Laser Eye Surgery Blog

The Myopia Epidemic

Since the 1950’s, when researchers first started recording instances of myopia or shortsightedness, the condition has increased at a tremendous rate almost uniformly around the world. It’s accelerating too: myopia among young people has doubled within a single generation, and it’s expected to, by some estimates, affect one-third of the world’s population — 2.5 billion people — by 2020. To understand why this is, let me ask you a question: Look in any direction as far as you can, and tell me,… Read more

The Myopia Epidemic

Short sighted eye surgery

If you’re shortsighted, Laser Eye Surgery was made for you — literally. One of the earliest laser procedures, PRK, was specifically developed to treat short-sightedness, also known as myopia. But even long before PRK was introduced, surgeons were using Laser Eye Surgery to free people from poor near vision. That’s because myopia is one of the most common and easiest to treat refractive errors. It occurs due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors disrupting the normal growth of the eye, leading it… Read more

Short sighted eye surgery

Which Visual Impairments Can Be Treated With Laser Eye Surgery?

Developed decades ago, Laser Eye Surgery involves computerised technology and a laser, which typically removes the corneal tissue causing the patient’s refractive error. The story of refractive error, however, is less straightforward. There are multiple causes of bad vision and so multiple reasons to approach London Vision Clinic in your search for a solution. After all, if you wear glasses, you may well suffer from a problem that can be medically rectified with Laser Eye Surgery. Refractive errors are usually grouped under… Read more

Which Visual Impairments Can Be Treated With Laser Eye Surgery?

How Does Laser Eye Surgery Help Myopia? [Video]

If you have myopia, otherwise known as shortsightedness, you are in luck. Not because you can make the world around you appear blurry if you want, but rather because it’s the most common visual problem in the world. This means that as well as being in good company —about 30 to 40 percent of adults in Europe and the United States suffer from it — you also have the most research and options at your disposal for its correction. Also known as… Read more

How Does Laser Eye Surgery Help Myopia? [Video]