Consultation Process


The most important piece of information that each patient wishes to know when he or she attends their first appointment is if they are suitable for the surgery.

This is what your pre-operative appointment focuses on and if the answer is yes then it will also determine which individually tailored laser surgery alternative is the best option for your eyes.

Pre-operative Assessment

We appreciate that it is essential to provide you with advice, in order for you to make an informed decision. We begin this process at the pre-operative assessment where we will be able to tell you:

What is involved?

The initial pre-operative appointment will be conducted by one of our highly skilled Optometrists who will determine your suitability for the procedure.

The tests conducted by the Optometrists and technical staff at this stage use advanced diagnostic technological equipment. There is no or very low level discomfort involved in any of these tests.

  • Auto-refraction and keratometry – this is a computerised assessment of spectacle prescription and eye shape
  • Pupil assessment
  • Corneal topography – this is a computerised assessment of the corneal contours allowing determination of suitability for laser refractive surgery
  • Pachymetry – this is a computerised corneal thickness measurement allowing determination of suitability for laser refractive surgery
  • Refraction/prescription measurement for both distance and near sightedness
  • Eye movement and coordination assessment
  • Slit lamp examination of the eye
  • Eye drops that affect your ability to drive from the assessment may be required. It is advisable to bring a driver for the 2 hour duration of the appointment. In some instances the effects of these drops last for 24 hours.

After these tests and once suitability has been established an appointment can be scheduled with the surgeon.

Next step – Appointment with your Surgeon

If you are suitable for eye laser (refractive) surgery, and when you decide to progress in your vision freedom journey, the next step is an appointment with your surgeon.

This appointment involves:

  • Discussion of procedure, benefits and risks
  • Surgical plan being developed & discussed with you

We also understand that some patients may prefer to have both visits combined into one consultation, especially those travelling from interstate or overseas. If this is preferred, please advise our staff at the time of making your appointment.

Note: Depending on your script, it may be necessary to have a driver or transport to the initial appointment, as your pupils may need to be dilated. As this will blur your vision and prevent you from driving for a minimum of 24 hours, you will need to make suitable transport arrangements.

To understand your suitability take the Online Eye Suitability Test at the button below.

Online Eye Suitability Test


To book a complimentary laser assessment click the button below.


Book complimentary laser assessment

To understand your best laser options we provide either a tele-consultation or in-house assessment that is no cost to the participant. Provided by a skilled refractive counsellor from ParkView Day Surgery, our affiliated day surgery facility, during this appointment we are able to refine what your personal eye solution is, and provide you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Are you suitable for eye laser surgery?

Not all people are suitable for laser surgery and a thorough examination with an Ophthalmologist is necessary to determine suitability, however, there are some general guidelines and questions which can provide an initial indication of suitability. Take the suitability test and take your first step to a clearer brighter future.

Your questions answered here

We understand that having eye laser surgery is an important decision and that you may have questions about the procedure, your immediate recovery and what you can expect in the days, weeks and months after surgery. We have answered as many as we can here.