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Am I Suitable?

Laser eye surgery could be the long-term lens-free solution for you if you require glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision. If you are considering having the treatment, we will first book a face-to-face consultation with our experienced optometrist, who will assess you and the service you require.

We offer treatment for a range of optical conditions. Each patient is unique and our personal service means that every individual has their own, bespoke experience. Our premium facilities and second-to-none expertise also means we are able to consider every case and are often able to treat those who have been unable to receive treatment at other clinics.

  • 95% of  people who wear soft lens are suitable for treatment .
  • 85% of  people who wear hard lens  are suitable for treatment.
  • 85% of  people who wear glasses  are suitable for treatment.
  • You should be over 18 years old
  • You should have healthy eyes

Myopia

Myopia is short-sightedness. If you are short-sighted, distant objects will appear out of focus, whereas closer objects can be seen more clearly.

Patients who are short-sighted tend to have a steep cornea and/or a long eye. This means the point of focus falls short of the retina and you may struggle to focus on objects that are in the distance.

What to look for on your optical prescription

Myopia is recorded on optical prescriptions with a negative sign in front of the ‘sphere power’ (sph). Bigger numbers mean more significant levels of myopia

How we can help

LASIK or LASEK  treatments alter the shape of your cornea and are very effective  for a wide range of short-sightedness up to -12.00 dioptres.
Intraocular lenses (IOL), such as implantable contact lenses or refractive lens exchange, can be a even better solution for high prescription values.

Hyperopia

Hyperopia is long-sightedness. If you are long-sighted, you will experience difficulty focusing on near objects, but in extreme cases you may find it hard to focus on objects at any distance.

People who are long-sighted tend to have a flatter cornea and shorter eye length. This means that light falls behind the retina and you may have difficulty focusing on objects close at hand as well as those in the distance.

What to look for on your optical prescription

You will normally see a positive sign in front of the ‘sphere power’ (sph) entry on your prescription. Bigger numbers mean more significant levels of hyperopia

How we can help

LASIK or LASEK treatments reshape the surface of the cornea and may be perfect for long-sightedness up to +4 Dioptres. If you have a higher prescription, however, intraocular lenses (IOL) treatment may be an even better solution.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is an extremely common condition. It occurs because the lens or cornea of the eye is an irregular shape – more like a rugby ball than a football.

Depending on how light rays pass through the cornea, they may be focused at different points. This means objects at all distances may appear blurred or distorted.

What to look for on your optical prescription

The majority of people who wear glasses may have some degree of astigmatism. You will find the value recorded in the ‘cylinder’ (cyl) section of your optical prescriptions. Bigger numbers mean more significant astigmatism.

How we can help

Many people have been told – incorrectly – that their astigmatism can’t be corrected using laser eye surgery. In fact, most astigmatism can be corrected as part of a LASIK or LASEK treatment.

Find out more about some common misconceptions of laser vision correction here.

Higher levels of astigmatism correction may be better suited to toric IOL treatments rather than laser treatment.

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