Guide to Contact Lenses, Glasses, and Laser Eye Surgery

Guide to Contact Lenses, Glasses, and Laser Eye Surgery Updated for 2024 You might think that the choice between contact lenses, glasses, and Laser Eye Surgery is pretty straightforward. But your opinion can vary based on a wide range of factors. Depending on who you ask, the news articles you read, and even your stage in life, your opinions on Laser Eye Surgery and how it compares with glasses and contact lenses can vary significantly. So, here at London Vision…

Are You Feeling Conscious About Your Reading Glasses?

Are You Feeling Conscious About Your Reading Glasses? The average person has a lot to contend with as they get older; most of us will gain weight, tackle greying hair (if it doesn’t fall out), and develop wrinkles around our eyes, on our foreheads and, well, everywhere really. While some may embrace these changes with “grace”, many more of us will likely turn to the latest fads and solutions, from hair dye to skin creams, to satisfy our vanity. But…

Common Questions About Laser Eye Surgery for Presbyopia

Common Questions About Laser Eye Surgery for Presbyopia Despite the fact that Laser Corrective Surgery for presbyopia has now been around for almost 20 years (at London Vision Clinic, at least), many people are still unaware of its existence. For this reason, we regularly receive many questions from our patients about PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision. We decided to answer some of the more common questions below, to help you stay as informed as possible when considering your options for presbyopia….

At what age can I expect to need reading glasses?

At what age can I expect to need reading glasses? As we get older, we may start to notice quite a few changes in ourselves. Not only can we expect the number of wrinkles on our face to multiply, our joints to weaken and our hearing the begin to wain, but we most likely will also soon see a significant difference in our quality of vision.  This can cause a number of other “side effects”. For example, squinting at receipts…

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Macular Degeneration? [VIDEO]

Can I have Laser Eye Surgery if I have Macular Degeneration? Macular degeneration is a visual condition that affects millions of people worldwide. In fact, it is the leading cause of sight loss in the UK, with an estimated 600,000 people affected. The condition is often associated with ageing (age-related macular degeneration), however, it is a genetic condition that can affect people of all ages. The most common type of macular degeneration, which involves the thinning of the retina, is…

10 things every glasses wearer will know

10 Things that Every Glasses Wearer Will Have Experienced Glasses are cool, right? I mean, they help us to see and everything, but they certainly have their drawbacks – like the pimples around the rims, or their constant desire to go missing. Oh, and don’t even get me started on… Okay, glasses wearers definitely have A LOT to deal with that frameless folks will never understand. Do your pet hates make our list of the most annoying things about wearing…

Common Questions: Is LASIK recommended after 50?

Is LASIK recommended after 50? The further on we get in life, the more we begin to regret the things we didn’t do – as opposed to those we did. It is, therefore, understandable that, as we get older, Laser Eye Surgery begins to look increasingly attractive. After all, who wants to spend the rest of their lives looking around frantically for misplaced glasses or fumbling around with contact lenses? One thing is for certain: no one will ever look back…

Can Laser Eye Surgery Benefit Ageing Eyes?

There is some consolation in that it happens to everyone… yes, even the “beautiful people” have birthdays and get older. Despite having access to the best anti-ageing tricks and treatments available, eventually the years will catch up with them too and, while the wrinkles might be relatively easy to eliminate, without a visit to a reputable refractive laser eye surgeon, eventually their near sight will deteriorate and they will have to reach for the reading glasses….

The everyday inconvenience of specs

The everyday inconvenience of specs Glasses are the ultimate in visual convenience. Whenever your eyes need a bit of extra support, they’re there to help you out—if you can find them. As you can see, or not see at the moment, this on/off vison has its drawbacks. One of the main ones being that they don’t correct your vision permanently, but rather tie you to a flimsy medical device that you have to wear on your face. As they are…

Here’s to the readers, the adventurers, the young-at-hearters

Here’s to the readers, the adventurers, the young-at-hearters If Dylan Thomas’s 1947 poem, “Do not go gentle into that good night”, could be summed up in one line, it would be: “Old age should burn and rave at close of day”. But it can’t be. Although short and concise as it is, Thomas crafted every single word to try and convey the full power of his feelings on a very personal matter, his father’s imminent death, and get across exactly why…