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How Does Laser Eye Surgery Correct Refractive Errors?

How Does Laser Eye Surgery Correct Refractive Errors? For many people, Laser Eye Surgery still remains a rather scary concept. But a lot of people also don’t realise that Laser Eye Surgery has now been around for a long time – around four decades, in fact. In this time, the technology used and our understanding of the process has continuously evolved, making Laser Eye Surgery one of the safest and most common elective procedures in the world. Nonetheless, the general…

How the Eye Works: Nature’s Own Camera

How the Eye Works: Nature’s Own Camera There are few things in the natural universe more complex than the eye. This vital organ may be small but it works using an abundance of processes and components – all of which must be running smoothly – to give us a clear image of the world around us. In this role, our eyes have become one of the greatest assets we have – an invaluable part of our bodies and lives. So,…

Understanding the Safety and Risks of Laser Eye Surgery

Understanding the Safety and Risks of Laser Eye Surgery Laser Eye Surgery can be a daunting prospect. Let’s face it, opting for elective surgery on one of our most valuable and important assets – our eyes – is a decision that requires a lot of thought, research, and preparation. But, the abundance of misinformation and tabloid-style scare stories spread around on the internet can make it difficult to truly understand the safety and risks of Laser Eye Surgery. Let’s start…

Common Misconceptions about Laser Eye Surgery

Common Misconceptions about Laser Eye Surgery Laser Eye surgery is now one of the most commonly performed elective procedures in the world, with millions of people now benefitting from the ongoing innovation of treatment. Yet, misinformation and misconceptions regarding this life-saving treatment persist. We’re getting to the bottom of some of the most common misconceptions about Laser Eye Surgery and setting the record straight. So, let’s take a look… ‘Complications in Laser Eye Surgery are common and serious’ While it…

Your Vision: Understanding Your Prescription

Your Vision: Understanding Your Prescription If you are new to wearing glasses, or perhaps your child has recently been told they need glasses, understanding prescriptions can be a challenge, to say the least. Seeing all those numbers and symbols for the first time can be overwhelming, so understanding what they actually mean can be extremely helpful. So, let’s break down what your prescription is, what it means, and how it is measured. Measuring your Prescription Accurately measuring your prescription is…

What are the Most Common Refractive Errors?

What are the Most Common Refractive Errors? For many people, glasses and contact lenses have become a static feature in their lives. Remembering – or forgetting – glasses on the way out of the door in the morning is like second nature. Remembering to remove contact lenses before bed is a constant worry. But the reason these visual aids are required in the first place varies from person to person. Most refractive errors are caused when light is not effectively…

What are Implantable Collamer Lenses (ICLs)?

What are Implantable Collamer Lenses (ICLs)? Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)surgery is the most commonly performed type of Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation. The procedure involves implanting a small, thin lens behind the iris and in front of the natural lens of the eye. Modern ICLs are extremely versatile and can treat almost every possible prescription. For example, in the UK the lens is available for short-sightedness from -0.50 to -18.00 D, long-sightedness from +0.50 D to +10.00 D and astigmatism up…

Alternative Treatments: What is Clear Lens Exchange (CLE)?

Alternative Treatments: What is Clear Lens Exchange (CLE)? Clear Lens Exchange (CLE) – also known as Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) – is another alternative to Laser Eye Surgery. The basis of the procedure is exactly the same as that of cataract surgery, except it is performed when no cataracts are present. Like Implantable Collamer Lenses (ICL) surgery, CLE can be used to correct almost any prescription. However, unlike ICLs, CLE removes the internal crystalline lens and replaces it with a…

What are Alternative Treatments to Laser Eye Surgery?

What are Alternative Treatments to Laser Eye Surgery? Continued development and innovation mean that Laser Eye Surgery can now treat a huge number of refractory errors with minimally invasive techniques. In fact, at London Vision Clinic, we are able to treat around 98% of people who contact us. However, Laser Eye Surgery may not be the right option for everyone. A small number of patients may be unsuitable for Laser Eye Surgery for a number of reasons. For example, high…

Your Vision: Understanding Visual Acuity

Your Vision: Understanding Visual Acuity When it comes to understanding your vision, a lot of terms get batted around. One of these terms is “visual acuity”. If you are interested in Laser Eye Surgery treatment, the chances are you will hear this a lot. So, it’s important to understand what is actually being discussed when we talk about your visual acuity. Let us talk you through it… In short, visual acuity simply refers to the standard measure of a person’s ability…