Laser Eye Surgery Blog

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…