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Why you should get LASEK
The best thing about LASEK…
The same eyes but better
You have finally prioritised your vision, and the results are better than you could have ever imagined. You can see clearly at all distances, and no longer need to wear glasses or contact lenses.
You feel like a new you
Waking up in the morning to fresh vision is exciting and refreshing. You find the confidence and convenience you never knew you’d lost.
The average day is no longer average
Simple activities like taking a shower, exercising or walking outdoors is so much easier without glasses. You no longer have the hassle of dry and scratchy contact lenses or the guilt of accidentally leaving them in overnight.
Reconnect with your true identity
Even if you didn’t mind the look of your glasses, it’s nice to feel comfortable in your own skin, without the added clutter. Others will notice the confidence and energy you exude.
After LASIK, patients love their lives. They are more spontaneous, fun and free. Their only regret is that they didn’t do it sooner.
Our patients make more time for life
They no longer miss out on the life they want most
I can suddenly start seeing things a lot clearer. Very quickly post-surgery, your life is transformed to 20/20 vision.
Now my life is great because I can play sports without wearing glasses at all or worry about them slipping off. I can wear sunglasses and I don’t have to get prescription sunglasses.
My vision is generally a lot clearer because even though I was wearing glasses or contact lenses, there were lots of ongoing issues. These issues don’t exist anymore!
So now that I’ve had the surgery, I play a lot of tennis for example, I don’t have to worry about having to wear glasses, glasses falling off. It’s been life changing!
Before I had laser eye surgery, I was very shortsighted. Now that I’ve had the surgery, I find that my life is just so much easier. It doesn’t slow me down.
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What holds our patients back? Time! Use this time to get ahead of the game, so you’re ready for whatever the future will bring
Everyone says “I’ll get to it”, but honestly, how many things do we let get in the way of what we want? The first step is simply to call and request a free video appointment.
Attend your in-person consultation at a time that fits your busy lifestyle. After hours? No problem. We’ll make it work.
Recover your time. Glasses and contact lenses waste valuable time. Remove unnecessary hassle (and cost), and free yourself up to enjoy hobbies and people you love.
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LASEK suitability criteria
LASEK can treat a broad range of prescriptions, including long-sightedness, short-sightedness and astigmatism.
LASEK is ideal for patients who are motivated to be spectacle or contact lens free.
With LASEK, there is slightly more discomfort and longer healing time compared to LASIK.
Before you can have LASEK, you must first have your eye health thoroughly evaluated. This is to identify certain circumstances where this type of laser surgery would not be suitable. You must also have a stable prescription.
LASEK is better suited to patients who might suffer impacts to the eye, such as those involved with contact sports.
How LASEK works
LASEK uses one laser to shape the surface of the eye to allow images to form clearly at the back of the eye.
Advantages and disadvantages of the LASEK
Advantages of LASEK
- You gain independence from glasses and contact lenses
- It is a well established and proven technology (20 years+) with long term data available
- It achieves excellent visual outcomes
- It is better suited to those involved with contact sports
- More patients may be better suited to LASEK than LASIK
- Lower risk of weakening the cornea (in certain circumstances) than LASIK
Disadvantages of LASEK
- Slightly more discomfort than LASIK after surgery
- Longer recovery time
A small minority of patients require further laser enhancement in the future.
There is a small risk of infection in the early stages after treatment which can be treated with antibiotic drops.
LASEK can cause or worsen dry eye symptoms. This can be managed with simple lubricating eye drops and settles with time.
You may experience glare or halos. This usually settles with time.
Exceptionally rarely, the underlying strength of the surface of the eye (cornea) becomes weakened, which may need further treatment to strengthen it.
LASEK options and alternatives
If you are unsuitable or do not wish to have LASEK you can treat your eye condition with:
- Glasses or contact lenses
- Clear lens extraction – a non-laser treatment that involves the removal of the natural lens in the eye
- Implantable collamer lens (ICL) – a non-laser treatment that involves placing an artificial lens on top of the eyes natural lens
LASEK is complete in 4 simple steps:
- First, we administer anaesthetic eye drops to eliminate any pain. You lie flat on a bed for approximately 10 – 15 minutes, but the actual procedure takes no longer than a few minutes
- We apply a solution to the eye to prepare the cornea for the laser
- We use the laser to shape the surface of the eye, and a temporary contact lens is applied
- You can go home
You will notice the results of LASEK within hours of the treatment.
The recovery is slightly longer than with LASIK.
LASEK is permanent; however, It is important to remember that laser eye surgery does not eliminate the need for reading glasses or cataract surgery later on in life.
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When will you see LASEK eye surgery results?
Generally, the LASEK results can be noticed immediately after the surgery! Within couple of days, your vision will be stabilised and improved.
What might happen if you delay or don’t have LASIK eye surgery?
In this article, Manek Patel reveals that the earlier you have LASIK done, the more number of years you will be free from glasses or contact lens.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of LASIK?
Romil Patel explains the advantages of LASIK and compares LASIK to laser eye surgery alternatives. Find out more about having LASIK in London...
Learn more about laser eye surgery
Educate yourself further by reading the links below
NHS - Laser eye surgery
An overview of laser eye surgery and lens surgery. Click here for more information.
WebMD - LASIK eye surgery
WebMD provides a great general overview of LASIK eye surgery, including the advantages, risks, and more. Click here for more information.
All About Vision - SMILE laser eye surgery
All About Vision provides a comprehensive summary of a popular surgery known as SMILE. Click here for more information.
Healthline - PRK vs. LASIK
If you’ve wanted to compare two of the most popular laser eye treatments, this article should be more than beneficial. Click here for more information.
About the experts
With a combined 55 years of knowledge and experience, Romil and Manek Patel are a formidable force in eye surgery
Mr Manek Patel
MBBS MRCOphth DO CertLRS
Highly respected by his peers and with many years of experience, Manek Patel specialises in LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery and has given almost 50,000 people freedom from glasses and contact lenses throughout the course of his career.LEARN MORE
Mr Romil Patel
MBBS BSc MRCS FRCOphth PgDipCRS CertLRS
Romil is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital London, a leading international eye hospital that provides access to state-of-the-art equipment, expertise and knowledge to solve the most complex patient cases. To compliment his private sector refractive surgery work, Romil also operates in the NHS domain as a cataract surgeon.LEARN MORE