escape the barrier of glasses and contact lenses

Take this quiz to find out if you could be free from glasses or contacts

Not everyone can benefit from laser eye treatment – your options change depending on your eyes, age and lifestyle. Find out which type of treatment is right for you by taking this quick 2 min quiz:

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Links to authoritative resources on PRK

Follow the links below for more information on PRK laser eye surgery

An overview of PRK for the correction of visual refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Click here for more information – National Center for Biotechnology Information

In study, 602 patients who underwent PRK following multifocal IOL implantation, a significant reduction in sphere and cylinder was achieved with good refractive predictability. Click here for more information – Eye World

This study shows good PRK outcomes in eyes with low to moderate myopia. Click here for more information – Healio News.

About the expert

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.

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