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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – We remain Open for all Consultations.  LASIK and Lens implantation surgeries are continuing as normal.

  • We are currently maintaining social distancing in our waiting room.
  • All LASIK and refractive surgeries performed in Dr McGeorge’s theatre at Murdoch continue to operate as normal.
  • Contact registers are mandatory at most businesses and venues to help with contact tracing. The WA Government’s SafeWA app provides an efficient and safe way to record contact details. Signing in is mandatory when entering the hospital.

Please see below the announcement we have from the Government and we are following their guidelines.

Please DO NOT ATTEND, if you:

  • Have been in contact with someone who is a confirmed case of Coronavirus COVID-19; or
  • Have a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, difficulty breathing, fatigue, or any cold/flu like symptoms.

If you fit this criteria please self-isolate at home until the 15th day following travel or contact, even if you are well. If you are showing respiratory or flu-like symptoms, present to the nearest public emergency department where the most up to date isolation precautions and treatments are available.

If you have travelled from outside Western Australia in the last 14 days and become unwell you must self-isolate and seek medical advice.

I have heard about SMILE laser. Is it safe?

SMILE laser or Small-incision lenticule extraction is a new treatment and the latest in the field of keratorefractive surgery.

Small-incision lenticule extraction entails the use of the femtosecond laser to create 4 sequential cuts to form an intrastromal lenticule, which is subsequently separated from the surrounding corneal stroma to provide myopic correction. Continue reading “I have heard about SMILE laser. Is it safe?”

Can I Claim Laser Eye Surgery on My Private Health Insurance?

Can I Claim Laser Eye Surgery on My Private Health Insurance?
The cost of laser eye surgery is a significant amount for the average household budget. As such, most people who visit Perth Laser Vision enquire whether part of the cost can be covered by their private health insurance. Generally, this sort of surgery is classified as “lifestyle” surgery by health funds and is not covered except in certain circumstances. Continue reading “Can I Claim Laser Eye Surgery on My Private Health Insurance?”

“On a dusty road in Cambodia” – First-hand experiences from our own intrepid fundraising cyclist

Kathy has recently returned from cycling in Cambodia to raise money for Project Futures – End Human Trafficking and I know that I speak for the whole team when I say that we are all incredibly proud of her. In a brief interview, Kathy shares with me her experiences from this amazing trip and the thought provoking impact that it has had on her personally.

Continue reading ““On a dusty road in Cambodia” – First-hand experiences from our own intrepid fundraising cyclist”

Does your vision change during pregnancy? Is it safe to have laser eye surgery while you are pregnant?

Can pregnancy affect my vision?

Yes, and vision change happens in up to 15 percent of all pregnant women. During pregnancy, changes in hormones, metabolism, fluid retention, and blood circulation can all affect your eyes and your eyesight. Continue reading “Does your vision change during pregnancy? Is it safe to have laser eye surgery while you are pregnant?”

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