The list of facts about corrective laser eye surgery you need to know before having the procedure

You only have to look at some of our amazing customer testimonials to see what a difference having corrective laser eye surgery can make to your life:

Kate Gigashivili, who had LASIK surgery at our North London eye hospital, said the treatment and her new 20/20 vision made her “feel more alive”.

Jack Levey said his “only regret was not having it done years earlier!

And Andrew Rowbottom, who opted for LASEK laser eye surgery, said he “now has better unaided vision than when he had his glasses on!” He also added a special mention and thank you to team member, Sarah, at our Leeds eye clinic for “keeping him calm and supplying him with coffee and cookies” before and after surgery.

As you can see, the benefits of laser eye surgery are priceless, of course, but we understand that it can be daunting when you first start looking into corrective laser eye surgery and deciding whether or not the procedure is the right option for you. That’s why we’ve created this easy-to-read guide to provide you with as much information as possible on the facts about laser eye treatment - to help you make an informed and confident decision.

Facts about corrective laser eye surgery

  1. It takes less than five minutes to treat each eye – with the entire procedure from start to finish being completed in less than 20 minutes.

  2. You don’t need to worry about moving, blinking or keeping your eyes open during your surgery – this is all taken care of with the latest state-of-the-art technology and precision lasers.

  3. As long as you are over 18 years of age and your consultant approves you for treatment there is no upper age limit for laser eye surgery and there is at least one recorded case of a lady of 102 years of age having laser eye treatment!

  4. Results are noticeable immediately after surgery with further improvements taking place over the following days/weeks as your eyes heal.

  5. You can be back on the road driving again and back at your desk at work the following day.

  6. You will not feel any pain during your laser eye surgery.

  7. In most cases the results are permanent – and you’ll enjoy 20/20 vision, or close, for the rest of your life, give or take a few minor adjustments in rare cases.

  8. Laser eye surgery will not ‘burn your eyes’ as the lasers are cold. And there has never been a recorded case of blindness caused by laser eye surgery.

  9. There are no long-term side effects of laser eye surgery.

  10. The first laser eye surgery was performed over 25 years ago, and since then it has become one of the safest and most popular procedures in the world.

Find out more about corrective laser eye surgery

If you’d like to find out more about how your vision could be dramatically improved with laser eye surgery, we run regular open evenings at our nationwide eye hospitals and clinics – where you can come and take a look around at our state of the art facilities and find out more about the procedure, directly from our ophthalmic surgeons.

Alternatively, you can book a free, no obligation consultation at your local clinic to have a thorough eye assessment and personally discuss your eye condition with one of our experienced surgeons.

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