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The Growth of Laser Eye Surgery

Just a few years ago, the outlook for Laser Eye Surgery seemed somewhat bleak. Consumer watchdog Which? had published a report that highlighted deep and widespread problems among clinics, from insufficient advice and hot-air promises to deceiving prices and unrealistic claims. But the report was fair and comprehensive. And whereas it revealed that this may be the case for some Laser Eye Surgery clinics, it also showed it wasn’t a reflection of the many other private and independent clinics that do fair… Read more

The Growth of Laser Eye Surgery

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

Does it really take 10,000 operations to be an expert?

There’s an idea that’s long circulated the space of self-mastery and professional development about what it takes to become an official, bonified ‘expert’. The idea came out of a 1993 paper by Dr Anders Ericsson, in which he suggested that through committing 10,000 hours of deliberate practice, you can become an expert in almost any subject or field. Ericsson’s research picked up traction after it appeared in Talent is Overrated, a book which flipped the idea of inborn talents and natural ability on its… Read more

Does it really take 10,000 operations to be an expert?

Understanding your prescription

You’ve just had an eye exam, and your optometrist or ophthalmologist has given you a new glasses prescription, full of all the measurements you need to attain clear and comfortable vision. They may have told you you’re short or long-sighted, or that you have astigmatism, but when you look at your prescription, it doesn’t simply say “long-sighted”. Rather, there are an array of abbreviations with decimal numbers, pluses and minuses, and strange symbols underneath. Little did you know, you need to be… Read more

Understanding your prescription

Should I wait for a better procedure to be developed? What’s on the horizon?

We all know the feeling when you come out of the store incredibly satisfied with your purchase: It’s the latest and greatest on the market, with the most cutting edge technology, so you’re told. You’re content, and for several weeks you happily go about using your new vehicle or product, bragging at any opportunity about how great and revolutionary it is. That’s until one day you notice a particular story in the news or an advert on the T.V., “Introducing the new… Read more

Should I wait for a better procedure to be developed? What’s on the horizon?

Does Flap Thickness Matter?

Laser Eye Surgery to correct impaired vision has always involved reshaping the cornea, but the thickness of the corneal flap treated in the surgery has reduced significantly over the years, so much so that today, there is even a flapless form of laser surgery. This says a lot for how much flap thickness is related with safety during, and recovery following surgery. Thinner flaps preserve a thicker, more structurally integral cornea, meaning less discomfort, faster recovery times, minimal risk of haze, and… Read more

Does Flap Thickness Matter?

Regular Eye Tests Save Lives

You may – we hope – have heard how important regular eye tests are; but a recent news story has reiterated it once more.  In fact, the story demonstrates just how vital eye tests are – and how they can even save lives. …to your health at least. And no-one knows this better than 13 year old James Morley from Nottinghamshire.  Back in 2012, James was taken to visit his doctor several times after complaining about breathlessness, lethargy, and unusual temperature spikes. … Read more

Regular Eye Tests Save Lives

Am I Spending Too Much Money For Laser Eye Surgery?

The cost of Laser Eye Surgery is listed as one of top reasons why many individuals do not end up going through with the procedure. When you look at the total cost of surgery, it can (to some) seem overwhelming, and to many even impossible. At London Vision Clinic, we urge that you try not to look at the number as one giant balance that needs to be paid off immediately, or all at once. We are keen to work with you… Read more

Am I Spending Too Much Money For Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser Eye Surgery Fears: What If My Optometrist Finds A Problem I Didn’t Know About?

People avoid doctors for many reasons. Some find appointments difficult to pack into a busy schedule, some are unwilling to open up to a doctor, or worried about perceived ‘time wasting’, and many even fear that being amongst sick people in the doctor’s waiting room will result in contamination! However, something that is perhaps discussed less often is the common fear that a doctor may find a problem that is bigger than what the appointment was initially booked for. This fear is,… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery Fears: What If My Optometrist Finds A Problem I Didn’t Know About?

Essential Advice On Eye Health

Last year, National Eye Health Week reminded us all of the importance of regular eye tests. It’s recommended we have our eyes examined at least every two years, not only to ensure they’re healthy, but also to check for changes to our current prescriptions. Health organisations advised that some of us are more likely than others to experience eye conditions, including those aged over 40, of African Caribbean origin or with a close family member that suffers with glaucoma. Worrying, such conditions… Read more

Essential Advice On Eye Health

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