Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Is Laser Eye Surgery Safe in the UK?

When you ask friends and family or talk to colleagues around the office about Laser Eye Surgery, you’ll probably find a lot more people have had it than you first thought. The fact is, Laser Eye Surgery has now been around 25 years. Today, it’s just another routine procedure carried out thousands of times a week in clinics and hospitals around the world. Safety will always be a hugely important conversation that needs to be had. Today it’s no longer a question if Laser Eye Surgery is… Read more

Is Laser Eye Surgery Safe in the UK?

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have High Blood Pressure? [video]

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a common condition in which the pressure inside your arteries is higher than it should be. High blood pressure is particularly worrying as you can have it without a sign of any symptoms, and yet it can increase your chances of experiencing serious problems like heart disease or a stroke. Thankfully, with modern devices, it’s pretty easy to check whether or not you have high blood pressure, and with modern treatments, there’s also many… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have High Blood Pressure? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery With Eyelash Extensions? [video]

There are many conditions you wouldn’t think about immediately that disqualify you for Laser Eye Surgery. Maybe you have uncontrolled diabetes. Maybe you are just a little too young. Or maybe you’re nursing your newborn. Fortunately, however, many of these conditions that make someone unsuitable for Laser Eye Surgery are temporary, and so you often don’t have to wait long until you’re able to get in the chair to achieve clear and frameless vision. As your eyes are the stars of the… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery With Eyelash Extensions? [video]

How Young Is Too Young For Laser Eye Surgery?

As well as all the obvious advantages of being without glasses or contacts, Laser Eye Surgery is also one of the most sensible economic investments you can make. The procedure will eventually pay for itself by avoiding the costs of regular visits to the opticians, contact lenses and solutions, and not least all those broken glasses and designer frames. All this means that the biggest financial savings to be made are by those who have LASIK when they are young. But that… Read more

How Young Is Too Young For Laser Eye Surgery?

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

Apart from sleeping, dry eyes can affect pretty much everything we do. Reading, working at a computer, driving, hot weather, using your phone, windy weather; dry eye is not a condition you would wish on your worst enemy. Part of the reason dry eye is so problematic is that it’s a condition with often no one single cause, and it can also be exacerbated by a range of factors. This makes it tricky to pin down and say “here is the problem”,… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

What Keeps The Corneal Flap In Position After LASIK Surgery? [video]

It’s not something that’s particularly pleasant to even think about never mind have it happen to you. And yet when you’re researching Laser Eye Surgery, your mind can’t help but go there. If you know even a little about how LASIK works, then there’s no doubt that questions about the flap will spring up. How big is it? Does it hurt to make it? How does it stay in place? Will it even stay in place? As there is a chance of… Read more

What Keeps The Corneal Flap In Position After LASIK Surgery? [video]

What is The Likelihood of Needing an Enhancement? [video]

Laser Eye Surgery is similar to glasses and contacts in that, if it’s not up to standard, you can always have it done again or go elsewhere. The thing is, though, unlike glasses and contacts, you expect Laser Eye Surgery to be a one-time jobby. And it is — the vast majority of people who have it never need to return to the clinic again other than for their scheduled aftercare appointments. There are, however, a small number of cases when their… Read more

What is The Likelihood of Needing an Enhancement? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have A Retinal Hole or Macular Hole? [video]

The macula is the part of the eye that provides us with the sharp, central vision we need for things like driving, reading, and seeing fine details. You may never know or need to know it exists. That is, unless it goes wrong and you start to have problems with one of its above functions. As a small break in the macula — which sits in the centre of the eye’s light-sensitive tissue, the retina — a macular hole can cause you… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have A Retinal Hole or Macular Hole? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have Thin Corneas? [video]

It’s the dreaded words no one wants to hear when they’re fed up of glasses, sick of contact lenses, and excited at the possibility of Laser Eye Surgery: “You’re not a good candidate.”  If you have thin corneas, you’ve likely already heard or read this a number of times. In the average clinic, having thin corneas is considered a contraindication to Laser Eye Surgery and often a hard and fast disqualification. However, Laser Eye Surgery clinics are not all the same. The… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have Thin Corneas? [video]