Re:Vision Discuss Myopia & the Role of Glasses & Contact Lenses versus Permanent Correction with Laser Vision

Monday 23 March 2020, 5:57PM
By Beckie Wright

If you have near-sightedness, also known as myopia, you are certainly not alone. Thousands of people all around the world have this condition, and they use a variety of different methods to help them see more clearly. Some people use glasses for near-sightedness, which allows them to take their correction away from their eyes when they wish to do so, and some people use contact lenses. And finally, some people undergo LASIK surgery to permanently alter their vision, so they can avoid constant use of glasses or contacts. 

Your personal preference, hobbies, and lifestyle choices all play a role in the solution that is best for you, and visiting a consultant at Re:Vision will help you decide on the way to sharpen your vision. As specialist surgeons, they can provide both LASIK surgery and ICLs (implantable contact lenses). ICLs are practically invisible and, once implanted, are designed to continue to do their job for decades. 

Even better, many patients like the idea that ICLs are reversible/removable if desired. The ICL is customised to your specific visual requirements and can correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism. Finally, A big advantage of ICL is that it can permanently correct your vision; yet no natural tissue is removed in any way during the procedure. If for the unlikely reason you need or wish to remove your ICLs in the future, it can be done.

Research suggests that LASIK could be a good option for people with all levels of myopia, including high levels. However, it isn’t suitable for all people. The surgeons at Re:Vision will assess suitability before surgery, and it is not uncommon for these professionals to turn some people away who want to have surgery.

However, those who get surgery have a one-time expense that can result in years of clear distance vision, and for some people, that is very much worthwhile. Re:Vision offers New Zealand’s newest and most accurate German Schwind 1050 excimer laser technology to deliver Wavefront-Guided LASIK. There is no faster or more precise laser technology in the world.

If you’re confused about your options, don't worry. This is not a decision you must make alone. The professionals at Re:Vision can examine your eyes and help you decide what is the right choice for you, so for more information on laser vision correction options, cataracts treatment and lens replacement surgery please go to .