The Lions Laser Vision Centre holds patient safety as the number one priority and supports this goal with ongoing investment in the latest technology.
The Lions Laser Vision Centre is the only clinic in Perth to use the world’s fastest and most advanced excimer laser source, the Schwind 1050RS, which corrects one dioptre of myopia in just 1.3 seconds.
The history of the Lions Laser Vision Centre has been one of firsts – the first refractive laser centre in Western Australia, the first centre to perform laser PRK surgery in Australia in 1991, the first centre to perform LASIK in WA in 1996 and the first and still the only accredited laser vision centre in WA. The centre has achieved accreditation each year since 2006 with ISO 9001, an internationally recognised quality management system.
Laser refractive surgery began with the introduction of an excimer laser in 1982 to reshape the surface of the human cornea and achieve correction of refractive errors in the eye that normally would require glasses or contact lenses. This included correcting shortsightedness, longsightedness and astigmatism.
Initially the surface of the cornea was lasered to flatten the cornea for correction of shortsightedness (myopia). It is now possible to also correct longsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.
Initially the surface of the cornea was lasered. Then in 1990 the technique was improved by adding the creation of a flap with the ablation performed under this. LASIK is more effective, accurate and more comfortable post-operatively providing visual recovery within 24 hours. LASIK is the gold standard of laser refractive surgery and the second most commonly performed eye operation in the world after cataract surgery.
The Lions Laser Vision centre was the first centre to perform LASIK in Western Australia. After performing thousands of procedures over 20 years and continually investing in the latest technology we are the premier centre for laser vision correction.