What Is The Likelihood Of Needing An Enhancement?

Most patients after the treatment do not require an enhancement. In general speaking terms, the higher your original prescription the more likelihood, there may be some drift in refraction as part of the healing response.  Patients are not able to control the healing response.  Therefore it is not down to the individual to cause the eyes to drift but more from the actual eye itself.  In general terms, patients with very low prescriptions can have a very low enhancement rate, expecting something around 5% of patients but the higher the prescription the more likelihood of enhancement there might be.

Laser Eye Surgery Enhancements Explained Further…

We will only perform enhancements if the patient has a real potential of seeing better than they do after the initial treatment, and if it is safe to do so. Our current enhancement rate is 5% for short-sighted patients and 8% for long-sighted patients. At London Vision Clinic, we pride ourselves in helping our patients achieve the best possible visual results. Therefore, even if a patient is 20/20 after the initial procedure, but has the potential to see better, we will offer a complimentary enhancement to help you achieve a better quality of vision. Hence, 4 out of 5 (80%) of our short-sighted patients up to -9D can see 20/16 or better after all treatments, while almost half (47%) of our longsighted patients up to +6D can see 20/16 or better after all treatments.

Mr Glenn Carp talks about the healing response after Laser Eye Surgery and the likelihood of needing an enhancement.

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I was extremely short sighted and had spent my life struggling but coping pretty well. I was nervous about the procedure but it was not as bad as I had anticipated. Believe me, it is probably one of the best things I have ever done. Minus 12 – 20-20!Lindsay Shepherd

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