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There are currently three laser procedures available for people with myopia and astigmatism, which are PRK, LASIK and Smile. And I put them in that order because PRK is the original laser treatment which has been done since the early nineties. Great results. The only issue is it’s a long recovery and then came LASIK in the mid nineties. Excellent results, very quick recovery, but there’s always a risk of knocking a flap on the front of the eye, which remains throughout life. And then the newest technology is Smile, which has been around for over a decade now, which is increasing hugely in number every year. And that has the benefit of a quick recovery like LASIK, but without the risk of a flap.

If you want to see if you’re a good candidate to have Eye Laser surgery, then I encourage you to take the self test. It will take a few minutes of your time and give you a good idea if you can take the next step into getting better vision without glasses and contact lenses.

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Dr Anton van Heerden, MBCHB; FRANZCO
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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.