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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

What are the pros and cons: LASIK vs PRK/LASEK vs SMILE? [VIDEO]

So you’ve learned a little bit about Laser Eye Surgery and the incredible benefits it has to offer. You’ve got to get a clear picture of how it works: by removing tissue in the cornea and therefore permanently changing your eye’s focusing power. And after visiting various clinics and doing your research, you’ve discovered that despite the huge list of brand names of treatments — including UltraLASIK, Accu-wave LASIK, Custom LASIK, and Zyoptix — there are actually only three main treatment types,… Read more

What are the pros and cons: LASIK vs PRK/LASEK vs SMILE? [VIDEO]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If…? And Other Suitability Questions

Head down the high street, walk into a Laser Eye Surgery provider, and ask a question, say ‘Can I have the treatment if I’m over 60? And you’ll get one answer. But hop in your car and go to a private or independent clinic and ask them the same question, and you get a totally different one. What’s going on here? Surely if you’re ineligible at one clinic you’re ineligible at them all, and vice versa, right? Well, this is often the case… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If…? And Other Suitability Questions

Glasses, Contacts, Laser Eye Surgery: Which One Suits My Lifestyle Best?

You may think your glasses or contacts suit your lifestyle, but it’s more likely you’ve adapted your lifestyle to fit around them. When you decide to use corrective eyewear, you sign an invisible contract that puts certain limitations on what you can and can’t do. If you’ve lived most of your life under the constraints of one of these contracts, you may not even notice it anymore. Like working a 9-5 job, until you take a sabbatical, have a midlife crisis, or… Read more

Glasses, Contacts, Laser Eye Surgery: Which One Suits My Lifestyle Best?

Will LASIK Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE?

LASIK has been around for 25 years and has allowed millions of people around the globe to experience freedom from glasses and contacts. The technology in the field of vision correction is ever evolving and improving and we are happy to report that in 2018 greater than 95% of patients achieve 20/20 vision after surgery. One of the newest innovations in corrective eye surgery is ReLEx SMILE. Like LASIK, SMILE uses femtosecond laser technology which alters the shape of the cornea to… Read more

Will LASIK Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE?

What’s The Secret To Great LASIK Surgery Aftercare?

Trust is vital no matter what area of your body or health you’re dealing with. But with Laser Eye Surgery being more widely available than almost any other medical treatment, this statement is ever truer when it comes to fixing your eyes. But when we talk about trust, we don’t just mean you have a “good feeling” about the clinic or surgeon. We mean they have a proven track record of treating patients with your prescription, that they use the latest technology… Read more

What’s The Secret To Great LASIK Surgery Aftercare?

SMILE vs LASIK: What’s the difference?

Chances are it’s happened to you. You asked a friend to recommend you a film, and without hesitation, they came out with a name you didn’t recognise; one they claim is up there with the best of the year — a “must see” that they guarantee you will love. In fact, they were sitting on the edge of their seat throughout the whole thing. And when the twist at the end came, it was the last thing they ever expected. Before they gave… Read more

SMILE vs LASIK: What’s the difference?

Short sighted eye surgery

If you’re shortsighted, Laser Eye Surgery was made for you — literally. One of the earliest laser procedures, PRK, was specifically developed to treat short-sightedness, also known as myopia. But even long before PRK was introduced, surgeons were using Laser Eye Surgery to free people from poor near vision. That’s because myopia is one of the most common and easiest to treat refractive errors. It occurs due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors disrupting the normal growth of the eye, leading it… Read more

Short sighted eye surgery

What happens if you blink during Laser Eye Surgery?

You do it anything from 5 to 15 times a minute, every minute, every waking hour of the day. That’s 30,000 times, 99.9 percent of which happen without you being aware of it. It’s amazing really: we get on with our day while our bodies do all the blinking for us. Sliding those wafer thin folds of skin up and down whenever we need a little moisture or antibacterial protection from irritants or require a barrier against oncoming objects or some other assistance… Read more

What happens if you blink during Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser surgery for long sight

I often wish I was long-sighted rather than short-sighted. If I could only see well at a distance, For one, I could look in the mirror in the morning with a smile on my face, none the wiser to the ever darker bags under my eyes, the new spots on my forehead, or the deepening wrinkles. But best of all I could zone out of boring conversations, block out distractions around me, and be generally more at ease with everyday situations like… Read more

Laser surgery for long sight

Laser eye surgery vs lens replacement

Lens replacement surgery is most commonly used as a way to treat patients with cataracts. Over 300,000 people in Britain alone have the procedure each year. Cataracts are generally an age-related condition that mostly affects people over 40, but it can occur in younger people. It appears as a clouding of the lens of the eye and causes vision to become hazy, oversensitive, dull, or in some other way impaired, depending on the type you have. As cataracts can greatly affect an individual’s… Read more

Laser eye surgery vs lens replacement

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