Harley Street vs High Street
The number of high street Laser Eye Surgery providers in the UK has skyrocketed over the past decade. Depending on how you look at it, the rise could be seen as a good or bad thing. An increase in providers does mean lower prices and greater options to choose from, but it also brings some more unexpected and worrying effects.
You’ll be forgiven for feeling a little bit overwhelmed, but the reality is that things are a lot more clear cut than they first appear to be.
Choosing a good Laser Eye Surgery clinic comes down to following a simple process, and looking out for a set of specific characteristics—not just price. Once you are aware what the defining characteristics of a good clinic are, it’s clear to see that Harley Street and the high street are worlds apart.
High Street Laser Eye Surgery Providers
The huge surge in high street Laser Eye Surgery providers has caused many a problem across the industry—and not primarily for the reasons you may first think.
The growth can in part be contributed to a lack of rules and regulations within the industry. To perform Laser Eye Surgery, there are currently no requirements to say you need to have specialist training and certain qualifications. You must be a registered doctor, but many specialist surgeons agree this isn’t enough—and evidently so.
More and more independent clinics are seeing an increase in patients who’ve previously received bad advice or treatment elsewhere.
Laser Eye Surgery is a holistic process that begins from the minute you set foot in the door, and it’s not uncommon for many of these problems to stem from a poor or inaccurate initial consultation.
Which? brought to light the low level of service among high street providers in a recent report. After visiting some of the country’s largest Laser Eye Surgery providers, they revealed that one in every three of their initial consultations was of poor quality and that several of the providers did not properly explain the risks involved in the surgery.
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With a need to hit targets and obtain so many new customers every month, many high street providers turn to high-pressure sales tactics, and thus can often skim past the important details.
At our clinic on Harley Street, we have been successfully treating patients with a wide range of eye conditions for over 20 years.
Here we do things a little differently than the high street, focusing on delivering the utmost in care and quality, and providing each and every one of our patients with a highly personalised experience.
Laser Eye Surgery on Harley Street
Since the 19th century, Harley Street has been known as a centre of medical excellence. Fast track to today and the historical street has become a leading global Laser Eye Surgery hub.
Celebrities, politicians, and business leaders the world over, all flock to Harley Street for its reputation, and assurance of delivering only the best treatment available.
As Harley Street boasts the highest density of Laser Eye Surgery clinics than any other area in the UK, there is no shortage of options to choose from. But what really makes it different, is the level of quality on offer.
Harley Street is home to some of the world’s most renowned surgeons and independent clinics, offering a wide range of specialised, and highly competitive services. Therefore, when it comes to finding out the credentials and experience of surgeons, as well as the results of the clinic, you will find each clinic to be completely transparent and forthcoming.
With such a high level of quality and care, if you are ever looking to have Laser Eye Surgery done, there really is no better place to do it.
If you would like to book a consultation at London Vision Clinic, or find out more about the expertise of our surgeons or our clinic’s results, leave us a comment or give us a call us on 020 7224 1005.