Got A High Glasses Prescription? No Problem!
If you have a really high glasses prescription, you may be under the impression that Laser Eye Surgery is not an option you for – but you could be wrong.
This common belief stems from the early years of LASIK treatment. For many years, Laser Eye Surgery wasn’t suitable for treating high glasses prescriptions, leaving many patients to settle for synthetic lens implants.
While it is true that Laser Eye Surgery clinics used to be ill-equipped to treat severe refractive errors – things have changed since then. Today, providers are able to offer many high-profile treatments, the only restriction being their access to state-of-the-art technology and up-to-date knowledge and expertise.
The basic idea of Laser Eye Surgery is to amend the natural lens of the eye (the cornea) in order to improve the eye’s focusing ability. This is done by removing corneal tissue with the help of extremely accurate and precise lasers.
Laser Eye Surgery for High Prescriptions
When it comes to high prescriptions, more corneal tissue needs to be removed to achieve effective results. In these circumstances, the procedure can be risky – unless we are able to map the cornea in extremely fine detail.
Luckily, that’s exactly what we are able to do here at London Vision Clinic. Our founder, Professor Dan Reinstein, played a central role in developing the world’s most accurate corneal scanner – the Artemis Insight 100. This advanced technology is able to map the individual layers of corneal tissue to a single micron(1/1000mm). This extreme precision greatly enhances the safety of Laser Eye Surgery for high prescriptions.
Treatment at London Vision Clinic
Here at London Vision Clinic, we were the first provider in the UK to utilise the Artemis Insight 100, and we have been using it to successfully treat patients with very high prescriptions for years.
You can find out more about our high-profile treatments, here.
In the video below, Dr Glenn Carp of London Vision Clinic further explains what makes us world leaders in the treatment of very high prescriptions.
The latest innovation in Laser Eye Surgery is the development of ReLEx SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction). Sometimes referred to simply as “SMILE”, this minimally-invasive ‘keyhole’ procedure has made Laser Eye Surgery even more accurate and safer than ever. All this makes it the ideal treatment option for patients with higher prescriptions.
With the help of the most innovative technology, our surgeons at London Vision Clinic are able to treat patients with prescriptions of higher than -10 can be treated. In contrast, traditional Laser Eye Surgery can only correct up to a maximum of -8 and -10. ReLEx SMILE treatment also reduces healing time when compared with both LASIK and LASEK/PRK.
Learn more about ReLEx SMILE Laser Eye Surgery, here.