How long does laser eye surgery take?
It’s a common misconception that the procedure for laser eye surgery takes a long time. 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. If any of these pre surgery checks are not carried out with 100% accuracy, your surgery may not be successful, and you may require re treatment.
So How Long Does It Take?
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.
At Focus, we’re proud of our 100% success rates for typical long and short sight prescriptions. In addition to this, we offer a 10 year guarantee. In the extremely rare circumstance that you require re treatment in the first 10 years post treatment, the cost of the repeat surgery is free!
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To get a better idea of how we can help you, and also the different types of services we offer, book a free* consultation now.
Why Choose Us?
100% 20/20 vision
Focus Clinic has a remarkable 100% success rate for 20/20 vision. We know of no other clinic that has matched these results. There is a big difference between, for example, 98% and 100% success, especially if you are in the 2%.
10 year guarantee
Your 10 Year Guarantee means you can return at any time if you have additional questions on the quality of your vision. If you have distance vision correction for short-sight then any repeat laser eye treatments to correct a return of myopia in the first 10 years are included free of charge.*
Most trusted eye treatment clinic
We have the highest trust rating of any ‘eye treatment’ rated clinic, according to independent review site TrustPilot. With an outstanding 9.9 out of 10, when it comes to your eyes, choose the clinic that actual patients trust the most.
*Terms and conditions apply, excludes any age-related changes and conditions unrelated to the primary treatment
Laser eye surgery, or laser refraction surgery, refers to several procedures used to correct refraction issues within the eye.
Most often patients will be experiencing short-sightedness (myopia) long-sightedness (hyperopia) or astigmatism. With older patients showing signs of presbyopia (old-age related long-sightedness).
Lens replacement surgery, such as refractive lens exchange (RLE), is growing in popularity. Lens exchange procedures have a low level of risk, permanent results, a positive financial outcome when compared to traditional vision correction and speedy recovery times.
Hyperopia (far- or long-sightedness) is a common refractive error where distance vision may not necessarily be affected, but objects closer to the subject are poorly defined and blurry. However, it is worth noting that everyone will experience hyperopia differently.
Myopia, commonly referred to as near-sightedness or short-sightedness, is a condition that hinders the effective range of vision, with objects only appearing clear and in focus when nearby. Myopia is a widespread cause of poor eyesight, with an estimated 1 in 3 people in the UK having myopia.