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We were excited to have the opportunity to meet and talk to people about SMILE, 3rd generation laser vision correction, at St Lukes shopping mall last week. It was great to meet so many people who wanted to find out whether they were suitable for SMILE or to simply ask questions about the process and procedure. SMILE represents a significant advance in laser eye surgery. It is minimally invasive, gentle and highly accurate.

While we mainly talked about SMILE and LASIK, we had questions about all types of eye conditions and were happy to discuss other procedures Auckland Eye offers and answer questions. We chatted about lens replacement surgery, where the natural lens is replaced with a new artificial lens (IOL), to allow clear eyesight in the distance and up close (for example, for reading a book).

There are many IOL’s to choose from and our specialists can recommend the type of lens best suited to patients and their visual needs. We also had a number of people who’d previously had laser vision correction or implantable contact lens surgery (ICL) come up and tell us their stories and how their life was changed afterwards.

One lady shared her life-changing experience after having ICL surgery for her ‘practically blind eyes’ (-10). She couldn’t praise this modern technology enough! We loved hearing the experiences and felt both happy and proud that what we do on a day-to-day basis can make such a huge difference to people’s lives.

We look forward to helping everyone who booked in for their assessment after meeting at St Lukes. We also welcome anyone who would like to find out whether SMILE is suitable for them to call us on 0800 639393.

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