Laser eye surgery
Safe and effective
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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.
How much does laser eye surgery cost?
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
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.