What to expect

How long will the procedure take?

Expect to be at Canberra Eye Laser for approximately 2 hours. You will be in the treatment room for about 20-30 minutes, but the crucial laser time is only seconds for each eye.  Your family is welcome to watch the procedure from our viewing area if you wish and we will give you a DVD to take home as a momento.

Is the procedure painful?

The procedure is not painful and no needles are used. Local anaesthetic eye drops are used to numb your eyes once you are in the procedure room. Some slight sensation to touch on your eyelids and forehead may be felt. You will notice a mild pressure sensation on your eye during the procedure. You don't need to worry about blinking and the doctor will talk you through the whole process.