Laser eye surgery fears: what if my optometrist finds a problem I didn't know about?
People avoid doctors for many reasons. Some find appointments difficult to pack into a busy schedule, some are unwilling to open up to a doctor, or worried about perceived 'time wasting', and many even fear that being amongst sick people in the doctor’s waiting room will result in contamination!
However, something that is perhaps discussed less often is the common fear that a doctor may find a problem ...
Dr Pixie McKenna describes her experience as a doctor visiting London Vision Clinic
Written by Dr Pixie McKenna
Roy Moëd, founder of LifeBook UK, tells his laser eye surgery story
Written by Roy Moëd
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What a drag it is choosing new glasses...
Written by Mary Harboe
Keeping an eye on health - the London Vision Clinic team are working out
By Mary Harboe
Laser Eye Surgery – A Magical Experience
Many of London Vision Clinic's patients tell us that their laser eye surgery was “like magic”: quick, easy and painless.
Not only the process of laser eye surgery itself, but also the surgery results, are often described as “magical” by our patients. They cannot believe how they can get up in the morning and see perfectly without having to think about their glasses or contact lenses. It may sound simple, but the fact that laser eye ...
Jam-jar glasses for a lifetime?
People with high prescriptions and complicated vision problems – especially those who have worn their glasses for a very long time – may well remember “jam-jar” or “coke-bottle” glasses as an object of embarrassment from their schooldays. Practical, yes - but fashionable?
The way that high prescription thick lenses, may change your appearance is one issue to consider - but there are also practical considerations that can make glasses more of a hindrance than a help in some ...
Recovery after laser eye surgery
Most patients report that they are surprised by how quickly they recover after having laser eye surgery. Many of our patients are completely overwhelmed with the clarity of vision almost immediately after the procedure - we were lucky enough to capture this moment on camera with ITV’s Philip Schofield. Take a look at his reaction by clicking here.
Although many of our patients experience a similar revelation to Philip, it's worth pointing out that, for some people, recovery ...
Am I at risk of developing dry eyes after laser eye surgery?
As we have discussed in our previous blogs, and form of surgery comes with some sort of risk, however small. However, statistically, it is important to note that only a tiny percentage of people develop complications after laser eye surgery.
One of the more commonly discussed risks is the possibility of developing dry eyes after the laser eye surgery procedure. This is because dry eye can be unpleasant. Chronic dry eye ...
Nurse Angela’s surgery story: One year later…
Interviewed and written by Mary Harboe