Laser Eye Surgery
Laser eye surgery is the second most popular eye procedure after cataract surgery. More than 100,000 laser eye operations are performed in the UK each year. There are almost 10,000,000 shortsighted people in the UK who suffer from shortsight, and around 6% of them have already opted to have laser eye surgery to correct their refractive error.
Laser eye surgery has two main types of procedure: 1) LASIK, and 2) PRK (also known as LASEK). More than 90% of all laser eye operations are carried out using the LASIK technique. At focus clinics, 96% of all laser eye surgery procedures are Z-LASIK, the most advanced laser procedure in the world.
Laser eye surgery in the UK
LASIK has been around for 20 years, with the results of this laser eye operation getting better and better each year. At Focus, we are the first clinic to achieved a 100% 2020 or better success rate when correcting shortsight, in fact, 95% of patients see better than 2020 at our clinic following laser eye surgery.
The most common refractive eye operation, LASIK, involves two stages. The first is to create a very thin flap in the upper part of the cornea, to expose the solid structure of the cornea just beneath. Modern up-to-date clinics should use a femtosecond laser, such as the Ziemer LDV, to create the flap instead of using a blade. The second step is to reshape the inner part of the cornea using an excimer laser, such as the WaveLight Allegretto 400 Hz system.
Laser eye surgery results mean a liberation from glasses or contact lenses. This freedom is patients comment on after having the operation. After often decades of use patients are delighted with the outcome of the surgery at being able to dispose of their glasses.
With laser eye surgery now having achieved a perfect or near-perfect result for the correction myopia (shortsight), most clinics are now focusing on laser eye treatment for presbyopia, which is the age-related loss of near vision. Focus offer laser blended vision to patients aged 45 or older, which gives excellent results for those people who need reading glasses or varifocals.
How much does laser eye surgery cost?
We offer a range of treatments from short sight, long sight and also blended vision in our state of the art London clinic. Our prices range from £1425 per eye for short sight treatments up to higher prices for more complex prescriptions. Our blended vision treatment is £1950 per eye. If you wish you can finance the surgery – please visit the pricing and finance section of this site for more information as we have a variety of options. You might want to follow us on twitter or visit our Facebook page for more information.
Is laser eye surgery safe?
This is the question every single person considering life changing laser eye surgery will ask themselves. They will think, ‘Yes, the results are fantastic and I’ve watched hundreds of testimonials but will it be safe for me?’. The answer is yes – laser eye surgery IS safe. Not only has it been performed successfully on millions of people, been approved as ‘safe’ by the NHS but it is now accompanied at Focus by a comprehensive aftercare program. At Focus we do not treat people and forget about them – we actively encourage them to remain a referrer of their treatment and the door is always open for any issues that arise. You will be in the best possible hands and will often get to know members of our close knit team by name.