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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Using LASEK / PRK Eye Surgery to Treat Your Eye Condition

Laser Eye Surgery is certainly not a stranger to an abbreviation or two. Whether it’s LASEK, LASIK, or ReLEx SMILe, you can’t go two minutes researching the treatment without coming across a new one and feeling like you’re getting further away from understanding it all. Fortunately, despite being awash with technical jargon, Laser Eye Surgery is far from as complicated as it first seems. The fact is, by understanding just a few key details about the different treatments, you can gain a… Read more

Using LASEK / PRK Eye Surgery to Treat Your Eye Condition

Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat the Loss Of Reading Vision? [Video]

Although when it happens to you it can feel like an incredibly personal thing, the loss of reading vision that is evident around the age of 45 is an almost universal condition. Known as presbyopia or ‘ageing eyes’, the typical solution to this inevitable predicament is to pick up a cheap pair of supermarket granny readers or take the plunge and commit to changing your look and getting a more stylish pair. However, albeit less common, there is another solution that, rather… Read more

Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat the Loss Of Reading Vision? [Video]

How Young Is Too Young For Laser Eye Surgery?

As well as all the obvious advantages of being without glasses or contacts, Laser Eye Surgery is also one of the most sensible economic investments you can make. The procedure will eventually pay for itself by avoiding the costs of regular visits to the opticians, contact lenses and solutions, and not least all those broken glasses and designer frames. All this means that the biggest financial savings to be made are by those who have LASIK when they are young. But that… Read more

How Young Is Too Young For Laser Eye Surgery?

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Nystagmus (Involuntary Eye Movements)? [video]

Nystagmus, which is otherwise known by the more telling phrase “dancing eyes”, is a condition of involuntarily, or sometimes voluntary, eye movement. There are two main types of nystagmus: physiological, which is caused by factors such as congenital disorders or sleep deprivation, and pathological, which have to do with disease and illnesses. There’s also a few outliers, for instance, nystagmus is often associated with vertigo, the sensation that objects around you are moving when they’re not. Nystagmus is commonly considered as an eye… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Nystagmus (Involuntary Eye Movements)? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

Apart from sleeping, dry eyes can affect pretty much everything we do. Reading, working at a computer, driving, hot weather, using your phone, windy weather; dry eye is not a condition you would wish on your worst enemy. Part of the reason dry eye is so problematic is that it’s a condition with often no one single cause, and it can also be exacerbated by a range of factors. This makes it tricky to pin down and say “here is the problem”,… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

Eyes wide open: “Do I really have to be awake during Laser Eye Surgery?”

If Laser Eye Surgery didn’t scare you enough thanks to its unfortunate name, then the fact that you have to be awake during the entire thing should do it. In fact, surveys have shown that this is one of the most common reasons people decide against treatment, even before having an initial consultation. The fact is most surgical procedures require anaesthetic, and other than a few numbing eye drops, Laser Eye Surgery is performed whilst patients are fully conscious.  Just like its… Read more

Eyes wide open: “Do I really have to be awake during Laser Eye Surgery?”

Will LASIK Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE?

LASIK has been around for 25 years. In that time, it has allowed millions of people around the globe to experience freedom from glasses and contacts. However, the technology in the field of vision correction is ever evolving and is thus improving all the time. It also varies between clinics, with more than 95 percent of patients in 2018 at London Vision Clinic achieving 20/20 vision after surgery. One of the newest innovations in corrective eye surgery is ReLEx SMILE, or SMILE… Read more

Will LASIK Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE?

Can I see my Laser Eye Surgery being performed?

You’re looking forward to having greater vision following the surgery, but what exactly do you see during the procedure? This is one of the most common concerns that frequents the mind of those considering Laser Eye Surgery, along with similar queries like ‘Will the treatment hurt?’, and, ‘How long does the procedure take?’ This is perfectly natural — in fact, it’s best practice to find out all the details of the day of the procedure. We also advise doing the same for… Read more

Can I see my Laser Eye Surgery being performed?

What Should I Do to Prepare For Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

You’re going into the clinic soon to have a life-changing procedure. Safe to say, you want to be prepared. Not only do you not want to overlook or forget to do something you should have and look silly, more importantly, you don’t want to do anything that could impact the treatment itself. Fortunately, as Prof Reinstein points out in the video below, in preparing for your treatment, there’s really nothing you need to lose sleep over. In fact, prior to the actual… Read more

What Should I Do to Prepare For Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery

A week with an unbearable ear infection and no soothing nightcaps? A whole night sober with your mother-in-law? Yeah right. We all know there have been times we’ve sneaked a small one when we shouldn’t have, and for the most part, that’s okay. But when it comes to things like surgery, there can be consequences. When compared to traditional surgery, which includes things like a 24-hour period of fasting and weeks spent off work, Laser Eye Surgery is like the cool and… Read more

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery

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