Myths and Questions About Laser Eye Surgery – Explained

Myths and Questions About Laser Eye Surgery – Explained When it comes to Laser Eye Surgery, most people start the process with a huge number of questions and concerns – many of which are unfortunately fuelled by long-standing myths. These myths often lead to misinformation and needless worry and anxiety. Here at London Vision Clinic, we want to debunk these myths and give you all the right information you need to make an informed decision about your treatment. so, let’s start…

When Can I Drive After Laser Eye Surgery Treatment? [VIDEO]

When Can I Drive After Laser Eye Surgery Treatment? [VIDEO] When having any kind of surgery, it is only natural to consider the aftermath. How long until you are able to get back to your normal routine? Well, let’s take a look at some examples. After having your gall bladder removed, you’ll be looking at around two weeks before you can get back to your everyday life. For knee surgery, I’m afraid it’s more like six weeks. And a hip…

Post-LASIK patients risk of halos and starbursts around bright lights at night

Post-LASIK patients risk of halos and starbursts around bright lights at night Side effects are never a wanted accompaniment to any type of treatment – whether expected or not. But the reality is that side effects occur with almost all kinds of medical and surgical treatments – and the same applies to Laser Eye Surgery. Therefore, it is always best to be aware of what you can expect when you have treatment. For example, what are the common side effects and…

Guides: The “Do’s and Don’t’s” of Eye Drops

The “Do’s and Don’t’s” of Eye Drops The typical day in this modern era in which we live no doubt has a vast array of benefits. Everything you need is available at the touch of a button. All you have to do is whip out your laptop or phone and, within a matter of minutes, you have ordered your groceries! And yet, this screen-dominated life does have its drawbacks. It’s a sad fact that today, many of our eyes are…

What are the long-term effects of Laser Eye Surgery?

What are the long-term effects of Laser Eye Surgery? Not many medical treatments in this world are permanent fixes. Despite the impressive rate of medical innovation in recent years, the vast majority of treatment options still focus on symptom management. For example, medical equipment like glasses and crutches offer us temporary relief. Similarly, drugs may rid us of illness for a short while, yet they only get a hold on serious or chronic conditions with continual use. Not even invasive…

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

Dry eye is a relative contra indication to laser eye surgery. All patients at the London Vision Clinic who are found to have preoperative dry eye undergo an extensive review system whereby we try to evaluate the underlying cause of the patient’s dry eye. If this can subsequently be optimised through treatment regimes, we can boost the underlying tear film, resolve the dry eye and are able to offer these patients treatment….

What causes dry eyes after laser vision correction? [VIDEO]

What causes dry eyes after laser vision correction? Nerves play an important role in the Laser Eye Surgery recovery process. I’m not talking about the jitters, patients are usually very calm by this time — I’m on about a different set of nerves: those on the surface of your eye. The nerves on the surface of the eye are momentarily interrupted because of the pain-free laser process. Thankfully, though, these nerves possess the incredible power to regenerate over a period…

Side Effect: Fluctuating vision

Side Effect: Fluctuating vision Laser Eye Surgery is one of the safest and most commonly performed surgeries in the world. Even though the procedure has only been around commercially since the latter part of the 20th century, its impressive results and huge advancement over others forms of vision correction has caused it to skyrocket in popularity and spread rapidly across the globe. Today, over 15,000 people in the UK alone are having Laser Eye Surgery each year, and thanks to…

Side effect: Glare

Side effect: Glare In the first few moments after Laser Eye surgery, you eagerly look up towards the clock on the far wall or down at your watch and quickly realise you can see the hands ticking around, clearly and vividly. After a few days you settle into your new vision and start fully enjoying your life of greater visual acuity. Sometimes you forget for a moment and go to reach for your glasses or contacts, while at others, you…

Side Effect: Dry eyes

Side Effect: Dry eyes Many think Laser Eye Surgery will bring a tear to the eye, but in actual fact it can often do the opposite. Laser Eye Surgery, like most forms of treatments, comes with a risk of experiencing side effects. Thankfully, these are relatively minor and tend to last no longer than a few weeks or months. With only a handful of side effects to contend with, surgeons are adept at managing them and reducing their chances of…