Laser Eye Surgery Results for Myopia at London Vision Clinic
If you’re considering Laser Eye Surgery to correct your refractive error, it is only natural that you’ll want to know what you’re letting yourself in for. Chief among your concerns is probably what results you can expect after the procedure. This information can not only help you to understand how other patients with prescriptions similar to yours have fared but also to select the right Laser Eye Surgery clinic.
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 myopia (short-sightedness)? Let’s take a look.
What is Myopia?
Myopia, also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is the most common refractive error in the world. In fact, it is estimated that almost a third of all people have myopia to some extent! This error occurs when the cornea (the clear outer layer at the front of the eye) is too steep. This affects the way light is reflected into the eye, causing it to fall short of the retina (the photosensitive layer at the back of the eye).
As a result, people with myopia struggle to see clearly at a distance. For example, they may find it difficult to read road signs or the numbers on buses. In contrast, however, people with short-sightedness can still have very good near vision. Depending on the severity of the prescription, myopia can generally be corrected with visual aids or Laser Eye Surgery.
What Are Our Results for Mypoia?
Myopia was the first refractive error to be corrected with Laser Eye Surgery. Since the first successful procedure almost four decades ago, outcomes have improved and surgeons have been able to treat consistently higher prescriptions. Furthermore, at London Vision Clinic, our access to the best expertise and the most up-to-date technology means that we are often able to treat much higher prescriptions than the norm.
Nonetheless, as our expert Laser Eye Surgeon, Mr Glenn Carp, explains in the video below, results can vary significantly depending on the severity of your prescription.
At London Vision Clinic, we always provide data on outcomes for different prescriptions. This allows prospective patients to see what patients with a similar prescription to them have achieved with this treatment. In contrast, some other clinics generalise their data or even only include outcomes of patients with lower prescriptions.
Myopia – Distance Vision
Based on an analysis of 1200 procedures and outcomes, 100% of our myopic patients with a prescription up to -12.00 D were able to achieve 20/40 vision – the visual acuity limit for driving in the UK. What’s more, 98% of patients were able to achieve 20/20 vision! These results were measured without the help of visual aids.
You can also see our results for different prescription ranges to better understand the outcomes you could expect.
Myopia – Near Distance
Measuring near-distance visual acuity using a Jaeger eye chart, 100% of our patients were able to read up to line N.10 following Laser Eye Surgery treatment. Furthermore, 96% of our patients were able to read line N.6. – which is considered the equivalent of 20/20 vision for near sight. More than 9 in 10 patients are even able to read text on the N.5. line – the smallest text on the chart!
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 myopia, 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.