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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Can you get Laser Eye Surgery on the NHS?

The National Health Service has long been the driving force behind the people of Britain. After nearly 70 years since its launch, the NHS now deals with over 1 million people every 6 hours. Even though it has been the subject of much criticism and controversy over the years, is still largely thought of as a national treasure, and to this day continues to fight for its core principle: making good healthcare available to all — regardless of wealth. It’s the health… Read more

Can you get Laser Eye Surgery on the NHS?

How technically complex is LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

It only makes sense that an organ as complex as the human eye should need a technically complex procedure to alter it. The eye is made up of an incredibly precise arrangement of components. If just one of these components is not precisely the right shape, or in precisely the right position, then things start to go wrong. The major issue seen in common refractive errors is that the eye fails to focus light correctly. Generations have passed where the only way… Read more

How technically complex is LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

Does Your Surgeon Have a Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery?

We’ve talked a lot about the lack of regulation in the Laser Eye Surgery industry and how to choose a good clinic or surgeon. But don’t you wish there was one quick and simple way to instantly draw a line between which clinics to avoid, and which clinics to go for? You’re in luck. The Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery is an accreditation achieved through completing a rigorous examination process, and maintained only through yearly appraisals and continuing development. Based on the curriculum… Read more

Does Your Surgeon Have a Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery?

Harley Street vs High Street

The number of high street Laser Eye Surgery providers in the UK has skyrocketed over the past decade. Depending on how you look at it, the rise could be seen as a good or bad thing. An increase in providers does mean lower prices and greater options to choose from, but it also brings some more unexpected and worrying effects. You’ll be forgiven for feeling a little bit overwhelmed, but the reality is that things are a lot more clear cut than… Read more

Harley Street vs High Street

Which Laser Eye Surgery treatment is right for you?

If you’re thinking about having Laser Eye Surgery, there’s no doubt you will have encountered a number of new words and acronyms, which at first glance don’t seem to make a whole lot of sense. PRK, LASIK, femtosecond lasers, myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, ReLEx SMILE; these are just a sample of the common language used in the world of Laser Eye Surgery. Without question, it’s understandable to be overwhelmed by it all. That feeling couldn’t be truer when choosing which vision correction treatment… Read more

Which Laser Eye Surgery treatment is right for you?

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?

How Regulated Is The Industry

Laser Eye Surgery is a relatively recent treatment which, since its arrival around 20 years ago, has quickly shot up to become the most popular elective surgery in the world. Today, more than 100,000 Brits have Laser Eye Surgery each year. It’s success rate and high demand has done a plethora of good for the industry, especially in helping to promote more investment in the development of treatment performance and safety. But it has also meant there has been a huge surge… Read more

How Regulated Is The Industry

A Brief History Of Laser Eye Surgery

From most things you hear and read, an its name, you would think Laser Eye Surgery is a relatively new technique. But the idea of surgically correcting vision by reshaping the surface of the eye has actually been around for many years — nearly half a decade — in a variety of forms. The field is known as refractive surgery. And since the 1970s, its purpose has been to change the way light enters the eye by reshaping the cornea, removing refractive… Read more

A Brief History Of Laser Eye Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery For Very High Prescriptions

In the 21st century, despite pretty undisputable evidence to the contrary, many people still believe the world is flat and that we’ve never actually been to space. Some people still believe, particularly in India, that the ancient religious practice of drinking your own urine is a cure-all remedy that can even lead to enlightenment. And other people still believe that this whole global warming thing is a complete sham, being fabricated as simply another way to exercise political influence and control people.… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery For Very High Prescriptions

What is Artemis Insight 100? [Video]

As a procedure that’s based on technology, you won’t go long reading about Laser Eye Surgery until you hear about “Artemis”. The Greek goddess of the moon and hunting, Artemis possessed special abilities including perfect aim with a bow and arrow and the ability to heal others of disease. Although it’s not the very same Artemis you uncover when researching Laser Eye Surgery, the fact they share the same name is no coincidence. Born out of the discovery by laser eye surgeon… Read more

What is Artemis Insight 100? [Video]

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