Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Autumn is the season of colours

Autumn is the season of colours Colours are all around us. And should we stop for long enough to notice them, we realise they make our world not just look incredible, but our experiences a whole lot richer. They are, after all, what enable us to become awestruck at such scenes as a sunset, a rainbow lorikeet, a Henry Matisse or Van Gogh painting, and the bloom of the cherry blossoms in spring. But beyond mere pleasure for the senses, in…

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

Dry eye is a relative contra indication to laser eye surgery. All patients at the London Vision Clinic who are found to have preoperative dry eye undergo an extensive review system whereby we try to evaluate the underlying cause of the patient’s dry eye. If this can subsequently be optimised through treatment regimes, we can boost the underlying tear film, resolve the dry eye and are able to offer these patients treatment….

Is Laser Eye Surgery Safe in the UK?

Is Laser Eye Surgery Safe in the UK? When you ask friends and family or talk to colleagues around the office about Laser Eye Surgery, you’ll probably find a lot more people have had it than you first thought. The fact is, Laser Eye Surgery has now been around 25 years. Today, it’s just another routine procedure carried out thousands of times a week in clinics and hospitals around the world. Safety will always be a hugely important conversation that needs to be had. Today…

Can my sight get worse after Laser Eye Surgery?

Can my sight get worse after Laser Eye Surgery? Once you’ve recovered from Laser Eye Surgery, the changes made to your cornea by the laser are permanent and completely stable. The eye quickly adapts to your new vision. However, it is possible that your eyesight will worsen after Laser Eye Surgery due to an unavoidable part of the body’s ageing process. It’s important to point out this is not because the effects of Laser Eye Surgery are temporary. Unfortunately, as…

Are plastic contact lens actually bad for the planet?

Are plastic contact lens actually bad for the planet? Climate change used to be a distant concern in the back of our minds. A vague intention to recycle and carshare to help out your grandkids and maybe save a few polar bears. Now it’s right on our doorsteps. To the point leading climate scientists around the world have signed an agreement warning of “untold suffering due to the climate crisis” and suggesting that “to secure a sustainable future, we must…

How the seasons affect your eyes

How the seasons affect your eyes The mere passing of time brings about many changes in the weather and our environment. If you live somewhere in the Earth’s middle latitudes, you’ll know these changes are categorised into the four seasons — spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Traditionally, many people would orientate their whole lives around the four seasons. Today, not so much as more of us live in cities and work in offices. But nevertheless, we still have to take…

Laser Eye Surgery Explained

Laser Eye Surgery Explained A lot has happened in the field of Laser Eye Surgery in its introduction more than thirty years ago. So much so that today there is an endless barrage of information on the topic. Unfortunately, whether due to being outdated, misguided, used for promotion, or simply ill-informed, a lot of that information is incorrect. This can make it tricky when it comes to navigating the market or Laser Eye Surgery providers and finding out if the procedure is a good option…

A day in the life of an ophthalmic surgeon

Day in the life of an ophthalmic surgeon The human eye is one of the most complex optical systems known to man. With their over two million working parts, each eye collects light, regulates it, focuses it, and finally converts it into the image you see of the world. To tinker with this system is not a job for the faint-hearted. And so, despite the average eye being less than two inches across, there is a pretty large group of…