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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Should I wait for a better procedure to be developed? What’s on the horizon?

We all know the feeling when you come out of the store incredibly satisfied with your purchase: It’s the latest and greatest on the market, with the most cutting edge technology, so you’re told. You’re content, and for several weeks you happily go about using your new vehicle or product, bragging at any opportunity about how great and revolutionary it is. That’s until one day you notice a particular story in the news or an advert on the T.V., “Introducing the new… Read more

Should I wait for a better procedure to be developed? What’s on the horizon?

Can I bring someone with me when I come for my Laser Eye Surgery?

Our eyes play a huge role in our lives. They dictate everything from how we see the world and interact with other people to how we navigate from place to place and keep ourselves out of harms way. So, when the two incredibly intricate globular organs are due for an upgrade via Laser Eye Surgery, there’s no doubt you’ll feel a little uneasy. Having your vision altered by an unfamiliar person with strange instruments — heck, even just the thought of someone just… Read more

Can I bring someone with me when I come for my Laser Eye Surgery?

Asia Cornea Society

Bali, July 2016, and it’s the first session of the 29th Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons annual meeting: the Combined Symposium of Cataract and Refractive Societies (CSCRS). The world’s leading eye experts from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) convene for a mastermind meeting focused on eradicating the problem of ageing eyes. This year the aim of the CSCRS, which acts as “an academic forum for the different… Read more

Asia Cornea Society

Is there a waiting list for consultations?

It wasn’t easy, but you’ve finally come to the decision you want to have Laser Eye Surgery. You’ve put in the hours of research, made numerous calls and visits to clinics, mulled over all the provided literature, and even made sure you have room for it in you schedule. But hold on a minute, there’s still one potentially lengthy and arduous part of the process that’s missing. This is the period between the day you book your initial consultation and the actual… Read more

Is there a waiting list for consultations?

How should I choose a provider for my vision correction

I spend way too much of life making decisions. Choosing between brands of tinned tomatoes; picking the right hotel to stay in; deciding whether to go through town or take the motorway to try to skip the traffic. So you can imagine when it comes to a big decision like buying a house or choosing a Laser Eye Surgery provider, things gets a little more complicated. With the seemingly endless amount of options, offers, types, and prices, how do you even begin… Read more

How should I choose a provider for my vision correction

The number one reason Londoners have Laser Eye Surgery

Along with the likes of New York, Paris and Tokyo, London is known as one of the world’s leading global cities. The capital has become a central hub and a magnet for talent, drawing people from all over the globe and producing world-class performers in everything from the arts and media to finance and healthcare. It’s unsurprising then that ever since the 19th century, London has been a centre of medical excellence; with Harley Street, in particular, being recognised for its large… Read more

The number one reason Londoners have Laser Eye Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery cost survey

You can’t put a price on your eyesight. Nevertheless, the cost is a huge and unavoidable factor in our choice of Laser Eye Surgery treatment and clinic. So we get stuck in a battle between finding the best deal and getting a high level of treatment and care. We consider everything from the high street Laser Eye Surgery providers that charge as little as £395 per eye, right up to the independent and private clinics that charge as much as £3250 per… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery cost survey

Finding a good LASIK surgeon

You want to find a good LASIK surgeon. Of course you do. You wouldn’t trust your eyesight in the hands of anyone who was considered anything less. But what does it actually mean to be a good laser eye surgeon? Does being a qualified doctor and having some experience, and maybe a name badge, make them so? Or does them having a special this-week-only offer do the trick? The reality is many people are unaware they need to differentiate between someone who… Read more

Finding a good LASIK surgeon

Low price can mean older technology

Most of the time lower price means older technology. Many of you will recall a time when you’ve seen a new technology appear on the market and thought, “I’ll just wait until the newer version comes out and this one drops in price.” New car models, the latest smart phones and tablets, breakthrough fitness tech; in such rapidly changing markets you can guarantee you won’t be waiting long until the latest models are yesterdays news. If we take one of those markets,… Read more

Low price can mean older technology

Wavefront-guided variations of LASIK surgery

It all starts with a little bit of research, and the next thing you know you’re down the rabbit hole discovering much more than you ever anticipated. You may have just got to grips with the different types of procedures—PRK/LASEK, LASIK, ReLEx SMILE—only to hear that some treatments even have their own variations. As the most popular form of Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK no doubt has the highest number of different treatment types on offer—at least on the high street. It’s a… Read more

Wavefront-guided variations of LASIK surgery

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