What happens if I move my eyes during laser eye surgery?

What happens if I move my eyes during Laser Eye Surgery? Clutching a sharp bladed instrument the surgeon calmly says to the patient, “Don’t worry, I’ve done this hundreds of times before and haven’t made a mistake yet.” Not entirely filled with confidence, the patient smiles, and the surgeon accepts the gesture to begin manually slicing a precise flap in their cornea. Then, using a scalpel, he pries the wafer-thin flap away and winks at the patient, who by this…

How long will I need to take off work?

How long will I need to take off work after Laser Eye Surgery? Your eyes have an incredible defence and healing power. They filter out dust and dirt, heal scratches within a matter of hours, and recover and adapt to adjustments made during Laser Eye Surgery in a very short time. For us, that means little down time moping around the house and more time enjoying our new improved vision. In fact, in as little as 24 hours after Laser…

Side effect: Glare

Side effect: Glare In the first few moments after Laser Eye surgery, you eagerly look up towards the clock on the far wall or down at your watch and quickly realise you can see the hands ticking around, clearly and vividly. After a few days you settle into your new vision and start fully enjoying your life of greater visual acuity. Sometimes you forget for a moment and go to reach for your glasses or contacts, while at others, you…

Wavefront-guided variations of LASIK surgery

Wavefront-guided variations of LASIK surgery It all starts with a little bit of research, and the next thing you know you’re down the rabbit hole discovering much more than you ever anticipated. You may have just got to grips with the different types of procedures—PRK/LASEK, LASIK, ReLEx SMILE—only to hear that some treatments even have their own variations. As the most popular form of Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK no doubt has the highest number of different treatment types on offer—at…

Side effect: Seeing halos around images

Side effect: Seeing halos around images Apart from when admiring one of the many depictions of angels, you can reasonably expect not to see a glowing halo of light in your field of vision. But if you have ever had or are planning to have Laser Eye Surgery, you might of heard of another type of halo—one which you don’t associate with benevolent beings from heaven. Halos as a Side Effect of LASIK Halos are one of two light-related side…

How technically complex is LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

How technically complex is LASIK Laser Eye Surgery It only makes sense that an organ as complex as the human eye should need a technically complex procedure to alter it. The eye is made up of an incredibly precise arrangement of components. If just one of these components is not precisely the right shape, or in precisely the right position, then things start to go wrong. The major issue seen in common refractive errors is that the eye fails to…

How should I prepare for LASIK Laser Eye Surgery?

How should I prepare for LASIK Laser Eye Surgery? You’ve done your background research, found a great clinic, confirmed you’re eligible for treatment, and now you’re well on your way to a life of greater vision. At this stage, many practical questions start to crop up—everything from the length of the treatment and what clothes you should wear, to how you should get home from the clinic and how long you need to take off work. It’s also natural to…

How quickly do you recover from Laser Eye Surgery?

How quickly do you recover from Laser Eye Surgery? If you’re looking for the fastest and most effective way to improve your vision, then you’ve come to the right place. Granted, having Laser Eye Surgery may seem not as quick a solution as popping on a pair of glasses or contact lenses. But if you add up the amount of time in your life you have spent (and will spend) searching for your glasses, faffing with contacts, or visiting your…

Post-LASIK patients risk of halos and starbursts around bright lights at night

Post-LASIK patients risk of halos and starbursts around bright lights at night Nobody wants side effects as a result of a treatment—whether they are intended or not. But the reality is with almost all forms of medicine and surgery there comes a chance of experiencing side effects and the same applies to Laser Eye Surgery. If that’s the case, then the best you can do is to be aware of what those side effects are, how commonly they occur, and…

Can I Have Both Eyes Done On The Same Day?

Can I have both eyes done on the same day? As Laser Eye Surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the world, you’re sure to hear some myths and conflicting information surrounding the procedure. Here at our clinic on Harley Street, we often hear many of the same queries cropping up again and again. How painful is the procedure? What are the chances of going blind? Will it mess up the procedure if I need to sneeze…