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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Prism? [video]

If you have a “squint” or strabismus, you may be familiar with an optical element called a ‘prism’. Prisms are built into glasses to enhance visual comfort in people who have strabismus, particularly if you experience double vision and symptoms such as eye strain and headaches. Somewhat a unique advantages of glasses, prisms work by moving the image of an object either vertically or horizontally, depending on the direction and the power of the lens, and therefore redirecting the eye’s alignment. This… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Prism? [video]

How long after Laser Eye Surgery will I have to wait to fly? [VIDEO]

Most people don’t need an excuse to jump on a plane to at the very least get a change of scenery. And after having Laser Eye Surgery, there may be endless reasons you may take to the skies. For instance, it may be a business trip, a planned holiday, a honeymoon, or simply flying home after visiting us to have world-class treatment, or equally it may be to revel in your new frameless freedom and go skydiving, to travel the world, or… Read more

How long after Laser Eye Surgery will I have to wait to fly? [VIDEO]

Eyes wide open: “Do I really have to be awake during Laser Eye Surgery?”

If Laser Eye Surgery didn’t scare you enough thanks to its unfortunate name, then the fact that you have to be awake during the entire thing should do it. In fact, surveys have shown that this is one of the most common reasons people decide against treatment, even before having an initial consultation. The fact is most surgical procedures require anaesthetic, and other than a few numbing eye drops, Laser Eye Surgery is performed whilst patients are fully conscious.  Just like its… Read more

Eyes wide open: “Do I really have to be awake during Laser Eye Surgery?”

Will LASIK Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE?

LASIK has been around for 25 years. In that time, it has allowed millions of people around the globe to experience freedom from glasses and contacts. However, the technology in the field of vision correction is ever evolving and is thus improving all the time. It also varies between clinics, with more than 95 percent of patients in 2018 at London Vision Clinic achieving 20/20 vision after surgery. One of the newest innovations in corrective eye surgery is ReLEx SMILE, or SMILE… Read more

Will LASIK Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE?

Can I see my Laser Eye Surgery being performed?

You’re looking forward to having greater vision following the surgery, but what exactly do you see during the procedure? This is one of the most common concerns that frequents the mind of those considering Laser Eye Surgery, along with similar queries like ‘Will the treatment hurt?’, and, ‘How long does the procedure take?’ This is perfectly natural — in fact, it’s best practice to find out all the details of the day of the procedure. We also advise doing the same for… Read more

Can I see my Laser Eye Surgery being performed?

What Keeps The Corneal Flap In Position After LASIK Surgery? [video]

It’s not something that’s particularly pleasant to even think about never mind have it happen to you. And yet when you’re researching Laser Eye Surgery, your mind can’t help but go there. If you know even a little about how LASIK works, then there’s no doubt that questions about the flap will spring up. How big is it? Does it hurt to make it? How does it stay in place? Will it even stay in place? As there is a chance of… Read more

What Keeps The Corneal Flap In Position After LASIK Surgery? [video]

I was 47 years old with a -33 prescription…

We sat down with our patient Inge to talk about her journey with her vision, and how she has gone from a prescription of -33 to 0… As a baby, I was born with a prescription of approximately -5 and with each year that passed, it increased by one or two dioptres. By the time I was 18 years old, my prescription was at -20 which continued to grow until I decided to do something about it, back in 2010, when I… Read more

I was 47 years old with a -33 prescription…

Can I eat or drink prior to my Laser Eye Surgery?

If you’ve ever had surgery in the past, it’s likely you’ll be familiar with the period of fasting that comes beforehand. If your surgery was a morning procedure, then this may have just meant skipping breakfast. But if you had it scheduled for midday or later, this could have meant going more than 12 hours without eating. Fasting certainly has its uses, but for me, having to do it during the hours leading up to surgery is far from ideal. Comfort food… Read more

Can I eat or drink prior to my Laser Eye Surgery?

What Can Damage Your Eyes?

Every day, we hear about things that are bad for our health. The latest one is 5G. Because it uses higher frequency waves, it requires more transmitter masts that are positioned closer to the ground. This is triggering the long-debated question about how radio waves affect us, in particular in relation to certain cancers. Although such concerns to our health come and go and are hard to back up with hard evidence, the ones that relate to the health of our eyes… Read more

What Can Damage Your Eyes?

A London Eye Clinic’s Top Five Tips For Summer

When heading into the summer season and looking forward to relaxing on the beach or enjoying the outdoors, everyone worries about protecting their skin.  Equally as important, your eyes also fall victim to the harmful rays of the sun.  Besides choosing the most fashionable pair of shades, we at London Vision Clinic believe it is important to opt for the best shades that protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. At times, it seems difficult to differentiate between which sunglasses are better for your… Read more

A London Eye Clinic’s Top Five Tips For Summer

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