Laser Eye Surgery Blog

About Suitability

Common Questions About Suitability What is 20/20 or 6/6 vision? In the most common visual acuity test, an optometrist begins by placing an eye chart at a standard distance of twenty feet, or six metres away from you, depending on the customary unit of measure. At this distance, the symbols on the line representing “normal” acuity on the eye chart, designated 20/20, is the smallest line that a person with normal acuity can read at a distance of twenty feet….

About Enhancing Your Reading Vision

Common Questions About Enhancing Your Reading Vision How Long Will The Effects Of PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision Last? To watch Glenn Carp explain the answer to this question in a video click here. PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision will only treat the effects of presbyopia, not the root cause. With or without laser eye surgery, the lens in the eye will steadily become less flexible, and the muscles that pull it into focus become less powerful. As presbyopia develops, our ability…

About eye problems

Common Questions About Eye Problems Select any question below to learn more or contact one of our Patient Care Coordinators at 0207 224 1005 for more information. What Are London Vision Clinic’s Results With Myopic (Short-Sighted) Patients? To watch a video about London Vision Clinics results with myopic patients click here. 100% of all patients with myopia treated at London Vision Clinic reached the UK driving standard of “20/40” vision or better. Indeed, 97% of myopic patients with prescriptions up to -4.50 dioptres…

About eye treatments

Common Questions About Eye Treatments What Is LASIK? If you would like view the video relating to this FAQ click here. LASIK stands for laser in situ keratomileusis. It is the most popular form of laser eye surgery, in which the laser reshapes the cornea of the eye. LASIK treatment therefore alters the refractive properties of the cornea and thereby corrects or enhances eyesight. What Can LASIK Surgery Treat? Click here for the video answering this question. LASIK eye treatment…

About The Initial Screening

Common Questions About The Initial Screening Browse our 101 questions and answers to gain more insight into the treatments offered at London Vision Clinic or contact one of our Patient Care Coordinators for more information. How Long Is The Initial Screening? For the video elaborating this FAQ please click here. The initial screening usually takes 2 hours. Am I Suitable For Laser Eye Surgery? If you want to learn more about this FAQ click here to watch the video. The…

Laser Eye Surgery Aftercare

Laser Eye Surgery Aftercare FAQ In What Cases Would I Need To Have 24/7 Access To The Surgeon By Mobile Phone? For the video answering this question please click here. We provide your laser eye surgeon’s mobile phone number to patients, as an emergency contact number should the patient feel that they require immediate medical attention. Emergencies are extremely rare. What Should I Do If My Eyes Are Blurry After Treatment? To watch a video answering this question click here….

About Laser Eye Surgery Costs

Common Questions About Our Laser Eye Fees What Does the Laser Eye Surgery Price Include? It’s not uncommon for standard prices to exclude what we think should be standard practices. Things like Wavefront technology, year-long aftercare, and a comprehensive initial screening. For this reason it’s important to get a clear breakdown of what the costs include before making any commitments. At London Vision Clinic, all our Laser Eye Surgery fees include: Initial screening Wavefront analysis Ophthalmic exam Wavefront-guided treatment (if…

About Laser Eye Treatment At London Vision Clinic

Common Questions About Laser Eye Treatment at London Vision Clinic Does Laser Eye Surgery hurt? The procedure itself is pain-free. With LASIK, you may experience a pressure sensation when the surgeon creates the corneal flap, and some discomfort or irritation for up to 24 hours after surgery. With PRK, you may experience irritation for one week or more after surgery. Because discomfort can occur in some patients during the healing phase, we provide pain relief medication in eye drop form…

About Conditions That May Make You Unsuitable For Laser Eye Surgery

About Conditions That May Make You Unsuitable For Laser Eye Surgery Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Insulin-Dependent Diabetes? If you would like to watch a video relating to this FAQ please click here. Yes, if the diabetes is controlled. To be sure, we will examine you for this at your initial screening. Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Uncontrolled Diabetes? To watch a video about this question please click here. No, patients with…

About London Vision Clinic

Common Questions About London Vision Clinic Why Do Different Laser Eye Surgery Clinics Charge Such Different Prices? For the video answering this question please click here. Prospective patients often ask us why there is such a large difference between prices at one clinic to another. A clinic’s advertised fees will reflect: A different standard of care A reliance on up selling The clinic’s investments in technology (older or more up-to-date equipment) The clinic’s investments in people (low staff costs versus…