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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

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

Eyes wide open: “Do I really have to be awake during Laser Eye Surgery?”

If Laser Eye Surgery didn’t scare you enough thanks to its unfortunate name, then the fact that you have to be awake during the entire thing should do it. In fact, surveys have shown that this is one of the most common reasons people decide against treatment, even before having an initial consultation. The fact is most surgical procedures require anaesthetic, and other than a few numbing eye drops, Laser Eye Surgery is performed whilst patients are fully conscious.  Just like its… Read more

Eyes wide open: “Do I really have to be awake during Laser Eye Surgery?”

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]

When you have a refractive error, light enters the eye and is incorrectly bent to meet at a finite point on the retina. So, in a nutshell, what Laser Eye Surgery does is fix this by applying a laser to the surface of the eye to changes its shape and alter the curvature which causes the irregular bending. The result: light is now focused in such a way that it reaches the retinal plane in a very precise and proper manner. We… 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]

What Keeps The Corneal Flap In Position After LASIK Surgery? [video]

It’s not something that’s particularly pleasant to even think about never mind have it happen to you. And yet when you’re researching Laser Eye Surgery, your mind can’t help but go there. If you know even a little about how LASIK works, then there’s no doubt that questions about the flap will spring up. How big is it? Does it hurt to make it? How does it stay in place? Will it even stay in place? As there is a chance of… Read more

What Keeps The Corneal Flap In Position After LASIK Surgery? [video]

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