Suitability for Laser Eye Surgery

We can treat 98% of patients

Some clinics turn away up to 20% of people as they believe that they are not suitable for laser eye surgery. But that doesn’t always mean those people can’t be helped. More often, it just means that a specific clinic can’t help them. The London Vision Clinic can treat 98% of those who contact us.

Why are so many more patients suitable for laser eye surgery at the London Vision Clinic?

  • Our laser eye surgeons are among the very best in the world.
  • We believe in helping all patients, not just the quick and easy cases.
  • We take the time to analyse each patient’s eyes in great detail, and have the expertise and technology to customise treatments for each individual eye.
  • We offer specialised treatments, seldom found elsewhere.

Many clinics aim to ensure consistent results, and a quick turnaround, by focusing on less complicated cases. Many simply do not have the experience or expertise to tackle more complex or unusual conditions. The London Vision Clinic is different on both counts.


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After having been told by another eye clinic that I was not suitable for surgery, I approached the LVC and they very professionally answered all my questions. LVC have transformed by life – I can even read telephone directories! Amazing results, I would recommend to anyone. Thank you.”

Misconceptions about laser eye surgery suitability

Many people are rejected by other laser eye surgery clinics for one of the following reasons, both of which are misconceptions:

“Laser surgery cannot treat very high prescriptions.”

Our pioneering High Profile treatments were developed for those with very high prescriptions. Thanks to our uniquely rigorous screening process, we are able to safely treat many cases that other surgeons, with less detailed knowledge of your eyes, might reject. Using the revolutionary Artemis™ scanner, co-invented by Professor Reinstein, we can map each individual layer of your cornea to within one micron – 1,000th of a millimetre. This is critical for very high prescriptions, where we need to remove slightly more corneal tissue than usual. Mapping the cornea in microscopic detail means we know exactly how much we can safely remove, and ensures we stay well within safety parameters.

“Laser surgery cannot treat the effects of ageing.”

Again, London Vision Clinic is ahead of the pack in this respect. Professor Reinstein and his team have developed a technique called Laser Blended Vision, which has already helped hundreds of patients discard their reading glasses. In Laser Blended Vision, one eye is adjusted to see mostly at a distance, and a little up close, while the other is adjusted to see mostly up close, and a little at distance. 97% of patients can tolerate this treatment (which is much easier to adapt to than the traditional solution of monovision, and does not compromise the intermediate vision in the same way). When the brain combines the two images, patients find they can see both far and near without glasses or contact lenses – sometimes for the rest of their lives or, at least, for many years: the eyes are living organs and will therefore continue to age, but any regression tends to be small, and develops very slowly. Laser Blended Vision is also much less invasive – and therefore safer – than the alternative solution of implantable contact lenses (IOLs).

Will you be deemed suitable for laser eye surgery?

Of course, there is a small (around 2%) chance you may not be suitable for laser eye surgery. The London Vision Clinic accepts cases not only on the basis of prescription, but also of patient’s lifestyle demands, and of their expectations of what they want to achieve with laser eye surgery. We pride ourselves on our transparency, and if laser eye surgery isn’t the right option for you, we’ll be the first to say so – but there is a 98% chance that we can help you – even if you’ve been rejected by another clinic.

Contact us today to arrange an initial suitability consultation – with no obligation to proceed with treatment. We’ll answer any questions you have.

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