Is there a prescription limit for Laser Eye Surgery?

Is there a prescription limit for Laser Eye Surgery? Do you think the numbers on your little prescription card determine whether or not you’re eligible for Laser Eye Surgery? This is the general idea many people have about being suitable for Laser Eye Surgery. But the reality is, determining eligibility is a lot more involved than that. This goes to say that if you find yourself thinking your prescription isn’t treatable and that you’re outside of the general limits for…

Why laser is a better solution if you have an astigmatism

Why laser is a better solution if you have astigmatism Just like no nose is completely straight and no lips are perfectly round and plump (at least naturally), no eye is one hundred percent spherical. That means the reality is most people have some degree of astigmatism: an abnormal curvature of the eye that causes light to focus unevenly on the retina. Even the eyes of people who have perfect vision are a little skewiff. However, for most people, a…

Can laser treat my astigmatism?

Can laser treat my astigmatism?   If you have astigmatism, you’re probably hoping I get straight to the point. If you have really bad astigmatism, you’re probably not even reading this — or if you are it’s all a blur. Either way, you’ll no doubt rather be doing something else right now. But if you’ve got a cornea shaped like a rugby ball, then, unfortunately, this is your life. And as there’s little more you can do than get a pair…

Astigmatism and Lasik surgery

Astigmatism and Lasik surgery According to some eye experts, all of us have astigmatism to some degree or other. But not all of us suffer from the eye strain, headaches, and fatigue that comes with the more severe cases. For this, unless you like spending your days squinting and rubbing your temples, you need some sort of corrective eyewear to function properly — or at least you used to. In the past, the best way and only way to treat astigmatism…

Laser Eye Surgery for astigmatism

Laser Eye Surgery for Astigmatism In the later stages of his life, Charles Darwin once wrote to a friend, “The eye to this day gives me a cold shudder”. Even himself, the father of the theory of evolution, had doubts to whether an organ as complex as the human eye could have arisen through the process of natural selection. But it’s even more unlikely it didn’t. And so Darwin came to the conclusion it must have developed over hundreds of…

What is an astigmatism and how can Laser Eye Surgery help to cure it?

What is astigmatism and how can Laser Eye Surgery help to cure it? Astigmatism is such a common condition that some doctors believe most the population suffer from it to some degree. There are several types of astigmatism, all caused by imperfections in the curvature of the cornea or the shape of the eye’s lens. The cornea is the clear, round dome like membrane that sits on the surface of the eye and covers the iris and pupil. Its job is…

Understanding your prescription

Understanding your prescription You’ve just had an eye exam, and your optometrist or ophthalmologist has given you a new glasses prescription, full of all the measurements you need to attain clear and comfortable vision. They may have told you you’re short or long-sighted, or that you have astigmatism, but when you look at your prescription, it doesn’t simply say “long-sighted”. Rather, there are an array of abbreviations with decimal numbers, pluses and minuses, and strange symbols underneath. Little did you…

Which Laser Eye Surgery treatment is right for you?

Which Laser Eye Surgery treatment is right for you? If you’re thinking about having Laser Eye Surgery, there’s no doubt you will have encountered a number of new words and acronyms, which at first glance don’t seem to make a whole lot of sense. PRK, LASIK, femtosecond lasers, myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, ReLEx SMILE; these are just a sample of the common language used in the world of Laser Eye Surgery. Without question, it’s understandable to be overwhelmed by it all….

How To Choose A Laser Eye Surgery Clinic

How To Choose A Laser Eye Surgery clinic It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when thinking about having Laser Eye Surgery. Choosing a clinic; weighing up costs; deciding which treatment is for you; these are all questions you don’t want to take lightly. On the one hand, the internet has of course allowed us much more independence and flexibility when going through this process, but on the other, with the abundance of information and opinions out there, it has made the…

Which Visual Impairments Can Be Treated With Laser Eye Surgery?

Which Visual Impairments Can Be Treated With Laser Eye Surgery? Developed decades ago, Laser Eye Surgery involves computerised technology and a laser, which typically removes the corneal tissue causing the patient’s refractive error. The story of refractive error, however, is less straightforward. There are multiple causes of bad vision and so multiple reasons to approach London Vision Clinic in your search for a solution. After all, if you wear glasses, you may well suffer from a problem that can be…