Does SMILE Laser Eye Surgery hurt?

Does SMILE Laser Eye Surgery hurt? In our experience, the worst part of Laser Eye Surgery always comes before the treatment. This might sound surprising at first. After all, Laser Eye Surgery involves lasers and your eyes. However, it’s pretty much the same story for most big events in our lives. Even those that do actually involve some discomfort and pain — which Laser Eye Surgery doesn’t. It’s the anxiety of sitting and waiting to speak in front of a…

10 Facts About Laser Eye Surgery You Didn’t Know

If you are considering laser eye surgery, you probably already know a bit about it. You may even have first-hand information from family and friends who have already had the surgery. Maybe you have also read about the laser eye surgery procedure on the Internet or in magazines. However, you might find that what you have heard about laser eye surgery at other clinics is quite different from what we do at the London Vision Clinic. There are several facts about laser eye surgery that are important to consider when exploring your options….

Is Laser Eye Surgery painful?

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…

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

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…

How do you manage any pain and discomfort post surgery

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…

Irrational Laser Eye Surgery fears

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…

Can I Take A Tranquilizer or Sedative (i.e. Valium) Before The Procedure? [video]

We advise all patients before the treatment that should they require something to relax them, it is available to them. We provide oral relaxants half an hour before the procedure to those patients who are particularly anxious. Having said that, the majority of people will accept that this is a very quick, less than 15 minute, procedure, completely painless and they prefer not to be sedated in any way so as to enjoy the after-effects afterwards because the results are direct. There is no delay in terms of response to the actual treatment, the vision is available straight away….

About Laser Eye Treatment At London Vision Clinic

Common Questions About Laser Eye Treatment at London Vision Clinic Does Laser Eye Surgery hurt? 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…