How Likely Am I To Be Suitable For Laser Eye Surgery?

Everyone’s eyes are different, so the only way to know for sure if you are suitable for Laser Eye Surgery is to have a consultation. We will run through a number of in-depth tests to assess your prescription, it’s stability, the general structure & health of your eyes and any eye conditions which could affect your suitability.

There are several factors affecting suitability for treatment, which is why you need a consultation, but here are a few of the most important ones.

You’re more likely to be suitable for Laser Eye Surgery if:

Your Prescription Is Between -14.00D to +7.25D And Up To -6.00 cyl

There are exceptions to this of course, as suitability depends on other factors relating to your ocular anatomy and visual quality, and cannot be decided based on prescription alone. If you have a higher prescription than this, it is definitely still worth having a consultation with us, as you may still be suitable, or you may feel you would benefit from a partial correction (significantly reducing your prescription, rather than getting rid of it entirely).

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At the London Vision Clinic, we are able to treat around 98% of people who contact us, even those who have been turned away by other clinics. This is because we have sophisticated measurement tools such as the Artemis, which was co-invented by Professor Reinstein. The Artemis is the most accurate corneal scanner in the world – it is not found anywhere else in the UK, and it enables us to treat much higher prescriptions than the norm.

You Are Over 18

Unfortunately, we cannot treat patients aged below 18 – so you may need to stick with your glasses for the time being! It’s still worth contacting us though, as we can give you much more information (and at least you’ll have plenty of time to think about it!)

There is no upper age limit for Laser Eye Surgery. At the London Vision Clinic, our pioneering treatment for presbyopia – Laser Blended Vision – means that we can safely get rid of reading glasses using Laser Eye Surgery. Laser Blended Vision is a popular alternative to the much more risky and invasive option of going inside the eye and replacing the natural lens with a plastic one (this is called RLE – or Refractive Lens Exchange).

You Don’t Suffer From Certain Conditions

Certain conditions and eye disorders, such as uncontrolled diabetes and keratoconus can make you unsuitable for laser eye surgery. Other conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, have to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. There are several other eye conditions which, depending on their severity, may affect your suitability. Click here for more info on which conditions affect suitability for laser eye treatment.

The only way to be certain whether you’re suitable for Laser Eye Surgery is to have a consultation – call 020 7224 1005 to arrange yours now.

How Likely Am I To Be Suitable For Laser Eye Surgery?

4 Comments
  1. Vasavi 24/01/2017 at 19:03

    I’m 21 sir and my left eye is -8:00 and my right eye is -7.25 is it suitable for LASIK surgery r any other suggestions

    • Bethany Kingsley 25/01/2017 at 11:37

      Hi Vasavi,
      We cannot determine your suitability based on your prescription alone. We would need to see you for a full consultation. We offer LASIK, PRK and SMILE treatments here in the clinic and it would be discussed with you as to what treatment will get you the best possible outcome in the safest possible way. Please call the clinic on 0207 224 1005 to speak to one of our Patient Care Coordinators.
      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

  2. Sarah 04/02/2017 at 18:40

    Hello, I understand every case is different with regards to the suitability of laser eye surgery, however, can you please tell me if this surgery is not usually recommended if your eyes have not reached a stable prescription? Eg. If they have kept getting worse each year for the past 10 years?
    Thanks

    • Bethany Kingsley 06/02/2017 at 10:21

      Hi Sarah,
      We would need to assess your eyes fully. A slight myth surrounding laser eye surgery is that your eyes need to be 100% stable. We would need to see all of your prescription history and then would be able to determine once we have seen you for a thorough examination. Please contact the clinic on 020 7224 1005 for further information.
      Thanks,
      London Vision Clinic

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