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Mr David Allamby
MD, FRCOphth, FRCS
Is your eyesight holding you back?
Tired of having to wear prescription glasses or fiddle with contact lenses every morning?
Are you suffering from eye strain or blurred vision? Or do you find it difficult to read?
Considered laser eye surgery in the past but still aren't sure if it's the right procedure for you?
Laser eye surgery, also known as laser vision correction, is a procedure that uses lasers to reshape the cornea of the eye so that individuals with poor eyesight are able to focus better.
Laser eye surgery may help with several eye conditions, including:
In many cases, laser eye surgery may help to drastically improve your vision, removing your reliance on glasses and contact lenses completely.
Whether you struggle reading, have blurred vision, wear glasses or contact lenses, or have other vision problems, if suitable, laser eye surgery can help to reduce these issues, if not completely rectify them.
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Laser Eye Surgery Treatments
LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK eye surgery (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) is the most widely used laser eye surgery used to correct short-sight, long-sight, astigmatism, and presbyopia (the need for reading glasses).
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is a treatment designed and developed to help restore distance and reading vision in those individuals who are over 50. It is an alternative treatment to LASIK Blended Vision.
Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
The Implantable Collamer Lens is an alternative treatment for those individuals who are not suitable candidates for laser eye surgery because of a high, or extreme, prescription.
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of laser eye surgery can range from £595 to £2,495 upwards per eye.
At Focus, pricing ranges from £2,400 to £3,750 per eye, depending on the exact treatment you may require.
The effects of laser eye surgery are generally permanent, but in a small percentage of cases, retreatment or enhancement may be required. The average percentage is around 1% per year.
At Focus, we offer a 10-year guarantee, which means that if you do require retreatment or enhancement, we will provide this completely free of charge.
For the past 3 years, 100% of Focus patients with typical short-sighted (myopic) prescriptions have achieved 20/20 vision with a single treatment. We do not know of any other clinic that has achieved this success rate.
Our commitment to a 100% success rate for 20/20 and better has taken us to new levels of excellence in clinical outcomes. And while this does not guarantee your individual success, our results from the past 3 years will give you a high degree of confidence that you will attain very clear unaided vision. These results are now undergoing a rigorous independent clinic audit and preparation for publication in a peer-review journal.
Our commitment to you is that we will not perform treatment on you or anyone we feel does not have an excellent possibility of achieving independence from glasses and contacts. Our team is risk-averse, meaning that we do not take chances ourselves or on your behalf.
The vast majority of our patients are extremely happy with their results and can do most activities without dependence on corrective lenses after vision correction. For typical short sight, 99.7% of patients can see better than 20/20 following their laser vision correction. See here for more about our results
Choosing the right surgeon to perform your laser eye surgery can be a difficult decision and one that you should not base solely on price.
Often, those clinics that charge very cheap prices have to turn over a large number of patients, meaning that the care you get is often substandard.
Laser eye surgery is extremely safe. In fact, it is one of the safest surgical procedures in the world. As with any surgical procedure, there will always be a degree of risk, but this is very minimal.
On top of being one of the safest procedures in the world, there is also an extensive suitability screening process.
People who may not be suitable for laser eye surgery may be people over the age of 40, people younger than 20, those with an eye disease, or immune disorder, or those people with very high refractive errors.
Although your appointment will be for an hour, the laser aspect of the surgery only takes up to 10 minutes (a few minutes per eye).
The rest of the time is your surgeon carrying out over 100 checks, ensuring 100% accuracy for your surgery.
You will spend between half an hour to an hour in our patient recovery room, where you can relax, drink tea and eat biscuits while your eyes adjust after surgery.
Most patients will have perfect vision straight after surgery, however in some cases it can take up to 24 hours for your 20/20 (or better) vision to come into effect.