Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Vimal Piparia

Vimal Has Been Working As An Optometrist Now For Fifteen Years Vimal has been working as an optometrist for fifteen years and has been involved in refractive care, research and training during that period. He joined London Vision Clinic in 2009, after spending two years in Melbourne, working for the Australian College of Optometry, and is looking forward to rediscovering London once more. Vimal has been fortunate enough to have travelled extensively whilst combining a great passion for food. He…

Keratoconus

Treatable Eye Conditions: Keratoconus Keratoconus is a severe form of astigmatism, in which the cornea is slightly weaker than normal. This means the shape of the cornea progressively distorts, creating a cone shape at the front of the eye. Although glasses or contact lenses can help in the early stages, they become less effective as the condition develops. Cross-Linking Although having keratoconus disqualifies patients from enjoying the benefits of Laser Eye Surgery, there are other treatment options available. If you have…

Intra-Ocular Lens

Intra-Ocular Lenses In a very few cases, Laser Eye Surgery will not produce the best results. And we are only interested in the best results. So for some patients with extremely high prescriptions, we turn to intra-ocular lenses (IOLs). These artificial lenses are often referred to as IOLs, phakic IOLs, implantable lenses, clear lens extraction or exchange (CLE), intra-corneal lens implants, Artisan® lenses, Prelex® lenses, RLR, refractive lens exchange or lens replacement surgery. Their enormous range makes them an excellent…

Varifocals

Do You Need Varifocals? We all know we’re getting older. But even so, suddenly finding you need varifocals can be something of a shock, especially if you’ve always had good vision. But the fact is, everyone’s sight begins to deteriorate after 40. Why You Need Varifocals At this stage of life, the lens of your eye begins to stiffen, while the muscles that shift your focus between near and far become weaker. This is called presbyopia. And the classic sign…

Sharon Ritchie

Sharon Ritchie Sharon joined the team at London Vision Clinic in July 2010 after working in Laser Eye Surgery for nine years. She moved to London from Aberdeen and is loving life in the big city not least the milder weather. The world class expertise, ongoing research and development and patient focus are the main things that attracted her to the clinic. When not at work Sharon enjoys going to the gym, eating out and travelling. Find out more about…

Glaucoma

Glaucoma Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to damaging vision, and progressive, permanent and irreversible vision loss, if left untreated. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. In England, about 480,000 people have chronic open-angle glaucoma. Of these about 1 in 50 above 40 years old and 1 in 10 people above 75 years old. It is a category of eye disorders, which is often associated with dangerous build-up of internal eye…