LASIK eye surgery is a surgical procedure suitable for the correction of about 90% of poor eyesight. The procedure is a safe one and offers outstanding results. It is also one of the most common elective surgical procedures performed in our clinic and worldwide.
What is involved in LASIK eye surgery?
Our eyes let us see things by allowing light to enter through the front portion of the eye, called cornea. The cornea focuses the light on the retina then the information is passed to the brain through the optic nerve for interpretation.
For people with long eyeballs, the image focus in front of the retina, leading to short-sightedness, while for people with short eyeballs, the image forms behind the retina, which leads to long-sightedness.
During laser eye surgery in London, the surgeon correctly shapes the cornea to allow it to focus images directly on the retina. This makes the patient see clearly without needing contact lenses or glasses.
Cost of LASIK eye surgery
Your eyes are an essential part of your body, and you do not have to hold back in spending to make the eyes function correctly. Our LASIK eye surgery is affordable, costing from about £3950 for the two eyes.
You can take advantage of our transparent pricing and 0% interest credit plan, which offers you the opportunity to pay for your treatment over 6, 10, or 24 months.
Why opt for our LASIK eye surgery
- The procedure is cost-efficient
With LASIK eye surgery, you get to save more money that you could spend on glasses and contact lenses in the future.
- Outstanding result
If you do not have any other visual problems and your prescription is a common one, you would likely get a 20/20 vision after your LASIK procedure.
Researches have shown that when done properly, LASIK is effective and safe, and most Ophthalmic Consultants in London have used it to give their patients a 20/20 vision and, in some cases, better sight from both eyes.
- Patient satisfaction
Some research has shown that most patients who undergo LASIK eye surgery are satisfied with the result and you can be sure that you will be satisfied with the result at the end of your LASIK procedure.
- Treatment of unusual prescription
If you have presbyopia or your prescription is a high one, LASIK can comfortably correct it. The procedure gives results that most people deem impossible.
LASIK eye surgery process
During the consultation, our consultant will give you a detailed explanation of the procedure and also tell you about the potential benefits and risks it comes with. This gives you the opportunity to weigh the risks and benefits to determine if the procedure is suitable for you.
The procedure is usually a painless one, and it takes about 10 – 15 minutes. You will receive anaesthetic drops to help numb the site of the surgery. The surgeon will use a femtosecond laser on the cornea to create a very thin on it. Next, the surgeon will gently reflect the flap to enable the reshaping of the cornea by the second laser (the excimer laser).
During the procedure, we use a sophisticated pupil tracking device to ensure the procedure is safe and accurate. If your eyes move during the surgery, the laser will follow the movement of the eye or stop automatically if the need arises. This lets the surgeon reposition the flap before working on your other eye.
You may experience dryness of the eyes, an infection, glare, or reduced night vision, but these symptoms are common with LASIK eye surgery. They are also temporary and will stop after a while.
Our consultant will guide you after the surgery and inform you of the dos and don’ts if you want to have a successful recovery. For instance, you need to avoid rubbing the eyes, stay away from dust and dirt, and avoid contact with water during your recovery period.
Why is our LASIK eye surgery unique?
- Tailor-made treatment
We always offer treatment plans suitable for each patient. We aim to offer outstanding services and have a perfect result at the end of the surgery, so we consider each patient’s visual needs and personal preference to create the treatment plan.
- Professional healthcare providers
We have surgeons known worldwide to perform outstanding LASIK eye surgery. Our doctors, nurses, and anaesthetists are experts at what they do.
- Sophisticated technology
We understand that LASIK eye surgery requires precision and accuracy, so we have invested heavily in acquiring some of the most advanced and latest surgical technology. We are not affiliated with any particular manufacturers and are at liberty to get the best surgical equipment.
Our LASIK eye surgery technology
Using a faster laser increases accuracy and makes the surgery safer. This means that we would conserve more of your eye tissue during the surgery.
At our clinic, we use faster laser for all our surgeries, including LASIK eye surgery. We perform our LASIK eye surgery with a bladeless wavefront-optimized guided procedure, and the procedure combines the accurate and fast laser.
- The Schwind Amaris 1050RS Excimer Laser was made in Germany. We use this to reshape the cornea, and it enables tissue conservation by removing less than 50% tissue when compared to other lasers, and it also does this in a shorter time.
- The Ziemer Z-8 low energy femtosecond laser made in Switzerland- used to create the flap.
Is LASIK Eye Surgey safe?
Several surgeons have successfully carried out millions of LASIK procedures worldwide. The procedure is currently the most elective eye surgical procedure for adults. It now has the latest technology, which has helped address and reduced most of the problems encountered during the surgery.
However, like every other surgery, there are a few risks, and the expertise of the surgeon also plays a role in the success of the surgery. At our clinic, we have experienced surgeons who use the latest technology to treat different prescription types.
Laser blended vision
This is a unique and new treatment option for people affected by presbyopia and needs reading glasses. This treatment involves the use of LASIK eye surgery to adjust each eye, so one serves the purpose of distance vision while the other serves for close vision. After the procedure, the brain gradually adjusts to each eye, focusing on different distances.
Patients who have a high prescription can include LASIK eye surgery in a combined treatment called bioptics. Bioptics help correct the majority of refractive errors using implantable contact lenses or refractive lens exchange. After the surgery, the surgeon will refine any remaining refractive error using the advanced Z-LASIK.
Only well-trained refractive surgeons can carry out bioptics because the procedure requires the expertise of multi-skilled surgeons. Our surgeons are well experienced in laser surgery and implant placement, which makes them among the few surgeons carrying out this rare procedure.