Laser Eye Surgery Blog

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 this by taking a treatment such as LASIK and… Read more

Guide to PRK/LASEK vs LASIK vs SMILE

ReLEx SMILE: The latest innovation in Laser Eye Surgery

If you look at pretty much every field of surgery — cosmetic, restorative, dental, vascular — you’ll notice a few common trends. Thanks to an influx of technological advances and greater knowledge, more and more patients are enjoying fewer complications, less pain, quicker recovery times, and shorter hospital stays. These developments are revolutionising healthcare. And they’re all thanks to a new approach that replaces traditionally invasive, and often risky, open surgery techniques. This is what’s known as minimally-invasive surgery — what many… Read more

ReLEx SMILE: The latest innovation in Laser Eye Surgery

Can SMILE Eye Surgery Treat short-sightedness?

Advice from years ago or treatments that are long past their heyday are simply not good enough.  When it comes to our health, we’re better off with only the newest, shiniest, and most cutting-edge solutions. At least that’s what all the marketing tells us. The thing is, when it comes to correcting your vision, this statement is actually true — at least for some people. What I’m talking about is Small Incision Lenticule Extraction surgery, commonly known as SMILE. This procedure, through a… Read more

Can SMILE Eye Surgery Treat short-sightedness?

Will LASIK Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE?

LASIK has been around for 25 years. In that time, it has allowed millions of people around the globe to experience freedom from glasses and contacts. However, the technology in the field of vision correction is ever evolving and is thus improving all the time. It also varies between clinics, with more than 95 percent of patients in 2018 at London Vision Clinic achieving 20/20 vision after surgery. One of the newest innovations in corrective eye surgery is ReLEx SMILE, or SMILE… Read more

Will LASIK Eye Surgery Be Replaced With SMILE?

Does SMILE Laser Eye Surgery hurt?

In our experience with patients, the worst part of Laser Eye Surgery always comes before the treatment. This is pretty much how it goes for most big events in your life, even those that do actually involve some level of pain. It’s the anxiety of sitting and waiting to speak in front of a room full of people. The sleepless nights worrying about starting a new job. The anticipation and fear of knowing in a few months you’ll have surgery. It’s ironic,… Read more

Does SMILE Laser Eye Surgery hurt?

Innovations in Laser Eye Surgery: ReLEx SMILE

Having surgery is always a big deal. Moving into a hospital ward. Wearing that embarrassing gown. The food. Being put under anaesthesia. Waking up feeling worse than you did before. The food. And that’s all without even mentioning the procedure itself. The point is, when we think of surgery, we think about something you do as a last resort — when your health is at risk and/or you have no other choice. So deciding to go out of your way — when… Read more

Innovations in Laser Eye Surgery: ReLEx SMILE

Lasik lasek prk 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 initially looking into the idea of Laser Eye Surgery, it can be quite 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. The cornea — the transparent window of the eye — is made up of three main sections: the epithelium, stroma, and endothelium. The epithelial tissue… Read more

Lasik lasek prk smile … what do they all mean?

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 another way to exercise political influence and control people.… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery For Very High Prescriptions