What is the most advanced Laser Eye Surgery?

What is the Most Advanced Laser Eye Surgery? It is a well-known phenomenon that we humans are suckers for the latest version – no matter what it is. When it comes to buying a car, upgrading your phone, or getting a new household appliance, we typically want the most advanced version available. We consider the latest version to be the best – and in many cases, this is true. After all, the latest version has the advantage of the latest…

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…

Innovations in Laser Eye Surgery: ReLEx SMILE

Innovations in Laser Eye Surgery: ReLEx SMILE Let’s kick off this article with a simple fact: Having surgery is no fun. Moving on to a hospital ward; being made to wear the embarrassing gown; the food; waking up feeling worse than you did before; did I mention the food? And that’s all before you start to think about the procedure itself! Surgery is usually considered a last resort – something we have to undergo when there are no other options….

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…

Can SMILE Laser Eye Surgery Treat Short-Sightedness?

Can SMILE Eye Surgery Treat short-sightedness? In recent years, almost every part of life has benefited from incredible technological advances that make our lives easier, safer, and more enjoyable. In no area are these developments more important than the medical industry. That’s why, at London Vision Clinic, we not only utilise but contribute to the development of the most cutting-edge solutions in Laser Eye Surgery. Our Harley Street clinic was one of the first in the world to offer ReLEx…

LASIK, LASEK, PRK, SMILE … what do they all mean?

PRK, LASEK, LASIK, SMILE… What do they all mean? Laser Eye Surgery is one of those things many people shut down without a second thought. At first glance, when looking into the idea of Laser Eye Surgery, it can be pretty overwhelming with many things to consider, including the various abbreviations of treatments: PRK, LASEK, LASIK, and SMILE. We think it’s pretty simple. Knowledge is key. To understand Laser Eye Surgery, first understand the eye The cornea — the transparent window…

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 For Very High Prescriptions

Laser Eye Surgery For Very High Prescriptions In the 21st century, despite pretty undisputable evidence to the contrary, many people still believe the world is flat and that we’ve never actually been to space. Some people still believe, particularly in India, that the ancient religious practice of drinking your own urine is a cure-all remedy that can even lead to enlightenment. And other people still believe that this whole global warming thing is a complete sham, being fabricated as simply…