LASIK eye surgery
LASIK is the most common form of laser eye surgery and is suitable for over 90% of patients. It offers the least discomfort and the fastest recovery time of any laser eye surgery. In fact, most patients can be back at work within 24 hours. Find out if you are a suitable candidate for LASIK eye surgery.
The LASIK procedure
Treating both eyes with LASIK surgery takes around 15 minutes. The eye surgeon uses either a computer-controlled instrument or a laser to create a very thin, circular flap of tissue in the outer cornea. This flap is folded back to expose the bed of the cornea, before the laser removes a precise, pre-set amount of corneal tissue. The flap is replaced, and is almost instantly held in place by the natural processes of the eye. In most cases, the flap will have effectively healed within a few hours.
The benefits of LASIK eye surgery
Healing times for LASIK surgery are significantly shorter than PRK/LASEK. LASIK patients typically return to work and leisure activities within two or three days of their laser eye surgery. The improvement in vision is virtually instantaneous. And it is perfectly safe – indeed, it’s routine to treat both eyes with LASIK on the same day.
LASIK eye surgery results
99.5% percent of London Vision Clinic LASIK patients (from -9.00D to +6.00D) meet the UK required standard for driving without glasses. However, a small number of LASIK patients – particularly those with higher prescriptions – still need glasses or contact lenses for some activities.
Choosing your laser eye surgery clinic
Many UK clinics use other names for what is effectively the same procedure – UltraLASIK, UltraLASIKplus, Accu-wave LASIK, Custom LASIK, Wavefront LASIK, Zyoptix etc. These are all the same LASIK eye treatment, guided by a wavefront aberrometer. But many clinics charge more for them than for conventional LASIK surgery. Not so at the London Vision Clinic. If you need LASIK eye surgery guided by a wavefront aberrometer, you will get it – at no extra charge. So it makes sense for us simply to call it LASIK.
You may also have heard that LASIK eye surgery is powerless against the effects of ageing on the eye. And anywhere other than the London Vision Clinic, that would be true. Professor Reinstein and his team have pioneered a unique laser treatment to counter the effects of ageing in the eye. This revolutionary technique, PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision, is one more reason to choose the London Vision Clinic for your procedure.