Laser Eye Surgery

Gone are the days when glasses and contact lenses were your only options,  its time to start a new journey. Visit an Eye Specialist and get your vision back with a MediFin Laser Eye Surgery loan today!

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How Much Does Laser Eye Surgery Cost?

Surgery is an option which will give you confidence and make you feel amazing again, but Laser Eye Surgery can be extremely costly, especially when you need to fork up all the money at once. Costs are in the range of R 25,000.00 – R 40,000.00.

R 25,000.00

Pay with Cash

Not Covered

With Medical Aid

*R 1,454.62 p/m

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How It Works

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Consult Your Doctor

Get a quote from your optometrist (or apply using an estimated procedure amount).

Gather your Documents

You will need a copy of your ID, proof of income (most recent salary slip), last 3 months’ bank statements and proof of residence (eg. a utility bill).

Apply Online

Apply online to check whether you qualify for a Medical Finance loan and send us your documents (See Step 2) via email.

Await Approval

We’ll get back to you within an hour.

Payment Made

Once accepted, we'll make a payment directly to your practitioner within 24 hours.

Where Can I Find an Eye & Laser centre?

Find a registered practitioner near you! Or join our directory.

Proudly Nice Eyes Optometrist
New Hyper Save Centre 57 Turf Avenue, Johannesburg, Gauteng 1811
Neovision Hillcrest Corner
53 Old Main Road, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal 3610
Neovision Mall of the South
Shop F052 Corner Swartkoppies Rd, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2190
Shop 1 ,Palmhof centre,Kloofstreet,Tamboerskloof,Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape 8001

Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Eye Surgery

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What is Laser Eye Surgery?

Refractive Surgery, more commonly known as Laser Eye Surgery, is the general term used to describe surgical procedures that correct common vision problems, refractive errors and eye diseases. Laser Eye Surgery is received to treat problems such as shortsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism (blurred vision) and presbyopia, with the aim of reducing dependency on prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses.

The most commonly performed Laser Eye Surgery procedure is LASIK (laser insitu keratomileusis), with thousands of patients having successfully undergone treatment.

What causes loss of vision?

The causes of loss of vision are extremely varied and range from conditions affecting the eyes to conditions affecting the visual processing centres in the brain. Impaired vision becomes more common with age. Common causes of vision loss in the elderly include diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Other causes of vision loss:

  • Bacterial Infection
  • CMV Retinitis
  • Corneal Scars
  • Eye Tumor
  • Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Medications
  • Onchocerciasis
  • Stargardt’s Disease
  • Toxins/Poisoning
  • Trauma
  • Viral Infections of the Eye
  • Vitamin A Deficiency

How safe is LASIK?

LASIK has been authorized by the FDA as a safe and effective technique. It’s crucial to keep in mind, though, that LASIK isn’t suited for everyone. Some people aren’t good candidates, and if they are, the results may be less than ideal. To establish if LASIK is correct for you, you need have a complete pre-operative assessment.

What are the advantages of LASIK Laser Eye Surgery?

Advantages of LASIK Laser Eye Surgery include:

  • A decreased dependency on reading glasses and contact lenses
  • Quick and safe procedures that are performed under local anaesthetic
  • Both eyes can be corrected within the same appointment
  • Recovery is quick (1 – 2 days)
  • Long term side effects are minimal
  • Corneas are not weakened, as it is with the Radial Keratotomy procedure

What are the types of Laser Eye Surgery?

LASIK – Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis
PRK – Photo Refractive Keratectomy
ASA – Advanced Surface Ablation
LASEK – Laser-Assisted Sub-Epithelial Keratomileusis
LBV – Laser Blended Vision
SMILE – Small Incision Lenticule Extraction
PTK – Photo Therapeutic Keratectomy
YAG – neodymium-Yttrium Aluminium Garnet
SLT – Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty
PRP – Pan Retinal Photocoagulation

How often will I see the doctor following my surgery?

Your postoperative appointments will be scheduled:

  • One day
  • One week
  • One month
  • Three months
  • And six months (optional)

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