Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If…? And Other Suitability Questions

‘Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If…?’ And Other Suitability Questions When it comes to Laser Eye Surgery, suitability for treatment is the most important consideration made by our surgeons. Now, you might think that if one clinic tells you you are unsuitable for Laser Eye Surgery, you can expect the same answer at any other clinic. I mean, this is the case for many typical surgical procedures, right? That is, any surgical procedures that are subject to standardised regulations….

A patient’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery

A patient’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery Navigating the Laser Eye Surgery landscape can be a tricky job – especially on your own. Finding your way through the jargon and complicated abbreviations, trying to understand the enticing discounts and limited offers, even figuring out the difference between complex-sounding techniques – and all this before you even set foot inside a clinic! Whether you’re trying to find an honest and reliable clinic, want to know if you’re suitable for treatment, or…

When was LASIK invented?

When was LASIK invented? Vision impairment problems affect a huge percentage of the world’s population. In fact, estimates show that around 2.2 billion people have a near or distance vision impairment. And this percentage isn’t just isolated to our times. Throughout history, there have always been people who suffer from poor vision – and this isn’t surprising. The human eye is the body’s second most intricate and complex organ – the first being the brain. With over 2.2 million moving…

Can I bring someone with me when I come for my Laser Eye Surgery?

Can I bring someone with me when I come for my Laser Eye Surgery? Our eyes are arguably our most important – and often our most taken-for-granted – asset. We use them at every waking hour; they dictate how we see the world, how we interact with other people, and how we navigate and keep ourselves out of harm’s way. Sometimes, though, these incredible organs may require a little TLC. Laser Eye Surgery has become an incredibly popular and effective…

What are the long-term effects of Laser Eye Surgery?

What are the long-term effects of Laser Eye Surgery? Not many medical treatments in this world are permanent fixes. Despite the impressive rate of medical innovation in recent years, the vast majority of treatment options still focus on symptom management. For example, medical equipment like glasses and crutches offer us temporary relief. Similarly, drugs may rid us of illness for a short while, yet they only get a hold on serious or chronic conditions with continual use. Not even invasive…

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery Updated for 2022 Can I drink alcohol after laser eye surgery? Or the night before? A week with an unbearable ear infection and no soothing nightcaps? A whole night sober with your in-laws? 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. Summary By all…

Can SMILE Laser Eye Surgery Treat Short-Sightedness?

Can SMILE Eye Surgery Treat short-sightedness? In recent years, almost every part of life has benefited from incredible technological advances that make our lives easier, safer, and more enjoyable. In no area are these developments more important than the medical industry. That’s why, at London Vision Clinic, we not only utilise but contribute to the development of the most cutting-edge solutions in Laser Eye Surgery. Our Harley Street clinic was one of the first in the world to offer ReLEx…

Laser Eye Surgery: Why is SMILE such a good option?

Why is SMILE such a good option? For a long time, LASIK was considered by many to be the King of Laser Eye Surgery – the gold standard. While this is still true for many patients today, being the most popular treatment for common conditions such as short- and long-sightedness, the newest form of Laser Eye Surgery – ReLEx SMILE – is revolutionising the industry. Advanced technology and techniques now mean that London Vision Clinic is now able to offer…

Laser Eye Surgery: Finding a good LASIK surgeon

Finding a good LASIK surgeon You’re considering Laser Eye Surgery, so of course, you want to ensure your surgeon is the best. You wouldn’t trust your eyesight in the hands of anyone considered anything less than an expert. But what does it actually mean to be a good laser eye surgeon? Is it as simple as having a name badge that says they are one so? Some experience would definitely help, right? What about having a special ‘this-week-only’ offer on treatment?…

Laser Eye Surgery: Does Flap Thickness Matter?

Does Flap Thickness Matter? Laser Eye Surgery has now been used to correct vision for over four decades. The procedure has always involved accessing the corneal bed in order to reshape the cornea. But, the thickness of the corneal flap created to access the corneal bed has reduced significantly over the years. Today, there is even a flapless form of Laser Eye Surgery, reducing the invasiveness of the procedure. This speaks volumes about how flap thickness is related to safety…