Why Laser Eye Surgery is a Better Option for Astigmatism

Why Laser Eye Surgery is a Better Option for Astigmatism Just as it is widely believed that perfect circles do not exist in nature, it is also true that no eye is completely spherical. In optometry terms, this means that most people, to some extent, have astigmatism. In most cases, this has no significant impact on our vision; however, in more extreme cases, treatment may be required to provide high-quality vision. Astigmatism is defined as an abnormal curvature of the…

Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat my Astigmatism?

Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat my Astigmatism? Astigmatism is an eye condition that can significantly affect the quality of your vision. If you have this condition and you want to know if Laser Eye Surgery can help, you are probably hoping we get straight to the point. But first, let’s briefly explain exactly what astigmatism is. Astigmatism is the name given to the refractory condition which causes abnormality in the shape of the cornea. In healthy eyes, the cornea is…

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 of the population suffers from it to some degree. There are several types of astigmatism, all caused by imperfections in the cornea’s curvature or the shape of the eye’s lens. The cornea is the clear, round dome-like membrane that sits on the eye’s surface and covers the iris and pupil. Its job is to act as a…

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 many 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…

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 prescription card determine whether or not you’re eligible for Laser Eye Surgery? This is what many people think determines suitability for Laser Eye Surgery. But the reality is, determining eligibility is a lot more involved than that. So, if you find yourself thinking your prescription isn’t treatable and that you’re outside of the general limits for Laser Eye Surgery, don’t fret; you probably are…

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…

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…

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…