Fear: The Elephant in the Room for Laser Eye Surgeons

A look of dread and fear on a person’s face is always hard to ignore; but if you’re a surgeon about to perform a procedure on said face, it’s even harder. The reality is that most people are naturally afraid of Laser Eye Surgery – after all, having a laser aimed at your eye is a daunting prospect. So, fear is the elephant in the room for all Laser Eye Surgeons.

It may be the surgeon’s ten-thousandth time performing Laser Eye Surgery, but for the patient, it is almost always their first time receiving it. They may have spent hours researching the procedure, from things to do in preparation to the whole recovery process, but it’s hard to know exactly what to expect until you’re in the room on the day of your surgery.

Thankfully, the best Laser Eye Surgery clinics will be wholly dedicated to putting your fears to rest at every step of the way. So, let’s find out how we do this at London Vision Clinic.

Warm and Welcoming Staff and Clinic

The clinic and our friendly and helpful staff play a huge role in creating a calm atmosphere for our patients. Independent clinics are often able to spend more time with each patient, giving us the time to answer any queries and concerns and provide as much information and support as possible.

Moreover, we invest not only in the best standard of Laser Eye Surgery technology but also in the design of our Harley Street clinic, the number of staff and their training, and the overall patient experience. This includes complimentary chocolates and a head massage to help you relax before Laser Eye Surgery!

Speaking of relaxing before Laser Eye Surgery, we’re more than aware of how certain environments and experiences can trigger fears – particularly when it comes to medical situations.

Stuffy GP and dentist waiting rooms and the clinical corridors of hospitals have certainly left their mark on our memories – and not in a good way. That’s why we’ve taken a different approach to ensure our clinic is as welcoming and relaxing as possible, from the waiting area to the recovery room!

Being informed before Laser Eye Surgery

If you’ve been considering or are awaiting Laser Eye Surgery, you have likely done a bit of research for yourself. The internet is a great resource to learn about the procedure, including how it works and what kind of results you can expect. Of course, there is also a fair amount of sensationalist stories and opinion pieces that may leave you feeling concerned.

The important thing to know about Laser Eye Surgery is that it is one of the safest elective procedures around. Nonetheless, if you’re feeling worried about any aspect of your treatment, our expert clinic staff is always on hand to answer any questions. We can provide respected and authoritative resources to help put your mind at ease.

Moreover, your Laser Eye Surgeon will walk you through every step of your treatment. This will start at your pre-operative assessment, where we perform a wide range of tests to ensure your suitability, and will continue throughout your recovery and beyond!

In the meantime, our blog is regularly updated to provide a reliable resource with all the information and literature you’ll need.

We may not be able to dispel all fears around Laser Eye Surgery, but according to our past patients, we do a pretty good job! Let’s see what some of them had to say:

“The whole experience was completely different (for the better) to what I was expecting. As many people are, I was also scared to have laser eye surgery but I really do wish I had done it sooner!

I am really glad that I had it done with LVC.”

– Nav (2020)

“I had my eye surgery at the end of September and saying that I was scared is an understatement. I wish I had my operation long time ago, but fear stopped me to do so for a very long time.

London Vision Clinic impressed me for their extremely high professionalism, competence, repeated eye examinations and results.”

– Anna G (2020)

“After wearing glasses for almost 10 years and being quite scared at the prospect of laser surgery I finally went ahead. The London Vision Clinic did a fantastic job and offer an even better after care.”

– Ben (2019)

When it comes to overcoming your fear of Laser Eye Surgery, knowledge truly is the best antidote (although friendly staff and a welcoming environment certainly don’t hurt, either).

For more information about Laser Eye Surgery treatments at London Vision Clinic, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly clinic coordinators. Alternatively, Book a Consultation to start your journey to clear vision today – You won’t regret it!