Which Visual Impairments Can Be Treated With Laser Eye Surgery?

Developed decades ago, Laser Eye Surgery involves computerised technology and a laser, which typically removes the corneal tissue causing the patient’s refractive error. The story of refractive error, however, is less straightforward. There are multiple causes of bad vision and so multiple reasons to approach London Vision Clinic in your search for a solution. After all, if you wear glasses, you may well suffer from a problem that can be medically rectified with Laser Eye Surgery.

Refractive errors are usually grouped under the following four categories:


Myopia is a refractive condition that affects a person’s clarity of vision, causing distant objects to appear blurred and close-by objects to appear unobstructed. Because of this, the phenomenon is commonly referred to as near-sightedness or short-sightedness.

If you suffer from myopia, you’re not alone! One in three people in the UK suffer from the impairment according to the NHS, and evidence suggests it’s becoming more common as time goes on.


Technically, hyperopia is the opposite of myopia, causing distant objects to appear unobstructed and close-by objects to appear blurred. Because of this, the phenomenon is commonly referred to as long-sightedness or far-sightedness. You may also find your eyes tire easily.

Although less common than myopia, hyperopia is no less intrusive and we’re happy to see long-sighted patients at our clinic.


Astigmatism is an optical defect that can cause all objects to be blurred. This is because the cornea is more oval shaped than spherical, meaning that light is focused at two different planes inside the eye. Astigmatism can cause headaches and fatigue.

Many people believe Laser Eye Surgery cannot cure astigmatism, but we’ve successfully operated on sufferers for years.


Presbyopia is more commonly known as ‘ageing eyes’. This is when the eye loses the ability to ‘zoom’ from distance to near and back again, and patients need to wear reading glasses or bifocals. Everyone will develop presbyopia some time after the age of 40. London Vision Clinic’s revolutionary solution for presbyopia is PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision.

The criteria for Laser Eye Surgery operations at London Vision Clinic

We can treat all of the above impairments with Laser Eye Surgery, but as with all healthcare procedures and treatments, patients must meet certain criteria in order to maximise the chance of a successful outcome.

To find out whether you’re suitable, please give us a call on 020 7224 1005.

We’re proud to say we can treat 98% of the patients who contact us for help!