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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
10 Amazing Eye FactsYour eyes play a fundamental role in the way that you live. As one of the senses of your body your eyes open opportunities to witness spectacular events and see incredible sights which you can never forget. But how much do you actually know about your eyes?Here are 10 amazing facts you may not know about your eyes.Eye Camera. If the human eye was an actual camera it would have 576 megapixels. Compared to a standard camera with ...Read more
Fitting Laser Eye Surgery Into Your Hectic ScheduleIn an era where time is of the essence, fitting in any appointments or commitments can be a difficult task for an already fully booked schedule. Making time to fit in laser eye surgery into your busy schedule is a commitment that should not be delayed. The sooner the procedure is conducted, the sooner you can enjoy the benefits of improved vision. Imagine what it will be like to be able to see the ...Read more
PRK vs LASIKBoth PRK and LASIK are used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in patients.Despite there being more contemporary treatments for laser eye surgery, the original treatment for vision correction of PRK, photorefractive keratectomy, still remains very popular with eye patients. Though both procedures involve reshaping the cornea with an excimer laser there are also distinctive differences between the two.In order to allow light to be properly focused on the retina for clear vision, both the PRK and LASIK procedures ...Read more
Laser Eye Surgery Aftercare GuidanceAfter finishing your treatment of laser eye surgery at the laser clinic it is imperative that you follow certain guidelines in order to minimise any complications. After your surgery you will need to be escorted home as a pad will be applied to cover your eye. You will not be allowed to drive home from your appointment yourself.Taking a step at a time after laser eye surgery is crucial for your own safety. On removal of your ...Read more
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 ...Read more