Not All Surgeons Are Created Equal

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…

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

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…

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

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…

What does 20/20 vision mean?

What does 20/20 vision mean? How good is your vision? Is it 20/40? 20/30? Or maybe you’re one of the lucky ones and it’s 20/16? Well, if we go by the statistical average, you have 20/20 vision. But in reality, it’s more likely you have no idea, and you’re thinking what on earth do all these numbers even mean? This is because unless you’re an optometrist, you won’t be overly familiar with the Snellen chart. We’ll fill you in with exactly…

Finding a good LASIK surgeon

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…

Harley Street vs High Street

Harley Street vs High Street The number of high street Laser Eye Surgery providers in the UK has skyrocketed over the past decade. Depending on how you look at it, the rise could be seen as a good or bad thing. An increase in providers does mean lower prices and greater options to choose from, but it also brings some more unexpected and worrying effects. You’ll be forgiven for feeling a little bit overwhelmed, but the reality is that things…

Laser Eye Surgery Results – Do They Differ From One Clinic To Another?

Laser Eye Surgery Results – Do They Differ From One Clinic To Another? One of the most important factors to consider when thinking about having Laser Eye Surgery is the results you can expect. It’s important to have a good idea of what your outcome is likely to be after treatment, but do Laser Eye Surgery results differ from one clinic to another? Here is London Vision Clinic surgeon Glenn Carp talking about how Laser Eye Surgery results can be…

Laser Eye Surgery Testimonials For Glenn Carp

Laser Eye Surgery Testimonials For Glenn Carp London Vision Clinic’s Mr Glenn Carp is a world-renowned laser eye surgeon, successfully treating hundreds of patients every year at our Harley Street clinic. Here is a small selection of feedback from Glenn’s recent Laser Eye Surgery patients: Razvan – Nov-14 “Amazing!!! From first appointment to Laser Eye Surgery everyone was so helpful and nice. You get all the information you need. The surgery is painless and very quick. So happy I’ve done…

Does Hay Fever Affect Laser Eye Surgery?

At London Vision Clinic, we are all about ‘eye’s’ and have therefore taken an avid interest in how the unrelenting heavy rainfall has plagued this English summer bringing us yet another unpleasant side effect. In addition to soggy barbeques, muddy music festivals, abbreviated camping holidays and a long list of rained off outdoor events, we also learn that hay fever sufferers face a particularly rough time this year….