Laser Eye Surgery For Even The Highest of Prescriptions

If you have a high prescription, you may be one of the people who has been told that laser surgery cannot help you.

Although there’s a small possibility that’s true, it’s very unlikely. The truth is, most clinics either lack the expertise to tackle higher prescriptions or do not wish to invest the time required for such patients.

London Vision Clinic is different. We’ve been offering Laser Eye Surgery for people with high prescriptions, including very high prescriptions, for many years. To date, we’ve transformed the vision of thousands of patients who were under the impression that Laser Eye Surgery was out of their reach.

Our unique high profile treatments

All Laser Eye Surgery involves removing precise amounts of tissue to subtly reshape the cornea and refocus the eye. For very high prescriptions, more tissue needs to be removed.

It’s for this reason that performing such a procedure is riskier than standard prescriptions. That is, however, unless the surgeon has already measured and mapped the cornea in extremely fine detail.

Such measurements take both extra time and world-class technology. Most clinics are reluctant to invest in either. And many Laser Eye Surgeons simply do not have the required skill or experience for this level of surgery.

Isabella, a patient, describes her High Profile treatment at the London Vision Clinic.

Very high prescriptions as standard

At the London Vision Clinic, we believe in giving every patient the best possible treatment — regardless of how long it takes or the technology required.

Suffering from severe long-sightedness or short-sightedness shouldn’t exclude you from Laser Eye Surgery. We therefore pioneered safe, effective treatments for very high prescriptions, which we call High Profile treatments.

Central to our high profile treatments is our uniquely thorough screening process. Our founder, Professor Reinstein, helped develop the world’s most accurate corneal scanner, the Artemis Insight 100™ — the only scanner able to map individual layers of corneal tissue to within one micron (1/1000mm).

Using the Artemis Insight 100™, along with an array of other technologies, our optometrists and surgeons build up a three-dimension picture of the surface of your eye in microscopic detail.

This map is then used to program the laser for your surgery, ensuring that we are always working within the threshold of safety. Every case is also reviewed again before surgery by your surgeon, as a final safety check.

The best treatments take time

Clinics with a high turnover simply can’t afford to invest this much time in a patient. In contrast, we deliberately keep our intake low, so we can spend as much time as necessary with each person.

For high prescriptions or severe long or short-sightedness, this can be a great deal of time. We repeat many of the usual screening tests under extreme conditions (such as full darkness pupillometry, reduced light contrast sensitivity testing, and dilated refractions). Indeed, we often take as long to assess one patient as other clinics may take to see four.

That means you may need to set aside several hours for testing and screening. But when your vision is at stake and the procedure itself only takes a matter of minutes, this is merely a drop in the ocean.

If you’d like to find out more about Laser Eye Surgery for very high prescriptions, leave us a comment below or get in touch with our team of friendly eye experts here at the London Vision Clinic.