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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

Guide to PRK/LASEK vs LASIK vs SMILE

Despite there being a seemingly endless list of laser treatments to choose from, when it comes down to it, there are actually only three main types you need to know: PRK/LASEK, LASIK, and SMILE Treatments such as UltraLASIK, Accu-wave LASIK, Custom LASIK UltraLASIKplus, Zyoptix and Wavefront LASIK, are simply brand names that clinics think up in an attempt to differentiate what is effectively the same, albeit packaged slightly differently, treatment. They often do this by taking a treatment such as LASIK and… Read more

Guide to PRK/LASEK vs LASIK vs SMILE

What causes halos after LASIK?

You’re not going to be walking around with a glowing ring floating over your head. But after Laser Eye Surgery you are likely to experience another type of halo effect. Halos are a form of glare that temporarily affect vision after Laser Eye Surgery. They occur mainly at night and in low light conditions, appearing as bright circles around light sources such as headlights or street lamps. Not so much a side effect in the most common sense of the word —… Read more

What causes halos after LASIK?

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have A Squint?

Strabismus. It’s not the name of some Greek god like Hephaestus, who was in fact cast of Mount Olympus by his mother for not meeting her aesthetic ideals. The word is used to describe what is more commonly referred to as a squint, a medical condition where the eyes point in different directions. As well as an apparent difference in the appearance of the eyes, a squint can also cause blurred vision, a lazy eye, or double vision. Since most squints occur… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have A Squint?

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Macular Degeneration? [video]

The leading cause of sight loss in the UK, macular degeneration is a common visual condition that affects millions of people around the world. Although it’s most often considered as age-related, macular degeneration is a genetic condition that can affect anyone at any time. Macular degeneration comes in two types, “early” or “dry” (the most common), which involves the thinning of the retina, and “exudative” or “wet”, which involves normal blood vessels growing underneath the retina. Both typically affect your ability to… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Macular Degeneration? [video]

Corneal Erosion: The Treatment And Symptoms

Ever woken up in the morning and felt as though your eyes were not only dry, but also light sensitive, sore, and even pretty painful? Or what about constant tearing, and if even like your eyes had sand or grit in them? On top of that, have you noticed that you also suffer from headaches or blurred vision at the same time as this discomfort? If you answered yes to more than two of the above questions, then the chances are pretty… Read more

Corneal Erosion: The Treatment And Symptoms

Can I Go Blind After Laser Eye Surgery? [VIDEO]

Strictly, the answer to this question (in theory) is yes, but for all practical considerations it is extremely unlikely. In fact, Laser Eye surgery is one of the safest medical procedures carried out. As our expert Laser Eye Surgeon Mr Glenn Carp describes in the short video below, there is an incredibly small chance of going blind as a result of Laser Eye Surgery. But, it is vital to know and understand the risks. To fully get to grips with how small… Read more

Can I Go Blind After Laser Eye Surgery? [VIDEO]

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

Head down the high street, walk into a Laser Eye Surgery provider, and ask a question, say ‘Can I have the treatment if I’m over 60? And you’ll get one answer. But hop in your car and go to a private or independent clinic and ask them the same question, and you get a totally different one. What’s going on here? Surely if you’re ineligible at one clinic you’re ineligible at them all, and vice versa, right? Well, this is often the case… Read more

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

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