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

‘Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If…?’ And Other Suitability Questions When it comes to Laser Eye Surgery, suitability for treatment is the most important consideration made by our surgeons. Now, you might think that if one clinic tells you you are unsuitable for Laser Eye Surgery, you can expect the same answer at any other clinic. I mean, this is the case for many typical surgical procedures, right? That is, any surgical procedures that are subject to standardised regulations….

Laser eye surgery vs lens replacement

Laser Eye Surgery vs Lens Replacement If you are looking into eye surgery treatment, it is likely you have come across a huge number of potential treatments during your research. You may be left feeling confused about what separates all of these treatment options. For example, what is the difference between Laser Eye Surgery and Lens Replacement? Well, fear not – we’re here to tell you. Lens replacement surgery is a relatively common eye surgery treatment. In fact, over 300,000…

Laser Eye Surgery: Does Flap Thickness Matter?

Does Flap Thickness Matter? Laser Eye Surgery has now been used to correct vision for over four decades. The procedure has always involved accessing the corneal bed in order to reshape the cornea. But, the thickness of the corneal flap created to access the corneal bed has reduced significantly over the years. Today, there is even a flapless form of Laser Eye Surgery, reducing the invasiveness of the procedure. This speaks volumes about how flap thickness is related to safety…

Will LASIK Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE?

Will LASIK Laser Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE? For over two decades, LASIK has been the most popular form of Laser Eye Surgery, granting millions of people around the world freedom from glasses and contact lenses. But will the growing availability of ReLEx SMILE surgery see LASIK become obsolete? Since the inception of Laser Eye Surgery in the early 1980s, the vision correction field has been at the forefront of surgical innovation. Technology and knowledge are evolving and improving…

SMILE vs. LASIK vs. Surface Ablation

SMILE vs LASIK vs Surface Ablation For centuries, the go-to resolution for refractory conditions has been glasses, followed later on by contact lenses. While these options were both revolutionary in their time – and continue to offer significant results for millions – there is a new boy in town. The inception of Laser Eye Surgery four decades ago introduced a new era of elective procedures and promised to reduce our dependence on easily-lost glasses, and inconvenient contacts. But, the increasing…

Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat my Astigmatism?

Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat my Astigmatism? Astigmatism is an eye condition that can significantly affect the quality of your vision. If you have this condition and you want to know if Laser Eye Surgery can help, you are probably hoping we get straight to the point. But first, let’s briefly explain exactly what astigmatism is. Astigmatism is the name given to the refractory condition which causes abnormality in the shape of the cornea. In healthy eyes, the cornea is…

Laser Eye Surgery for Long-Sightedness

Laser Eye Surgery for Long Sightedness For those of us that are short-sighted, it can often be tempting to wish for the other side of the coin. Surely, long-sightedness must be preferable? I wouldn’t have to worry about looking in the mirror and becoming concerned with wrinkles, spots, or the bags under my eyes – I wouldn’t be able to see them! In my naïveté, I may also assume that long-sightedness would make it easier to block out distractions or…

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…

Learn about different types of refractive surgery

Learn About Different Types Of Refractive Surgery Learning about refractive surgery can be a long and gruelling task. First, you’ve to find the time in your day to sit down without the distractions of kids or pets or—let’s face it—more fun things you could be doing. Then you’re faced with sifting through endless mounds of information, statistics, opinions, and tabloids, most of which are produced to shock or sell. Even when you manage to find a reliable source of information, it’s easy to…

LASIK, LASEK, PRK, SMILE … what do they all mean?

PRK, LASEK, LASIK, SMILE… What do they all mean? Laser Eye Surgery is one of those things many people shut down without a second thought. At first glance, when looking into the idea of Laser Eye Surgery, it can be pretty overwhelming with many things to consider, including the various abbreviations of treatments: PRK, LASEK, LASIK, and SMILE. We think it’s pretty simple. Knowledge is key. To understand Laser Eye Surgery, first understand the eye The cornea — the transparent window…