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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

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 Laser Blended Vision treatment; and £6,500 (for both eyes) for a High… Read more

How To Defer The Cost Of Laser Eye Surgery

Interpreting Laser Eye Surgery Results

Laser Eye Surgery can seem like a frightening prospect, especially if you do not know much about it. Laser Eye Surgery is remarkably safe and potentially a life-changing experience, as many of our patient testimonials reflect. To help make an informed decision it is a good idea to understand how to interpret Laser Eye Surgery results, as well as considering the potential risks involved. Most Laser Eye Surgery providers will present you with results of procedures. An assessment of the number of… Read more

Interpreting Laser Eye Surgery Results

Do Laser Eye Surgery Results Correlate With Costs?

LASIK is a procedure that offers ideal conditions for laser surgery price shopping. As it’s an elective procedure, so normally there is not an urgency leaving patients with the time to comparison shop. In the last 30 years the increase of the provision of Laser Eye Surgery has resulted in greater competition and a decline in price; approximately 30% decline of pricing in the last 10 years. Consumers find it difficult to make comparisons between Laser Eye Surgery providers, as there is… Read more

Do Laser Eye Surgery Results Correlate With Costs?

Do Laser Eye Surgery Results Correlate With Technology?

The technique the preceded LASIK was first made possible around the 1950’s, since then the laser technology and procedural developments have been great and the success rates are continuously improving. This begs the question: Do Laser Eye Surgery results correlate with the Laser Eye Surgery technology? Certainly there are lasers that may be prone to a little overcorrection or a little under-correction based on the data. However, this is where the real decision needs to be made – slight variations in laser… Read more

Do Laser Eye Surgery Results Correlate With Technology?

How Are Laser Eye Surgery Results Reported?

The growth of Laser Eye Surgery as a medical speciality has been substantial over the recent years.  As the speciality of refractive surgery has matured, the value of publishing outcomes of surgery results is ever more important. It can get very confusing for one who is considering Laser Eye Surgery, and when analysing or comparing results between: Techniques Procedures Technology Surgeons and clinics This comparison becomes a far greater challenge without a standardised approach to presenting the surgery results. A standardised reliable… Read more

How Are Laser Eye Surgery Results Reported?

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