What will I experience at Medownick?
Step 1: Tell us about your vision needs and goals
To get started, either book a free assessment online, or call us on 1800 37 39 37 to let us know what you’re hoping to gain. We are here to take your call from Monday to Saturday.
Step 2: Come to our clinic for your free assessment
Your next step will be to come into our clinic for a series of tests so that we can thoroughly assess your vision and the health of your eyes. These tests are free, and there is no obligation to go ahead with any surgery.
Step 3: Talk with a Patient Counsellor
Immediately after your free assessment (while you are still at our clinic), one of our friendly Patient Counsellors will talk you through the results of your assessment, let you know if we believe you are suitable to ditch your glasses, and recommend a course of action that is tailored to you.
If you are suitable for laser correction, they will also provide you with a quote and detailed notes about the procedure to help you make an informed decision.
Step 4: Prepare for the big day
When you decide to go ahead with laser vision correction, we will make a time that fits with your schedule, and walk you through everything you need to do in order to prepare.
If you wear soft contact lenses, you will be asked to leave them out for two or three days.
There are no dietary restrictions to your surgery, so we encourage you to have a light meal before you come in. Please wear warm clothes, and do not wear any eye makeup, perfume, or aftershave.
Step 5: Your laser eye surgery
You can expect to be in theatre for 15 to 30 minutes - often it is even faster. You will be given a mild relaxant and anaesthetic eye drops before the surgery so you won’t feel any pain, just a slight pressure on the eye.
The surgery itself will differ depending on the procedure you receive, and each of these is outlined for you to better understand them, here.
Step 6: Immediately after laser eye surgery
If you received SmartSight or LASIK laser eye surgery, you will simply need a friend to drive you home and we recommend wearing sunglasses (no prescription necessary!) to protect your eyes from sunlight on the drive home. If you received Touchless Robotic Trans-PRK laser eye surgery, you will have appointed a Carer, who will take you home and can live with you for the next three days while you remain on relaxing medication to help your eyes heal. We will guide you through all of this prior to your surgery.
Patients receiving SmartSight rarely report discomfort immediately after the procedure. LASIK patients may feel some discomfort, grittiness and watery eyes for approximately four hours immediately after the surgery. And after Touchless Robotic Trans-PRK, patients are given medication and anaesthetic drops to ensure their comfort for the next three days.
Step 7: Enjoy your new eyes
You are ready to see naturally! Depending on the specific procedure – and on your body’s unique healing process – you may see immediate improvement to your vision, or else it will become clearer over the coming days and weeks. Either way most patients no longer have any use for those prescription glasses, and over the days and weeks to follow you will be amazed as your eyes heal and you are truly free to see naturally.
“If you’re even slightly considering laser eye surgery definitely head to Medownick Laser Clinic for your initial consult and you’ll see just how incredible they are. Everyone is so lovely and calm and it makes the whole experience just that much more reassuring.” Kelsey Lea
Laser eye surgery is an investment in you. It’s why we offer interest-free payment plans over six, 12 or 18 months to suitable candidates.