Laser eye surgery
Safe and effective
Transform your vision with fast, precise and painless laser eye surgery treatment expertly delivered by our experienced surgeons.
Laser eye surgery, or laser refractive surgery, is a popular procedure for vision correction. The treatment uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea – that’s the transparent layer covering the front of your eye. Two types of treatment are available – Lasek or Lasik eye surgery.
Each year, approximately 15,000 procedures are carried out in the UK, and the treatment is growing in popularity every year. Most people have laser eye surgery for short-sightedness, but the technique is equally safe and effective for long-sightedness and mild astigmatism.
If you want to get rid of your glasses or contact lenses, laser eye surgery could be the ideal option for you. To find out if you’re suitable, contact us today to book your consultation appointment.
Lasek vs Lasik eye surgery
LASEK is a safer procedure than LASIK eye surgery, but is associated with more discomfort in the first few days after treatment. Since it’s a safer procedure, we tend to recommend LASEK laser eye surgery in most cases.
Lasik eye surgery
There are two different types of laser eye surgery. LASEK and LASIK eye surgery. At your consultation, we’ll be able to let you know which type best suits your eyes.
The Lasik eye surgery procedure is performed on the surface of the eye and involves the creation of a very precise corneal flap, under which the surface is gently reshaped to correct your vision, before replacing the flap.
Recovery from LASIK eye surgery is quite fast and with minimal discomfort. More than 15 million LASIK procedures have now been carried out over a 30-year period. LASIK is suitable for most ages and results are long lasting. Typically patients are young adults between 20 and 40 years who are short sighted.
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Lasek eye surgery
LASEK – or laser assisted epithelial keratomileusis. Laser eye surgery is the safest of all the laser vision correction procedures.
While LASEK is safer than LASIK eye surgery, during the first week the eyes tend to be more uncomfortable and the vision slightly more blurred during healing.
What to expect
Laser eye surgery, like any surgery should be given due consideration. Research your options for vision correction, always use a reputable surgeon who is happy to share their past results and number of procedures carried out each year. Use a clinic that offers a broad range of vision correction options to ensure you’re receiving the treatment best for you rather than the treatment they can offer. Make sure you feel confident in the thoroughness of the diagnostic testing used to determine the best treatment for you. Always ask about aftercare, this should include access to your consultant and their team should you need them for any reason after surgery.
There are a number of factors that should be considered when choosing where to have laser eye surgery. We would always recommend choosing a reputable clinic with good reviews from previous patients. We recommend checking TrustPilot and taking a good look through the reviews.
Range of procedures is also an important consideration. Always select a clinic that offers a broad range of vision correction options. This makes it more likely that you will be offered the procedure best for you rather than the one on offer.
Not only does it give you freedom from glasses, it can also save you the on-going costs associated with glasses or contact lenses. We have a simple calculator that will show you the cost savings per month, as well as the cost savings over an entire lifetime when you make the move from contact lenses to eye laser surgery.
During laser eye surgery, we you see a series of flashing lights. See our video of laser eye surgery to experience the effect (without the vision correction unfortunately).
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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists strongly recommends all doctors carrying out laser eye surgery should be registered ophthalmologists and have additional specialist training in laser refractive surgery. At Laser Vision Scotland, your laser eye surgery will always be carried out by an experienced Consultant Ophthalmologist. Find out more about our surgeons.