Laser eye surgery: understanding your prescription

Laser eye surgery: understanding your prescription The world of eyes is a tricky place to navigate, not least because of all the medical terminology thrown around. When it comes to laser eye surgery, we hope our website has already cleared up a few uncertainties, but what about the finer details of your eyes – specifically, your prescription? Understanding your prescription is key to understanding how laser eye surgery can benefit you – and, of course, whether you are a candidate for the procedure ... Read more

Do laser eye surgery results correlate with costs?

Do laser eye surgery results correlate with laser eye surgery costs? Laser eye surgery is a procedure that offers ideal conditions for laser surgery price shopping. As it’s an elective procedure, it is usually undertaken without urgency - leaving patients with the time to 'shop around' and compare prices. In the last 30 years, the increase in the popularity and availability of laser eye surgery has resulted in greater competition between providers, and a decline in prices. Morevover, patients can find it difficult to make comparisons between ... Read more

Designer sunglasses – a stylish luxury or a healthy choice?

Designer sunglasses – a stylish luxury or a healthy choice? Motivations for undergoing laser eye surgery vary enormously  - there are probably almost as many reasons  as there are London Vision Clinic patients. We have listened to post operative excitement at the prospect of learning to ride a motorbike (helmets and glasses are not a comfortable combination), while a love of water sports is another popular reason. Less energetic pastimes like embroidery and the convenience of being able to read menus, also frequently contribute ... Read more

Swimming hazards for contact lens wearers

Swimming hazards for contact lens wearers If you are reading this in the UK, then you are just as likely to be in ‘shorts and T shirt mode’ as reaching for your sweater and woolly socks as the English summer – as usual - revels in its unpredictability. On a hot day... ...nothing compares to a cooling and refreshing dip as we flock to the beach, water parks and swimming pools. Whether it’s a restrained shore line paddle, a therapeutic breast stroke, splashy butterfly, ... Read more

History of Laser Eye Surgery – Part Three

History of Laser Eye Surgery – Part Three In this, the third installment in the History of Laser Eye Surgery series, we take you from the first large area ablation in a human eye to remove a corneal scar which was performed by Seiler through to the arrival of LASIK in 1990 as a method of correcting refractive errors. Read Part One Read Part Two The introduction of PRK - 1988 In 1985, Seiler performed the first large area ablation in a human eye to remove ... Read more

Does Watching too Much TV Really Affect Your Eyesight?

In a digital world in which we spend more and more time (with the average person spending 3 hours 55 minutes in front of their television) in front of screens, there is a little wonder as to why we are concerned about the effects of starring at a screen for long periods of time on our eyesight. However, despite attempts to prove that watching too much television will affect your vision, those theories all appear to be unfounded. So, while watching too ... Read more

History of Laser Eye Surgery – Part Two

History of Laser Eye Surgery – Part Two In this, the second installment in the History of Laser Eye Surgery series, we take you from the point that the excimer laser was used in the process Barraquer termed keratomileusis – sculpting the cornea – to the establishment of PRK criteria which ultimately paved the way for LASIK laser eye surgery.   Read Part One Read Part Three   The history of the excimer laser – 1917 In the early 1990s, in-situ keratomileusis was combined with the emerging technology ... Read more

History of Laser Eye Surgery – Part One

History of Laser Eye Surgery - Part One Read Part Two Read Part Three This is the story of a procedure that has become the single most common elective operation in the world with over 35 million performed worldwide by 2010. It has evolved into a 10-minute process that can correct the vast majority of all refractive errors with minimal discomfort, a recovery time of a few hours and dramatic visual results overnight. It is the confluence of numerous brilliant ideas and bio-engineering accomplishments that have led ... Read more

Can hay fever sufferers have laser eye surgery?

Can hay fever sufferers have laser eye surgery? Although most of us cannot wait to say goodbye to the dark, cold and depressingly short winter days and greet spring with a warm sigh and joyful heart, for some people the season change comes with an inconvenient and unwelcome side effect… hay fever. Depending on where you live and which pollen spores are to blame for the condition, an itchy and runny or blocked nose, sneezing and irritated eyes can be your unwelcome companions ... Read more

Great sport and 20/20 vision see eye to eye

Great sport and 20/20 vision see eye to eye   Footballers, hikers, runners, sailing enthusiasts, skiers, white water rafters and swimmers are all among London Vision Clinic patients. The risks of using contact lenses in the water are well chronicled; and goggles fitted with lenses - while adding a humorous scene in the film Notting Hill - in reality offer only extremely limited help in the swimming pool. London Vision Clinic surgeon, Glenn Carp (a keen swimmer) recalls, before having his own sight problems ... Read more
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