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Options for laser eye surgery

Understanding the options for Laser Eye Surgery Nowadays, we are privileged (or cursed?) with far more options than we could ever really need for almost everything in our lives. It can be hard enough to decide which TV show to binge, or which bottle of wine to buy – never mind which of the seemingly endless options for Laser Eye Surgery treatments is right for you. Laser Eye Surgery can be a daunting prospect in any circumstances, and being bombarded…

LASIK vs LASEK vs SMILE: What are the differences?

Starting your journey to Laser Eye Surgery can be a daunting prospect – one that isn’t helped by the jargon and acronyms thrown around when you start to look for information. These unfamiliar words and terms can make it challenging to understand which treatment is right for you, but fear not, we’re here to explain the differences between three of the most common types of Laser Eye Surgery: LASIK, LASEK, and SMILE. What is Laser Eye Surgery? Laser Eye Surgery…

Learn about different types of refractive surgery

Learn About Different Types Of Refractive Surgery Learning about refractive surgery can be a long and gruelling task. First, you’ve to find the time in your day to sit down without the distractions of kids or pets or—let’s face it—more fun things you could be doing. Then you’re faced with sifting through endless mounds of information, statistics, opinions, and tabloids, most of which are produced to shock or sell. Even when you manage to find a reliable source of information, it’s easy to…

LASIK, LASEK, PRK, SMILE … what do they all mean?

PRK, LASEK, LASIK, SMILE… What do they all mean? Laser Eye Surgery is one of those things many people shut down without a second thought. At first glance, when looking into the idea of Laser Eye Surgery, it can be pretty overwhelming with many things to consider, including the various abbreviations of treatments: PRK, LASEK, LASIK, and SMILE. We think it’s pretty simple. Knowledge is key. To understand Laser Eye Surgery, first understand the eye The cornea — the transparent window…

LASEK vs LASIK

LASEK vs LASIK Today, the range of treatments available (often with varying names) across the many Laser Eye Surgery providers can make it challenging to know which one to choose and just what the differences are. But underneath this, the endless promotions and branding, the number of Laser Eye Surgery techniques are very few. All Laser Eye Surgery techniques work by reshaping the permanent tissue, or stroma, that sits in the corneal bed. The one thing that differs is how they access this tissue….

Understanding treatment for vision problems

Understanding Treatment For Vision Problems As one of our greatest assets, our vision has spurred the rise of several industries focused on keeping it in tip-top condition. Glasses, contact lenses, refractive surgery; if you have a vision problem you’re certainly not short of options, but understanding which is best for you is a whole other matter. Let’s break down each of the above—specs; contacts; Laser Eye Surgery—and look specifically at how effective they are in treating three common vision problems—short-sightedness…

Wavefront-guided variations of LASIK surgery

Wavefront-guided variations of LASIK surgery It all starts with a little bit of research, and the next thing you know, you’re down the rabbit hole discovering much more than you ever anticipated. You may have just got to grips with the different types of procedures—PRK/LASEK, LASIK, ReLEx SMILE—only to hear that some treatments even have their variations. As the most popular form of Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK no doubt has the highest number of different treatment types on offer—at least…

Types Of Laser Eye Surgery We Offer

Types Of Laser Eye Surgery We Offer Here at London Vision Clinic, we pride ourselves on being pioneers and leaders in Laser Eye Surgery. Thanks to advancements in laser technology and the unique experience of our team of Ophthalmic Surgeons, we offer a range of procedures to address many different and complex eye conditions, including hyperopia (long-sightedness), presbyopia (ageing eyes), myopia (short-sightedness), and very high prescriptions. From PRK and LASEK, to LASIK and PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision—not forgetting our new,…

Laser Eye Surgery treatment types

Laser Eye Surgery treatment types There are laser eye treatments; then there are laser eye treatments. What’s the difference, I hear you ask? Well, on the surface, not much. But the thing is, you can walk into one high street provider and find a long list of treatments, with names like UltraLASEK, Epi-LASEK, Epi-LASIK, Custom LASIK, and Zyoptix. Yet you could walk into another and see a completely different list, maybe with UltraLASEKplus and Wavefront LASIK. Or, even more confusingly, you…

What is an astigmatism and how can Laser Eye Surgery help to cure it?

What is astigmatism and how can Laser Eye Surgery help to cure it? Astigmatism is such a common condition that some doctors believe most of the population suffers from it to some degree. There are several types of astigmatism, all caused by imperfections in the cornea’s curvature or the shape of the eye’s lens. The cornea is the clear, round dome-like membrane that sits on the eye’s surface and covers the iris and pupil. Its job is to act as a…