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When can I work out after SMILE eye surgery?

One of the advantages of SMILE surgery is that the recovery is really quick. Your vision should be good within the next few days after having SMILE surgery. Another advantage is that there’s no flap, as in LASIK surgery so there’s less likely a chance of you dislodging a flap if there’s an injury. We tell patients that they can return to normal sporting activities after a few days after having SMILE surgery, as long as you can see well, and that you’re confident to proceed with any activities.

To see if you are a good candidate to benefit from eye laser surgery, I’d encourage you to book an appointment now. You can book it online or call the number below, and we’ll book you in to have a free assessment to see if you are suitable to have eye laser surgery. This is the best way to make the first step in seeing if you can benefit from eye laser surgery and free yourself from the burden of glasses and contact lenses. Book now!

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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.

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