Laser Eye Surgery Blog

What is wavefront?

Since 1862, when Dutch ophthalmologist Herman Snellen first designed a standard test for visual acuity, we’ve used the Snellen Chart as a basis for testing our vision. His familiar black and white chart of ever smaller letters first introduced the idea of ‘standard vision’, and enabled eyecare professionals to determine where a person sits in comparison with the rest of the population. Suddenly by standing 20 feet away from a chart and reading through lines of letters, one could discover where they are… Read more

What is wavefront?

Is Laser Eye Surgery safe?

Why is it that we always seem to focus more on the negatives of a situation rather than the positives? Let’s imagine it’s the big opportunity you’ve been waiting for: you’re delivering a presentation that could result in you getting the promotion or new position you’ve been waiting for. But due to incessant thoughts and visions of you stumbling over your words and going blank when the heat is on, you back out and ask your coworker to take the lead. You… Read more

Is Laser Eye Surgery safe?

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

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?

Drinking after LASIK

In the hours and days after having Laser Eye Surgery, you’re sure to feel like celebrating. Suddenly the troubles you’ve put up with for so long have vanished, and you’re able to see the world with greater clarity and with greater freedom. Each morning you awake to the surprise that you no longer need to fiddle with contact lenses or fumble for your glasses to start your day. There are no longer any restrictions on which activities and sports you can engage with,… Read more

Drinking after LASIK

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 are one of two light-related side effects which can temporarily affect your vision following LASIK surgery. ‘Starbursts’— the name used to… Read more

Side effect: Seeing halos around images

Potential side effects of LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

Side effects are widely viewed with trepidation, for example, nobody wants an unwanted side effect like amnesia. Heck, even the slightest negative effect from something that’s intended to improve your quality of life is extremely unwelcome. It’s unfortunate then that many medications and surgeries come with a long list of possible side effects. I don’t know about you, but any time I’m going to try something new—no matter whether it’s surgery or a different brand of toothpaste—I search high and low for even… Read more

Potential side effects of LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

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

About Laser Eye Treatment At London Vision Clinic

The procedure itself is pain-free. With LASIK, you may experience a pressure sensation when the surgeon creates the corneal flap, and some discomfort or irritation for up to 24 hours after surgery. With PRK, you may experience irritation for one week or more after surgery. Because discomfort can occur in some patients during the healing phase, we provide pain relief medication in eye drop form to help eliminate this. Click here to watch Professor Dan Reinstein explain this FAQ. The operation takes… Read more

About Laser Eye Treatment At London Vision Clinic