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Not All Surgeons Are Created Equal

There’s a barber I’ve been going to ever since I was six and I first rebelled against my mum’s quick and easy bowl haircut. I remember how I would look forward to going every few weeks to Henry’s and getting my hair cut by the old veteran Henry himself. I’d climb up and sit in the aeroplane-shaped seat and for the next ten minutes be treat like a sergeant general in the Royal Air Force. Henry had served and cut hair in… Read more

Not All Surgeons Are Created Equal

What’s it like working in and around Harley Street

For centuries, the closest most people got to Harley Street was knowing the name of an aristocrat, celebrity, or some other well-to-do person who’d allegedly received treatment there. Since the 19th century, the street has been known for providing world-class medical services to the mega-rich and ultra-elite classes. Florence Nightingale and Dr Edward Bach practised there, treating the likes of King George VI for his stammer and Stephen Hawking for motor neuron disease. Today, however, your just as likely to encounter a builder… Read more

What’s it like working in and around Harley Street

Dan Reinstein has Laser Eye Surgery to correct his reading vision

Although he’s dedicated his career to improving the vision of others, Professor Dan Reinstein has had perfect eyesight his entire life. No glasses, no contacts, no surgery — just clear, faultless vision that allowed him to work as an expert surgeon by day and play the sax and enjoy life with his family by night. But if there was one person who knew more than any that this ideal wouldn’t last forever, it’s Professor Reinstein. With presbyopia affecting everyone at some point… Read more

Dan Reinstein has Laser Eye Surgery to correct his reading vision

Quality Laser Eye Treatments

We see it all the time when we’re out to dinner, shopping on the high street, or browsing through magazines and catalogues. But it’s pretty odd to see it when researching a medical procedure. I mean, to say something is quality implies that there are other versions of it that are not. It stands it up against the plethora of what’s on offer and says that this is of a higher standard and better than that. So what does quality Laser Eye Surgery actually mean? You instantly… Read more

Quality Laser Eye Treatments

A day in the life of Dan Reinstein: Founder of London Vision Clinic

What is a day in the life like of a doctor who holds multiple postgraduate qualifications, is a fellow of three sub-speciality regulatory bodies, works on a team that designs leading technology, and is among the best in the world at what they do? One word: Busy. With such a hectic schedule and a highly sought after skill set, there’s never a dull moment in the day-to-day life of Prof Reinstein. In fact, it would be much easier to list the things he doesn’t get up to than does. But… Read more

A day in the life of Dan Reinstein: Founder of London Vision Clinic

Meet Glenn Carp: One of the UK’s most highly trained laser eye surgeons

There are few people in the industry who’ve worked at over a handful of leading hospitals, won multiple awards for research and performance, and are members of too many professional organisations to mention. But Glenn Carp is a rarity. Long before kicking off his career as an Ophthalmic Senior House Officer at Johannesburg Hospital, he was passionate about Ophthalmology. In his first medical role post-training, he’d often perform complex eye surgeries like cataract extractions and take after hours calls of ophthalmic emergencies. And… Read more

Meet Glenn Carp: One of the UK’s most highly trained laser eye surgeons

Does it really take 10,000 operations to be an expert?

There’s an idea that’s long circulated the space of self-mastery and professional development about what it takes to become an official, bonified ‘expert’. The idea came out of a 1993 paper by Dr Anders Ericsson, in which he suggested that through committing 10,000 hours of deliberate practice, you can become an expert in almost any subject or field. Ericsson’s research picked up traction after it appeared in Talent is Overrated, a book which flipped the idea of inborn talents and natural ability on its… Read more

Does it really take 10,000 operations to be an expert?

An ophthalmic surgeon’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery

As specialists in the medical and surgical care of the eye, many ophthalmic surgeons go on to become experts in Laser Eye Surgery. The routes they take to get there, however, vary greatly in form and length; years of work in ophthalmology and patient care, membership and duty in professional organisations such as The British Society for Refractive Surgery (BSRS), the completion of clinical research programs and numerous specialist fellowships. Prof. Dan Reinstein, who admits to taking a particularly long route, is… Read more

An ophthalmic surgeon’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery

Finding a good LASIK surgeon

You want to find a good LASIK surgeon. Of course you do. You wouldn’t trust your eyesight in the hands of anyone who was considered anything less. But what does it actually mean to be a good laser eye surgeon? Does being a qualified doctor and having some experience, and maybe a name badge, make them so? Or does them having a special this-week-only offer do the trick? The reality is many people are unaware they need to differentiate between someone who… Read more

Finding a good LASIK surgeon

[VIDEO] Would you try Laser Eye Surgery?

Given the opportunity to have Laser Eye Surgery would you take it? Just think. A chance to live a life without the need for cumbersome glasses or delicate and risky contact lenses; free to do any sport or activity you please and enjoy it without the limits and accompanying problems of poor vision. Still on the fence? How about if it was with one of the world’s most experienced and most accomplished laser eye surgeons, using only the most advanced measurement and… Read more

[VIDEO] Would you try Laser Eye Surgery?

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