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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

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?

Nurse Angela’s Surgery Story: One Year Later…

Only a few weeks ago, we passed the year anniversary of London Vision Clinic nurse Angela’s own Initial Screening. Angela was excited, but, having been told in the past (by a High Street laser eye surgery) that her prescription was too high, her astigmatism too great and her corneas too thin  for her to ever be considered for laser surgery, she hadn’t allowed herself to get her hopes too high. Even after being told – following an extensive range of eye tests… Read more

Nurse Angela’s Surgery Story: One Year Later…

Cost Involved With Laser Eye Surgery At London Vision Clinic

It is no secret that London Vision Clinic is not the cheapest option for vision correction. 4% of the people we asked over the last 6 months have said that cost is one of the biggest factors influencing their decision about whether to have Laser Eye Surgery. Therefore, we believe that it is really important to communicate our commitment to working with you to set up a payment plan, and discuss your options. We want patients to walk away feeling that the… Read more

Cost Involved With Laser Eye Surgery At London Vision Clinic

What Is Wavefront, And Is It Better Than Conventional Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

The difference between a standard procedure and a wavefront guided treatment is essentially that in a standard treatment one corrects for a glasses prescription. In a glasses prescription, we treat approximately 90% to 95% of the refractive error that the patient has.  In addition to the glasses refraction, there is a small percentage of the vision that cannot be corrected with glasses because it is made up of tiny little irregularities within the visual system.  These small irregularities can be measured with… Read more

What Is Wavefront, And Is It Better Than Conventional Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

How exactly does laser vision correction work? [VIDEO]

It sounds like something that pops up on a computer screen when it’s malfunctioning. But as they are built into our hard drives, or bodies, from the beginning, a refractive error isn’t something we can necessarily avoid. Pretty much everyone has the makings of a refractive error. This means that to some degree or another, there is a problem with your eye’s ability to accurately focus light on the retina. However, although such discrepancies are more common than not, they don’t affect… Read more

How exactly does laser vision correction work? [VIDEO]

Comparing Laser Eye Surgery Results Across Clinics – Part 1

Laser Eye Surgery results will usually be very good, almost wherever you go and have it done. Whilst this is good news for patients, the challenge arises when a prospective patient tries to compare one clinic’s results with another. We have written about the need for standardised reporting in medical journals before, but we also think it would help patients make more informed decisions if they could more easily compare Laser Eye Surgery outcomes. For example, a broad review of the results shared… Read more

Comparing Laser Eye Surgery Results Across Clinics – Part 1

With The Greatest Of Ease, Trapeze Artist Bins The Specs

At this stage of the year, most of us do not want to be reminded of our New Year resolutions. Unfortunately, statistics prove that the majority of us will not have kept up with all those good intentions and self-improving characteristics that we promised to adopt as 2010 became 2011. Trips to the gym might have become a distant memory and the weight loss graphs have petered out as we get on with our busy lives and revert to the old, lazy… Read more

With The Greatest Of Ease, Trapeze Artist Bins The Specs

About Suitability

In the most common visual acuity test, an optometrist begins by placing an eye chart at a standard distance of twenty feet, or six metres away from you, depending on the customary unit of measure. At this distance, the symbols on the line representing “normal” acuity on the eye chart, designated 20/20, is the smallest line that a person with normal acuity can read at a distance of twenty feet. It’s possible to see better than the norm, though, which optometrists express… Read more

About Suitability

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