Common Questions: Does SMILE Laser Eye Surgery hurt?

Does SMILE Laser Eye Surgery hurt? It might be surprising to hear that, in our experience, the worst part of Laser Eye Surgery always comes before the actual treatment. After all, Laser Eye Surgery involves lasers… and our eyes. Pretty scary, right? But it is important to remember that Laser Eye Surgery is the most commonly performed elective surgery in the world. If your surgeon is qualified and experienced, there really is very little to worry about. Yet, as with…

Patient Testimonials: Laura’s journey to 20/20 vision

Laura’s journey to 20/20 vision Back in 2016, Laura Dean-Osgood decided to take the plunge and begin her journey to 20/20 vision, with the help of Laser Eye Surgery. Laura’s story – documented in two articles in Reader’s Digest – began with a consultation at London Vision Clinic. Having worn contact lenses consistently since the age of 16, Laura developed a potentially sight-threatening eye ulcer. The next 16 years involved regular visits to Moorfields eye hospital A&E department due to…

Will LASIK Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE?

Will LASIK Laser Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE? For over two decades, LASIK has been the most popular form of Laser Eye Surgery, granting millions of people around the world freedom from glasses and contact lenses. But will the growing availability of ReLEx SMILE surgery see LASIK become obsolete? Since the inception of Laser Eye Surgery in the early 1980s, the vision correction field has been at the forefront of surgical innovation. Technology and knowledge are evolving and improving…

ReLEx SMILE: The latest Innovation in Laser Eye Surgery

ReLEx SMILE: The latest innovation in Laser Eye Surgery The last few decades have brought a whole host of technological innovations that have improved almost every aspect of our lives. Almost everything is easier today than it was 40 years ago, from watching TV to planning a holiday. But many of the most important innovations of our time have improved healthcare and surgical techniques. Patients are now experiencing fewer complications, faster recovery times, and shorter hospital stays – and patients…

SMILE vs. LASIK vs. Surface Ablation

SMILE vs LASIK vs Surface Ablation For centuries, the go-to resolution for refractory conditions has been glasses, followed later on by contact lenses. While these options were both revolutionary in their time – and continue to offer significant results for millions – there is a new boy in town. The inception of Laser Eye Surgery four decades ago introduced a new era of elective procedures and promised to reduce our dependence on easily-lost glasses, and inconvenient contacts. But, the increasing…

Options for laser eye surgery

Understanding the options for Laser Eye Surgery Nowadays, we are privileged (or cursed?) with far more options than we could ever really need for almost everything in our lives. It can be hard enough to decide which TV show to binge, or which bottle of wine to buy – never mind which of the seemingly endless options for Laser Eye Surgery treatments is right for you. Laser Eye Surgery can be a daunting prospect in any circumstances, and being bombarded…

Learn about different types of refractive surgery

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 fun 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 to shock or sell. Even when you manage to find a reliable source of information, it’s easy to…

Types Of Laser Eye Surgery We Offer

Types Of Laser Eye Surgery We Offer Here at London Vision Clinic, we pride ourselves on being pioneers and leaders in Laser Eye Surgery. Thanks to advancements in laser technology and the unique experience of our team of Ophthalmic Surgeons, we offer a range of procedures to address many different and complex eye conditions, including hyperopia (long-sightedness), presbyopia (ageing eyes), myopia (short-sightedness), and very high prescriptions. From PRK and LASEK, to LASIK and PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision—not forgetting our new,…

Guide to PRK/LASEK vs LASIK vs 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…

Laser Eye Surgery advances

The Latest Advances in Laser Eye Surgery 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…