What exactly does an eye laser specialist do?

The term “eye laser specialist” is commonly used today, but it is often misunderstood. These specialists are better known as ophthalmologists and specifically focus on correcting eyesight problems through laser surgery. While this may sound intimidating, such a procedure is pain-free and if done by an eye laser specialist, also relatively risk-free. In the simplest of terms, an eye laser specialist uses a laser to reshape the cornea of the eye to allow more light in and to improve sight. Specialised equipment hold the laser steady in the event that you sneeze, cough or blink, ensuring your safety.

The LASIK procedure

LASIK eye laser treatment is one of the most common performed today. LASIK stands for laser in situ keratomileusis and refers to when an eye laser specialist reshapes the cornea of the eye using an excimer laser to restore its refractive properties. A LASIK procedure can treat of a full range of conditions including short-sightedness, long-sightedness, presbyopia and astigmatism.

As we age the cornea of the eye begins to change shape, hindering its own refractive properties and reducing our capability to see perfectly. During the procedure the eye laser specialist makes a minute incision in the cornea, creating a flap. The cornea bed is then shaped with the laser back to its former dimensions. The eye laser specialist then replaces the flap which is naturally sealed back in place within minutes.

Choose the eye laser specialists at London Vision Clinic

London Vision Clinic is home to two of the world’s best eye laser specialists, Professor Dan Reinstein and Mr Glenn Carp.

To find out more about these laser eye specialists and the treatments they offer, do not hesitate to contact London Vision Clinic today.