GETTING LASIK IN LONDON
The ideal treatment if you are motivated to be glasses or contact lens free
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We offer you a wealth of experience earned from over 80,000 vision correction procedures over 22 years. Let us help you make time for vision correction so you can focus on the loves of your life.
Why you should get LASIK
The best thing about LASIK…
Our patients make more time for life
They no longer miss out on the life they want most
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How does it work? It’s simple
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
Attend the free appointment at the hour and 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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LASIK can treat a range of prescriptions, including long-sightedness, short-sightedness and astigmatism.
LASIK is ideal for patients who are motivated to be spectacle or contact lens free, and who are looking for the quickest recovery time and minimal discomfort.
Before you can have LASIK, 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.
If you participate in contact sports, you will be cautioned on the risk of trauma to the eye.
We then apply the second laser to shape the front surface of the eye to allow images to focus clearly onto the back part of the eye, which is called the retina.
Advantages of LASIK
- Quick recovery
- Minimal discomfort
- Excellent vision after surgery
- Independence from glasses and contact lenses
- Well established and proven technology (20 years+) with long term data available
Disadvantages of LASIK
- Some patients may not be suitable for it, e.g. those involved with contact sports or with very high prescriptions
There is a small risk of infection in the early stages after treatment which can be resolved with antibiotic drops.
LASIK 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.
If you are unsuitable or do not wish to have LASIK 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
LASIK is complete in 3 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
- The first laser is applied to create the flap, and then the second stage laser is used to shape the surface of the eye
- You can go home
The recovery is very swift, although the healing process may take a few months to complete.
LASIK 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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Romil Patel explains the advantages of LASIK and compares LASIK to laser eye surgery alternatives. Find out more about having LASIK in London...
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Educate yourself further by reading the links below
An overview of laser eye surgery and lens surgery. Click here for more information.
WebMD provides a great general overview of LASIK eye surgery, including the advantages, risks, and more. Click here for more information.
All About Vision provides a comprehensive summary of a popular surgery known as SMILE. 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.
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.