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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Only One Good Eye? [video]

Uni-ocular patients (with only one good eye) are still candidates for Laser Eye Surgery. All patients will have a detailed discussion, which will cover the risks involved if they decide to go ahead with surgery. However, suitability for surgery is determined on a case by case basis. Some patients may still be candidates for having the surgery. Glenn Carp explains how uni-ocular patients can still be candidates for the eye surgery. Related questions: (Please note: Some of the pages below may not… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Only One Good Eye? [video]

How Long Will It Take To Get Back To Normal Activity? [Video]

Everyone is pushed for time these days. And so consciously choosing to undergo a surgical procedure on your visual apparatus could only mean one thing: More wasted time spent lying in bed recovering. At least this is the idea you would get from traditional surgeries. Right up there along with Johnny gowns, stretchers, and plenty of bad food. Fortunately, however, Laser Eye Surgery doesn’t belong to this category of surgeries. In fact, apart from the name, there’s little about it that would… Read more

How Long Will It Take To Get Back To Normal Activity? [Video]

What Causes Night Time Side Effects After Laser Eye Surgery And Can They Be Treated? [video]

What Causes Night Time Side Effects After Laser Eye Surgery? And Can They Be Treated? Immediately after Laser Eye Surgery, every patient will experience night glare. However, it’s not so much a side effect, but rather a key part in the eye’s healing process. The effects you notice to your vision at night are a result of swelling in the cornea, triggered by the procedure to accelerate the eye’s recovery. Therefore this happens to every Laser Eye Surgery patient—regardless of original prescription,… Read more

What Causes Night Time Side Effects After Laser Eye Surgery And Can They Be Treated? [video]

When Can I Drive After Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

Most patients will be able to drive the day after surgery. Here, at London Vision Clinic, 98% of our patients are up to the legal driving standard or better on the first day after surgery. The surgeon will conduct a full and thorough consultation the day after your treatment and will advise you as to whether you are able to drive. The surgeon may recommend that you wait a day or two before you drive, until your sight becomes completely stable. If… Read more

When Can I Drive After Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

When Can I Get Back To Work After Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

Generally, when we carry out surgery we initially advise people to keep their eyes shut. If patients open their eyes, it won’t cause a major issue, but we do advise patients to keep their eyes shut for at least a few hours. We also advise patients to rest for a full day after surgery and return to work the following day. LASIK patients can plan to return to work 24 hours after surgery, but you should keep your eyes well lubricated with… Read more

When Can I Get Back To Work After Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

How Does Aftercare Differ With LASIK And PRK/LASEK? [video]

The main difference between LASIK and PRK or LASEK is in the healing time.  However, all treatments have the same refractive results after approximately three months. In the early phases after treatment patients who are treated with LASIK show significantly improved sight after about three hours.  The cornea heals very quickly because only the edges of the flap need to seal – hence vision is restored almost immediately.  However with PRK/LASEK, there is initially a big improvement in vision followed by a… Read more

How Does Aftercare Differ With LASIK And PRK/LASEK? [video]

What Should I Do If I Feel Pain Or Soreness After Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

After the treatment, most patients will experience a little bit of discomfort for the first two to three hours. Patients usually experience a small gritty sensation rather like the feeling of having an eyelash in the eye or alternatively the common sensation whilst chopping onions. The eyes may become more watery than normal, or sting. However, the sensation is usually very mild. All patients are given Voltarol drops, which will take the edge of these symptoms. However, in most cases it will… Read more

What Should I Do If I Feel Pain Or Soreness After Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

In What Cases Would I Need To Have 24/7 Access To The Surgeon By Mobile Phone? [video]

I think in all cases it is important to have full access to your surgeon after Laser Eye Surgery. Here at the London Vision Clinic, at the time of your surgery, on the day of your treatment you are given access to the surgeon’s mobile number. The idea behind this means they are able to assist if there is a medical emergency. They are the best equipped person to deal with any problems and would need to know about complications as early… Read more

In What Cases Would I Need To Have 24/7 Access To The Surgeon By Mobile Phone? [video]

What Should I Do If My Eyes Are Blurry After Treatment? [video]

The laser eye surgeon will run through the possible side effects of Laser Eye Surgery before the procedure takes place, including the possibility of suffering from blurry vision. Furthermore, all patients are seen by their surgeon on the morning after their surgery to discuss progress and any residual healing issues. Common problems usually include residual swelling, dry eye and small refractive areas that need further time to settle. Blurry vision is a common symptom to have immediately after treatment. As long as… Read more

What Should I Do If My Eyes Are Blurry After Treatment? [video]

How To Defer The Cost Of Laser Eye Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery costs can be in the range of several thousands of pounds. Therefore, financing your treatment on a monthly basis can be a much easier way of managing cash flow as opposed to a large lump sum payment, which may require a long period of saving. At the London Vision Clinic the cost of LASIK, ReLEx smile and LASEK / PRK surgery is £5,200 (for both eyes) for Standard or PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision treatment; and £6,500 (for both eyes) for a… Read more

How To Defer The Cost Of Laser Eye Surgery

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