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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Where can I get advice about my laser eye surgery options?

Where can I get advice about my laser eye surgery options? For those who need to wear glasses or contact lenses, laser eye surgery is often a life-changing procedure. It’s also a significant financial commitment, and can be a bit daunting. Whichever way you look at it, laser eye surgery is a big decision. If you’re considering having the procedure, it’s important to do your research, and especially to speak to any clinics you might be considering. With so many providers offering a wide ... Read more

I have astigmatism, can I still have laser eye surgery?

I have astigmatism, can I still have laser eye surgery? It’s often assumed that laser eye surgery can not treat astigmatism, but here at London Vision Clinic, our expert surgeons have been using laser to treat astigmatism for years. Astigmatism is most commonly caused by an irregular curvature of the cornea. A normal cornea is usually spherical, whereas an astigmatic cornea is shaped like a rugby ball. This results in blurred or distorted vision as the optics in the eye are unable ... Read more

What’s the difference between PRK, LASIK and ReLEx SMILE laser eye surgery?

What’s the difference between PRK, LASIK and ReLEx SMILE laser eye surgery? The three main types of modern laser eye surgery are PRK, LASIK and ReLEx SMILE. All three treatments are quite similar, in that they are all performed on the cornea; however, there are several important differences. Here is London Vision Clinic surgeon Glenn Carp explaining the difference between PRK (or LASEK) and LASIK laser eye surgery: PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) and LASEK (Laser Assisted Sub-epithelial keratectomy) In PRK laser eye surgery, the surface layer ... Read more

Recent laser eye surgery reviews for London Vision Clinic

Recent laser eye surgery reviews for London Vision Clinic We pride ourselves on the quality of the laser eye surgery treatments we provide our patients here at London Vision Clinic. That’s why we really value the reviews and feedback we receive, and why we’re always keen to share them. Here are some of the latest laser eye surgery treatment reviews we’ve had on the independent review site TrustPilot: “Wish I’d done it sooner!” On 11th December 2014, Kate gave us a 5 star rating ... Read more

Laser Eye Surgeon Professor Dan Reinstein’s Eye Health Q&A– part 3

Laser Eye Surgeon Professor Dan Reinstein’s Eye Health Q&A– part 3 Here is the third and final instalment of Professor Dan Reinstein’s Q&A session on the importance of looking after the health of our eyes. What have been the most important technological developments in terms of looking after our eyes? “Technology is extremely important, and there are too many great machines to list them all! For example, the development of OCT (optical coherence tomography) has been very important in allowing us to ... Read more

Eye Health Q&A with Laser Eye Surgeon Professor Dan Reinstein – part 2

Eye Health Q&A with Laser Eye Surgeon Professor Dan Reinstein – part 2 Here is the second of our 3-part Q&A session with Professor Dan Reinstein about the importance of taking care of your eyes. Why do you stress the importance of having regular eye tests? “The fact is that many eye conditions are treatable with early detection but, if they are allowed to progress beyond a certain point, they can be devastating. We only get one pair of eyes, so this really is ... Read more

Eye health Q&A with Laser Eye Surgeon Professor Dan Reinstein – part 1

Eye health Q&A with Laser Eye Surgeon Professor Dan Reinstein – part 1 This is the first of a 3-part Q&A session with Professor Dan Reinstein, about the importance of looking after your eyes. In your opinion, do people generally take good care of their eyes? “Unfortunately, a significant proportion of the public are not careful enough about looking after their eyes - a recent poll by ICM showed that 28% of adults are not having their eyes examined within this recommended two ... Read more

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) : Causes, symptoms & treatment

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) : Causes, symptoms & treatment Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is a sight disorder where the vision in one is not fully developed, often due to the lack of use in early childhood. Estimated to affect 1-5% of the population, Amblyopia is treatable, but only if diagnosed and treated early enough. Late diagnosis & treatment can mean that the condition becomes permanent. What causes Amblyopia? One of the most common causes of Amblyopia is a squint (strabismus), a condition where the eyes look ... Read more

What conditions could make one unsuitable for laser eye surgery?

What conditions could make one unsuitable for laser eye surgery? If you have an existing medical condition – particularly one that affects your eyes – you may think that laser eye surgery is not an option for you. Whilst there are certain conditions that would make you unsuitable, the technology we use at London Vision Clinic and the expertise of our surgeons means that we can treat more people than most clinics. Here are London Vision Clinic surgeons Glenn Carp and Professor Dan ... Read more

What does the future hold for laser eye surgery in 2015?

What does the future hold for laser eye surgery in 2015? At London Vision Clinic we had a great year in 2014; we treated many patients - including more ReLEx SMILE patients than ever - , opened our cataract surgery clinic, and welcomed new surgical & ophthalmic team members. So what’s next for London Vision Clinic? 2015 promises to be another fantastic year for us, with new developments coming both in laser eye surgery and in the treatment of cataracts. We'll be publishing ... Read more
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