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.[one_half]
Are you suitable for Laser Blended Vision?
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:
Near vision correction
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:[arrow_list]
- 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
A patient having laser eye surgery on video
Real patient stories after Laser Blended Vision
Dr. Teesalu, Ophthalmic Surgeon
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
Caroline K., Researcher, from South Croydon
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:[arrow_list]
- LASIK for Hyperopic Astigmatism and Presbyopia Using Micro-monovision with the Carl Zeiss Meditec MEL80 platform