Can I have both eyes done on the same day?
As Laser Eye Surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the world, you are sure to hear some myths and conflicting information surrounding the ins and outs of the procedure.
And so, we often hear many of the same queries cropping up here at our clinic on Harley Street. One of the more common questions regarding the procedure itself is if both eyes can be treated on the same day.
The short answer to this question is yes, both eyes are usually treated within one procedure (whether it’s LASEK/PRK, LASIK or SMILE) that lasts around 15 minutes.
During the procedure, surgery is performed on one eye first, and then the other eye almost immediately after. This is possible thanks to the capabilities of new technology and the experience of our surgeons, who are able to know instantly if there is any hint of a complication before continuing the procedure.
Having your eyes treated in this way means a minimum amount of time spent both in surgery and in recovery. In fact, it’s common that most patients are able to return to normal activity the following day after surgery.
Prof Reinstein answers: Do you treat both eyes at the same time?
Professor Dan Reinstein explains a little bit more about the procedure and having your eyes treated, not on separate days, or at the same time, but one after the other.
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In the short video above, Prof Reinstein explains how the industry has changed and how that with today’s knowledge and technology, laser eye surgeons are better equipped than ever to assess the success of the treatment on one eye, before moving on to the other.
If you’d like to find out more about the details your procedure, it’s helpful to know that—depending on which treatment you need—they are going to vary ever so slightly. That being said, 96% of our patients have ReLEx SMILE or LASIK surgery, which you can find more about below.
If you would like to book a consultation at London Vision Clinic, or find out more about the treatment process, leave us a comment or give us a call us on 020 7224 1005.