A day in the life of an ophthalmic surgeon

Day in the life of an ophthalmic surgeon The human eye is one of the most complex optical systems known to man. With their over two million working parts, each eye collects light, regulates it, focuses it, and finally converts it into the image you see of the world. To tinker with this system is not a job for the faint-hearted. And so, despite the average eye being less than two inches across, there is a pretty large group of…

How To Choose A Laser Eye Surgeon

How to Choose A Laser Eye Surgeon When you go in for a routine surgery, you don’t have to give much thought to who the surgeon is going to be and if they’re qualified for the job. The fact is, there are strict regulations in place that mean you’re not just going to have any Tom, Dick or Harry off the street slicing into your abdomen to fix that hernia. However, whereas that may be the case in standard medical…

Can I see my Laser Eye Surgery being performed?

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…

A day in the life of Dan Reinstein: Founder of London Vision Clinic

A day in the life of Dan Reinstein: Founder of London Vision Clinic What is a day in the life like of a doctor who holds multiple postgraduate qualifications, is a fellow of three sub-speciality regulatory bodies, works on a team that designs leading technology, and is among the best in the world at what they do? One word: Busy. With such a hectic schedule and a highly sought after skill set, there’s never a dull moment in the day-to-day life of Prof Reinstein. In…

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…

Why London is the best place in the UK for Laser Eye Surgery

Why London is the best place in the UK for Laser Eye Surgery   People of all ages and cultures take a shine to London for its inclusively and diverse range of experiences and offerings. It’s a favourite among artists and songwriters from The Beatles and The Clash to Dickins and Alexander Mcqueen, its cobbled streets, evergreen parks, and enchanting history providing endless inspiration. It’s a favourite among foodies and connoisseurs of the finest British produce, offering some of the…

An ophthalmic surgeon’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery

An ophthalmic surgeon’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery As specialists in the medical and surgical care of the eye, many ophthalmic surgeons go on to become experts in Laser Eye Surgery. The routes they take to get there, however, vary greatly in form and length; years of work in ophthalmology and patient care, membership and duty in professional organisations such as The British Society for Refractive Surgery (BSRS), the completion of clinical research programs and numerous specialist fellowships. Prof. Dan…

A patient’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery

A patient’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery Navigating your way through the Laser Eye Surgery landscape can be a difficult task on your own. The enticing discounts and time-limited offers, the new and ever elaborate sounding techniques, the unnecessarily complicated language and abbreviations; and all this even before setting foot inside a clinic. Even if you’re just looking to learn a little bit more about the surgery, discover if you’re suitable for treatment, or simply find an honest and reliable…

Why does the price of laser eye treatment vary so much?

Why does the price of laser eye treatment vary so much? You know the feeling. You browse the shops on a Saturday afternoon and come across what you believe is an absolute bargain — a steal in fact. Hoping the assistant doesn’t realise the blatant mistake on the price tag, you approach the counter all inconspicuously and get out your money to pay. To your great surprise and delight, they don’t say a word. You rush home to try out…

Can any laser eye surgeon guarantee 20/20 vision?

Can any laser eye surgeon guarantee 20/20 vision? 20/20 vision. It’s the renowned standard of visual acuity that comes to everyone’s mind when they think of good eyesight. But hang on a minute, what does it actually mean to have 20/20 vision? Well, if you’re told by your optician or ophthalmologist that you have 20/20 vision, you can see at a distance of 20 feet what normal-sighted people can see from the same distance. To give a comparison, if you’re…