Laser Eye Surgery Results for Hyperopia at London Vision Clinic
Choosing a Laser Eye Surgery clinic can be a difficult decision. The emergence of high-street providers and chains can make the choice overwhelming and confusing. After all, there are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration, from the cost of treatment to the expertise of your surgeon. But one thing that you should always consider is the past results of your chosen clinics.
Here at London Vision Clinic, we aim to be as transparent as possible regarding patient outcomes. That’s why we publish our results in clear, detailed, and easy-to-read tables. This clarity allows prospective patients to compare like with like – something that is rare at many other Laser Eye Surgery clinics. However, we believe that making our results accessible is fundamental to building open and honest relationships with our patients.
So, what are our results for hyperopia (long-sightedness)? Let’s take a look.
What is Hyperopia?
Hyperopia, known more commonly as long-sightedness or far-sightedness, is one of the most common refractive errors. People with hyperopia find it difficult to see objects and writing when it is up close to them. For example, they may find it difficult to read a book or a computer screen or to carry out intricate tasks such as sewing. In contrast, many people with hyperopia have excellent distance vision.
Long-sightedness occurs with the cornea (the clear outer layer at the front of the eye) is too flat. This affects the way light is reflected into the eye, causing it to be focused beyond the retina (the photosensitive layer at the back of the eye). Thankfully, this is usually correctable with glasses, contact lenses, or Laser Eye Surgery.
What Are Our Results for Hyperopia?
Hyperopic patients at London Vision Clinic perform exceptionally well when compared to data concerning hyperopia published in the scientific literature or presented at major medical conferences. Furthermore, as our expert Laser Eye Surgeon explains in the video below, we are often able to treat patients with much higher prescriptions than is the norm at other clinics. This is largely thanks to our access to the latest technology and the unrivalled expertise of our surgeons and staff.
Hyperopia – Near Vision
Based on an analysis of 575 procedures performed on hyperopic patients with a prescription up to +7.25 D, 100% of patients were able to read at least the N.12 line on the Jaeger eye chart – an eye test is used to measure near visual acuity. Ninety-four per cent were even able to read text on the N.6 line! These results represented binocular reading vision without glasses.
Hyperopia – Distance Vision
Analysis was also performed of the same 575 consecutive procedures (representing hyperopia up to +7.25 D) to measure post-operative distance vision. One hundred per cent of our patients achieved 20/32 vision or better, with 93% achieving 20/ 20 vision! Again, these results represented binocular, uncorrected (no glasses) vision.
Ongoing Innovation for Even Better Results
At the time of the video above, we had access to the latest lasers in the Laser Eye Surgery field – but this advancement didn’t stop there. Today, we are still able to offer our patients the latest treatments using the most up-to-date technology. In fact, our founder and surgeon, Professor Dan Reinstein, has contributed to the development of many of the products used in the best clinics around the world – including ours!
This insight allowed us to be the first Laser Eye Surgery clinic in the UK to offer Laser Eye Surgery for Presbyopia and among the first to offer the most innovative Laser Eye Surgery treatment to date: ReLEx SMILE.
If you’d like to learn more about our Laser Eye Surgery results for hyperopia, get in touch with one of our clinic coordinators today. If you would like to find out if you could be suitable for treatment, Book a Consultation below.