Laser Eye Surgery Myths

Since 1997, laser eye surgery has revolutionised the world of vision correction, offering a simple solution for people seeking freedom from glasses and contacts. Along with its increasing popularity, a few myths and misconceptions have emerged. In this article, our team debunk common mistruths to provide you with accurate information to make an informed decision about laser eye surgery. 

Myth: Laser eye surgery is painful.

  • Fact: While there may be some discomfort during the procedure, most people do not find laser eye surgery to be painful. Anaesthetic drops are used to numb the eye before the procedure, and you’ll be given additional eye drops to use post-procedure to stop infection. 

Myth: Laser eye surgery is not safe.

  • Fact: Laser eye surgery is a very safe procedure with a low complication rate. It is important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon and to have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. Our team have over 50 years of combined experience in laser eye surgery, and as the first clinic to offer SMILE in Canberra and Australia, our expertise is second-to-none. 

Myth: Laser eye surgery is only for people with severe vision problems.

  • Fact: Laser eye surgery can be beneficial for a wide range of vision problems, from mild to severe. It is important to consult with our team to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.


We are here to answer all your questions, so if you’ve come across any other laser eye surgery myths, let us know and we’ll bust them!


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