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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Will LASIK Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE?

LASIK has been around for 25 years. In that time, it has allowed millions of people around the globe to experience freedom from glasses and contacts. However, the technology in the field of vision correction is ever evolving and is thus improving all the time. It also varies between clinics, with more than 95 percent of patients in 2018 at London Vision Clinic achieving 20/20 vision after surgery. One of the newest innovations in corrective eye surgery is ReLEx SMILE, or SMILE… Read more

Will LASIK Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE?

Guide to PRK/LASEK vs LASIK vs SMILE

Despite there being a seemingly endless list of laser treatments to choose from, when it comes down to it, there are actually only three main types you need to know: PRK/LASEK, LASIK, and SMILE Treatments such as UltraLASIK, Accu-wave LASIK, Custom LASIK UltraLASIKplus, Zyoptix and Wavefront LASIK, are simply brand names that clinics think up in an attempt to differentiate what is effectively the same, albeit packaged slightly differently, treatment. They often do this by taking a treatment such as LASIK and… Read more

Guide to PRK/LASEK vs LASIK vs SMILE

ReLEx SMILE: The latest innovation in Laser Eye Surgery

If you look at pretty much every field of surgery — cosmetic, restorative, dental, vascular — you’ll notice a few common trends. Thanks to an influx of technological advances and greater knowledge, more and more patients are enjoying fewer complications, less pain, quicker recovery times, and shorter hospital stays. These developments are revolutionising healthcare. And they’re all thanks to a new approach that replaces traditionally invasive, and often risky, open surgery techniques. This is what’s known as minimally-invasive surgery — what many… Read more

ReLEx SMILE: The latest innovation in Laser Eye Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery advances

Imagine laying beneath a machine that is about to use invisible lasers to permanently remove tissue from your eye. If you didn’t know any more of the story, you’d think this was some kind of torture scene from a second-rate sci-fi movie. But pan back a little, and you see it’s actually a scene from a state-of-the-art clinic that involves a completely safe, pain-free, and revolutionary treatment that can transform your vision from terrible to incredible in a matter of minutes. It… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery advances

Youtuber and Fashion Blogger Sophie Milner has ReLEx SMILE

Sophie Milner, the face behind the popular blog Fashion Slave, is known for her empowering, glamorous, and often cut-throat commentary on everything from beauty and fashion to relationships and travel. But more recently she’s become known for her Youtube channel, where she shares videos on topics like her non-surgical nose job, fashion hauls of the seasons latest wears from brands like Zara, and her 100-day reset which documents 100 days of replacing her old skincare products with a new range of health-promoting supplements and… Read more

Youtuber and Fashion Blogger Sophie Milner has ReLEx SMILE

Sky Diver Jakob

One week after having ReLEx SMILE surgery, Jakob Anguiers, skydiver and amateur Youtuber, was hurtling towards the ground at a speed of around 125mph. Although he’d done many jumps in the past, this was the first time he’d done so in what he calls Ultra 4k definition, and crucially, without having to constantly worry about his contact lenses. Think about it. You put your gear on, go through all the preparations and safety checks, and board one of the smallest planes you’ve ever… Read more

Sky Diver Jakob

Options for laser eye surgery

Today, it’s hard enough to choose what wine to drink and TV series to watch, never mind whether to have laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis or small incision lenticule extraction to fix your vision. And to make things worse, we’re wired to weigh up every single option before making our decision. The marketing departments of high street clinics know this all too well, conjuring up names like UltraLASIK, Zyoptix, and Accu-wave LASIK to attract attention and bring more unknowing customers through their doors. But just like… Read more

Options for laser eye surgery

Laser eye treatments

Have you ever read a description of a new product, treatment, or therapy, and immediately switched off due to an excess of overcomplicated jargon? I mean, what’s the point in using complex and technical language if they know it will fly straight over the heads of the vast majority of people? It’s a good question — and one that reveals a lot about the company or person behind the particular product or service they are selling. You’ll find this when browsing the Laser… Read more

Laser eye treatments

Learn about different types of refractive surgery

Learning about refractive surgery can be a long and gruelling task. First, you’ve to find the time in your day to sit down without the distractions of kids or pets or—let’s face it—more entertaining things you could be doing. Then you’re faced with sifting through endless mounds of information, statistics, opinions, and tabloids, most of which are produced with the intention to shock or sell. Even when you manage to find a reliable source of information, it’s easy to get confused or… Read more

Learn about different types of refractive surgery

Laura’s journey to 20/20 vision

Although getting laser eye surgery feels like a huge decision, it’s a simple procedure and one that can change your life in countless ways. In this two-part article in Reader’s Digest, you can follow Laura Dean-Osgood’s journey from short-sightedness, dry eyes and even a sight-threatening eye ulcer to 20/20 vision. While part one covers Laura’s initial consultation, which revealed that she had a condition that dries her eyes out, and the preparation she had to do pre-surgery, part two takes you through… Read more

Laura’s journey to 20/20 vision

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