Frequently Asked Questions

1. Am I suitable?

Freedom Eye Laser can achieve freedom from glasses with superb vision for virtually any eye. The majority of people under 45 years of age are brilliant candidates for the laser vision correction with our state of the art laser system.

“What if I am not suitable for Laser Vision correction?”

For patients over 45 years of age, lens replacement surgery is performed to address the requirement for distance and reading vision correction with the most advanced lenses and techniques.

Dr Genge will perform a comprehensive eye assessment and the options available to you will be discussed with Dr Genge in detail.

Safety is paramount. Should Laser be contraindicated as the ideal choice, Dr Genge has comprehensive training and experience in non-laser strategies such as presbyopic lens implants (ICL collateral). He is also a corneal transplant specialist and is an authority on treatments for patients with keratoconus such as Keraring implants (Keraring collateral) and collagen cross-linking.

At Freedom Eye Laser we represent the most comprehensive approach to give you the best possible vision regardless of your eye condition.

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2. Why Freedom Eye Laser?

Freedom Eye Laser provides the highest eye care available.

We have the best laser and lens technology that exists, coupled with a surgeon who has world-class experience and highest-level specialist Fellowship training in Laser Eye Surgery and Advanced Lens Surgery.

“Our obsession with quality”

You will be assessed personally by Dr James Genge. James has a personal approach to medicine and connects with his patient by first gaining a thorough understanding of their hopes and goals. The results are then achieved by applying the best equipment, skill and experience.

The attention to detail, apparent in every aspect of the practice, is a reflection of our commitment to providing you freedom, not just from glasses but freedom to live your life the way you choose.


3. How safe is Laser?

The technology involved in laser vision correction has continued to evolve to it’s current level of unparalleled safety. It is a far safer option with regard to infection than contact lenses.

“Is laser eye surgery safe?”

Femtosecond laser created corneal flaps have virtually eliminated the intra-operative risks presented by using a blade or microkeratome to create the corneal flap. Blade-free Femtosecond Laser flaps also have allowed for optimal long-term stability of LASIK.

Dr Genge will personally assess each of your eye’s suitability and will only recommend a course of action if, above all, it represents the safest and most effective way for you to achieve freedom from glasses and contact lenses.


4. How long does it last?

Generally laser vision correction should last for life.

As you reach 45 years of age there becomes a requirement for reading glasses despite being free of distance glasses. The laser correction can easily be modified at this point. Alternatives Freedom Eye Laser specialises in such as lens replacement surgery can also be explored.

In the unlikely possibility of the vision changing in the long term, the beauty of the laser vision correction performed at Freedom Eye Laser is that it can be enhanced anytime in the future, allowing for confidence in your long-term result.

Vision correction with lens replacement surgery will allow freedom from glasses for distance, computer distance and reading. This correction will last the rest of your life.


5. Is there any discomfort?

There is a mild pressure sensation for 20 seconds during laser vision correction at Freedom Eye Laser and otherwise the procedure is perfectly comfortable.

“Does laser eye surgery hurt?”

After the procedure the eyes will sting and may be mildly watery for 3-4 hours. This is easily controlled with mild analgesia such as Neurofen. After this period your eyes will be and will remain comfortable.
Lens replacement surgery is generally completely pain free.


6. When can I resume normal activities?

Most activities such as working, driving, using a computer or reading can recommence the next day.

“What happens after laser eye surgery?”

It is prudent to avoid swimming, firm eye rubbing and intense physical activity for 2 weeks.


7. How often do I need to be seen?

All patients are seen the next day to ensure everything is settling perfectly. Patients are then seen to ensure final stability at 1 month.

At Freedom Eye Laser we are always happy to review you anytime in the future should you have any concerns. Dr Genge is always available to address questions.


8. Are there any restrictions after the procedure?

Once your vision correction has settled over 2 weeks, there is no restriction on activity.
You can swim in pools or the surf with your eyes open. All sporting activities can be resumed. This includes activities such as scuba diving and mountaineering / skiing.

You can swim in pools or the surf with your eyes open. All sporting activities can be resumed. This includes activities such as scuba diving and mountaineering / skiing.