Laser Eye Surgery Blog

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?

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?

SMILE vs LASIK: What’s the difference?

Chances are it’s happened to you. You asked a friend to recommend you a film, and without hesitation, they came out with a name you didn’t recognise; one they claim is up there with the best of the year — a “must see” that they guarantee you will love. In fact, they were sitting on the edge of their seat throughout the whole thing. And when the twist at the end came, it was the last thing they ever expected. Before they gave… Read more

SMILE vs LASIK: What’s the difference?

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

What is ReLEx SMILE?

It may be a complete coincidence that ReLEx SMILE leaves patients with a broad and lasting grin on their faces after the procedure, but with the sense of humour of Professor Dan Reinstein and Mr Glenn Carp, somehow I don’t think so. SMILE, which stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, is the most recent development in Laser Eye Surgery treatments, pioneered by a team of expert surgeons (including Prof Reinstein) at Carl Zeiss Meditec. Introduced in 2011, SMILE transformed Laser Eye Surgery into a flap-less,… Read more

What is 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

It’s a commonly held belief that Laser Eye Surgery is not an option for those with very high prescriptions, and that the only option is synthetic lens implants. Whilst this can be the case at some clinics, it is usually a matter of the clinic lacking the technology or expertise to treat very high prescriptions, rather than of the patient being clinically unsuitable. London Vision Clinic is different. We’ve been treating patients with very high prescriptions for many years. We’re able to… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery For Very High Prescriptions