Am I a good candidate for LASIK based on my refractive error?

Am I a good candidate for LASIK based on my refractive error? LASIK is the most commonly performed Laser Eye Surgery procedure in the UK – and has been since the late 1980s. Having such a long history (relative to Laser Eye Surgery) means that most patients eligible for Laser Eye Surgery are suitable for LASIK; however, there are exceptions. In this article, we will briefly explain the difference between LASIK and other Laser Eye Surgery procedures (PRK/LASEK and ReLEx…

Can I have laser eye treatment if I am diabetic?

Can I have Laser Eye Surgery Treatment if I Have Diabetes? When starting out on the path to improved vision with Laser Eye Surgery, there are a number of important considerations that need to be made. These can include the condition and prescription of your eyes, the desired results, and existing health conditions. For example, you might be wondering: Can I have Laser Eye Surgery treatment if I have Diabetes? While the general answer to this question may be ‘yes’,…

About The Initial Screening

Questions about Initial Screening at London Vision Clinic Laser Eye Surgery is an amazing procedure that offers patients the opportunity to experience life in a new way – without glasses and contact lenses. But in order to achieve the best possible outcomes, a thorough screening process is essential. Below, we answer some of the most common questions about screening and consultations at London Vision Clinic. Why do I need to have an initial Laser Eye Surgery screening consultation? Before patients…

How Likely Am I To Be Suitable For Laser Eye Surgery?

How Likely Am I to be Suitable for Laser Eye Surgery?   If you are interested in the potential of Laser Eye Surgery, one of the first questions you might ask yourself is: “Will I be suitable?” This is also the first question we aim to answer for every patient that comes to us looking for a solution to their refractive error. As you probably know, everybody’s eyes are different. The shape of the eyes themselves, the size of our…

Your Vision: Understanding Your Prescription

Your Vision: Understanding Your Prescription If you are new to wearing glasses, or perhaps your child has recently been told they need glasses, understanding prescriptions can be a challenge, to say the least. Seeing all those numbers and symbols for the first time can be overwhelming, so understanding what they actually mean can be extremely helpful. So, let’s break down what your prescription is, what it means, and how it is measured. Measuring your Prescription Accurately measuring your prescription is…

Scar Tissue And Laser Eye Surgery

A not so common issue, but still one that we continually see is that of scar tissue on the eyes. Scar tissue can occur at any point in a person’s life due to a physically or traumatic incident such as a car or sports accident. Additionally, it can also be the result of certain medical conditions. This can cause distorted and blurred vision and in some cases, this can even result in discomfort. Not all conditions that result in scar tissue are applicable for corrective eye surgery. However, renovations in laser eye surgery have made it possible to operate in some cases and patients have seen major improvements.

Corneal Erosion: The Treatment and Symptoms

Ever woken up in the morning and felt as though your eyes were not only dry, but also light sensitive, sore or worse, painful? Did you feel like they were constantly tearing? Did your eyes feel like you had sand or grit in them? Now think – have you ever suffered from headaches or blurred vision during this discomfort? If you answered yes to more than two of these questions, then you may have experienced a corneal erosion….

What prescription can Laser Eye Surgery correct?

What Prescription can Laser Eye Surgery Correct? Are you considering the possibility of Laser Eye surgery? If the answer is ‘yes’, then it’s likely you have a whole lot of questions of your own; and the chances are, the question at the top of your list is: Would it work for my prescription?. The main aim of a trip to the opticians is to determine whether or not you need glasses. However, there is a lot more to this question…

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

Do I have to stop any medication prior to Laser Eye Surgery? There are a few things that can interfere with Laser Eye Surgery: alcohol, makeup, lint – oh, and prescription medications. Some medications can cause complications during treatment due to contraindications with the products used before, during, and after surgery. Don’t worry too much, though. Unlike a dose of Dutch courage, a dash of perfume, or your favourite wool sweater – which should all be completely avoided – as…