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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Laser Eye Surgery Fears: What If My Optometrist Finds A Problem I Didn’t Know About?

People avoid doctors for many reasons. Some find appointments difficult to pack into a busy schedule, some are unwilling to open up to a doctor, or worried about perceived ‘time wasting’, and many even fear that being amongst sick people in the doctor’s waiting room will result in contamination! However, something that is perhaps discussed less often is the common fear that a doctor may find a problem that is bigger than what the appointment was initially booked for. This fear is,… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery Fears: What If My Optometrist Finds A Problem I Didn’t Know About?

Am I At Risk Of Developing Dry Eyes After Laser Eye Surgery?

As we have discussed in our previous blogs, and form of surgery comes with some sort of risk, however small. However, statistically, it is important to note that only a tiny percentage of people develop complications after Laser Eye Surgery. One of the more commonly discussed risks is the possibility of developing dry eyes after the Laser Eye Surgery procedure. This is because dry eye can be unpleasant. Chronic dry eye is caused by damage to the nerves that stimulate tears and,… Read more

Am I At Risk Of Developing Dry Eyes After Laser Eye Surgery?

Using Research To Choose Your Laser Eye Surgery Provider

“The post-op care is second to none and whoever decides they want treatment here, you will not be disappointed. I wish I had gone and had it done sooner!” -Angela It is not uncommon for many of our patients to be led, driven, or guided to us through months (or even years!) of extensive research. This is sometimes in the form of talking to friends. Other times it is over the course of many long nights in front of the computer. Sometimes… Read more

Using Research To Choose Your Laser Eye Surgery Provider

Life In ‘2020’ When Glasses No Longer Exist…

It’s strange to think that just a few years ago, people were wearing glasses. Though it seems alien to us now, it was perfectly normal to carry a ‘pair of specs’ around with you to use for reading. How prehistoric! People were actually too nervous to correct their vision, and instead opted for the inconvenience, expense and hassle that reading glasses entailed. How times have changed… Imagine the annoyance of having to dig out your glasses every time you wanted to use… Read more

Life In ‘2020’ When Glasses No Longer Exist…

Am I At Risk Of Experiencing Pain During the Procedure?

Most people are worried about pain when going in for even the most basic of operations. It is therefore unsurprising that many people fear the pain of corrective eye surgery so much that they debate scheduling even the initial consultation for weeks or even months. With regards to Laser Eye Surgery, the concern for many is rooted in the fact that you are conscious during the procedure. However, we want you to be assured that at London Vision Clinic we take measures… Read more

Am I At Risk Of Experiencing Pain During the Procedure?

Scar Tissue And Laser Eye Surgery

A less common issue—but one we continually see—is scar tissue on the eyes. Scar tissue can occur at any point in a person’s life due to a physically traumatic incident such as a car or sports accident. Additionally, it can occur as the result of certain medical conditions. Some of the problems scar tissue can cause include distorted and blurred vision and, in some cases, discomfort in the eye. Unfortunately, not all patients who have scar tissue are candidates for Laser Eye… Read more

Scar Tissue And Laser Eye Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery Fears Explained

There are several reasons why patients refrain from undergoing Laser Eye Surgery, many of which are either myths or can be dispelled if the right surgeon and clinic is chosen. Regardless, these fears still exist and I would like to address some of the major ones. As you are probably aware, if you have started looking into the Laser Eye Surgery procedure, you will not be unconscious during the surgery. When people hear the word surgery, they tend to associate it with… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery Fears Explained

What is the worst thing that can happen after Laser Eye Surgery? [Video]

The level of risk of Laser Eye Surgery broadly depends on two factors: Where you have the surgery, and the condition of your eyesight before having surgery. As Professor Reinstein explains in the video below, there’s a range of competency in the Laser Eye Surgery field that means the chances of something going wrong can vary from clinic to clinic. Rushed consultations, low-grade technology, a lack of expertise or experience; these are all things which heighten your risk and make choosing where… Read more

What is the worst thing that can happen after Laser Eye Surgery? [Video]

How exactly does laser vision correction work? [VIDEO]

It sounds like something that pops up on a computer screen when it’s malfunctioning. But as they are built into our hard drives, or bodies, from the beginning, a refractive error isn’t something we can necessarily avoid. Pretty much everyone has the makings of a refractive error. This means that to some degree or another, there is a problem with your eye’s ability to accurately focus light on the retina. However, although such discrepancies are more common than not, they don’t affect… Read more

How exactly does laser vision correction work? [VIDEO]

How Long Will It Take To Get Back To Normal Activity? [Video]

Everyone is pushed for time these days. And so consciously choosing to undergo a surgical procedure on your visual apparatus could only mean one thing: More wasted time spent lying in bed recovering. At least this is the idea you would get from traditional surgeries. Right up there along with Johnny gowns, stretchers, and plenty of bad food. Fortunately, however, Laser Eye Surgery doesn’t belong to this category of surgeries. In fact, apart from the name, there’s little about it that would… Read more

How Long Will It Take To Get Back To Normal Activity? [Video]

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