Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Are plastic contact lens actually bad for the planet?

Are plastic contact lens actually bad for the planet? Climate change used to be a distant concern in the back of our minds. A vague intention to recycle and carshare to help out your grandkids and maybe save a few polar bears. Now it’s right on our doorsteps. To the point leading climate scientists around the world have signed an agreement warning of “untold suffering due to the climate crisis” and suggesting that “to secure a sustainable future, we must…

The most common fears of Laser Eye Surgery

The most common fears of Laser Eye Surgery As humans, there are certain basic fears we’re born with. Things like being separated or rejected from a group and suffering a loss of autonomy that leaves us unable to take care of ourselves. As a function of these basic fears, we’re biologically wired to prevent anything happening to us that may in any way lead to one or more of them playing out. It’s why we don’t like heights, climbing into small spaces,…

How the seasons affect your eyes

How the seasons affect your eyes The mere passing of time brings about many changes in the weather and our environment. If you live somewhere in the Earth’s middle latitudes, you’ll know these changes are categorised into the four seasons — spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Traditionally, many people would orientate their whole lives around the four seasons. Today, not so much as more of us live in cities and work in offices. Nevertheless, we still have to consider their…

Do Results Differ Among The Laser Eye Surgery Clinics In The UK? [video]

Results after laser eye surgery will differ never mind from Clinic to Clinic, but also from surgeon to surgeon. A lot of the results are based on the patient’s prescriptions and also on the doctor’s expertise as well as the equipment that they are able to use to provide for that patient’s care. So based on these variables, there are different results for different subsets of patients and the different clinics. So, we ask all patients when they are inquiring about the results for their potential outcome, always to ask the surgeon who is treating them to be very specific about his or her results for their prescription because prescriptions will by virtue of different types of lasers and different technology offer patients different outcomes.

Laser Eye Surgery Explained

Laser Eye Surgery Explained A lot has happened in the field of Laser Eye Surgery in its introduction more than thirty years ago. So much so that today there is an endless barrage of information on the topic. Unfortunately, whether due to being outdated, misguided, used for promotion, or simply ill-informed, a lot of that information is incorrect. This can make it tricky when it comes to navigating the market or Laser Eye Surgery providers and finding out if the procedure is a good option…

A day in the life of an ophthalmic surgeon

Day in the life of an ophthalmic surgeon The human eye is one of the most complex optical systems known to man. With their over two million working parts, each eye collects light, regulates it, focuses it, and finally converts it into the image you see of the world. To tinker with this system is not a job for the faint-hearted. And so, despite the average eye being less than two inches across, there is a pretty large group of…

Why Do Different Laser Eye Surgery Clinics Charge Such Different Prices?

The laser eye surgery industry is a bit of minefield at some levels. There are a lot of different levels towards patient care and patients will be subjected to a multitude of differences when it comes to different pricing structures in comparison to what we have here at the London Vision Clinic. Essentially what we have tried to do at the London Vision Clinic is to offer patients a full package as a one price fits all. We are not here to up-sell. We are not here to offer patients a little bit extra in terms of their results. …

What Is 20/20 Or 6/6 Normal Vision? [VIDEO]

What does it mean to have “normal” vision? Why are two different sets of numbers used to describe it? Mr. Carp explains, “The main concern of having 6/6 vision or 20/20 vision really comes from whether you are based in the United Kingdom or you are based in America. It is really just to do with feet and metres. 6/6 means you see at 6 metres what an average person can see at 6 metres and 20/20 is equivalent in feet, 20 feet versus 20 feet.” Read more about the way visual acuity is measured and what it means for laser eye surgery….

How to test your vision at home

How to test your vision at home In this time when many of us are experiencing limited services and spending many more hours indoors, one of the things that can begin to suffer is our vision. Being in a dry environment, using a screen for prolonged periods, and even just not being able to look out over the horizon are all factors that can have an impact on our eye health and how well we see. All of this, and…

What’s Included In Laser Eye Surgery Costs?

Many eye clinics attract patients by keeping surgery prices low by treating a high turnover of patients (sticking to simpler cases and offering a reduced standard of care). At London Vision Clinic, perfection is our minimum standard. Gain further insight into what the laser eye surgery cost includes to drive the best possible vision results….