Harley Street vs High Street
The number of high street Laser Eye Surgery providers in the UK has skyrocketed over the past decade. Depending on how you look at it, the rise could be seen as a good or bad thing. An increase in providers does mean lower prices and greater options to choose from, but it also brings some more unexpected and worrying effects.You'll be forgiven for feeling a little bit overwhelmed, but the reality is that things are a lot ...Read more
Avoid Being Seduced By Cheap Laser Eye Surgery Deals
Everybody loves a bargain. But when it comes to any form of elective surgery, price should never be the first thing you look out for.We have a funny relationship with money. Just yesterday when I was out doing the shopping, a new, cheaper brand of a type of product I buy every week caught my eye. As it was marginally less than the one I usually go for (and love), naturally, I bought ...Read more
Your Career And Your Eye-Sight
Everyone from military personnel, professional sportspeople to accountants and financial advisors all require precise vision to do their job effectively.A missed shot due to loosing a contact lens, a poor decision to advance into enemy territory because of your myopia or short-sightedness, or even an unnoticed mistake on the company’s balance sheet the day you left your glasses at home; these are all circumstances which could spell disaster for your career and yet, could all be avoided ...Read more
Which Treatment Is Right For You?
If you are thinking about having Laser Eye Surgery, there’s no doubt you will have encountered a number of new words and acronyms, which at first glance don’t seem to make a whole lot of sense.PRK, LASIK, femtosecond lasers, myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, ReLEx SMILE; these are just a sample of the common language used in the world of Laser Eye Surgery. Without question, it’s understandable to quickly become overwhelmed by it all.That feeling couldn't be truer ...Read more
The True Price Of Cheap Laser Corrective Surgery
No matter how large or small, with every surgical procedure, there comes an element of risk. That being said, there are certain ways in which clinical practices and surgeons can minimise risk so that the procedures they carry out are as safe as can possibly be.Many of these precautions are left down to the individual practice to employ, and therefore, it is essential to understand how to go about recognising a suitable and qualified ...Read more
Does Flap Thickness Matter?
Laser Eye Surgery to correct impaired vision has always involved reshaping the cornea, but the thickness of the corneal flap treated in the surgery has reduced significantly over the years, so much so that today, there is even a flapless form of laser surgery.This says a lot for how much flap thickness is related with safety during, and recovery following surgery.
The Reduction Of Flap Thickness
Thinner flaps preserve a thicker, more structurally integral cornea, meaning less discomfort, faster recovery ...Read more
Is Laser Eye Surgery An Option For My Teenager?It is a fact. Today, there are more short-sighted teenagers than ever before. In the US in particular, the prevalence of shortsightedness—or ‘myopia’—has grown from 25% to 40% over just the last 30 years.Both genetic and environmental factors have played their role in its rise, but that’s not to say all hope is lost: Of those who suffer from short-sightedness early in their school years, the majority tend to acquire stable vision later ...Read more
Can I Have Both Eyes Done On The Same Day?
As Laser Eye Surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the world, you are sure to hear some myths and conflicting information around the ins and outs of the procedure.One of the resulting queries we often hear from our patients here at London Vision Clinic is if both eyes can be treated on the same day. The short answer to this question is yes, both eyes are usually treated ...Read more
Can Laser Eye Surgery Give Me ‘Supersight’?
When we think of supersight we tend to imagine ourselves seeing through walls, shooting lasers out of our eyes, and being able to spot objects at ultra-long distances—or at least I do.But when it comes to Laser Eye Surgery, unfortunately you won’t find yourself leaving the clinic with any of the above. You will however have a new and improved level of vision which could be considered, in more ways than one, as supersight.We are ...Read more
Can Laser Eye Surgery Ruin Your Eyesight
With any surgical procedure there comes an element of risk, and with Laser Eye Surgery it’s no different. However, thanks to the internet and no doubt to the presence of the word ‘laser’ in its name, it's all too easy to come across wild myths and tales about the laser eye surgery procedure and its effects.Horror stories; freak accidents; strong opinions—these are all things which have played their part in what has become a blurry ...Read more