Why Choose an Independent Laser Eye Surgery Clinic? Striving to be the best
Making the decision to go ahead with Laser Eye Surgery can be a long and difficult process – after all, there are a lot of things to consider. Perhaps the most important of these considerations, though, is choosing the right clinic for your treatment. Do you opt for convenience and cost-saving at a high-street clinic or are the numerous benefits offered at independent clinics more important?
The fact is, the choice between high street and private clinics can have a significant impact on your treatment journey, recovery, and outcomes. Of course, all clinics are different and generalisations shouldn’t be made. However, here are just some of the reasons we are proud to be a surgeon-led, independent clinic.
At London Vision Clinic, we believe that complete transparency is essential to offering patients the very best Laser Eye Surgery treatment. That’s why we consistently publish our results in clear, discernible detail, making it easier to compare like with like.
In addition to this, we are upfront about all costs associated with treatment and offer all the information – including the risks as well as the benefits – that you need to make a truly informed decision for you. While we are proud to be able to offer treatment to more patients than high-street clinics, we won’t hesitate to inform you if Laser Eye Surgery isn’t the right option – and discuss alternative treatment options.
No matter how safe a treatment is proven to be, any surgical procedure will always elicit a certain amount of nervousness. But we are big believers that knowledge dispels fear. We strive to offer patients as much information as possible about Laser Eye Surgery and eye health in general both in and out of our Harley Street clinic.
Our surgeons and staff are dedicated to keeping our patients and prospective patients informed, whether that be through our comprehensive blog, in-person consultations, or other forms of communication. We want you to get to grips with the facts about Laser Eye Surgery so that you feel relaxed and comfortable if and when you decide to proceed. Nothing is too trivial – if it matters to you, it matters to us.
A Personalised Experience
At London Vision Clinic, we understand how much a personal approach can count for. We want every one of our patients to feel cared for as an individual. That’s why we take the time to get to know each patient through our comprehensive screening program, one-to-one surgeon appointments and continuity of care post-surgery.
Our rigorous pre-operative appointments give us the opportunity to build a truly personalised treatment plan for every patient. Furthermore, you will have a consultation with your treating surgeon on a day separate from your procedure. Many high street clinics and chains are unable to offer this due to large patient numbers and limited resources. However, we consider this an important step to providing the very best, personalised care.
World-renowned Surgeons and Expertise
London Vision Clinic was founded by one of the leading surgeons in his field – Professor Dan Reinstein. In addition to being the number one LASIK surgeon in the world, Prof. Reinstein contributes to the development of all aspects of Laser Eye Surgery, from new techniques to state-of-the-art technology. Our other surgeons have also been handpicked for their expertise and experience in the Laser Eye Surgery field, allowing us to offer the highest quality treatment available.
Just as in every other field of medicine, not all Laser Eye surgeons are created equal. The lack of regulation within the Laser Eye Surgery industry means that standards, unfortunately, do vary between providers. Your chosen clinic should make your surgeon’s credentials and results available to allow you to make a truly informed decision regarding your treatment.
While we are firm believers that Laser Eye Surgery can be a truly life-changing procedure, we believe that patients should never feel pressured into treatment. Laser Eye Surgery is an elective procedure, meaning that the choice should be completely left to each individual patient. For this reason, we strive to never put any pressure on our prospective patients. We want you to have laser eye surgery because you’re excited about and ready for the procedure – not because you find it difficult to say no!
Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. The need to attract huge volumes of Laser Eye Surgery patients (partly to enable them to offer treatment at “bargain” prices), some high street clinics often rely on high-pressure sales tactics to get patients through the door.
Why We Strive to Be the Best
We would all like to be the best at something, whether it’s the best athlete at school, the best salesperson at work, or the best at making roast potatoes in your family. For us, it’s Laser Eye Surgery. We strive to achieve this goal by adhering to our beliefs, including:
The best eye treatment should be available to all
It’s no secret that the cost of Laser Eye Surgery can vary significantly between clinics. But while it may be tempting to go with the cheapest advertised price, this may end up costing you more in the long run. If it looks like a deal is too good to be true – it probably is. The chances are, corners are being cut somewhere, and when it comes to your eyes, is it worth taking the risk? What’s more, usually only a small percentage of patients are eligible for the bargain advertised prices, with many left blindsided by additional costs and fees.
The bottom line is that laser Eye Surgery shouldn’t be cheap. But that doesn’t mean that high-quality treatment shouldn’t be available to as many people as possible. That’s why We offer a range of finance options with up to three years interest-free. We also charge just one fixed price which includes a comprehensive aftercare service and a treatment enhancement should you require one within the first year.
Your eyes should never be underestimated
Your eyes are among the most complex and incredible organs in your body. With over two million working parts, they should not be underestimated with basic screening and examinations. Our screening process is among the most comprehensive in the country (and the world). This allows us to build a real picture of your eyes and the personalised treatment you will require to achieve the very best outcomes.
You shouldn’t settle for anything less than the best
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) recommends all Laser Eye Surgery clinics should adhere to minimum standards. Some clinics stick to them as if they were law, others act like they don’t even exist, but again, we say, why stop there?
As well as wanting to differentiate ourselves from the profit-driven high street chains, we have set ourselves the task of being the gold standard for the whole Laser Eye Surgery industry. Our patients feel this commitment to the highest standards throughout every stage of their Laser Eye Surgery journeys – and you should too.
If you have any questions about Laser Eye Surgery at London Vision Clinic, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly clinic coordinators – we’re always on hand to help. If you’re ready to take the next step, Book a Consultation today to find out if you’re suitable for treatment.