WHY CHOOSE SANDTON EYE CLINIC?

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Do you remember the first time you were told you had to wear glasses?

Or the first time you had to put a contact lens in your eye? Now, imagine the freedom and joy of waking up tomorrow morning and seeing everything clearly without either. Imagine a new and adventurous life without the need for corrective lenses.

What is the best age and life stage to get

laser vision correction?

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. The best time for laser vision correction is when you are 18, but if you want clear, effortless vision and you are considered a perfect candidate, the next best time is right now. Laser vision correction can be life-changing at various stages of life, allowing people to do what they love without the inconvenience of glasses and contact lenses.

Myopia control is the area of children’s eye care dedicated to slowing down childhood nearsightedness progression. 

Myopia cannot be reversed, and the goal of treatment is to keep it from getting worse. This can protect a child’s eye health in the future. Treatment includes eye drops and special contact lenses.    

Having LASIK surgery at age 18 means having good near and distance vision for the longest time possible thus getting the maximum improvement in quality of life.

You will save the most on glasses and contact lenses.

The younger you are, the faster and better you heal.

Astigmatism | Farsightedness | Nearsightedness

At age 45 you may have been wearing glasses all your life or just recently realised you need reading glasses.

This is the earliest age for surgery to achieve blended vision which should also eliminate future need for readers.

LASIK surgery at this age should be permanent until old age brings cataracts.

If you had LASIK surgery at a younger age you will eventually need a blended LASIK ‘topup’ when you start needing reading glasses.

Somewhere between 55 and 65, old age will give you cataracts. Once again, whether you have been wearing glasses your whole life or only needed them more recently, you have another opportunity to achieve spectacle independence. Cataract surgery with a premium lens may correct your vision, restoring it again for all distances.

 

*Please note that most medical aids do not fund refractive surgery. Cataract surgery is a prescribed minimum benefit (PMB) and by law has to be paid for by medical aids. If you choose premium lenses for independence from glasses you will have a co-payment on the lens.

Choosing sight without glasses is a life-changing event. Find out if Laser Vision Correction is right for you.

Choosing sight without glasses is a life-changing event. Find out if Laser Vision Correction is right for you.

THE BENEFITS OF LASER VISION CORRECTION

Look at your choices. Glasses. Contacts. LASIK. Pick the best one. Do it now.

Choosing sight without glasses is a lifechanging event. See clearly every waking moment*. Just get up and go. Dive in and swim. Enjoy your hobbies and sports without a thought for your glasses and contact lenses.

You no longer need to clean your contact lenses twice a day. Laser vision correction will give you at least 10 more minutes a day. In one year, that’s 60 hours. And there’s the time spared not searching for your glasses or readers.

Both LASIK surgery and contact lenses are safe. Did you know that sight-affecting corneal infections are 10 times higher in long term contact lens wearers than after LASIK surgery? LASIK has fewer side effects and higher satisfaction rates ** than contact lenses.

Just being able to see without visual aids is priceless, but LASIK surgery can actually save you money. There is a strong argument for having LASIK surgery sooner rather than later if you calculate how much you spend on glasses and contact lenses. Try our cost calculator to see how it adds up over time.

THE BENEFITS OF LASER VISION CORRECTION

Look at your choices. Glasses. Contacts. LASIK. Pick the best one. Do it now.

Choosing sight without glasses is a lifechanging event. See clearly every waking moment. Just get up and go. Dive in and swim. Enjoy your hobbies and sports without a thought for your glasses and contact lenses.

You no longer need to clean your contact lenses twice a day. Laser vision correction will give you at least 10 more minutes a day. In one year, that’s 60 hours. And there’s the time spared not searching for your glasses or readers.

Both LASIK surgery and contact lenses are safe. Did you know that sight-affecting corneal infections are 10 times higher in long term contact lens wearers than after LASIK surgery? LASIK has fewer side effects and higher satisfaction rates ** than contact lenses.

Just being able to see without visual aids is priceless, but LASIK surgery can actually save you money. There is a strong argument for having LASIK surgery sooner rather than later if you calculate how much you spend on glasses and contact lenses. Try our cost calculator to see how it adds up over time.

Patient Stories

SEE HOW LASER VISION CORRECTION CHANGES LIVES​

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Commitments

Commitment 1:

Our first commitment is a free enhancement if you need it. Approximately 10% of Laser vision correction patients might need some fine-tuning within the first few years. We offer this additional treatment free of charge within 1 year of the original procedure.

Commitment 2:

We will not approve your LASIK surgery if we do not believe that you will see as well as, or better than you did while wearing your glasses or contact lenses.

Commitment 3:

We offer vision correction at all life stages to address changes that occur due to aging:

  • When you need to start wearing reading glasses at around age 45, visit us again for PresbyLasik.
  • When you develop cataracts at around age 65, refractive cataract surgery can keep you free of glasses.

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Meet Your Surgeon

Dr Lourens Coetzee’s love for photography and art, combined with a passion for mathematics and optics, explains his special interest in Cataract, Cornea and Refractive surgery. Refractive surgery in particular is an innovative field that develops constantly with new equipment and surgical techniques. Dr Coetzee continuously attends international training courses and congresses to remain at the forefront of advancements in refractive surgery.

Cataract Refractive surgeon

Dr Lourens Coetzee

General Ophthalmologist

Dr Melody Sun

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Meet Your Surgeon

Dr Melody Sun has a keen interest in problem-solving, managing the eye and restoring vision.  This curiosity regarding surgery and the eye prompted her to embark on a medical career and later specialise in ophthalmology, which she believes embodies the art and precision of delicate surgical techniques. 

Dr Sun’s entire academic pathway has been a testament to her quest for perfection, having achieved distinction and honours at every stage of her qualifications. Recently, she was awarded the registrar of the year prize as the top ophthalmology registrar of 2021 in the ophthalmology circuit at the University of the Witwatersrand.