Based in the heart of Parramatta, Sydney, Hunter Street Eye Specialists Ophthalmic Surgeons Dr Peter Sumich and Dr Ridia Lim offer vision correcting procedures that reduce and possibly remove the need for corrective visual hardware. Offering Blade Free Laser vision correction and Lens Replacement procedures, utilising the latest technology to achieve optimal results – Bringing vision back into focus
“It’s too expensive” is a common misnomer, when it comes to vision correction procedures.
LASIK, Clear Refractive Lensectomy, PRK, Lens Exchange – whatever the procedure may be research shows that the single upfront cost of any vision correcting procedure is far less than the incremental lifetime cost of paying for vision correcting hardware, making vision correcting eye procedures more cost effective.
The aim of vision correction or refractive surgery is to reduce dependency on visual hardware like glasses and contact lenses to achieve clarity of vision.
With the advancement of technology, technique and experience, it is now uncommon to be unsuitable for some form of refractive vision correction. Though this may be the case and Refractive Vision Correction becoming the “norm”, it is always important to understand that these procedures can have their limitations – realistic expectations is a must, to avoid disappointment. More importantly choosing an experienced surgeon you trust, increases the likelihood of success, regardless of the type of treatment you may end up choosing.
Though most people are suitable for laser vision correction whether it be LASIK, PRK or SMILE, there are going to be those who are not, but doesn’t have to be the end of the road!
One alternative option is Refractive Lens Exchange or Clear Lensectomy, where the lens behind the coloured part of the eye is replaced with an intraocular lens.
Intraocular Lenses can correct short sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hypermetropia) and also astigmatism, in fact it can correct much higher ranges for all types of correction than any type of laser vision correction. As with any type of procedure a full eye health assessment is necessary to ascertain suitability
Having to whip out a pair of reading glasses to do simple tasks is not only annoying and inconvenient for some but for most looking “old” starts to become a real concern.
Laser Eye Surgery and Refractive Lens Exchange can help reduce the reliance on reading glasses or other visual hardware to do near tasks like reading the menu, using a phone, reading or as simple as reading price tags when shopping.
Blended Vision or Monovision has been utilised for many years as a reliable strategy to achieve the ability to perform near and distance tasks without the aid of glasses or contact lenses. It is a term coined for those whose non-dominant eye is intentionally focused for near to reduce or sometimes remove the need for visual hardware for close range tasks such as using a mobile phone, reading, sewing and computer work, while concurrently leaving the dominant eye focused for distance tasks such as driving and watching cinema or the T.V.
Blended vision can be achieved with Laser Vision Correction or via Lens Exchange and offers a more permanent solution for those who want to be able to perform both distance and near tasks free from visual hardware.
They say 40 is the new 30 but turning forty means the beginning of changes – eyes are no exception…
Presbyopia – age related farsightedness – Lens dysfunction – the arms are getting too short syndrome – the glasses on glasses off game – can’t read the menu – whatever the description, presbyopia is the gradual loss of the ability to focus for near tasks.
Starting for most from the age of 40 presbyopia results in the need to rely on reading glasses for near tasks such as reading, knitting, sewing, using the computer, mobile phone, shopping and even simple tasks such as reading a menu. For those who have never required or relied on spectacles, the sudden need to wear “reading glasses” may be onerous or inconvenient or worse yet some may become symptomatic suffering from eye strain that can cause migraines or headaches.
Removing the need for reading glasses via Laser Vision Correction (LASIK, PRK) or Clear lens extraction is a definite possibility for those who want to alleviate the need for glasses to perform near tasks.
PRK and iLasik are completely blade free procedures and can be customised to treat your eyes, whether you are longsighted, shortsighted, astigmatic or a combination.
Every eye is as unique as a fingerprint and should be treated as such.
At Hunter Street Eye Specialists we have adopted a personalised approach to laser vision correction – from the very first eye assessment, through to the procedure and post treatment. Wavescan eye mapping allows us to create a map that is specific to your eyes prior to treatment allowing individualized vision correction via PRK or LASIK.
With an Experienced Surgeon, Realistic Expectations and Innovative technology you can achieve clear vision and freedom from visual hardware.
With a myriad of corrective refractive options, there are now very few people that are unsuitable for vision correction surgery, however the most important choice is still choosing the right Surgeon.
Choosing a trusted and experienced surgeon is the beginning to achieving a successful outcome. Dr Peter Sumich and Dr Ridia Lim can help in correcting vision and reduce dependency on visual hardware to achieve clear vision.