Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have A Squint?
Strabismus, more commonly referred to as a squint, is a medical condition where the eyes point in two different directions. This happens when the opposite eye is looking forward. This can result in blurred vision, a lazy eye, or double vision. Since most squints occur or develop during childhood, it is ideal to treat them before they fully develop. This is typically through the use of glasses at a younger age since many squints are caused by the eyes compensating for some other visual impairment.
Why wait! Contact a Patient Care Coordinator at 0207 224 1005 if you suffer from squinting and wish to eliminate it!
Laser Eye Surgery: A Cure For Squinting
Laser Eye Surgery does not involve the muscles around the eye that affect the squint, and thus cannot be used to treat a squint. This leads to the common misconception that there is no surgery available for the treatment of strabismus. However, if you are an adult whose suffers from a squint, a corrective eye surgery, not Laser Eye Surgery, is an option. In this surgery the muscles in the eye that control movement are rearranged. In some cases, a second procedure may be necessary. This is an additional service that we provide here at London Vision Clinic.
Jacqueline went to see Professor Reinstein after suffering from a squint for more than five decades. Needless to say, she didn’t have high expectations for improvement. Therefore she was shocked to learn that there was a procedure that could actually work for her. Over three years after having corrective eye surgery she still doesn’t have to wear glasses or contacts. She can see underwater. She doesn’t have to fret over tedious preparations when traveling. For Jacqueline, her experience with London Vision Clinic has been amazing.
If you are one of many people who suffer from a squint, but are unsure if you are a viable candidate for Laser Eye Surgery, then consider contacting London Vision Clinic and undergoing some non-obligatory tests to identify your suitability. Our surgeons are world-renowned and our supportive staff are here to answer your questions and provide options for you with no pressure.
Contact a Patient Care Coordinator at 0207 224 1005 to talk about any further questions or to schedule your first consultation today!