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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

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

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?

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 what you need to know by first… Read more

What does 20/20 vision mean?

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

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 are a lot more clear cut than… Read more

Harley Street vs High Street

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 affected by factors such as laser technology, patients’ prescriptions and surgeon experience in different clinics:… Read more

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

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 it. Thanks to everybody at London Vision Clinic.” Richard… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery Testimonials For Glenn Carp

Does Hay Fever Affect Laser Eye Surgery?

Here London Vision Clinic, we are looking forward to the summer (and distinctly unimpressed by the recent rain!) However, we’re all too aware that, alongside the barbecues, beach trips, and sunny afternoons in pub gardens, summer time brings something altogether less pleasant: the dreaded hay fever! Hay fever – a form of allergic rhinitis –  is an allergic reaction that occurs when pollen from grasses and plants is inhaled into the nose or gets into the eyes. Depending on where you live and… Read more

Does Hay Fever Affect Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser Eye Surgery – A Magical Experience

Many of London Vision Clinic’s patients tell us that their Laser Eye Surgery was “like magic”: quick, easy and painless. Not only the process of Laser Eye Surgery itself, but also the surgery results, are often described as “magical” by our patients. They cannot believe how they can get up in the morning and see perfectly without having to think about their glasses or contact lenses. It may sound simple, but the fact that Laser Eye Surgery can actually improve a person’s… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery – A Magical Experience

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