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About Laser Eye Surgery

Imagine the freedom of being able to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses.
To wake up in the morning and be able to see the time on the clock radio, to swim, play sport without raindrops on your glasses or pursue a career in the Police Force or the aviation industry.

LASIK and SMILE are both modern alternatives to glasses or contact lenses. Both procedures are painless and performed within minutes. Usually, your ability to see without glasses is restored in 24 hours.

Leading the way in corrective laser eye surgery since Dr David Kent brought laser vision corrective eye surgery to the South Island in 1996.Dr Kent has performed over 28000 corrective laser eye surgery procedures more than any other New Zealand eye surgeon.
Dr David Kent and our dedicated team are committed to deliver excellence in corrective laser eye surgery.

Safety and accuracy are also paramount to us, therefore the decision to purchase the Schwind Amaris 1050RS excimer laser.
The Amaris delivers maximum precision, provides ground breaking innovations in speed of treatment with an advanced eye tracking system. It is the only excimer laser capable of tracking the eye in 7 dimensions.

Dr Kent at Fendalton Eye Clinic specialises in the most advanced and safest techniques available today to correct myopia (short sightedness), hyperopia (long sightedness) and astigmatism.

To ensure that you receive the best treatment option for your eyes and lifestyle Fendalton Eye Clinic offers a wide range of corrective laser eye surgery options, such LASIK, SMILE and PRK.

Fendalton Eye Clinic Services

Laser Eye Treatments

Lasik

Dr David Kent uses the safety, precision & accuracy of a Zeiss VisuMax® femtosecond laser to create a flap in the cornea.

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SMILE Laser

With the development of SMILE, a minimally invasive and flapless procedure has become available. It has quickly established itself as a gentle treatment option.

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Advanced Surface Treatment (PRK)

Surface excimer laser treatments make up about 20% of all excimer laser surgery worldwide.

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Key Differences

Laser Vision Correction has been available for nearly thirty years. There have been many developments and continuous improvements.

Make a lasting change to your life

Top 5 reasons to have corrective laser eye surgery

#1 Capturing every moment.

Capturing every blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment. You can’t plan for everything – but you certainly can give it your best shot with the help of great eyesight.

Are you warming up to the thought of losing your lenses for good? FEC’s friendly team will guide you through every step. Get in touch today for your free HD LASIK suitability assessment

#2 Your career

Don’t let your vision limit how you live your life! Having laser eye surgery to correct your vision could open the door for you to consider a career in aviation, the Police Force or even NASA. Whatever career you choose daily life is easier without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. Click below to book your free laser eye surgery assessment today.

#3 You’ll be wishing you had seen us sooner

The one thing we keep hearing at Fendalton Eye Clinic is “I wish I had had laser eye surgery sooner!” Don’t procrastinate reap the benefits of laser eye surgery today so you can get on and live your best life without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. See the leaders in vision correction at Fendalton Eye Clinic.

 

 

 

#4 Because your worth it

We estimate that the cost of corrective laser eye surgery will be recuperated within three years, considering the annual costs of contact lenses, solutions, glasses, prescription sunglasses plus annual eye checkups.

With our limited time offer of 20 months no payments & interest free with Q Card/Q Mastercard OR 12 months interest free with GEM Visa, there has never been a better time.

#5 Corrective laser eye surgery has a proven track record

Corrective laser eye surgery has been performed around the world for over 25 years, millions of people have reaped the benefits. Dr Kent, at Fendalton Eye Clinic, has personally preformed over 28,000 laser eye surgery procedures. Dr Kent is the most experienced LASIK surgeon in New Zealand. We strive to deliver the best outcome for every person we treat.

Capturing every blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment. You can’t plan for everything – but you certainly can give it your best shot with the help of great eyesight.

Are you warming up to the thought of losing your lenses for good? FEC’s friendly team will guide you through every step. Get in touch today for your free HD LASIK suitability assessment

Technology

High Definition LASIK® for precision safety and accuracy with the Zeiss VisuMax® femtosecond laser and the Schwind Amaris 1050RS excimer laser. Safety and accuracy are paramount to us.

  • Precision Of Schwind Amaris

    Safety, accuracy and precision of the combined technology of the Schwind Amaris 1050RS ground breaking eye tracking system facilitating faster delivery of treatment. The advantage to you as a patient having your laser eye surgery treatment delivered as quickly as possible means that you only need to concentrate on the fixation light for a brief period.

    Furthermore, the benefit to your eye is that the corneal tissue is only exposed for a very short time. This prevents the ocular tissue drying out, assisting in accelerating healing and clarity of vision. The Schwind Amaris 1050RS laser systems unique eye tracking system registers 1050 times per second how your eye moves during the treatment, there is no other excimer laser capable of this level of precision. The laser beam can thus always be perfectly positioned. Up to 1050 laser pulses per second.

    Innovative Eye tracking in up to seven dimensions

    In addition to horizontal and vertical eye movements, the eye can also rotate, roll, tilt or even move up and down. The Schwind Amaris 1050RS laser systems register all of these movements with an eye tracking system that compensates every movement of the eye up to the seventh dimension.¹

    An analogy to explain the advanced 7 dimensional eye tracker is to imagine your eyeball being a buoy in the sea: When the sea is calm, the buoy shifts from the left to the right or forward and backward. In a swell, however, the buoy tilts to the side. Furthermore, a buoy also turns around its anchorage or moves up and down. In the same manner, your eyeball can make linear movements (1st and 2nd dimensions), rolling movements (3rd and 4th dimensions), rotate around its own axis (5th dimension) or move up and down along the z-axis (6th dimension). The 7th dimension considers the time factor and compensates for eye movements that occur during the reaction time of the laser system. That means laser treatment delivered without latency.

