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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

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

8 reasons a high staff to patient ratio makes a difference

When was the last time someone sat you down and asked you a series of personal questions about your life? For me, it was yesterday. Unsatisfied with the care of my GP, I tracked down a medical herbalist near where I live, situated a few miles away along the winding narrow lanes and undulated hills of the Cumbrian countryside. Arriving at her home-based practice, according to the map and instructions she’d scanned in and sent me (you can’t rely on GPS out here),… Read more

8 reasons a high staff to patient ratio makes a difference

Can I have a glass of wine to celebrate my Laser Eye Surgery?

Recovering from any surgery is an unpleasant experience at the best of times, and an absolute nightmare at the worst. And just to make it that little more unenjoyable, we’re advised to stay away from any alcohol whatsoever. That means no relaxing glasses of wine, no whisky nightcaps, and definitely not any celebratory champers. When you can finally get back on the sauce depends on a number of factors including the medications you’re taking, your age, your general health, and crucially, the type of… Read more

Can I have a glass of wine to celebrate my Laser Eye Surgery?

How long after Laser Eye Surgery do I have to wait to have alcohol

If you’re a long-term glasses or contact lens wearer, Laser Eye Surgery is sure to change your life forever. For starters, you’ll be able to wake up and immediately see the world in sharp focus, without first having to search the house or scramble to get yourself in front of a mirror. Then there’s the limit of which activities and sports you can participate in, suddenly no longer an issue as you’re now free from any external eyewear. Not forgetting there’ll be no more awkward… Read more

How long after Laser Eye Surgery do I have to wait to have alcohol

Do I have to stop any medication prior to Laser Eye Surgery?

Along with lint, alcohol, and makeup, prescription medication can interfere with Laser Eye Surgery. Don’t worry too much, though; whereas all the other examples above need to be completely absent on the day of Laser Eye Surgery – including a sip of Dutch courage, a dash of Chanel perfume, or your favourite wool sweater – there are only a handful of medications that you need to avoid. However, this is where it gets a little tricky. As certain drugs can increase the risks associated with Laser Eye Surgery,… Read more

Do I have to stop any medication prior to Laser Eye Surgery?

The importance of a rigorous screening program

Laser Eye Surgery uses cutting edge technology, is semi-automated, and can be performed in just a few minutes. It’s also one of the safest and most effective elective procedures around. In this way, it’s easy to think of Laser Eye Surgery as something you could have done on the high street on your lunch break. And in some places, they’ll be more than happy to do that for you. However, Laser Eye Surgery is not a one-off procedure but rather a multi-stage process; the… Read more

The importance of a rigorous screening program

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?

Where does the laser eye treatment take place?

Depending on which Laser Eye Surgery clinic you go to, whether it’s a high street provider, private hospital, or independent clinic, exactly where your procedure takes place will differ. There are several commonalities, though. For instance, it’s sure to resemble an operating theatre, house various pieces of medical equipment and apparatus, and, hopefully, be home to a friendly and expert laser eye surgeon. You may be thinking apart from that, what more do you really need? Well, it turns out a lot… Read more

Where does the laser eye treatment take place?

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?

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?

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