Laser Eye Surgery Blog

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 crowd. It’s the sleepless nights worrying about the… Read more

Does SMILE Laser Eye Surgery hurt?

Eyes wide open: “Do I really have to be awake during Laser Eye Surgery?”

If Laser Eye Surgery didn’t scare you enough thanks to its unfortunate name, then the fact that you have to be awake during the entire thing should do it. In fact, surveys have shown that this is one of the most common reasons people decide against treatment, even before having an initial consultation. The fact is most surgical procedures require anaesthetic, and other than a few numbing eye drops, Laser Eye Surgery is performed whilst patients are fully conscious.  Just like its… Read more

Eyes wide open: “Do I really have to be awake during Laser Eye Surgery?”

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

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

Do I have to be awake during the procedure? It’s the question on many people’s lips when they start researching Laser Eye Surgery. Encountering some fear and resistance about the procedure, they think if only they could take a valium, have a few strong gins, or be completely knocked out then they would have it done no problem. However, things like general anaesthesia have their own risks, not to mention they can significantly increase the costs. But the main reason isn’t either… Read more

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

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