Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Short sighted eye surgery

If you’re shortsighted, Laser Eye Surgery was made for you — literally. One of the earliest laser procedures, PRK, was specifically developed to treat short-sightedness, also known as myopia. But even long before PRK was introduced, surgeons were using Laser Eye Surgery to free people from poor near vision. That’s because myopia is one of the most common and easiest to treat refractive errors. It occurs due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors disrupting the normal growth of the eye, leading it… Read more

Short sighted eye surgery

Relex Smile: The Future of Laser Eye Surgery?

The future is already here. It’s not like we expected — personal robotic butlers, jetpacks, and rooms with digitised walls that make us think we are on the beach — but it most certainly is upon us. Elon Musk is planning to deploy shuttles of people millions of kilometres into space to populate another planet. Scientists are reversing life-threatening injuries and diseases such as MS, muscular dystrophy, and spinal cord damage. And expert surgeons are providing high-quality vision to millions of people, many who… Read more

Relex Smile: The Future of Laser Eye Surgery?

Understanding your prescription

You’ve just had an eye exam, and your optometrist or ophthalmologist has given you a new glasses prescription, full of all the measurements you need to attain clear and comfortable vision. They may have told you you’re short or long-sighted, or that you have astigmatism, but when you look at your prescription, it doesn’t simply say “long-sighted”. Rather, there are an array of abbreviations with decimal numbers, pluses and minuses, and strange symbols underneath. Little did you know, you need to be… Read more

Understanding your prescription

What’s the difference between PRK, LASIK And ReLEx SMILE Laser Eye Surgery?

The three main types of modern Laser Eye Surgery are PRK, LASIK and ReLEx SMILE. All three treatments are quite similar, in that they’re all performed on the cornea; however, there are several important differences. Sit back and watch as expert laser eye surgeon Mr. Glenn Carp sheds a little light on what these differences are how each of the Laser Eye Surgery techniques alter the shape of the eye. ReLEx SMILE is the latest generation of Laser Eye Surgery, co-invented by Prof… Read more

What’s the difference between PRK, LASIK And ReLEx SMILE Laser Eye Surgery?