Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If…? And Other Suitability Questions

Head down the high street, walk into a Laser Eye Surgery provider, and ask a question, say ‘Can I have the treatment if I’m over 60? And you’ll get one answer. But hop in your car and go to a private or independent clinic and ask them the same question, and you get a totally different one. What’s going on here? Surely if you’re ineligible at one clinic you’re ineligible at them all, and vice versa, right? Well, this is often the case… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If…? And Other Suitability Questions

Alternatives to laser surgery for your eyes

It’s taken us a long time to get to this point — around a thousand years to be more exact. Even longer if you count the early work of Greek scholars like Euclid and Aristotle. Back then if you were afflicted by poor eyesight, you didn’t have much choice other than to deal with it. But it wasn’t all bad; you may even have been thought of as blessed and sought after for certain crafts like specialist coin engraving. In 2017, if you’ve got… Read more

Alternatives to laser surgery for your eyes

Best time of year for Laser Eye Surgery

The 18th-century English theologian John Trusler once said, there’s “no time like the present, a thousand unforeseen circumstances may interrupt you at a future time”. I don’t know about you, but when I hear such things I feel like the literary greats and wise philosophers of yesteryears had a window right into 21st-century life. And even more eerily, directly into my own scattered mind. Dithering is my middle name. Most of my life is spent weighing up options, getting lost down endless tangents, and putting off… Read more

Best time of year for Laser Eye Surgery

Do I have to stop any medication prior to Laser Eye Surgery?

Along with lint, alcohol, and makeup, prescription medication can interfere with Laser Eye Surgery. Don’t worry too much, though; whereas all the other examples above need to be completely absent on the day of Laser Eye Surgery – including a sip of Dutch courage, a dash of Chanel perfume, or your favourite wool sweater – there are only a handful of medications that you need to avoid. However, this is where it gets a little tricky. As certain drugs can increase the risks associated with Laser Eye Surgery,… Read more

Do I have to stop any medication prior to Laser Eye Surgery?

Can I have laser eye treatment if I am diabetic?

Thousands of diabetics have successfully had Laser Eye Surgery. However, whether or not a patient is suitable does depend on their individual circumstances, and crucially, the Laser Eye Surgery clinic they go to. Every clinic has its own guidelines on who it’ll consider for surgery. It generally comes down to two things: the technology they have available and the expertise of its surgeons. Due to the added complications that diabetes presents, patients may be turned away from clinics that are lacking in… Read more

Can I have laser eye treatment if I am diabetic?

A patient’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery

Navigating your way through the Laser Eye Surgery landscape can be a difficult task on your own. The enticing discounts and time-limited offers, the new and ever elaborate sounding techniques, the unnecessarily complicated language and abbreviations; and all this even before setting foot inside a clinic. Even if you’re just looking to learn a little bit more about the surgery, discover if you’re suitable for treatment, or simply find an honest and reliable clinic, it can be really frustrating. Does it have… Read more

A patient’s guide to Laser Eye Surgery

How should I decide if vision correction is right for me?

When lined up against contact lenses and glasses, Laser Eye Surgery is the Ferrari of vision correction treatment. It’s a larger investment, and you have to go somewhere special to get it, but when you do, it offers an unrivalled level of performance and a much higher quality experience. And yet, there are still a small proportion of people who Laser Eye Surgery isn’t good for. If we stick with the Ferrari analogy, we can see straight away that such a car… Read more

How should I decide if vision correction is right for me?

3 Reasons Laser Eye Surgery Might Not Be For You

Laser Eye Surgery has progressed in leaps and bounds over the past decade, so much so that today, here at London Vision Clinic, we are proud to say that we can treat 98% of the patients who contact us. However, even though Laser Eye Surgery can now treat conditions which were once believed to be untreatable—such as very high prescriptions and ageing eyes—there are still certain instances in which Laser Eye Surgery is not appropriate or effective. Fortunately, not all of those… Read more

3 Reasons Laser Eye Surgery Might Not Be For You

Scar Tissue And Laser Eye Surgery

A less common issue—but one we continually see—is scar tissue on the eyes. Scar tissue can occur at any point in a person’s life due to a physically traumatic incident such as a car or sports accident. Additionally, it can occur as the result of certain medical conditions. Some of the problems scar tissue can cause include distorted and blurred vision and, in some cases, discomfort in the eye. Unfortunately, not all patients who have scar tissue are candidates for Laser Eye… Read more

Scar Tissue And Laser Eye Surgery

Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)? [video]

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Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)? [video]