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10 Facts About Laser Eye Surgery You Didn’t Know

If you’re considering Laser Eye Surgery, chances are you probably already know a bit about it. Maybe you’ve read about Laser Eye Surgery online, in the news, or in magazines. You may even have first-hand information from family and friends who’ve already had it done. The thing is, no matter how much you’ve already heard about Laser Eye Surgery, what we do at the London Vision Clinic is quite different to other places, and so there’s likely at least a few things… Read more

10 Facts About Laser Eye Surgery You Didn’t Know

Is Laser Eye Surgery painful?

When it comes to pain, we all have different ideas about how much we can tolerate. Some people believe they’re tough, suggesting they could walk on burning coals and that they’re able to deal with pretty much anything that comes their way. Others accept they’re just plain wimps, passing out at even the sight of blood and avoiding anything that could cause even a hint of emotional distress. But whatever ideas you have about pain often come crashing down when you find… Read more

Is Laser Eye Surgery painful?

Anxious about Laser Eye Surgery? Read why you don’t have to be

Most of us have a weird, visceral reaction to the thought of someone touching our eyes. And even hearing the word mentioned in the same breath as ‘laser’ is enough to make us cringe. So when it comes to actually considering or preparing for the surgery, well, you can take that icky feeling and times it by ten. Add to that even the slightest trace of negativity about Laser Eye Surgery online, and you have a perfect recipe for widespread fear. But apart… Read more

Anxious about Laser Eye Surgery? Read why you don’t have to be

How do you manage any pain and discomfort post surgery

It’s one of the most discussed questions about Laser Eye Surgery. Often accompanied by other queries like will I need a general anaesthetic or sedative during treatment? Or can i take a sedative or tranquillizer before surgery? And yet, all these concerns stem from the same deep-seated Laser Eye Surgery myth. It’s a myth that pervaded public thought and settled in the back of our minds years ago, possibly due to the unfortunate pairing of the words ‘laser’ and ‘eye’, and not helped by tabloid scare… Read more

How do you manage any pain and discomfort post surgery

Irrational Laser Eye Surgery fears

Almost everyone has an irrational fear or two. Maybe you’re terrified of spiders. Or you dread going to the dentist. Maybe you can’t stand being in small spaces. Or you run a mile when you see a mouse. For me, even the thought of being in a crowd of people is enough to send my heart rate through the roof. Most of these irrational fears form in our early childhood, generally due to a particularly stressful situation or experience, or as a… Read more

Irrational Laser Eye Surgery fears

What Should I Do if I Feel Pain or Soreness After Laser Eye Surgery? [Video]

On the one hand. the internet is an incredible source of knowledge and answers. On the other hand, it is a hypochondriac’s worse nightmare. Other than the somewhat questionable filter of Google, there’s little rhyme or reason to what you see and don’t see. And so when it comes to finding the information you want, the old maxim “seek and yee shall find” bears a lot of truth. In terms of researching what people experience after having Laser Eye Surgery, you’ll probably… Read more

What Should I Do if I Feel Pain or Soreness After Laser Eye Surgery? [Video]

About Laser Eye Treatment At London Vision Clinic

The procedure itself is pain-free. With LASIK, you may experience a pressure sensation when the surgeon creates the corneal flap, and some discomfort or irritation for up to 24 hours after surgery. With PRK, you may experience irritation for one week or more after surgery. Because discomfort can occur in some patients during the healing phase, we provide pain relief medication in eye drop form to help eliminate this. Click here to watch Professor Dan Reinstein explain this FAQ. The operation takes… Read more

About Laser Eye Treatment At London Vision Clinic