Frustrated with reading glasses, varifocals or bifocals? Laser Blended Vision surgery can slow down the effects of ageing eyes

Laser Blended vision, a specialised type of laser eye surgery, is a procedure used to treat the need for reading glasses, bifocals and varifocals (presbyopia). It uses the same technology and protocols as standard forms of laser eye surgery.


Are you suitable for Laser Blended Vision?

97% Laser Blended Vision is appropriate for 97% of people. Laser Blended Vision is much more effective, and easier to adapt to, and safer than the traditional solution of monovision contact lenses. Monovision uses contact lenses (or older laser systems) to make one eye focused on near and one eye focused on distance. This is a far less sophisticated solution, suitable for only around 50% of patients. Laser Blended Vision is safer than the insertion of an artificial lens in the eye, and is often less expensive than this option. Contact us to check your suitability

Laser Blended Vision results

Our results with short-sighted patients

Over 99% of Laser Blended Vision patients can read normal newsprint (‘N8’).

Our results with long-sighted patients

Over 92% of Laser Blended Vision patients can read the small print on medicine bottle inserts. (‘N5’)

About the Laser Blended Vision treatment

Before the laser eye surgery procedure

First, you must choose a laser eye surgery specialist. To ensure you’re a good candidate for laser eye surgery, the clinic you choose will perform an initial assessment to determine if you are suitable. At the consultation, the optometrist will examine your eyes, provide you with an expectation of the results you can achieve, and discuss any risks that you need to be aware of so you can consider your choice to proceed. Contact us to book your initial assessment.

During the Laser Blended Vision procedure

LASIK does not require a hospital stay. You walk in to the clinic, have the procedure, and walk out again. It only takes about 20 minutes, and you are awake the entire time. One eye is operated on at a time, followed by the other eye in the same session.

The surgeon will first numb your eyes with drops (no injections). An eye flap (a thin layer of the cornea) is created with a laser. This flap is then lifted like a hinged door and the exposed eye surface is reshaped using another laser. Then, the surgeon uses the laser to reshape the cornea, decreasing or eliminating short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism and/or presbyopia. After the laser is finished, the surgeon replaces the flap to its original position. It adheres quickly, without stitches.

After the procedure is finished, you will rest for a while. Your surgeon may then prescribe a series of drops and medications to ensure you are comfortable and safe immediately after the procedure.

After the Laser Blended Vision procedure

Short-term, you can expect to see clearly and resume normal activities the day after your procedure. Laser Blended Vision will take longer to adjust to than standard laser eye surgery for short-sightedness or long-sightedness. The clinic will invite you to return for aftercare appointments 3-4 weeks after your procedure, 3 months after, and then again after 12 months.

The Top 5 questions you must ask your laser eye surgeon

No one wants to compromise on their vision. Ideally, you would like to find the surgeon who combines the right level of professional training using the most current technology combined with a wealth of experience in the specific procedure that you are undergoing. Download our short and useful checklist of questions to ask when considering laser eye surgery:

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Laser Blended Vision costs

£127.77/month for 36 months

Standard treatments cost £4,900 (for both eyes). At London Vision Clinic, all laser eye surgery fees include:

  • Initial assessment
  • Wavefront analysis
  • Ophthalmic exam
  • Wavefront-guided treatment (if applicable)
  • Contact lens trials (if applicable)
  • Interim glasses required between High Profile treatments
  • VHF Artemis VHFU Examinations (if applicable)
  • All aftercare visits
  • Supplemental exams carried out within a year of treatment
  • 24-hour access to the surgeon by mobile phone
  • All post-operative medications
  • Any necessary enhancements within a year of treatment

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A patient having laser eye surgery on video

[youtube]Ken, a patient, recalls his experiences on the day of his Laser Blended Vision procedure

Real patient stories after Laser Blended Vision

I’m a 43 year-old ophthalmic surgeon…I had to find an excellent surgeon who provided me with sufficient confidence to proceed. I was doing more than 1,500 cataract surgeries per year and was tired of cleaning my spectacles after nearly each procedure. While attending a course at the London Vision Clinic, Professor Reinstein introduced us to Laser Blended Vision. I was really impressed by the results patients showed on the next day. This was not simple monovision. Flying back home I felt that the decision-making process was over for me. In a couple of months I had surgery at the London Vision Clinic. Now, more than six months after surgery, my vision is great, and I can read a newspaper at 15cm. Obviously, I am very glad I did it!”
Dr. Teesalu, Ophthalmic Surgeon
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Only six hours after the procedure, whilst making myself a tea, I glanced across the work surface and realised that I could actually read the newsprint without my glasses, I could not believe it. Life just got better and better, no more searching for lost glasses when shopping, no more embarrassing moments in restaurants. Being able to watch television and seeing detail – but best of all being able to programme the machines in the gym! Thank you so much for giving me back 20/20 vision and for taking 20 years off my life.”
Adele N, fitness trainer

Professor Dan Reinstein is so confident and reassuring that he makes you feel you have nothing to worry about and the end result justified this.
Caroline K., Researcher, from South Croydon
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Thank you very much to staff at the clinic and to Dr Carp for a very thorough pre-surgery consultation, which put my fears at rest. The surgery itself was quick and painless & Dr Carp talked me through each step methodically. One day later, I have no pain and very little discomfort (and good vision!)
Grainne M., Lawyer

Laser Blended Vision publication:

  • LASIK for Hyperopic Astigmatism and Presbyopia Using Micro-monovision with the Carl Zeiss Meditec MEL80 platform

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