How long does laser eye surgery last?

How long does Laser Eye Surgery last? One of the most common questions we get here at London Vision Clinic is “how long does Laser Eye Surgery last?”. For a procedure that can be performed in a matter of minutes, it makes sense that some patients may be dubious about how long-lasting the effects might be. There are a lot of myths out there about Laser Eye Surgery – myths that we are trying to stamp out. That’s why we…

A patient’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery

A patient’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery Navigating the Laser Eye Surgery landscape can be a tricky job – especially on your own. Finding your way through the jargon and complicated abbreviations, trying to understand the enticing discounts and limited offers, even figuring out the difference between complex-sounding techniques – and all this before you even set foot inside a clinic! Whether you’re trying to find an honest and reliable clinic, want to know if you’re suitable for treatment, or…

When was LASIK invented?

When was LASIK invented? Vision impairment problems affect a huge percentage of the world’s population. In fact, estimates show that around 2.2 billion people have a near or distance vision impairment. And this percentage isn’t just isolated to our times. Throughout history, there have always been people who suffer from poor vision – and this isn’t surprising. The human eye is the body’s second most intricate and complex organ – the first being the brain. With over 2.2 million moving…

Can I have laser eye treatment if I am diabetic?

Can I have Laser Eye Surgery Treatment if I am Diabetic? When starting out on the path to improved vision with Laser Eye Surgery, there are a number of important considerations that need to be made. These can include the condition and prescription of your eyes, the desired results, and existing health conditions. For example, you might be wondering: Can I have Laser Eye Surgery treatment if I have Diabetes? While the general answer to this question may be ‘yes’,…

The best and worst times to have Laser Eye Surgery

The best and worst times to have Laser Eye Surgery Many of us will choose to put off the important decisions in life because it isn’t the right time. Moving house, changing careers, having a child – all of these decisions require a lot of thought and weighing up all the information in order to determine whether it is the right time. And deciding to upgrade to better vision can be a similar undertaking. The reality is, with all of…

Laser Eye Surgery vs Clear Lens Exchange (IOLs)

Laser Eye Surgery vs Clear Lens Exchange (IOLs) Considering ocular surgery can be a daunting prospect, no matter what your circumstances. Knowing which procedures are right for you can be even more difficult. For many, the choice often comes down to two treatments: Laser Eye Surgery and Clear Lens Exchange – intra-ocular lens (IOL). Both of these procedures work in different ways and offer their own distinct advantages. But first, let’s briefly summarise the nature of each treatment. Laser Eye…

ReLEx SMILE: The latest Innovation in Laser Eye Surgery

ReLEx SMILE: The latest innovation in Laser Eye Surgery The last few decades have brought a whole host of technological innovations that have improved almost every aspect of our lives. Almost everything is easier today than it was 40 years ago, from watching TV to planning a holiday. But many of the most important innovations of our time have improved healthcare and surgical techniques. Patients are now experiencing fewer complications, faster recovery times, and shorter hospital stays – and patients…

Options for laser eye surgery

Understanding the options for Laser Eye Surgery Nowadays, we are privileged (or cursed?) with far more options than we could ever really need for almost everything in our lives. It can be hard enough to decide which TV show to binge, or which bottle of wine to buy – never mind which of the seemingly endless options for Laser Eye Surgery treatments is right for you. Laser Eye Surgery can be a daunting prospect in any circumstances, and being bombarded…

LASEK vs LASIK

LASEK vs LASIK Today, the range of treatments available (often with varying names) across the many Laser Eye Surgery providers can make it challenging to know which one to choose and just what the differences are. But underneath this, the endless promotions and branding, the number of Laser Eye Surgery techniques are very few. All Laser Eye Surgery techniques work by reshaping the permanent tissue, or stroma, that sits in the corneal bed. The one thing that differs is how they access this tissue….

Understanding treatment for vision problems

Understanding Treatment For Vision Problems As one of our greatest assets, our vision has spurred the rise of several industries focused on keeping it in tip-top condition. Glasses, contact lenses, refractive surgery; if you have a vision problem you’re certainly not short of options, but understanding which is best for you is a whole other matter. Let’s break down each of the above—specs; contacts; Laser Eye Surgery—and look specifically at how effective they are in treating three common vision problems—short-sightedness…