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Have You Been Told You’re Not Suitable For Laser Eye Surgery?

10 December 2019

You’re not eligible for eye surgery.
We don’t believe you’re a candidate for laser eye surgery.
We won’t be recommending laser eye surgery in your case. 

Sometimes, it’s difficult to get past these words. After bookings, appointments and analysis, nothing can knock the wind out of your sails quite like rejection and then… nothing. So you’re still struggling with expensive glasses and fiddly contact lenses, back where you started, uncertain about what to do next. Laser eye surgery seemed to be the answer, but then the experts deemed that your eyes aren’t right for the procedure, or maybe you were never given a reason at all.

Wait, what? Just because you have been told you can’t have LASIK doesn’t mean there is no solution for you. Perhaps you might be a good candidate for PRK Laser or Lens replacement surgery. Take a moment to explore the possibilities with Hunter Laser Vision and hold onto hope – because there are plenty of reasons and ways we can get your eyes back on track!

What does Hunter Laser Vision Do Differently?

When we perform a laser suitability assessment, we’re not looking at the application of a single solution, instead, we’re more interested in getting real results with the right procedure. Our Ophthalmologists can determine if your case is better suited to a different non laser treatment. Instead of asking, am I eligible for laser eye surgery, try to re-frame it in your mind as, am I eligible for corrective treatment? The answer 9/10 will be yes.

So what are the alternatives?

Before you try to work out how much laser eye surgery costs and whether or not your eyes are suited to its various alternative forms, take a look at this list. We offer:

  • PRK
  • Refractive Lens Exchange or Lens Replacement Surgery (CLE)
  • ICL


LASIK is a type of laser eye surgery to correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism. It can provide an alternative to wearing glasses or contact lenses, or reduce your need for glasses. It is both safe and highly effective.


Just like LASIK, PPK is a type of laser refractive surgery used to correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism. It can reduce, or eliminate entirely, your need for glasses or contacts. The perfect laser for you is dependent on your current eye prescription and eye health.

Refractive Lens Exchange or Lens Replacement Surgery (CLE)

This procedure is more common than you may think! Imagine if you could replace your failing natural lenses with an artificial version? It’s entirely possible with Refractive Lens Exchange. Dr Singh gently removes the eye’s natural lens, replacing it with an artificial permanent intraocular lens (IOL).

ICL or Implantable Collamer Lenses

This is a long-lasting contact lens fitted inside the eye and can be a great option for those with difficult prescriptions. This can be reversed at any time. Don’t give up on achieving clear, concise vision. Even if you’re not suitable for one treatment, this doesn’t mean you’re not the perfect candidate for another procedure. Hunter Laser Vision has been a leader in providing the best in corrective eye surgery throughout the Hunter Region for more than 20 years. Talk to one of our team members today to discuss your eye surgery needs.

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