How likely am I to be suitable for laser eye surgery?
Everyone’s eyes are different, so the only way to know for sure if you are suitable for laser eye surgery is to have a consultation. We will run through a number of in-depth tests to assess your prescription, it’s stability, the general structure & health of your eyes and any eye conditions which could affect your suitability.
There are several factors affecting suitability for treatment, which is why you need a ...
How laser eye surgery affects contrast sensitivity
Contrast sensitivity is the eye’s ability to perceive the difference between an object and its background. It is often referred to as the crispness of your vision. If you complain of poor vision in certain conditions, even though your 'normal' (black on white) vision is good, this may be an indication that you have reduced contrast sensitivity.
In low light, poor contrast sensitivity can affect your ability to perform certain tasks and clearly see objects which ...
Why London’s Harley Street is the centre of the laser eye surgery world
A centre of medical excellence since the 19th century, Harley Street has also become the centre of the laser eye surgery world.
With over a dozen clinics, Harley Street has the UK’s highest density of laser eye surgery providers. It’s not just the quantity of clinics that makes Harley Street the centre of the laser eye surgery world though – it’s the quality.
Some of the world’s most renowned surgeons have ...
Is someone in your family considering laser eye surgery?
Laser eye surgery has been around for decades, and refractive surgery is now the most common elective procedure in the world. However, because the eyes are so precious, it’s not surprising that it’s still surrounded by many myths and misconceptions, often due to misinformation, or even misleading advertising.
Virtually every clinic claims to have the best technology and promises 20/20 vision, yet newspapers still run horror stories of patients who believe laser eye ...
Laser eye surgery – let’s bust some myths…
There are many myths about laser eye surgery that put some people off. With over 100,000 treatments carried out each year though, laser eye surgery is now the most popular elective treatment in the world. So, it’s time to bust some of these myths
The fear factor
The worst-case scenario probably isn’t as bad as you think. The risk of going blind from laser eye surgery in the hands of an expert surgeon using advanced technology ...
Why do laser eye surgery costs vary so much from high street to high-end clinics?
This is a question we hear lot. With some high street chains offering laser eye surgery from as little as £800, there is often confusion when the high-end clinics charge up to £6,000+ for treatment.
So how can some clinics charge so little for laser eye surgery?
Here’s a clip of London Vision Clinic’s Professor Dan Reinstein explaining this:
Professor Reinstein says:
If done correctly, laser eye surgery should cost ...
Clear vision after laser eye surgery – a joy to behold!
The look on a patient’s face as they walk away from the clinic after laser eye surgery and realise their vision has been cleared is a joy to behold; just ask any one of our world-renowned surgeons. They are fortunate enough to be there to share that experience with their patients. Seeing things clearly for the first time in a long time – potentially ever – is not to be underestimated.
What are the common side effects of laser eye surgery?
Most people will see an immediate improvement in their vision after laser eye surgery. For those who have spent a lifetime wearing glasses and/or contact lenses to correct poor eyesight, this new clarity of vision can be an overwhelmingly joyous sensation.
Some people will also experience mild side effects - these are usually minor and rarely last longer than a few weeks or months.
Some of the most common side effects of laser ...
What are the chances of complications in laser eye surgery?
One of the most common questions we get asked by patients considering laser eye surgery is what the chances are of having complications.
Of course, the precise chance of having a complication post surgery is different for everyone – it depends on you and your eyes, and should be discussed thoroughly with you by an optometrist and by your surgeon, at any good laser eye surgery clinic. However, overall the chances of ...
Finding London Vision Clinic on Harley Street
London Vision Clinic is located in the heart of Harley Street, London’s prestigious, world-renowned centre of medical excellence.
Based at 138 Harley Street, our state of the art laser eye surgery clinic is a few minutes from Regent’s Park, just off Marylebone Road in the Borough of Westminster.
Arriving by rail, our nearest tube stations are Regent’s Park on the Bakerloo line, Great Portland Street on the Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines and Warren Street ...