Before we even think about surgery, we need to know about your eyes in microscopic detail. To achieve that, we give every patient the most thorough and rigorous eye exam available anywhere.
Many clinics rely on your current prescription and a relatively basic examination. But we want to be sure we understand every detail of your vision, in all manner of conditions. That’s where the London Vision Clinic’s optometrists come in.
Our optometrists are highly trained eye specialists in their own right, working alongside our surgeons. They are experts in examining and testing your eyes, both for the quality of your vision and for general ocular health. They’re also qualified to diagnose and treat most common eye conditions, and to prescribe and fit glasses – not that ours get that chance very often!
To qualify, aspiring optometrists have to complete a three-year undergraduate degree in Optometry, plus at least a year’s ‘pre-registration’ practice supervised by an experienced practitioner. During their training, they learn to use an array of tools and techniques that measure the cornea, the dilation of pupils, the pressure inside the eye and visual performance in all sorts of lighting conditions.
I was always told that I was too high a prescription for laser surgery to be performed. The clinic/optometrists dismissed this myth and now no more glasses!/or contacts…
We are confident that our team of eye specialists includes some of the finest laser optometrists in the UK.
Your optometrist will take you through what will almost certainly be the most rigorous eye exam you will ever have – far more detailed than you’ll find in most laser eye surgery clinics. You’ll need to set aside at least two hours for your appointment (most laser eye surgery examinations take less than an hour).