Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Patient Testimonials: Laura’s journey to 20/20 vision

Laura’s journey to 20/20 vision Back in 2016, Laura Dean-Osgood decided to take the plunge and begin her journey to 20/20 vision, with the help of Laser Eye Surgery. Laura’s story – documented in two articles in Reader’s Digest – began with a consultation at London Vision Clinic. Having worn contact lenses consistently since the age of 16, Laura developed a potentially sight-threatening eye ulcer. The next 16 years involved regular visits to Moorfields eye hospital A&E department due to…

Can SMILE Laser Eye Surgery Treat Short-Sightedness?

Can SMILE Eye Surgery Treat short-sightedness? In recent years, almost every part of life has benefited from incredible technological advances that make our lives easier, safer, and more enjoyable. In no area are these developments more important than the medical industry. That’s why, at London Vision Clinic, we not only utilise but contribute to the development of the most cutting-edge solutions in Laser Eye Surgery. Our Harley Street clinic was one of the first in the world to offer ReLEx…

Laser Eye Surgery: Why is SMILE such a good option?

Why is SMILE such a good option? For a long time, LASIK was considered by many to be the King of Laser Eye Surgery – the gold standard. While this is still true for many patients today, being the most popular treatment for common conditions such as short- and long-sightedness, the newest form of Laser Eye Surgery – ReLEx SMILE – is revolutionising the industry. Advanced technology and techniques now mean that London Vision Clinic is now able to offer…

Beauty Blogger Fleur DeForce Talks About Her Laser Eye Surgery Experience

Beauty Blogger Fleur DeForce Talks About Her Laser Eye Surgery Experience Beauty, fashion and health vlogger Fleur DeForce didn’t have terrible eyesight by many standards, however, having a dislike of using contact lenses, Fleur decided that it was finally time to say ‘goodbye’ to her -3 prescription. After considering Laser Eye Surgery for many years, and even having made the procedure a New Year’s resolution a few years previously, Fleur finally decided to take the plunge. Why didn’t she do…

Should I expect both eyes to heal at the same rate?

Should I expect both eyes to heal at the same rate? Over the last few decades, Laser Eye Surgery has become the most popular elective surgery in the world. This achievement has been largely influenced by the relative simplicity of the procedure. As with any good design, it takes tools and knowledge which are inherently complex – in this case, state-of-the-art lasers and the human eye – to form something that is accessible, effective, and can be enjoyed by all….

Laser Eye Surgery: Finding a good LASIK surgeon

Finding a good LASIK surgeon You’re considering Laser Eye Surgery, so of course, you want to ensure your surgeon is the best. You wouldn’t trust your eyesight in the hands of anyone considered anything less than an expert. But what does it actually mean to be a good laser eye surgeon? Is it as simple as having a name badge that says they are one so? Some experience would definitely help, right? What about having a special ‘this-week-only’ offer on treatment?…

The best and worst times to have Laser Eye Surgery

The best and worst times to have Laser Eye Surgery Many of us will choose to put off the important decisions in life because it isn’t the right time. Moving house, changing careers, having a child – all of these decisions require a lot of thought and weighing up all the information in order to determine whether it is the right time. And deciding to upgrade to better vision can be a similar undertaking. The reality is, with all of…

Laser Eye Surgery: Does Flap Thickness Matter?

Does Flap Thickness Matter? Laser Eye Surgery has now been used to correct vision for over four decades. The procedure has always involved accessing the corneal bed in order to reshape the cornea. But, the thickness of the corneal flap created to access the corneal bed has reduced significantly over the years. Today, there is even a flapless form of Laser Eye Surgery, reducing the invasiveness of the procedure. This speaks volumes about how flap thickness is related to safety…

Why London Is The Best Place In The World For Laser Eye Surgery

Why London is the Best Place in the World for Laser Eye Surgery When it comes to refractive surgery, you want to know that the services and outcomes you are getting are the best. As a global city, London is well-known as a leader in finance, industry, and medicine; and so, it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that it is also one of the best places in the world for Laser Eye Surgery. Luckily, the city’s extensive global and local…