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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Why laser is a better solution if you have an astigmatism

Just like no nose is totally straight and no lips perfectly round and plump (at least naturally), no eye is one hundred percent spherical. The reality is, then, that most people have some degree of astigmatism — an abnormal curvature of the eye that causes light to focus unevenly on the retina. If you’re reading this, chances are your two little globular organs are a little more irregularly shaped than the next person. Depending on the severity of your astigmatism, they may even resemble… Read more

Why laser is a better solution if you have an 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 of glasses or contacts prescription, searching for… Read more

Can laser treat my astigmatism?

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 was with glasses or toric/hard contact… Read more

Astigmatism and Lasik surgery

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 millions of years. Today, experts believe it can… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery for astigmatism

What is an 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 to act as a protective layer and prevent anything from disrupting the layers underneath. As… Read more

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

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 know, you need to be… Read more

Understanding your prescription

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. That feeling couldn’t be truer when choosing which vision correction treatment… Read more

Which Laser Eye Surgery treatment is right for you?

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 process much more difficult. Fortunately, you don’t have to make… Read more

How To Choose A Laser Eye Surgery Clinic

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 medically rectified with Laser Eye Surgery. Refractive errors are usually grouped under… Read more

Which Visual Impairments Can Be Treated With Laser Eye Surgery?

Jam-Jar Glasses For A Lifetime?

People with high prescriptions and complicated vision problems – especially those who have worn their glasses for a very long time – may well remember “jam-jar” or “coke-bottle” glasses as an object of embarrassment from their schooldays. Practical, yes – but fashionable? The way that high prescription thick lenses, may change your appearance is one issue to consider – but there are also practical considerations that can make glasses more of a hindrance than a help in some situations. As many of… Read more

Jam-Jar Glasses For A Lifetime?

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