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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Guide to Dry Eyes and Laser Eye Surgery [VIDEO]

The eyes are the body’s natural cameras that capture light, convert it to waves of electrochemical signals, and magically conjure up the images we see. Technically, it’s up there with the most complex parts of the human body, and for that matter, the known universe is the eye. With so much complexity, the eye requires an ultra-precise arrangement of components in order to function correctly. And, like a pearl sitting in a clamshell, such a delicate design needs appropriate protection. For the… Read more

Guide to Dry Eyes and Laser Eye Surgery [VIDEO]

Complete Guide to Recovery & Post-Operative Care After Laser Eye Surgery

Updated for 2021 Your eyes need to receive and process visual data to create the world around us and guide us through it, so it wouldn’t make much sense for them to be on your knees or inside your gallbladder. But by placing them high up and front and centre, it means they’re exposed to the elements and wide open to eye pokes and a whole range of other potential disasters. Luckily, whoever designed them thought this through. As well as being… Read more

Complete Guide to Recovery & Post-Operative Care After Laser Eye Surgery

Guide to Contact Lens vs Glasses vs Laser Eye Surgery

But depending on who you ask, what they’ve experienced and read, what stage of life they are in, and who they work for, you may get a differing set of facts and opinions. By all means, the read the full article, but the key points in this article can be summarised as: Glasses provide accurate vision at a low cost that most people can wear and they are available everywhere. Glasses can also protect your eyes from injury. However, glasses are unsuitable… Read more

Guide to Contact Lens vs Glasses vs Laser Eye Surgery

What Conditions Could Make One Unsuitable For Laser Eye Surgery? [VIDEO]

If you have an existing medical condition – particularly one that affects your eyes – you may think that Laser Eye Surgery is not an option for you. Whilst there are certain conditions that would make you unsuitable, the technology we use at London Vision Clinic and the expertise of our surgeons means that we can treat more people than most clinics. London Vision Clinic surgeons Glenn Carp and Professor Dan Reinstein discuss the most common conditions that render patients unsuitable for… Read more

What Conditions Could Make One Unsuitable For Laser Eye Surgery? [VIDEO]

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery

A week with an unbearable ear infection and no soothing nightcaps? A whole night sober with your in-laws? Yeah right. We all know there have been times we’ve sneaked a small one when we shouldn’t have, and for the most part, that’s okay. But when it comes to things like surgery, there can be consequences. By all means, the read the full article, but the key points around alcohol and laser eye surgery are: Try to keep consumption to one or two… Read more

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery

Can I have a glass of wine to celebrate my Laser Eye Surgery?

Recovering from any surgery is an unpleasant experience at the best of times, and an absolute nightmare at the worst. And just to make it that little more unenjoyable, we’re advised to stay away from any alcohol whatsoever. That often means no relaxing glasses of wine, no whisky nightcaps, and definitely not any celebratory champers. When you can finally get back on the sauce depends on a number of factors including the medications you’re taking, your age, your general health, and crucially, the type… Read more

Can I have a glass of wine to celebrate my Laser Eye Surgery?

Can I eat or drink prior to my Laser Eye Surgery?

If you’ve ever had surgery in the past, it’s likely you’ll be familiar with the period of fasting that comes beforehand. If your surgery was a morning procedure, then this may have just meant skipping breakfast. But if you had it scheduled for midday or later, this could have meant going more than 12 hours without eating. Fasting certainly has its uses, but for me, having to do it during the hours leading up to surgery is far from ideal. Comfort food… Read more

Can I eat or drink prior to my Laser Eye Surgery?

What’s the recovery period for surgery like?

The typical recovery process after Laser Eye Surgery is surprisingly quick and trouble-free. From the very first moments after the procedure, patients see significant improvements in their quality of vision, and as soon as the next day is back into their normal routine. But not everyone is lucky enough to have a typical recovery. In reality, the speed and smoothness of an individual’s journey back to full health varies according to things like age, health, the type of treatment, and the quality of the clinic/surgeon. However,… Read more

What’s the recovery period for surgery like?

How to avoid suffering from an eye injury

Whether your work involves filling out spreadsheets on a computer or handling heavy machinery, clear vision is essential to getting the job done as efficiently and effectively as possible. Let’s take a look at five of the main factors that are most important in keeping your eyes safe from harm: The vast majority of eye injuries can be avoided. And the best way to ensure you avoid them or that you have the best possible protection when they do, is to wear… Read more

How to avoid suffering from an eye injury

Screen fatigue: How to care for tired eyes

Chances are you’ve got to the end of a long day of working at the computer and felt like using your eyes to look at anything is an effort. Overall, you feel tired, drained, and like all you want to do is rest. But when you finally do shut them and go to bed, you realise you still have a tonne of energy and can’t sleep a wink. This is a typical case of screen fatigue: something that, due to the prevalence… Read more

Screen fatigue: How to care for tired eyes

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