Laser Eye Surgery Treatments

Laser eye surgery is one of the most popular elective procedure in the world. There are several popular forms of laser eye treatment: LASIK (the most common) and PRK/LASEK and ReLEx SMILE (a pioneering ‘keyhole’ form of laser eye surgery).

These procedures use extremely precise lasers to reshape the cornea. This is the best way to correct vision, because the shape of the cornea determines the way light enters the eye.

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Laser eye surgery removes small, very precise amounts of corneal tissue to subtly adjust the way light enters the eye; it is a safe and painless way of transforming vision and takes only minutes.

Short-sightedness (myopia) and long-sightedness (hyperopia)

Laser eye surgery is commonly used to treat both short-sightedness and long-sightedness. If your cornea is more curved than it should be, it bends (refracts) the light so that it focuses just in front of the cornea. This is known as short-sightedness, or myopia. (To find out more about ReLEx SMILE – our pioneering treatment for even extreme short-sightedness, please see this page.) If the cornea is flatter than it should be, the light converges just behind the cornea, causing long-sightedness, or hyperopia.

Astigmatism and laser eye surgery

Of course, there are many other conditions that can affect our vision – one of which is astigmatism. You may well have heard that astigmatism is not treatable by laser eye surgery. However, while some cases of astigmatism are more complicated than others, London Vision Clinic has been successfully and safely treating patients with astigmatism for many years.

Laser eye surgery and the effects of ageing

London Vision Clinic have developed a revolutionary treatment called Laser Blended Vision, which addresses vision problems caused by the natural ageing process. This unique laser eye treatment can significantly reduce, or even eliminate, the need for reading glasses for many years. Read more about Laser Blended Vision.

Laser eye surgery and very high prescriptions

Many clinics resort to surgically implanted synthetic lenses to treat very high prescriptions. London Vision Clinic has pioneered safe methods for using laser eye surgery in such cases. Thanks largely to our uniquely comprehensive and accurate assessment tools – including the Artemis ™, the world’s most accurate corneal scanner – we can treat very high prescriptions in complete confidence. Read more about High Profile treatments.


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London Vision Clinic: independently rated as Excellent.

The treatment is very quick and pain free and I would urge anyone contemplating eye surgery to contact the London Vision Clinic and arrange for a consultation. For most of my life I have had to put up with high prescription glasses. Now I can participate in activities that I never would have dreamed of previously before surgery.
Michael Kershaw