The needs of each patient dictate the way we employ our Laser Eye Surgery technology.
No two eyes are the same, so our first task is to make sure we understand the finest details of your eyes. A crucial part of this process is using the best technology available to us.
Some Laser Eye Surgery clinics still work with relatively basic and generic measurements, such as your lens prescription and wavefront measurements. We don’t believe this is a good enough basis from which to provide you with world-class Laser Eye Surgery. Instead, based on years of pioneering ophthalmic research and our thoroughly comprehensive screening process, we create individual eye treatment plans tailored precisely to each of your very unique eyes.
Our laser eye surgeons don’t just train with specialist technology–they help design it.
London Vision Clinic are the proud owners of one of the world’s only Artemis Insight 100™ scanners. Professor Reinstein invented the Artemis Insight 100™ and since 2016, available worldwide — is the most accurate corneal scanner in the world. Its use has greatly enhanced patient safety and refractive outcomes across the Laser Eye Surgery industry.
Well known for superior imaging and biometric capabilities, this technology enables us to confidently diagnose eye disease earlier than ever before and operate on patients who might have otherwise been rejected for laser eye surgery.
LoVC was the first clinic to have the Artemis Insight 100™.
Carl Zeiss Meditec MEL 90 Excimer laser
The Zeiss MEL 90 Excimer laser offers incredibly accurate, auto-stabilised calibrated laser energy delivery. Zeiss was the first laser manufacturer to produce closed-loop energy stabilisation–the patented energy stabilisation method used by the MEL 90.
This gives it the fastest response time of any laser, without the need for frequent user calibration.
Professor Reinstein was part of the Zeiss team that developed the MEL80 and now the MEL90, which has proven to be the most accurate LASIK laser in the world (according to the rigorous US FDA trials)
CSO Osiris Wavefront Aberrometer
The new CSO Wavefront Aberrometer measures the path that light takes as it passes through the eye. The Osiris has a unique design that enables it to measure aberrations with a resolution of 45,000 points. This is 400 times more than the next closest device on the market. The very high-resolution wavefront helps builds a detailed picture of the eye. We use the wavefront data at the London Vision Clinic to build a custom-programmed treatment for each eye.
Artemis Insight 100™ Ultrasound Scanner
The Artemis Insight 100™ provides the most accurate corneal thickness measurements for laser eye surgery and the highest accuracy of measurements behind the iris for ICL surgery in the world. Accurate to 1 micron (1/1000th of a millimetre) in the cornea, it is the most accurate method for planning the anatomy of any vision correction surgery. This technology resulted from bioengineering ophthalmic research by Prof. Reinstein and co-workers at Cornell University in New York in the early 1990s. The device is more accurate than optical coherence tomography (OCT), tomography or hand-held ultrasound machines. It is the most sensitive method of mapping the individual layers of the cornea as well as measuring the internal structures of the eye for planning ICL surgery and cataract surgery.
Before surgery, the Artemis Insight 100™ scanner allows for earlier diagnosis of conditions affecting the long-term safety of corneal laser eye surgery as well as ICL implantation. Professor Reinstein led the research that led to this most accurate way to measure inside the eye behind the iris to improve the sizing for implantable Collamer lens (ICL) surgery.
Professor Reinstein founded the London Vision Clinic in 2002, on the premise of having the absolute best diagnostic capabilities and with his invention of the Artemis technology this made us the first, and for many years the only clinic in the world to provide the benefits of this Artemis Insight 100™ technology to our patients.
Carl Zeiss Meditec VisuMax Femtosecond laser
The Carl Zeiss Meditec VisuMax, the latest (3rd) generation femtosecond laser, is more precise and energy-efficient than any other system. The VisuMax is also the only femtosecond laser that does not increase the pressure inside the eye, and hence you’ll feel nothing during treatment. Because of its unique accuracy, the VisuMax is the only femtosecond laser that is suitable for the keyhole form of LASIK: ReLEx SMILE. Additional benefits include a significantly reduced chance of sub-conjunctival haemorrhages—these are little red marks that can develop in the white of the eye when using older types of femtosecond technology. Although harmless, they are unsightly. The Carl Zeiss Visumax is used as standard in our normal treatment price.
The Procyon Pupillometer measures the size of your pupils in a range of lighting conditions. The data helps to ensure that the treatment we carry out works seamlessly throughout the day and night, avoiding any issues with the dilation of the pupil and low light conditions.
Topography produces a shape ‘map’ of the front and back surfaces of your cornea. We use multiple topographers to measure your eye’s curvature, including the Atlas, Pentacam, and MS-39. All three possess particular strengths in certain aspects of corneal measurement.
Questions about Technology
Most laser eye surgeons use only a handful of these technologies, some use all. They are:
- Topography and tomography
- Very high-frequency digital ultrasound
- Wavefront aberrometry
- Quality of vision measurement
- Night vision simulation
- Contrast sensitivity testing
- Ocular dominance and tolerance assessment
- Femtosecond laser
- Excimer laser
- Active eye tracking
- Wavefront guided treatment
- Customised wavefront optimised treatment