Laservision Eye Clinic is committed to providing patients with laser eye surgery at the highest levels of safety, comfort and care. The new generation equipment used by Laservision, the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q system, delivers speed, safety and precision from the initial analysis through to the laser treatment itself.
What is Laser Refractive Surgery and how does it work?
Your eye is the organ of vision and consists of the cornea (the outer clear layer), the sclera (the white of the eye), the iris (the coloured part), the lens (lies behind the iris) and the retina (the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye). Your eyes ‘see’ by focusing light that enters the eye onto the retina which sends the image to the brain by the optic nerve.
Laser Refractive Surgery is the reshaping of the cornea to permanently change the focusing power of the eye. Only an ophthalmologist (a doctor trained in the study of eyes) is qualified to perform the treatment. A computer-controlled laser is used to improve or correct the eye's focus. The procedure involves removing a small amount of tissue from the cornea (less than 20%) and reshaping it to correct refractive errors.