Laser Eye Surgery or LASIK

Visionaries in Sight, Pioneers in Precision


is at the forefront of revolutionising eye care and vision correction in Johannesburg. Our state-of-the-art ophthalmology facility is dedicated to providing you with the highest standard of Laser/LASIK eye surgery, using cutting-edge technology to ensure unparalleled precision and care.

Laser/LASIK surgery is

a life-changing procedure that permanently solves various vision imperfections, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

The following spectacle scripts are treated:
  • Short-sightedness (Myopia ): under -6.5
  • Astigmatism : under -4
  • Farsightedness (Hyperopia): under +2

If your eyeglasses prescription is too high, alternative solutions are available for corrective surgery. The excimer laser is a precise method for removing tissue from the cornea, resulting in painless eye sculpting.

Discover the future of vision with our team of expert ophthalmologists. Utilising advanced laser technology, we create personalised Lasik eye surgery plans tailored to your unique vision needs. Experience a fast, painless, and highly effective procedure that will transform how you see the world. Trust us to deliver the best vision results possible.

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Why Choose Us?

Closeup of speculum being used before LASIK eye surgery

Unmatched Expertise

Our team is made up of some of Johannesburg's most experienced and skilled LASIK surgeons, committed to excellence in eye care. With thousands of successful surgeries under their belts, our specialists bring knowledge and precision to each procedure.

Eye Specialist Johannesburg

Cutting-Edge Technology

iSurgeon is equipped with the most advanced LASIK technology available, which ensures every procedure is performed accurately and safely. Our commitment to investing in the latest innovations means you receive the best possible outcomes.

Benefits of ICRS

Personalised Care

We believe in a patient-centred approach, where your comfort, needs, and concerns are our top priority. From the initial consultation to post-surgery follow-up, our team supports your every step and we ensure a smooth, comfortable, and positive LASIK experience.

Our patients are so satisfied

Hear what they have to say about us

I had an exceptional experience at iSurgeon for my LASIK procedure. From the moment I walked in, the admin staff was incredibly welcoming and efficient, making the whole process seamless. The environment was clean, comfortable, and modern, putting me at ease. The team of doctors at iSurgeon is top-notch, and Dr. Bawa's expertise is truly remarkable. They all genuinely care about your well-being and take the time to address any concerns or questions you may have. I'm overjoyed with the results of my LASIK procedure, and I can't thank iSurgeon enough for giving me the gift of clear vision. If you're considering LASIK, I highly recommend iSurgeon - you'll be in excellent hands with their skilled team.

Exceptional Experience
Aqeela Ahmed

Had a year long journey with serious eye issues starting with a macular hole and following treatment to repair the macular hole, had cataract surgery and LASIK surgery. Dr Bawa and his team were amazing. Had my last procedure yesterday and today my vision is crystal clear. I am so thankful for the care and for the fact that my vision was restored and is even better than before. Thank you Dr Bawa and team!

Crystal Clear Vision
Quanta Pratt

Dr Bawa attended to my lasik eye surgery procedure in October 2018. It has been more than a year since the procedure and the results have been amazing. Definitely recommend.

Definitely recommend
Pranith Mehta

Dr Bawa was very accommodating in my LASIK procedure last year. He also drove me home. I will definitely recommend Dr for his professionalism and and care.

Professional care goes above and beyond!
Yogin Pillay

I had laser eye surgery (PRK) done by Dr. Bawa. My vision went from blurry to perfect with little hassle. Not only was the procedure done extremely well, but both Dr. Bawa and his staff were amazing at all times throughout the process. He is a great doctor and a great guy and couldn't recommend someone more! Thanks.

Amazing at all times
Patrick Kelly

Understanding Laser Eye Surgery/LASIK


LASIK, short for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a surgical procedure that aims to correct various vision problems, including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. The fundamental principle of LASIK is to reshape the cornea, which is the clear front part of the eye, to ensure that light entering the eye is accurately focused onto the retina to provide clearer and sharper vision.

How Does LASIK Work?

During a laser eye surgery procedure, a thin flap is created in the cornea. This flap is then lifted to expose the underlying corneal tissue. A specialised laser is used to reshape the corneal tissue. This reshaping helps to improve the way light rays are focused onto the retina. Once the reshaping is complete, the flap is carefully laid back in place to cover the area where the corneal tissue was removed effectively.

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Benefits of Laser Eye Surgery/LASIK

Enhancing Your Vision, Transforming Your Life

Benefits of LASIK

Rapid Improvement in Vision

  • Most patients notice a significant improvement in their vision almost immediately after the procedure.

Minimal Discomfort

  • LASIK typically causes minimal pain during and after the procedure, with most patients only experiencing slight discomfort.

Quick Recovery

  • Recovery time is swift, with most patients resuming their normal activities within a day or two.

Long-Lasting Results 

  • Experience the joy of clear vision with LASIK. The results will last once your eyes have stabilised post-surgery, and only minor adjustments are needed in the natural ageing process. Say goodbye to the inconvenience of glasses and contacts and hello to a new world of clarity and freedom.

Read this Mayo Clinic article for more on LASIK and if it suits you.

Clearing Your Vision

Top LASIK Questions Answered

How do I know if I'm a candidate for LASIK?

Ideal candidates for LASIK are at least 18 years old, have stable vision for at least a year, have a prescription within certain limits, and have healthy eyes with no diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma. A comprehensive eye exam is necessary to determine if you’re a suitable candidate.

Is LASIK painful?

Most patients experience minimal to no pain during the LASIK procedure due to the numbing drops applied to the eyes. Some might feel a slight pressure sensation. Post-surgery, temporary discomfort or mild irritation might occur.

What are the risks associated with LASIK?

While LASIK is considered safe, as with any surgery, there are potential risks, including dry eyes, glare, halos, under-corrections, over-corrections, and infection. These complications are rare and often manageable with proper care and follow-up.

How long does the LASIK procedure take?

he actual laser treatment usually takes less than a minute per eye. However, you should expect to be at the surgical facility for around an hour to complete the pre-surgery preparation and post-surgery checks.

What can I expect during recovery?

After surgery, patients typically experience an improvement in their vision almost immediately. However, it may take a few days for their vision to stabilise. Some minor symptoms, such as light sensitivity, glare, and halos, may occur, but they typically improve within the first few weeks. Our support team will schedule follow-up visits to monitor your progress and ensure you have a smooth recovery.

How long do LASIK results last?

LASIK provides a long-term solution for vision errors, but changes in vision due to ageing may require additional correction.

Will I still need glasses after LASIK?

After LASIK, some patients may still require glasses for specific activities such as reading or driving at night, particularly as they age, but for the most part, glasses are no longer needed for daily activities.

What if I am not a candidate for laser eye surgery?

You may be a candidate for alternative vision correction procedures such as IPCL(Implantable Phakic Collamer Lens)

Some patients may not be suitable for laser eye surgery due to a weak or thin cornea or may have a very high script. The alternative for patients with such refractive errors, is implantation of an artificial lens similar to a contact lens.

The IPCL is implanted behind the pupil, in your eye through a 3mm micro-incision. This is a lens that does not have to be removed.

This lens can be used for patients with shortsightedness, farsightedness or high astigmatism. It can also be used for patients with Keratoconus.

IPCL is a short same-day procedure with improved vision within hours of the surgery .

Schedule a free screening to determine if you are a candidate.

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