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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Laser Eye Surgery vs contact lenses: Read the facts

Trying to figure out if you should have Laser Eye Surgery or not is generally not a barrel of laughs. Granted, you don’t go into it expecting to enjoy yourself. But let’s face it, it could be a whole lot easier and less stressful than it’s made to be. Heck, it could even be fun! Okay, maybe that’s pushing it a bit too far… But the point is, if it wasn’t for all the misinformation, bias marketing spiel, and untrustworthy tabloid articles, deciding… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery vs contact lenses: Read the facts

Why is SMILE such a good option?

You may have heard that LASIK is the king of Laser Eye Surgery — the gold standard in refractive correction; or even that it’s the most popular and effective treatment for common conditions like short and long sightedness. And all this is true. But like all great things, technology and techniques continue to improve and the latest femtosecond lasers have enabled an alternative to LASIK, a new form of Laser Eye Surgery: ReLEx SMILE. LASIK involves creating a flap in the cornea… Read more

Why is SMILE such a good option?

Lasik lasek prk 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 initially looking into the idea of Laser Eye Surgery, it can be quite 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. The cornea — the transparent window of the eye — is made up of three main sections: the epithelium, stroma, and endothelium. The epithelial tissue… Read more

Lasik lasek prk smile … what do they all mean?

What’s the best outcome with laser surgery?

When you think back to surgery in the 18th century, before the modern miracle of anaesthesia was around, things were much different. Thankfully, times have changed, and medicine has come a long, long way in the past century. It’s now possible to pop in for a swift surgical treatment one afternoon and be back at work the next day. Since we learned how to manage pain and the spread of infection, severe complications have been significantly reduced and are rarely something patients or surgeons need… Read more

What’s the best outcome with laser surgery?

Can I have laser eye treatment if I am diabetic?

Thousands of diabetics have successfully had Laser Eye Surgery. However, whether or not a patient is suitable does depend on their individual circumstances, and crucially, the Laser Eye Surgery clinic they go to. Every clinic has its own guidelines on who it’ll consider for surgery. It generally comes down to two things: the technology they have available and the expertise of its surgeons. Due to the added complications that diabetes presents, patients may be turned away from clinics that are lacking in… Read more

Can I have laser eye treatment if I am diabetic?

A Brief History Of Laser Eye Surgery

From most things you hear and read, an its name, you would think Laser Eye Surgery is a relatively new technique. But the idea of surgically correcting vision by reshaping the surface of the eye has actually been around for many years — nearly half a decade — in a variety of forms. The field is known as refractive surgery. And since the 1970s, its purpose has been to change the way light enters the eye by reshaping the cornea, removing refractive… Read more

A Brief History Of Laser Eye Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery results FAQ

To watch Mr. Glenn Carp answer this question in a video click here. Essentially, no. Technically there is an exceedingly small risk of blindness with laser eye surgery but it is lower than the risk of wearing monthly contact lenses for one year, so a risk that everyone seems to accept as perfectly reasonable. Click here for a video answering this common Laser Eye Surgery question.  The following is our recommended activity schedule for patients who have had LASIK: Immediately after surgery… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery results FAQ

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