Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

Dry eye is a relative contra indication to laser eye surgery. All patients at the London Vision Clinic who are found to have preoperative dry eye undergo an extensive review system whereby we try to evaluate the underlying cause of the patient’s dry eye. If this can subsequently be optimised through treatment regimes, we can boost the underlying tear film, resolve the dry eye and are able to offer these patients treatment….

Guide to Contact Lens vs Glasses vs Laser Eye Surgery

Guide to Contact Lens vs Glasses vs Laser Eye Surgery You would think it’s pretty easy to work out which is better: contact lenses, glasses, or Laser Eye Surgery. But depending on who you ask, what they’ve experienced and read, what stage of life they are in, and who they work for, you may get a differing set of facts and opinions. Summary By all means, the read the full article, but the key points in this article can be…

Can I eat or drink prior to my Laser Eye Surgery?

Can I eat or drink before my Laser Eye Surgery? If you’ve ever had surgery in the past, it’s likely you’ll be familiar with the period of fasting that comes beforehand. If your surgery was a morning procedure, then this may have just meant skipping breakfast. But if you had it scheduled for midday or later, this could have meant going more than 12 hours without eating. Fasting certainly has its uses, but for me, having to do it during…

Debunking the most common eye myths

Debunking the most common eye myths Ideas about how our eyes work have undergone many changes throughout history. In ancient Greece, for example, Plato’s “emission theory” suggested that we emit beams of light from our eyes in order to illuminate and see objects. Another Greek, Empedocles, believed that Aphrodite made the human eye out of the four elements — fire, air, earth, and water.  She then made sight possible by lighting the fire in the eye and allowing it to shine…

Does SMILE Laser Eye Surgery hurt?

Does SMILE Laser Eye Surgery hurt? In our experience, the worst part of Laser Eye Surgery always comes before the treatment. This might sound surprising at first. After all, Laser Eye Surgery involves lasers and your eyes. However, it’s pretty much the same story for most big events in our lives. Even those that do actually involve some discomfort and pain — which Laser Eye Surgery doesn’t. It’s the anxiety of sitting and waiting to speak in front of a…

Fitting Laser Eye Surgery into a hectic work schedule

Fitting Laser Eye Surgery into a hectic work schedule How many times has someone said to you, “don’t worry, it will only take a minute”, for whatever it is to actually take around six hours? At least that’s what it feels like. Because not only does it not just take a minute, it completely disrupts your schedule, throws the rest of your day off, and after all is said and done, seem to set you back several days. Working as…

Can I see my Laser Eye Surgery being performed?

Can I see my Laser Eye Surgery being performed? You’re looking forward to having greater vision following the surgery, but what exactly do you see during the procedure? This is one of the most common concerns that frequents the mind of those considering Laser Eye Surgery, along with similar queries like ‘Will the treatment hurt?’, and, ‘How long does the procedure take?’ This is perfectly natural — in fact, it’s best practice to find out all the details of the…

Can Laser Eye Surgery Benefit Ageing Eyes?

There is some consolation in that it happens to everyone… yes, even the “beautiful people” have birthdays and get older. Despite having access to the best anti-ageing tricks and treatments available, eventually the years will catch up with them too and, while the wrinkles might be relatively easy to eliminate, without a visit to a reputable refractive laser eye surgeon, eventually their near sight will deteriorate and they will have to reach for the reading glasses….

What causes halos after LASIK?

What causes halos after LASIK? You’re not going to be walking around with a glowing ring floating over your head. But after Laser Eye Surgery you are likely to experience another type of halo effect. Halos are a form of glare that temporarily affect vision after Laser Eye Surgery. They occur mainly at night and in low light conditions, appearing as bright circles around light sources such as headlights or street lamps. Not so much a side effect in the…

When Can I Wear Makeup After Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

We normally ask for patients to abstain from wearing make up for a period of one week. It is the big three that are important; the eyeliner, the eye shadow and of course the mascara. Normal face make-up, for example lipstick, is fine to use a day or two after the treatment. It is only really the make that is applied in and around the eyes that needs to be avoided for the first week….