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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Super Squeamish Emma Overcomes Her Eye Phobia

Whether it’s sparked by spiders, heights, snakes or mice – phobias can affect and limit our lives in many ways. Personally I don’t like birds flapping close to me; however – after a hypnotherapy session – I am now able to cross Trafalgar Square without having a panic attack in the middle; and have even learned to ignore the pesky pigeons at Liverpool Street station. The key to overcoming any irrational fear is to focus on the end result. Those who are…Read more

Super Squeamish Emma Overcomes Her Eye Phobia

Robots Can’t Wear Reading Glasses

Each London Vision Clinic patient has his or her personal story regarding not being able to see properly and the nuisance of juggling glasses. However, being dressed from top to toe in a moulded metal outfit with just two tiny eye holes and then realising that you need reading glasses to see the cue cards, surely takes the biscuit. This is what happened to Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels. As C-3PO, the endearing robot and loyal friend of Luke Skywalker, he found…Read more

Robots Can’t Wear Reading Glasses

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

If you are considering Laser Eye Surgery you probably know quite a bit about the topic already. We all like first-hand information from family and friends who have already had the surgery or maybe you have read about the laser eye surgery procedure on the internet or in magazines. However, Laser Eye Surgery at other clinics might be different from what we do at the London Vision Clinic. There are some facts about Laser Eye Surgery that are important to know if…Read more

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

Glasses Or Contact Lenses – What’s My Best Option?

When we talk to our short-sighted patients, there are always two teams: those who just love their contact lenses and only wear their glasses to get from their bed to the bathroom and those who cannot stand fiddling around with those little things. To stop the quarrelling we made a list of Pro’s and Con’s for glasses and contact lenses. It is true: many people are not just too clumsy to fit the tiny lenses into their eyes, but they are simply…Read more

Glasses Or Contact Lenses – What’s My Best Option?

Side Effects Of Having Laser Eye Surgery

A common misconception about Laser Eye Surgery is that there are a great number of adverse side effects. People fear that the surgery itself is painful and that the recovery is arduous. That is simply not true. When going through a credible clinic, the procedure itself should be painless. Additionally, there should only be minimal and short lived discomfort following the procedure. At London Vision Clinic, we pride ourselves on our top tier trained medical professionals, and our long standing reputation as…Read more

Side Effects Of Having Laser Eye Surgery

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have A Squint?

Strabismus, more commonly referred to as a squint, is a medical condition where the eyes point in two different directions. This happens when the opposite eye is looking forward. This can result in blurred vision, a lazy eye, or double vision. Since most squints occur or develop during childhood, it is ideal to treat them before they fully develop. This is typically through the use of glasses at a younger age since many squints are caused by the eyes compensating for some…Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have A Squint?

Laser Eye Surgery results FAQ

To watch Mr. Glenn Carp answer this question in a video click here. No. Realistically, the chance of going blind from Laser Eye Surgery, using today’s technology, is about the same as the chance of dying in a plane crash — roughly 1 in 5 million. Click here for a video answering this common Laser Eye Surgery question.  The following is our recommended activity schedule for patients who have had LASIK: Immediately after surgery Be very careful to avoid any activity that could…Read more

Laser Eye Surgery results FAQ

Life With Contact Lenses

Life with contact lenses may seem a blessing compared to the frustrations of glasses but, for some people, it can also be tough.  Your lenses may not fog up like glasses, your vision won’t be subjected to a limiting frame, and there are no fragile arms or nose bridges that are at risk of being broken – but contact lenses are far from problem-free.  In fact, they can sometimes be more, not less, frustrating than specs. At the very least, contact lenses are…Read more

Life With Contact Lenses

Travelling Freedom After Laser Eye Surgery

Whether you like to spend your holidays on the beach or prefer active and exciting trips, everyone loves to take a break! However, if you need contact lenses or wear glasses, then you might be familiar with the hassle of remembering to pack items such as solution and new contacts into your already bulging toiletry bag. Then there’s the issue of glasses getting scratched in the sand – or worse, lost! As anyone in this situation knows, there are also a number of…Read more

Travelling Freedom After Laser Eye Surgery

Does Hay Fever Affect Laser Eye Surgery?

Here London Vision Clinic, we are looking forward to the summer (and distinctly unimpressed by the recent rain!) However, we’re all too aware that, alongside the barbecues, beach trips, and sunny afternoons in pub gardens, summer time brings something altogether less pleasant: the dreaded hay fever! Hay fever – a form of allergic rhinitis –  is an allergic reaction that occurs when pollen from grasses and plants is inhaled into the nose or gets into the eyes. Depending on where you live and…Read more

Does Hay Fever Affect Laser Eye Surgery?

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