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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Tired Of Wearing Glasses?

Eyeglasses were invented to serve a purpose: Correct the vision of those with such impairments as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Since their inception in the 13th century, the technology has changed very little, and as a result they don’t come without their problems. Broken frames, replacing lenses, thousands of lost pairs, visiting the optometrist, waking up to a blurry alarm clock; these will all be familiar to the regular glasses wearer. Fortunately, we are at a stage in vision correction technology where… Read more

Tired Of Wearing Glasses?

Laser Eye Surgery Myths: Debunked

With the internet and the media producing an abundance of information on the subject, it is no surprise there is much confusion surrounding Laser Eye Surgery. Since its inception in 1987, Laser Eye Surgery has now become the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the world, with over 35 million patients treated. With such widespread adoption comes the occasional unfounded story, or more appropriately named ‘myth’. As one of the world’s leading Laser Eye Surgery clinics, we at London Vision Clinic have… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery Myths: Debunked

Glasses Are Not A Fashion Accessory!

With the unlimited number of styles, shapes, and sizes of glasses available today, you would be forgiven for mistaking glasses as a fashion statement, rather than what they really are—a type of vision correction equipment. When glasses or ‘spectacles’ were first introduced to the market, they were described as ‘medical appliances’. Those who wore glasses had a really good reason for doing so—nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism—as they weren’t socially accepted. Soon after inventions such as ‘scissor spectacles’ started to appear—a device commonly used… Read more

Glasses Are Not A Fashion Accessory!

Stars Who Have Had Laser Corrective Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery has become a common procedure among celebrities—Brad Pitt, Tiger Woods, Elton John, Courtney Cox, and Nicole Kidman, are just a few of those who’ve been freed from their glasses or contact lenses. And as you can imagine, these big stars who rely heavily on their vision don’t go to any old clinical practice to have the work done. Over the years we have seen many a famous face walk the halls of London Vision Clinic, including ITV’s This Morning… Read more

Stars Who Have Had Laser Corrective Surgery

Love sport? Three Reasons To Have Your Eyes Lasered

Anyone who is a leading player in their field knows how important their vision is to their performance. It is a given that most sports require good eyesight—particularly ball sports and those which rely on hand eye coordination such as football, cricket, shooting, tennis, and rugby—but when competing at the top level, the difference between good and excellent vision could be the difference between success and failure. That being said, the joy of sport is not solely reserved for the top athletes,… Read more

Love sport? Three Reasons To Have Your Eyes Lasered

Can I Play Sport And Drive After Laser Surgery?

Anyone looking to have Laser Eye Surgery is often confronted with a few concerns of their own, but one common concern we here often from our patients is about the recovery process—specifically, what restriction surgery will have on activities such as sport and driving. At London Vision Clinic, we work with the latest in laser eye technology to ensure patients are back living ordinary—even extraordinary—lives in the shortest time possible. Read more about our full post-surgery recovery process here. After LASIK or… Read more

Can I Play Sport And Drive After Laser Surgery?

Got A High Glasses Prescription? No Problem

If you have a high glasses prescription, you may be under the belief that Laser Eye Surgery is not an option you for, and consequently preparing yourself to settle for synthetic lens implants. This is a common belief that stems from the early years of LASIK, when the technology was in its infancy, and clinics were ill equipped to treat eye care patients with severely restricted vision. Today, technology is much more advanced, and the only restriction for high profile treatments is… Read more

Got A High Glasses Prescription? No Problem

Laser Eye Surgery: 5 Questions To Ask Before You Book

If you are considering Laser Eye Surgery, there will no doubt be many questions running through your mind concerning everything from your eligibility and the procedure to aftercare and the recovery process. It’s important to address any concerns or questions you may have before committing to a particular surgeon or clinic. Below you will find five of the most common questions on our clients’ minds when they first arrive at London Vision Clinic for their initial discussion with our eye care consultants.… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery: 5 Questions To Ask Before You Book

Laser Eye Surgery — How Much Time Will I Need Off Work?

Depending on what you do for a living, you may be hoping you can get back to work immediately after Laser Eye Surgery. Or, you may be hoping to finally have some prescribed and leisurely time away. Preferably far away on some tropical island with plenty of medicinal cocktails and time spent resting. If you’re more likely to be in the latter group, unfortunately, that’s not what you’re going to get from Laser Eye Surgery. As a minimally-invasive procedure that takes minutes… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery — How Much Time Will I Need Off Work?

Contact Lenses — How Much Could They Cost You?

It seems clear to think that contact lenses are more cost effective than Laser Eye Surgery—And they are, initially. In recent years we have seen contact lenses become cheaper and evermore widely available. But price should not be the number one focus when caring for your eyes, and low upfront investments can distort perceptions of the real cost of contact lenses. Adrian Knowles of the Eyecare Trust says, “If you work out the cost of a year’s supply of daily disposable lenses,… Read more

Contact Lenses — How Much Could They Cost You?

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