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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Can I Go Blind After Laser Eye Surgery? [VIDEO]

Strictly, the answer to this question (in theory) is yes, but for all practical considerations it is extremely unlikely. In fact, Laser Eye surgery is one of the safest medical procedures carried out. As our expert Laser Eye Surgeon Mr Glenn Carp describes in the short video below, there is an incredibly small chance of going blind as a result of Laser Eye Surgery. But, it is vital to know and understand the risks. To fully get to grips with how small… Read more

Can I Go Blind After Laser Eye Surgery? [VIDEO]

What are the pros and cons: LASIK vs PRK/LASEK vs SMILE? [VIDEO]

So you’ve learned a little bit about Laser Eye Surgery and the incredible benefits it has to offer. You’ve got to get a clear picture of how it works: by removing tissue in the cornea and therefore permanently changing your eye’s focusing power. And after visiting various clinics and doing your research, you’ve discovered that despite the huge list of brand names of treatments — including UltraLASIK, Accu-wave LASIK, Custom LASIK, and Zyoptix — there are actually only three main treatment types,… Read more

What are the pros and cons: LASIK vs PRK/LASEK vs SMILE? [VIDEO]

An interview with Professor Reinstein on Laser Blended Vision and ReLEx SMILE

Laser Blended Vision is a sophisticated laser eye surgery treatment to get around the effects of ageing of the eye (presbyopia), which was devised by myself, here at the London Vision Clinic in 2004 and implemented by Carl Zeiss into their laser platform as PRESBYOND® in 2009. Laser Blended Vision is modified binocular vision (vision using both eyes with an overlapping field of vision) and we intentionally correct the eyes slightly differently. The dominant eye is focused to see mainly distance to… Read more

An interview with Professor Reinstein on Laser Blended Vision and ReLEx SMILE

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If…? And Other Suitability Questions

Head down the high street, walk into a Laser Eye Surgery provider, and ask a question, say ‘Can I have the treatment if I’m over 60? And you’ll get one answer. But hop in your car and go to a private or independent clinic and ask them the same question, and you get a totally different one. What’s going on here? Surely if you’re ineligible at one clinic you’re ineligible at them all, and vice versa, right? Well, this is often the case… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If…? And Other Suitability Questions

A New Reality with Man in the High Castle Writer Rob Williams

Rob Williams is somewhat of an expert in alternate realities. The acclaimed screenwriter is one of the bright minds behind the first season of ‘Man in the High Castle’ — the hit Amazon drama loosely based on Philip K. Dick’s novel of the same name. In writing for the show, Rob helped piece together a reality in which Nazi Germany and Japan won WWII and took over the USA, splitting it into three sections: an area controlled by the Japanese, a Nazi-controlled section,… Read more

A New Reality with Man in the High Castle Writer Rob Williams

The road to better vision…

As a full-time athlete within the British Para-Cycling Team, Karen Darke, MBE FRSGS, has devoted her life to training, competing and pushing herself to her limits. Embarking on adventures from covering the 372-mile ice cap in Greenland whilst sitting on skis and using her poles traverse the ground, to climbing Mont Blanc, Matterhorn and El Capitan, she doesn’t let anything stop her. In 2012, she became a silver-medallist in the London Paralympics, and in 2016 she became a gold-medallist hand-cycling Paralympic Champion… Read more

The road to better vision…

ReLEx SMILE: The latest innovation in Laser Eye Surgery

If you look at pretty much every field of surgery — cosmetic, restorative, dental, vascular — you’ll notice a few common trends. Thanks to an influx of technological advances and greater knowledge, more and more patients are enjoying fewer complications, less pain, quicker recovery times, and shorter hospital stays. These developments are revolutionising healthcare. And they’re all thanks to a new approach that replaces traditionally invasive, and often risky, open surgery techniques. This is what’s known as minimally-invasive surgery — what many… Read more

ReLEx SMILE: The latest innovation in Laser Eye Surgery

Why We Strive to Be The Best

We would all like to be the best at something, whether it’s the best parent to your kids, the best brain surgeon in the country, or the best at making lasagne in your family. For us, it’s Laser Eye Surgery. And it wouldn’t be so silly to expect it would be the same for all the other clinics and providers in our industry, too. Especially for clinics like ours, founded by specialist eye surgeons who’s vocations are to grant as many people as… Read more

Why We Strive to Be The Best

8 Things you can’t do wearing contact lens

When you first start wearing contact lenses, it can be like receiving your ticket to visual freedom — especially if you’ve worn glasses for a long time. But as the days and weeks and years pass, the reality of what you’ve bought into becomes all too clear. You start seeing how much of a hinderance contacts actually are, their benefits start to fade into the background, and you begin wondering if they’re actually the convenient and promising solution you thought they were.… Read more

8 Things you can’t do wearing contact lens

Sitting Down With… Dan Reinstein Medical Director, London Vision Clinic, London, UK.

  Being a doctor puts you in the extremely unique and privileged position to attend important moments in people’s lives – delivering a baby, being present when someone is told they have a fatal diagnosis, witnessing severe psychotic behaviour, or performing surgery. My career choice came down to choosing a specialty where I’d be using my academic strengths in math and physics, alongside my human strength of engaging with patients of all ages. I also wanted to become a surgeon, but needed… Read more

Sitting Down With… Dan Reinstein Medical Director, London Vision Clinic, London, UK.

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