Laser Eye Surgery Blog

A patient’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery

Navigating your way through the Laser Eye Surgery landscape can be a difficult task on your own. The enticing discounts and time-limited offers, the new and ever elaborate sounding techniques, the unnecessarily complicated language and abbreviations; and all this even before setting foot inside a clinic. Even if you’re just looking to learn a little bit more about the surgery, discover if you’re suitable for treatment, or simply find an honest and reliable clinic, it can be really frustrating. Does it have… Read more

A patient’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery

Understanding treatment for vision problems

As one of our greatest assets, our vision has spurred the rise of several industries focused on keeping it in tip top condition. Glasses, contact lenses, refractive surgery; if you have a vision problem you’re certainly not short of options, but understanding which is best for you is a whole other matter. Let’s break down each of the above—specs; contacts; Laser Eye Surgery—and look specifically at how effective they are in treating three common vision problems—short-sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia), and presbyopia (ageing… Read more

Understanding treatment for vision problems

Laser Eye Surgery Patient Stories – In Their Own Words – Lucy and Ralf – Part 1

Lucy and Ralf are two patients undergoing the most advanced laser vision correction procedures by Professor Dan Reinstein of the London Vision Clinic. Professor Reinstein explains the use of custom programming to help people see without glasses even for high prescriptions and ageing eyes (presbyopia). Lucy: Four eyes, speccy face. Lucy: I have been short sighted all of my life as far as I can remember. I first wore glasses when I was four and I had one point at school where the… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery Patient Stories – In Their Own Words – Lucy and Ralf – Part 1

Isabella’s Big Day: Seeing Clearly Without Glasses Or Contact Lenses

Isabella shares her big day – the day when Laser Eye surgeon Glenn Carp performs her Laser Eye Surgery at the London Vision Clinic. Isabella’s surgery is very special because she is short-sighted (myopia), has a lot of astigmatism and her prescription is very high (-9). Glenn Carp talks Isabella through each step during her surgery and shortly after the surgery, Isabella can see the time without glasses or contact lenses. Isabella: Going back to the day when I had the surgery… Read more

Isabella’s Big Day: Seeing Clearly Without Glasses Or Contact Lenses

With The Greatest Of Ease, Trapeze Artist Bins The Specs

At this stage of the year, most of us do not want to be reminded of our New Year resolutions. Unfortunately, statistics prove that the majority of us will not have kept up with all those good intentions and self-improving characteristics that we promised to adopt as 2010 became 2011. Trips to the gym might have become a distant memory and the weight loss graphs have petered out as we get on with our busy lives and revert to the old, lazy… Read more

With The Greatest Of Ease, Trapeze Artist Bins The Specs

Not A Dry Eye On The Slope

Not A Dry Eye On The Slope Alongside the keratoconus, which causes the cornea to bulge outwards, Steve had the additional problem of being extremely near sighted. Dr Boxer Wachler, who has helped other athletes and also performed Laser Eye Surgery live on national television (more of this later), had developed an alternative treatment. By using a combination of vitamin and light applications he was able first to strengthen Steve’s cornea allowing the insertion of a special contact lens to further improve… Read more

Not A Dry Eye On The Slope