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
Laser eye surgery — How much time will I need off work?
“Most patients are back to their normal routine within a day or two, we tend to ask patients to take one day off, the day after their surgery, to allow for a more relaxed environment to come for their one day post-op, and also to adjust to their new vision, adjust to their new drop routine, get used to placing the lubricant drops etc. before going back into their normal ...Read more
'Laser Focus' - Women's Health featured article on London Vision ClinicLasers have become the modern miracle of the 21st century. As a revolutionary laser eye surgery promises new eyesight within minutes, Farrah Storr finds out if it's too good to be true...My husband has a trio of moles: a tiny, brown constellation of little stars that shoot across the arch of his upper back. I've never seen this before, despite having shared the same bed with him for the past 12 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Last week we appeared in the Daily Express and on ITV's This Morning.As one the world's leading Laser Eye Surgery clinics, we're often asked to comment and provide expert opinion in the media and, for some strange reason, last week was a busy one!Our lead surgeon and founder, Dr Dan Reinstein, was invited onto ITV's This Morning on Friday to help bust some laser eye surgery myths and answer viewers' questions.Professor Dan Reinstein pointed out an eye exam is different to ...Read more
Independent laser eye surgery reviews – April-15London Vision Clinic has well over 550 independent laser eye surgery reviews on the Trustpilot website, and an average score of 9.8 out of 10.
We’re extremely proud of the reviews we receive, as they reflect our commitment to providing the highest level of care for our patients and the fantastic results we achieve.
This was again reflected by the reviews we received in April:On 1st April, Natasha left us a 5 star laser ...Read more
Beauty blogger Fleur DeForce talks about her laser eye surgery experiencehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0CwOofTvq4With a -3 prescription, beauty, fashion and health blogger Fleur DeForce didn’t have terrible vision, but it was a confidence thing for her and a dislike of using contact lenses.Fleur had been thinking about having laser eye surgery for many years, and even made it a New Years resolution a few years ago. The reason she waited so long to go ahead with laser eye surgery was partly the cost, but ...Read more
A brief history of laser eye surgeryMany people assume that laser eye surgery is a relatively new technique, but the idea of surgically correcting vision by reshaping the surface of the eye has been around for many years, in a variety of forms.
This is known as refractive surgery as it purpose is to change the way light enters the eye by reshaping the cornea, removing refractive errors, and effectively re-focussing the light onto the retina, resulting in clear, crisp vision.
What is ReLEx SMILE laser eye surgery?
ReLEx SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction) is a keyhole procedure which eliminates the need for a corneal flap (as in standard LASIK laser eye surgery). It also eliminates the prolonged healing time associated LASEK / PRK.This minimally-invasive procedure provides more accurate and safer laser eye treatments and allows us to treat higher prescriptions and those with dry eyes.ReLEx SMILE can be performed in considerably less time than standard LASIK laser eye surgery, and can significantly ...Read more
Dr Hilary Jones talking about laser eye surgery at London Vision Clinic
GP & well-known TV medic, Dr Hilary Jones had laser blended vision treatment at London Vision Clinic in 2011.
Here’s a video he filmed explaining the process of laser eye surgery and presbyopia treatment at London Vision clinic:
Dr Hilary Jones spoke to Alexandra, an optometrist, about the pre-operative consultation process, and the different tests we carry out to assess your suitability and work out a treatment plan.