Safety is not only your number one concern, it is the fundamental basis of everything we do at Focus. Laser Eye Surgery is now safer than it ever has been, achieves excellent results and is quick and painless.
Our equipment, lasers and diagnostic scanners are calibrated and maintained frequently and our clinic is regulated and certified by the Care Quality Commission, following guidance given from the Health and Social Care Act 2008. Ensuring we have the best materials to work with is only part of the story. Feeling safe is being made to feel part of the Focus family – gaining your trust is something we strive to do naturally for every one of our patients.
Laser Eye Surgery and You
From the moment you meet our team you will realise that you’re not a number or simply someone having laser eye surgery but you are our priority as an individual. You will be given the opportunity to look at our state of the art treatment suite at your consultation so you can see for yourself how well maintained our clinic is. As a single clinic we are a close knit operation and your treatment will have been discussed at our team meetings – the optometrists will have spoken to the patient care co-ordinators and of course the surgeons are involved throughout the process.
This means that we are constantly monitoring your progress from the initial consultation right through to your treatment, check ups and aftercare. We leave no stone unturned and as such you will be made to feel reassured and looked after at all times.
In short we feel that safety isn’t just about the laser or the type of scanning equipment – whilst they are of course crucial to a good result it is the care and attention of the surgeons and staff that will ensure the best possible level of safety at a clinic.
Is Laser Eye Surgery Safe?
With every type of surgery there are associated risks. However with laser eye surgery today many of these risks are greatly reduced – at Focus we spend considerable time during your consultation to make sure you are a suitable candidate for laser eye surgery. Sometimes we will unfortunately have to turn people away if the treatment is not deemed suitable for them.
There are possible side effects of laser eye surgery, all of which will be discussed during your consultation. The advent of new technologies such as Wavefront has meant that a lot of side effects previously associated with laser eye surgery (Such as halos or fuzzy light) are now a thing of the past. We use bladeless laser technology instead of a blade to eliminate previous risks associated with creating a corneal flap. We provide you with a course of drops following your surgery to prevent any infection, inflammation and to minimize symptoms of dry eyes.