About Laser Eye Surgery

Belinda Newsom
Bachelor of Optometry
HD Lasik procedure 2006
3950 days of great eyesight
and counting…

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


Dr David Kent and his team are delighted to announce SMILE laser, which stands for  SMall Incision Lenticular Extraction, equivalent to keyhole surgery.


LASIK and SMILE are both modern alternatives to glasses or contact lenses. Both procedures are performed within minutes, the procedures are virtually painless typically restoring your ability to see without glasses within 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 25000 corrective laser eye surgery procedures more than any other New Zealand eye surgeon. Dr Kent and this dedicated team are committed to delivering excellence in corrective laser eye surgery in Christchurch, New Zealand.


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


When it comes to treating your eyes and delivering the best possible result technology and surgeon experience count. 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. With the addition of SMILE laser, Dr Kent offers the widest range of corrective laser eye surgery options available. To ensure that the best treatment option is selected for your unique eyes and lifestyle.