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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Does Flap Thickness Matter?

Laser Eye Surgery to correct impaired vision has always involved reshaping the cornea, but the thickness of the corneal flap treated in the surgery has reduced significantly over the years, so much so that today, there is even a flapless form of laser surgery. This says a lot for how much flap thickness is related with safety during, and recovery following surgery. Thinner flaps preserve a thicker, more structurally integral cornea, meaning less discomfort, faster recovery times, minimal risk of haze, and… Read more

Does Flap Thickness Matter?

Can I Have Both Eyes Done On The Same Day?

As Laser Eye Surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the world, you’re sure to hear some myths and conflicting information surrounding the procedure. Here at our clinic on Harley Street, we often hear many of the same queries cropping up again and again. How painful is the procedure? What are the chances of going blind? Will it mess up the procedure if I need to sneeze or I suddenly twitch involuntarily? One of the more common questions regarding… Read more

Can I Have Both Eyes Done On The Same Day?

Can Laser Eye Surgery ruin your eyesight?

With any surgical procedure there comes an element of risk, and with Laser Eye Surgery, it’s no different. However, with much thanks to the internet and no doubt to the presence of the word ‘laser’ in its name, it’s all too easy to come across wild myths and tales about the Laser Eye Surgery procedure and its effects. Whether it’s a sensationalist story in the media written to stir up a fuss or a rare incident from an inadequately equipped clinic twenty… Read more

Can Laser Eye Surgery ruin your eyesight?

Laser Eye Surgery: Why Pregnant And Breastfeeding Mums Should Wait

I can only assume that pregnancy is a time when you really don’t want to be bumping into things. And if you combine that with all the other inconveniences that come with suffering from poor vision,  it quickly begins to sound like a recipe for disaster. However, there are certain times and circumstances that make someone ineligible for Laser Eye Surgery—such as while in your teens, or taking certain medication—and being pregnant or breastfeeding is unfortunately on that list. The procedure presents… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery: Why Pregnant And Breastfeeding Mums Should Wait

3 Reasons Laser Eye Surgery Might Not Be For You

Laser Eye Surgery has progressed in leaps and bounds over the past decade, so much so that today, here at London Vision Clinic, we are proud to say that we can treat 98% of the patients who contact us. However, even though Laser Eye Surgery can now treat conditions which were once believed to be untreatable—such as very high prescriptions and ageing eyes—there are still certain instances in which Laser Eye Surgery is not appropriate or effective. Fortunately, not all of those… Read more

3 Reasons Laser Eye Surgery Might Not Be For You

LASIK Safety & Patient Satisfaction

LASIK is known as one of the most common—and safest—methods of refractive surgery to date. And now we have a comprehensive FDA study to confirm it. The study set in stone what many of the worlds leading surgeons, as well as the vast majority of the 20 millions recipients of the surgery, have long believed to be true; that LASIK is safe, effective, and extremely cost-efficient. The study involved surveying LASIK patients about their visual symptoms and overall quality of vision before,… Read more

LASIK Safety & Patient Satisfaction

Laser Eye Surgery Myths: Debunked

With the internet and the media producing an abundance of information on the subject, it is no surprise there is much confusion surrounding Laser Eye Surgery. Since its inception in 1987, Laser Eye Surgery has now become the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the world, with over 35 million patients treated. With such widespread adoption comes the occasional unfounded story, or more appropriately named ‘myth’. As one of the world’s leading Laser Eye Surgery clinics, we at London Vision Clinic have… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery Myths: Debunked

Can I Play Sport And Drive After Laser Surgery?

Anyone looking to have Laser Eye Surgery is often confronted with a few concerns of their own, but one common concern we here often from our patients is about the recovery process—specifically, what restriction surgery will have on activities such as sport and driving. At London Vision Clinic, we work with the latest in laser eye technology to ensure patients are back living ordinary—even extraordinary—lives in the shortest time possible. Read more about our full post-surgery recovery process here. After LASIK or… Read more

Can I Play Sport And Drive After Laser Surgery?

Laser Eye Surgery — How Much Time Will I Need Off Work?

Depending on what you do for a living, you may be hoping you can get back to work immediately after Laser Eye Surgery. Or, you may be hoping to finally have some prescribed and leisurely time away. Preferably far away on some tropical island with plenty of medicinal cocktails and time spent resting. If you’re more likely to be in the latter group, unfortunately, that’s not what you’re going to get from Laser Eye Surgery. As a minimally-invasive procedure that takes minutes… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery — How Much Time Will I Need Off Work?

How To Relax Before Laser Eye Surgery At London Vision Clinic

If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering laser eye surgery – you may even have already booked your treatment. Either way, we don’t need to tell you that it can be a nerve-racking prospect, even for the most calm and collected individual! The run up to any surgery can seem daunting, and you may feel far from relaxed about your pending laser eye surgery. Of course, you needn’t be concerned – but anxiety over the operation is completely understandable. Even so, we… Read more

How To Relax Before Laser Eye Surgery At London Vision Clinic

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