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Whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted or are experiencing blurred vision, we offer vision correction treatments for all eye conditions and diseases. This includes but is not limited to cataract, corneal and retinal procedures. Kindly fill in your details to book a preliminary consultation with us to see whether you qualify for Lasik eye surgery.

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269 Beyers Naude Drive, Northcliff, Johannesburg

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Visiomed Eye Clinic is situated in the Visiomed Office Park in Beyers Naude Drive, Northcliff, Johannesburg, 3 km east of the N1. We are directly opposite the popular and well known Cresta Shopping Centre and easy to find. We offer ample secure parking with a security guard at the entrance to the office park.

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Visiomed Eye Clinic is  an eye surgery clinic centrally situated and close to all amenities, yet on the doorstep of the peaceful and leafy suburbs of Northcliff, Randburg and Linden. Due to this unique environment, you will find a wide selection of guest houses to choose from, should you need to stay overnight.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a suitable patient for Eye Laser Surgery?

Because each person’s eyes are different, your eye surgeon will select and advise you on the best eye laser treatment for you – choosing from LASIK, PRK or EPI LASIK to give you the ultimate vision correction.

How Experienced Is Visiomed with eye surgery?

Over 25 000 eye laser surgeries have been performed at Visiomed since 1996.

Will my eyes deteriorate faster after LASIK surgery?

No, LASIK has no influence on the normal refractive changes of the eye.

What are Vision Screenings?
Vision screenings are not comprehensive eye exams. Screenings usually take only a few minutes and are often performed by volunteers who are not eye care professionals.

In many cases, vision screenings are nothing more than a visual acuity test where you’re asked to identify the smallest letters you can on a vision chart across the room.

Vision screenings typically are designed to only detect subnormal visual acuity and major vision problems — as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. They generally are ineffective for detecting more subtle vision problems and potentially sight-robbing eye diseases.

People who fail a vision screening (usually because their visual acuity is worse than 20/40) are made aware of this and are encouraged to visit an eye doctor so they can have their vision problem professionally diagnosed and treated with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery.

Passing a vision screening
Even if your child passes a school vision screening, it doesn’t guarantee he or she has perfect vision or has all the required visual skills needed for optimum performance in the classroom.

In fact, a number of studies have identified significant challenges and shortcomings of children’s vision screenings, including:

  • Children with significant learning-related vision problems being able to pass simple school vision screenings
  • Poor consistency of screening results among different volunteers conducting the testing
  • Parents being unaware their child failed a vision screening
  • Lack of follow-up to make sure children who fail screening actually have an eye exam
  • Also, poor standardization of vision screening standards among different states and lack of reporting requirements make it impossible to adequately evaluate the effectiveness of school vision screenings.
If I need other eye surgery, is it still possible after LASIK?

Yes. All operations are possible after LASIK eye surgery. Always tell your eye specialist that you have had LASIK eye surgery.

What are the risks involved in LASIK surgery?

The risks involved in LASIK eye surgery are minimal if the procedure is performed in a systemised and careful manner as practiced at Visiomed.

What if my vision changes?

LASIK can be performed more than once. This is called LASIK enhancement. You can also wear cosmetic coloured contact lenses after your LASIK procedure, or reading glasses, when you can no longer read small print at a comfortable distance. LASIK does not treat presbyopia or eliminate the need for reading glasses due to age.

Are children’s vision screenings helpful?
Good vision is essential for children to reach their full academic potential. It’s been widely stated that roughly 80 percent of what children learn in school is presented visually, and vision problems can have a profound effect on learning.

According to the American Optometric Association, an estimated 20 percent of preschool children have vision problems. Other research shows that 24 percent of adolescents with correctable refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism) don’t have their vision fully corrected with up-to-date prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Do adults need more frequent eye exams?
On the other end of the age spectrum, many older Americans often forgo routine eye exams and falsely believe that free vision screenings offer adequate monitoring and protection of their eyesight.

This is extremely dangerous, since the most common causes of blindness — glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration — increase with age. Vision loss often can be prevented or reduced if these conditions are diagnosed and treated early. But the only way this can be done is to have routine comprehensive eye exams.

Don’t take chances with your eyesight as you get older. It may be sufficient to have a comprehensive eye exam every two years in your early adult life. But if you’re over age 60, have an annual eye exam to preserve your vision and make sure you are seeing the world as clearly as possible.

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