    The Schwind Amaris laser systems offers you the leading technology for laser eye surgery providing excellence in all important aspects of your treatment – precision, safety and comfort. The Schwind Amaris laser systems groundbreaking innovations have been materialised – such as the ablation with two energy levels or the unique eye tracking system. So far, these features have not been available in any other device.

  • Safety, Precision, Accuracy

    Many of our patients have asked us, “What if there is a power cut during my laser treatment?” The answer is that we have an uninterruptible power supply ( UPS ) that will take over and supply power to the laser for more than long enough to complete any treatment.

    We have used a UPS since installing our first excimer laser in January 1997. We have a SOLA 610 UPS rated at 6000 volt-amps. The laser will run for more than 15 minutes following a power cut, more than enough to complete any procedure.

    The SOLA 610 UPS provides on-line pure sine wave technology for perfect mains voltage reproduction and regulation. It means that no matter what happens to the mains voltage including current sags, “brown outs” or a power outage, the excimer laser is provided with continuous pure sine wave alternating current. Sensitive electronic equipment like the Schwind Amaris 1050RS excimer laser works best with clean continuous power.

    The Zeiss VisuMax® femtosecond laser also has its own dedicated UPS

  • Quality Laser Theatre

    For your safety we have invested in a purpose built laser operating theatre. To get the best results from laser eye surgery the laser operating theatre conditions need to be carefully controlled.

    Temperature and humidity control are important to achieve consistent rate of removal of corneal tissue (ablation rate). Keeping the air in the theatre clean and free from dust or lint is crucial. Our laser operating theatre has a surgical operating theatre quality air conditioning system.

    HEPA filters

    We have three HEPA filters installed. To ensure thorough filtration of the air entering the laser theatre. HEPA filters are such fine filters that they function to filter out lint and bacteria. Minimising the chance of debris under the LASIK flap or the chance of an infection.

    Positive Pressure

    10-12 Pascal within the laser theatre helps prevent unfiltered air from entering the theatre when the door is opened.

    Consistent temperature and humidity

    Need to be maintained to achieve predictable ablation rates of the cornea.
    Our laser theatre has sophisticated ducted air conditioning that uses chilled water to cool the air. It can both dehumidify and humidify the air in entering the laser operating theatre, enabling us to have stable consistent conditions in the laser theatre regardless of the outside temperature and humidity.

    Our investment in the highest quality air conditioning system to maintain the best laser operating theatre conditions will increase your chance of the best possible result from your LASIK surgery.

     

  • Uninterruptible Power Supply

    Laser Uninterruptible Power Supply

    Many of our patients have asked us, “What if there is a power cut during my laser eye surgery treatment?” The answer is that we have an uninterruptible power supply ( UPS ) that will take over and supply power to the laser for more than long enough to complete any laser eye treatment.

    We have used a UPS since installing our first excimer laser in January 1997. We have a SOLA 610 UPS rated at 6000 volt-amps. The laser will run for more than 15 minutes following a power cut, more than enough to complete any procedure.

    The SOLA 610 UPS provides on-line pure sine wave technology for perfect mains voltage reproduction and regulation. It means that no matter what happens to the mains voltage including current sags, “brown outs” or a power outage, the excimer laser is provided with continuous pure sine wave alternating current. Sensitive electronic equipment like the Schwind Amaris 1050RS excimer laser works best with clean continuous power.

     

  • Zeiss VisuMax® femtosecond laser

     

    The Zeiss VisuMax® femtosecond laser also has its own dedicated UPS .

Lasik eye surgery

What to expect

Step 1

Your FREE Assessment

Your free laser eye surgery assessment is a half hour consultation with an experienced member of our technical team. At this assessment your eyes are scanned to analyse the cornea, we record your vision and determine your prescription. We explain how your eyes are working and advise you on the most appropriate treatment option for you. Please bring your current glasses with you.  If you are a contact lens wearer, please bring your lens container.

 

Step 2

Consultation with Dr David Kent

This is to determine that your eyes are otherwise normal and healthy. It is also important to have an opportunity to meet the eye surgeon performing your procedure and have any questions answered that you may have. To enable us to evaluate your eyes in all lighting conditions your pupils may need to be enlarged (dilated) using eyedrops to simulate a night time pupil.  If you are a contact lens wearer we will advise you as to the period of time that you will be required to cease wearing contact lenses prior to your consultation.  This appointment takes approximately 2 hours

 

Step 3

Day of Treatment

On the day of the procedure you will need to have someone drive you to and from the clinic for your treatment.  Please do not wear any make-up or moisturising creams on or around your eyes for 24hrs prior to this appointment.  You will need to allow approximately 1 to 1½  hours. When you arrive at the clinic for your treatment you will be offered medication (lorazepam) to help you relax.

Happy Days

On the morning after your treatment, an appointment will be made for you to see Dr Kent where the healing of the superficial layer is checked.  You will be given an anti-inflammatory/antibiotic eye drop to use over the next 7 days.  Follow-up care is provided for 6 months following your treatment within New Zealand.

We are committed to providing excellence in laser eye surgery through the expertise of Dr David Kent & a dedicated team of caring staff