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 come to 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 deeply analyse each patient’s eyes and have the expertise to customise treatments for each eye.
  • We offer specialised eye treatments seldom found elsewhere.


Many clinics aim to ensure consistent results, and a quick turnaround, by focusing on the least 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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London Vision Clinic: independently rated as Excellent.

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 fail to meet the conditions for laser eye surgery and are rejected by other clinics for one of the following reasons, both of which are misconceptions.

Will you be deemed suitable for laser eye surgery?

Even if you’ve been rejected by other clinics for not meeting their conditions for laser eye surgery, if you currently wear prescription glasses or contact lenses, bifocals, varifocals or reading glasses, we can almost certainly help.

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, would consider borderline. 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 more corneal tissue than usual. Mapping the cornea in microscopic detail means we know exactly how much we can safely remove.

Laser surgery cannot treat the effects of ageing.”

Again, the London Vision Clinic is well ahead of the pack. Professor Reinstein and Mr Carp have developed a technique called Laser Blended Vision, which has already helped hundreds of patients meet eye surgery conditions and discard their reading glasses. In Laser Blended Vision, one eye is adjusted to see mostly at a distance, and a little up close.

The other sees mostly up close, and a little at a distance. When the brain combines the two, patients find they can see both far and near without glasses or contact lenses.

Ken, a patient, reflects on his experiences in challenging outdoor situations while wearing glasses and contact lenses.

Of course, there is a small chance you may not be suitable for laser eye surgery. The London Vision Clinic accepts cases on the basis of refractive error, risk/reward ratio, a patient’s lifestyle demands and realistic expectations. If the days of blurred vision and having to wear glasses day in and day out have just become too much there is a 98% chance that we can help you.
Contact us today to arrange an initial laser surgery screening – free of charge and with no obligation to proceed with treatment. We’ll answer any questions you have.

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