Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Myopia is becoming the new normal

Myopia is becoming the new normal Many of us live in cities and work from a desk, so most day-to-day activities happen within a few feet of our faces. Being able to see anything further than a car approaching in the distance is essentially unnecessary. It’s no surprise, then, that rates of myopia have been soaring over recent years. According to a 2019 study in the Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science journal, more than 32 percent of the world’s population has myopia, otherwise known…

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

Dry eye is a relative contra indication to laser eye surgery. All patients at the London Vision Clinic who are found to have preoperative dry eye undergo an extensive review system whereby we try to evaluate the underlying cause of the patient’s dry eye. If this can subsequently be optimised through treatment regimes, we can boost the underlying tear film, resolve the dry eye and are able to offer these patients treatment….

Contact Lenses — How Much Could They Cost You?

Contact Lenses — How Much Could They Cost You? It seems clear to think that contact lenses are more cost effective than Laser Eye Surgery—And they are, initially. In recent years we have seen contact lenses become cheaper and evermore widely available. But price should not be the number one focus when caring for your eyes, and low upfront investments can distort perceptions of the real cost of contact lenses. Adrian Knowles of the Eyecare Trust says, “If you work…

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…

Never buy a pair of glasses again

Never buy a pair of glasses again Recently, while slumped over a Pret salad at work wondering why I never seem to have any money, I started working out what I could save by cooking an extra portion of food each night and bringing it to work for lunch the next day. It sounds like a student exercise, but stick with me. When cooking for one, a meal — protein, carbs, and veg, or a hearty salad — costs me on…

Laser eye surgery is more within your grasp than you think

Laser eye surgery is more within your grasp than you think If you’ve been a long time glasses wearer, nothing beats the convenience of contact lenses — excluding the part where you’ve got to go to the bathroom and fiddle to put them in. Like taking an Uber or staying in an Airbnb, contact lenses offer the ultimate in rentable eyesight. Buy a few pairs, pop them in for the day, then throw them away when you’re done. But like…

Is Laser Eye Surgery Safe in the UK?

Is Laser Eye Surgery Safe in the UK? When you ask friends and family or talk to colleagues around the office about Laser Eye Surgery, you’ll probably find a lot more people have had it than you first thought. The fact is, Laser Eye Surgery has now been around 25 years. Today, it’s just another routine procedure carried out thousands of times a week in clinics and hospitals around the world. Safety will always be a hugely important conversation that needs to be had. Today…

Can my sight get worse after Laser Eye Surgery?

Can my sight get worse after Laser Eye Surgery? Once you’ve recovered from Laser Eye Surgery, the changes made to your cornea by the laser are permanent and completely stable. The eye quickly adapts to your new vision. However, it is possible that your eyesight will worsen after Laser Eye Surgery due to an unavoidable part of the body’s ageing process. It’s important to point out this is not because the effects of Laser Eye Surgery are temporary. Unfortunately, as…