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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

What’s the best outcome with laser surgery?

When you think back to surgery in the 18th century, before the modern miracle of anaesthesia was around, things were much different. Thankfully, times have changed, and medicine has come a long, long way in the past century. It’s now possible to pop in for a swift surgical treatment one afternoon and be back at work the next day. Since we learned how to manage pain and the spread of infection, severe complications have been significantly reduced and are rarely something patients or surgeons need… Read more

What’s the best outcome with laser surgery?

What does 20/20 vision mean?

How good is your vision? Is it 20/40? 20/30? Or maybe you’re one of the lucky ones and it’s 20/16? Well, if we go by the statistical average, you have 20/20 vision. But in reality, it’s more likely you have no idea, and you’re thinking what on earth do all these numbers even mean? This is because unless you’re an optometrist, you won’t be overly familiar with the Snellen chart. We’ll fill you in with exactly what you need to know by first… Read more

What does 20/20 vision mean?

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

Can any laser eye surgeon guarantee 20/20 vision?

20/20 vision. It’s the renowned standard of visual acuity that comes to everyone’s mind when they think of good eyesight. But hang on a minute, what does it actually mean to have 20/20 vision? Well, if you’re told by your optician or ophthalmologist that you have 20/20 vision, you can see at a distance of 20 feet what normal-sighted people can see from the same distance. To give a comparison, if you’re told that you have 20/100 vision, this would indicate you… Read more

Can any laser eye surgeon guarantee 20/20 vision?

What are the long-term effects of Laser Eye Surgery?

Not many forms of treatment in this world are permanent fixes. Medical equipment, like glasses and crutches, offer us temporary relief. Drugs generally rid us of illnesses for a short while, yet only get a hold on more serious or chronic conditions with continual dosage. Not even more invasive surgeries are free from slowly degrading results and recurring problems. Modern medicine works a little differently; it treats patients on an individual basis and gets to the root of the problem to solve it… Read more

What are the long-term effects of Laser Eye Surgery?

When can I drive after laser eye treatment?

After having your gall bladder removed, it can be around 2 weeks before you’re back into your normal routine. What about knee surgery? Try more like 6 weeks. Hip replacement? I’m afraid that’s 3 months away from the dance floor. The recovery period following surgery can often be long and gruelling. But unfortunately, there’s simply no avoiding it. So when it comes to Laser Eye Surgery, you’ll expect nothing less than weeks and weeks of impaired movement, eye patches, and plenty of… Read more

When can I drive after laser eye treatment?

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

Can I talk to someone who has been treated?

Not too long ago, advertisements and salespeople were the main influences in our decisions to buy certain products or use certain services. If you were lucky, you may of had a friend or family member who could offer you a recommendation, but more often than not you were buying in blind faith. Today, many people won’t make a purchase until they’ve found out exactly what others have to say about it. The tables have turned, with the power no longer being in… Read more

Can I talk to someone who has been treated?

Can Laser Eye Surgery Give Me ‘Supersight’

When we think of supersight we tend to imagine ourselves seeing through walls, shooting lasers out of our eyes, and being able to spot objects at ultra-long distances—or at least I do. But when it comes to Laser Eye Surgery, unfortunately, you won’t find yourself leaving the clinic with any of the above. You will, however, have a new and improved quality of life. We are going to take a look at the three main ways in which we believe Laser Eye… Read more

Can Laser Eye Surgery Give Me ‘Supersight’

LASIK Safety & Patient Satisfaction

LASIK is known as one of the most common—and safest—methods of refractive surgery to date. And now we have a comprehensive FDA study to confirm it. The study set in stone what many of the worlds leading surgeons, as well as the vast majority of the 20 millions recipients of the surgery, have long believed to be true; that LASIK is safe, effective, and extremely cost-efficient. The study involved surveying LASIK patients about their visual symptoms and overall quality of vision before,… Read more

LASIK Safety & Patient Satisfaction

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