10 Facts On Laser Eye Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery: 10 Facts You Didn’t Know Yet!

If you are considering Laser Eye Surgery, you probably already know a bit about it. You may even have first-hand information from family and friends who have already had the surgery. Maybe you have also read about the Laser Eye Surgery procedure on the Internet or in magazines. However, you might find that what you have heard about Laser Eye Surgery at other clinics is quite different from what we do at the London Vision Clinic. There are several facts about Laser Eye Surgery that are important to consider when exploring your options.

Take a look at this infographic for ten amazing facts that you may not have known about Laser Eye Surgery. For instance, the procedure is really really quick (it only takes a matter of minutes!)

10 Facts on Laser Eye Surgery

Are People With A High Prescription Unsuitable For Laser Eye Surgery

A common myth that we hear repeatedly from potential patients is that they have heard that people with a high prescription are generally not suitable for Laser Eye Surgery. Although that may be true for some clinics, at the London Vision Clinic we can treat 98% of people who come to us – even people with high prescriptions. So do not worry about being unsuitable – there is a very good chance that we can help you. An initial assessment will ascertain whether or not you are suitable for Laser Eye Surgery at the London Vision Clinic. Contact us for more information on 0207 224 1005 or fill in our contact form.

Is There Any Pain During Laser Eye Surgery?

Another common misconception is that the procedure is the procedure causes pain. In fact, there is no pain during Laser Eye Surgery – on top of that, the chance of a minor visual complication is only 0.1% and lasers used in Laser Eye Surgery will certainly not burn your eyes or the skin surrounding them.

We have a great deal more information about the entire Laser Eye Surgery process on our FAQ page, but if there is anything else that you would like to know please contact us on 0207 224 1005 and we will be happy to answer your questions!

Dr Tim Archer
Dr Tim Archer

Dr Timothy Archer graduated from Oxford and Cambridge Universities with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and a postgraduate degree in Computer Science. He joined the clinic in 2003, where he established his career specialising in laser refractive surgery research alongside Professor Reinstein. Today, he manages the in-house research team, of which achievements include 124 peer-reviewed papers, 32 book chapters, over 100 scientific articles and a published textbook. He also oversees and edits the content on London Vision Clinic’s website.

10 Facts On Laser Eye Surgery

  1. RESHMA GAWALI 19/10/2013 at 15:20

    hi, myself reshma gawali . age 29 female,married with 3 yrs kid. located india -mumbai, number- 3.50 both eyes
    want to lasik eye surgery. can i do in india where please tell.

    • London Vision Clinic 24/10/2013 at 13:54

      Hi Reshma. Unfortunately we are unable to recommend other clinics for you. If you would still like to speak to us, please feel free to call on +4420 7224 1005.

  2. Eye Surgery 31/03/2014 at 20:11

    Great post! Been reading a lot about this surgery recently. Thanks for the info!

  3. Onkar Flora 23/04/2014 at 08:57

    I was told that because I am long sighted I would not be able to totally get rid of glasses as the surgery would be a compramise between long and short sight. Is this true?

    • London Vision Clinic 23/04/2014 at 10:31

      Hi Onkar. Whether laser eye surgery could totally remove your need for glasses would be dependent on your prescription (as well as a number of other factors). Here at London Vision Clinic, we do specialise in correcting high prescriptions, including high long-sighted prescriptions, and have treated many patients who have been turned down by other clinics. If you are able to call us on 020 7224 1005, one of our Patient Care Coordinators will be happy to talk through your individual case, and give you a more accurate idea of what laser eye surgery could do for you personally. If, after speaking to us, you think you might be interested in having laser eye surgery, we will be happy to schedule a no-obligation suitability consultation. Kind regards, London Vision Clinic.

  4. Shailesh Dhami 21/08/2017 at 20:26

    Nice fact but still I am confused regarding the future effect on my eyes after doing this operation. Please tell me the side effect and caring things after doing this.

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