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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Top 5 coffee stops near us

Tea is the quintessential English beverage. Just like our favourite alcoholic tipple is beer and our most loved dish is the good traditional roast dinner. Or, at least, so you would have thought. Gin is actually the leading alcoholic drink of choice for Brits. Going by the quantity we eat, we much prefer the humble sandwich, over a Sunday roast. And when it comes to tea, well, although we invented the tea bag and are still up there with the Chinese and Turks… Read more

Top 5 coffee stops near us

Don’t like the tube or buses? Alternative ways to get to us

Clients come to us from every part of London, every county in England, every country in Europe, and every continent in the world. And when they arrive, whether by air or road, from Brighton or Bangladesh, it can be somewhat of a shock to the system. The expectation is for every street to be like Saville Row or King’s road; complete with immaculate period facades, custodian-helmet-adorning police officers, perfectly-lit sidewalks, and jolly, superbly-dressed locals. Let’s not forget the pleasant, season-obeying weather that makes seeing the… Read more

Don’t like the tube or buses? Alternative ways to get to us

What’s it like working in and around Harley Street

For centuries, the closest most people got to Harley Street was knowing the name of an aristocrat, celebrity, or some other well-to-do person who’d allegedly received treatment there. Since the 19th century, the street has been known for providing world-class medical services to the mega-rich and ultra-elite classes. Florence Nightingale and Dr Edward Bach practised there, treating the likes of King George VI for his stammer and Stephen Hawking for motor neuron disease. Today, however, your just as likely to encounter a builder… Read more

What’s it like working in and around Harley Street

Dan Reinstein has Laser Eye Surgery to correct his reading vision

Although he’s dedicated his career to improving the vision of others, Professor Dan Reinstein has had perfect eyesight his entire life. No glasses, no contacts, no surgery — just clear, faultless vision that allowed him to work as an expert surgeon by day and play the sax and enjoy life with his family by night. But if there was one person who knew more than any that this ideal wouldn’t last forever, it’s Professor Reinstein. With presbyopia affecting everyone at some point… Read more

Dan Reinstein has Laser Eye Surgery to correct his reading vision

Laser Eye Surgery for older patients

The last thing you want as you get older is to have surgery. The uncomfortable feeling of being in hospital, the lengthy recovery times, the hassle and expense — not to mention the worry the procedure won’t work as desired. But all that is nothing compared to if the surgery is directly related to the fact you’re getting older. Like you don’t feel awkward enough with your gown and bare buttocks, you have the added embarrassment of being seen as a geriatric… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery for older patients

A day in the life of Dan Reinstein: Founder of London Vision Clinic

What is a day in the life like of a doctor who holds multiple postgraduate qualifications, is a fellow of three sub-speciality regulatory bodies, works on a team that designs leading technology, and is among the best in the world at what they do? One word: Busy. With such a hectic schedule and a highly sought after skill set, there’s never a dull moment in the day-to-day life of Prof Reinstein. In fact, it would be much easier to list the things he doesn’t get up to than does. But… Read more

A day in the life of Dan Reinstein: Founder of London Vision Clinic

Meet Glenn Carp: One of the UK’s most highly trained laser eye surgeons

There are few people in the industry who’ve worked at over a handful of leading hospitals, won multiple awards for research and performance, and are members of too many professional organisations to mention. But Glenn Carp is a rarity. Long before kicking off his career as an Ophthalmic Senior House Officer at Johannesburg Hospital, he was passionate about Ophthalmology. In his first medical role post-training, he’d often perform complex eye surgeries like cataract extractions and take after hours calls of ophthalmic emergencies. And… Read more

Meet Glenn Carp: One of the UK’s most highly trained laser eye surgeons

Your private invitation to Harley Street

Nestled between two of the capital’s four Royal Parks — Regents and Hyde — as well as the Queen’s very own resting place — Buckingham Palace — is where you’ll find Harley Street, the infamous medical hub, and one of the most prestigious postcodes in the nation’s capital. When I say prestigious, I don’t mean like Kensington Palace Gardens or certain parts of Belgravia where average property prices can be in the tens of millions. Harley Street is a humble little area that… Read more

Your private invitation to Harley Street

Visit us on Facebook

You wouldn’t think it, but working as a freelancer there are many times I miss being in a big office and working under the iron thumb of a boss. For one, I wouldn’t suddenly decide to take an extended lunch break when I have a deadline to meet the next morning; they also probably wouldn’t stand for my clothes rack/kitchen counter/desk either. But the main impact having a stern face looming over me would be in cutting down the endless hours I spend — or would that be waste?… Read more

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Is it worth travelling to London for Laser Eye Surgery if you live in Leeds?

Getting from Leeds to London used to be an awkward affair that took an age to plan and even longer to arrive. Today within less than two and a half hours you can be in the nation’s capital, sipping a hot latte down by the Thames or exploring the depths of The British Museum, all for the cost of a nice lunch in Leeds (well, maybe excluding the latte). And travel times are only getting even shorter. With the introduction of HS2, the… Read more

Is it worth travelling to London for Laser Eye Surgery if you live in Leeds?

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