11 Eye Tests You Should Know if You’re Considering Laser Eye Surgery

11 Eye Tests You Should Know if You’re Considering Laser Eye Surgery If you’re considering Laser Eye Surgery for the correction of your refractive error, you may well be wondering what happens during your pre-operative screening appointment. More specifically, you may be curious about the level of testing that will be required to determine your eligibility and allow us to create your personalised treatment plan. At London Vision Clinic, we strongly believe in the importance of transparency and education in…

Can I have laser eye treatment if I am diabetic?

Can I have Laser Eye Surgery Treatment if I Have Diabetes? When starting out on the path to improved vision with Laser Eye Surgery, there are a number of important considerations that need to be made. These can include the condition and prescription of your eyes, the desired results, and existing health conditions. For example, you might be wondering: Can I have Laser Eye Surgery treatment if I have Diabetes? While the general answer to this question may be ‘yes’,…

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…

A Brief History Of Laser Eye Surgery

A Brief History of Laser Eye Surgery Despite its sky-rocketing popularity and innovation in recent years, there remains a shroud of misinformation around Laser Eye Surgery. For example, many people believe that this category of treatment is still in its infancy – after all, the use of lasers does still bring certain connotations to sci-fi films. Yet, the idea of utilising surgical techniques to improve our vision has actually been around for many years – around half a century, in fact, –…

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…

LASIK, LASEK, PRK, SMILE … what do they all mean?

PRK, LASEK, LASIK, SMILE… What do they all mean? Laser Eye Surgery is one of those things many people shut down without a second thought. At first glance, when looking into the idea of Laser Eye Surgery, it can be pretty overwhelming with many things to consider, including the various abbreviations of treatments: PRK, LASEK, LASIK, and SMILE. We think it’s pretty simple. Knowledge is key. To understand Laser Eye Surgery, first understand the eye The cornea — the transparent window…

Being nervous on the day of your surgery is normal

Being nervous on the day of your surgery is normal We fear what we don’t know. And of course, there’s no way of knowing what it’s going to be like to have Laser Eye Surgery and what the outcome is going to be until you have it. For this reason, a little fear and nerves are completely normal. It helps get you excited and remind you that you are doing something incredibly important and that the decision is not to…

2018 is a great year to sort your vision out

2018 is a great year to sort your vision out 2018 will go down in history for many reasons. It’s the year Korea united under one flag at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the year Nelson Mandela would have turned 100, the centenary of the end of fighting in the First World War, and the first time in history the World Cup will be held in Russia. Oh, and not forgetting the year Elon Musk launched a sports car complete with…

PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision surgery recovery time

PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision surgery recovery time If you know a little bit about PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision, you may have noticed it treats the symptoms of presbyopia in a similar way to the traditional approach of monovision. This is indeed true. Both treatments work by increasing the range of your vision by independently altering the focus of each eye — one to work better up close, and the other to work better at a distance. But the similarities end there….

When does presbyopia start?

When does presbyopia start? Literally meaning “old eye”, presbyopia is the medical term we use for the natural effects of ageing on the eye. The first thing you’re likely to notice is a loss of ability to read fine print and focus on objects up close. It may be you’re holding the newspaper further and further away or squinting to read material you could once see clearly. Add to that stress, eyestrain, and headaches, and you’ve got a typical case of presbyopia. But…