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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Laser eye treatments

Have you ever read a description of a new product, treatment, or therapy, and immediately switched off due to an excess of overcomplicated jargon? I mean, what’s the point in using complex and technical language if they know it will fly straight over the heads of the vast majority of people? It’s a good question — and one that reveals a lot about the company or person behind the particular product or service they are selling. You’ll find this when browsing the Laser… Read more

Laser eye treatments

Can you get Laser Eye Surgery on finance?

It’s no secret that high-quality laser eye surgery isn’t cheap. In fact, to the average person, receiving Laser Eye Surgery under the guidance of an expert surgeon can seem somewhat of a luxury. With fees stretching up to and beyond £3000 per eye, it’s clear to see why. And with a weak array of alternative methods for correcting vision, this can leave many people feeling stuck with a life framed by glasses or hindered by contact lenses. Or potentially even more worryingly, lead them… Read more

Can you get Laser Eye Surgery on finance?

How long does laser eye surgery last?

For a procedure that can be performed in less than 12 minutes, you’d be right in questioning how long its effects last. That’s without even mentioning ReLEx SMILE, the latest treatment to come out of the industry, that only takes several minutes to conduct. This even shorter treatment time also means less time spent in recovery, and potentially even more scepticism. I mean, it’s not often you hear someone can have surgery one morning and be back at work the very next day… Read more

How long does laser eye surgery last?

Common unsubstantiated myths and misinformation about LASIK eye surgery

Laser Eye Surgery may leave you with permanent side effects and a reduction in your overall quality of vision, or even worse, a lack of vision altogether. At least that’s what will happen according to the tabloids and dated entries on obscure online forums. Going by the facts: the experiences of previous patients, the rigorous clinical data, and the results of clinics all around the world, and it’s a whole other story. But with the internet being awash with information, dating as far… Read more

Common unsubstantiated myths and misinformation about LASIK eye surgery

Designing the best lasers in the industry

In our strive to provide only the safest and most effective Laser Eye Surgery, we’ve naturally discovered many new ways to improve on the industry’s standard of care and treatment. This has lead to us finding the need for more complex protocols, more precise measurements, and more powerful lasers. However, as leaders in our field, it hasn’t been easy to find the right technology to support our new advances. But this hasn’t stopped us; our motto has been if you can’t find what you need,… Read more

Designing the best lasers in the industry

An ophthalmic surgeon’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery

As specialists in the medical and surgical care of the eye, many ophthalmic surgeons go on to become experts in Laser Eye Surgery. The routes they take to get there, however, vary greatly in form and length; years of work in ophthalmology and patient care, membership and duty in professional organisations such as The British Society for Refractive Surgery (BSRS), the completion of clinical research programs and numerous specialist fellowships. Prof. Dan Reinstein, who admits to taking a particularly long route, is… Read more

An ophthalmic surgeon’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery

Is the Laser Eye Surgery industry regulated?

In the rapidly growing markets of the 21st century, statutory regulation is always playing catch up. The rise of “legal highs” is a perfect example of this. For a substance to be considered a legal high, its sale or use just had not to be banned by current legislation. The hundreds of labs discovering new synthetic compounds with psychoactive and mood-altering properties was simply no match for regulatory organisations, the job of whom is to ensure every product for sale is safe and… Read more

Is the Laser Eye Surgery industry regulated?

Why does the price of laser eye treatment vary so much?

You know the feeling. You browse the shops on a Saturday afternoon and come across what you believe is an absolute bargain — a steal in fact. Hoping the assistant doesn’t realise the blatant mistake on the price tag, you approach the counter all inconspicuously and get out your money to pay. To your great surprise and delight, they don’t say a word. You rush home to try out your new purchase and soon begin to understand there was a reason it… Read more

Why does the price of laser eye treatment vary so much?

Can I cancel on the day if I’m too nervous?

For some people, nerves are a big part of their Laser Eye Surgery journey. In fact, as the number one reason people decide not to have Laser Eye Surgery, nerves can be their only experience with the idea and the single determining factor between a life of greater vision and a life stuck with inferior glasses or contacts. Coming across a comment in an online forum, dragging up an old horror story headline from the tabloids, reading about an unlikely event which… Read more

Can I cancel on the day if I’m too nervous?

New technology makes the process quicker and more effective

It’s amazing to think that Laser Eye Surgery, today the most commonly performed surgery in the world, evolved from a discovery made as long ago as 1948. The man at the root of it all: Jose Barraquer, a Barcelona-born ophthalmologist who was first to discover that refractive error could be corrected by sculpting corneal stromal tissue. This was a significant breakthrough. Before this time it was believed that external vision correction equipment such as pince-nez, the incredibly sophisticated pair of eyeglasses with a nose clip… Read more

New technology makes the process quicker and more effective

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