A brief history of laser eye surgery
Many 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 ...
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.
Laser eye surgery costs – Why do costs differ so much?
When first looking into laser eye surgery the wide range of options and the difference in prices from high street chains to independent clinics can be mind-boggling.
So why do laser eye surgery costs vary so much?
Read more about the differences here
At the London Vision Clinic on Harley Street in London, there is a simple pricing structure for the optimum level of results and patient care.
We don’t ...
Laser eye surgery for ageing eyes
Professor Dan Reinstein, expert laser eye surgeon and Medical Director of London Vision Clinic, explains how age affects our eyes and how laser eye surgery can turn back the clock:
“Your 30s are a peak time for the eyes because your prescription stabilises, your eyes are not dry and are healthy. But from 38 to 48, there’s a big change and you start needing to hold things closer or farther away from you to read. That’s your ...
Laser eye surgery results – Do they differ from one clinic to another?
One of the most important factors to consider when thinking about having laser eye surgery is the results you can expect.
It’s important to have a good idea of what your outcome is likely to be after treatment, but do laser eye surgery results differ from one clinic to another?
Here is London Vision Clinic surgeon Glenn Carp talking about how laser eye surgery results can be affected by factors such ...
The most common questions I get asked about laser eye surgery
Rowena, London Vision Clinic Patient Care Coordinator.
Being a Patient Care Coordinator, I’m the first person someone speaks to when they begin their journey with the London Vision Clinic. This means I’m often the person that gets asked those early worries, the ones that start “This may sound like a silly question…”
Laser eye surgery is such a huge decision – yes, it’s minimally invasive, and yes, it changes your life, but, it’s ...
Which visual impairments can be treated with laser eye surgery?
Developed decades ago, laser eye surgery involves computerised technology and a laser, which typically removes the corneal tissue causing the patient’s refractive error. The story of refractive error, however, is less straightforward. There are multiple causes of bad vision and so multiple reasons to approach London Vision Clinic in your search for a solution. After all, if you wear glasses, you may well suffer from a problem that can be medically ...
Laser Eye Surgery vs Clear Lens Exchange (IOLs)
For patients who are found suitable for either laser eye surgery or a Clear Lens Exchange intra-ocular lens (IOL) procedure, making the decision which to choose can be daunting.
Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions:
Will either of these treatments allow me to get rid of my glasses completely?
The changes to the eye by laser eye surgery are permanent; after laser eye surgery, most patients are able to dispense ...