Daily Express (I Can See Clearly Now)

“I Can See Clearly Now” Published in the Daily Express New techniques mean that thousands who previously could not have Laser Eye Surgery can now be safely treated. JULIE CARPENTER explains why she can throw away her hated glasses at last. There is one reason why many people still shy away from having Laser Eye Surgery to correct short or long-sightedness and that is fear. I was the same. Despite the fact more than 30 million people worldwide have had…

Police Life

Better Vision, Better Performance Can Laser Eye Surgery help police professionals do their job better? “LASIK is extraordinarily safe in fully trained hands, but even average surgeons can still get it right 90 per cent of the time. Just like in any profession, the few bad apples can give the profession a bad name.” -Professor Dan Reinstein. After Laser Eye Surgery, Tiger Woods, arguably the world’s best golfer, effortlessly won the Pebble Beach PGA tournament in February, 2000, in California….

Less Than Six Degrees Of Separation

I have long believed in the “Six degrees of separation” theory, sometimes referred to as the “Human Web”. It refers to the idea that everyone is at most six steps away from any other person in the world……

Kate’s Specs Appeal

A few weeks ago I threatened to open my cuttings folder and share some of the sight-related news stories that have recently made the headlines: but once again I became side-tracked into writing about other topics instead……

Tweeting The Message

Tweeting The Message So without a cheesy, commercial advertising campaign how can the London Vision Clinic spread the timeless Tina Turner message that they are “Simply the Best”? Of course reputation and recommendations are very important and many new patients find their way to 138 Harley Street because friends and relations have pointed them in that direction after being thrilled with the results of their own surgery. The London Vision Clinic has recently embraced the social networking phenomenon with Dr Dan tweeting…

The Fame Game

The Fame Game Walking around the streets of the capital, it is not unusual to spot the odd celebrity. In and around North London where I have been living for the last few months I’ve seen Little Britain’s Matt Lucas walking his dog near Marylebone High Street, Gwyneth Paltrow on the school run in Camden and Kate Moss in a café in Hampstead. Even since this post began to mull around in my brain prior to writing it down –…

Blind In Business

Blind In Business Unfortunately it is not only those poor people in Nepal and other Third World countries whose eye sight problems cannot yet be solved. Despite amazing medical advances, there are still many people in our midst who would cheerfully hand over their life savings or travel to the ends of the earth to undergo any pioneering form of treatment in order to prevent their blindness. They would opt for any sight enhancing surgery, choose lenses or glasses (however…

Media Friendly Dr. Dan … Wicked!

Dr Dan is, what we call in the business, “Media Friendly”. In other words, he is a great communicator – one who can spontaneously deliver his message in exactly the right tone whether his audience comprises top ophthalmic surgeons at a world congress or avant-garde music lovers tuning in to BBC Radio6 ……

Holding Out For A Hero

Holding Out For A Hero It’s always feels especially satisfying to know that you are in good company; but, as with cosmetic surgery, it seems that many of the celebrities who undergo Laser Eye Surgery chose not to go public. We women –with our fragile egos and anti-aging complexes – are usually as reluctant to mention the need for unsexy reading glasses as problems with hot flushes (also known as “flashes” in the US) So we are not likely to…