What is LASIK Surgery?

LASIK eye surgery ('laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis') is the most widely performed laser eye surgery to correct:

In common with all forms of laser refractive surgery, LASIK eye surgery changes the curvature of the cornea so that light entering the eye will be correctly focused on the retina at the back of the eye, resulting in a clear image.

The A-LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure at Focus

At Focus, your surgeon will perform more than 150 steps on each eye with our advanced LASIK procedure (A-LASIK), developed by chief surgeon David Allamby. A-LASIK has resulted in a 100% success rate for all common myopia prescriptions and a boosted safety profile. For LASIK in general, ninety percent of the treatment is done manually by the surgeon, with the lasers active for only 10% of the duration. Hence, getting an expert surgeon is very important.

Creating the Flap

Your surgeon first uses a femtosecond laser to create a thin, circular “flap” in the uppermost layer of the cornea. (N.B. some clinics still use a mechanical blade tool called a microkeratome for this step, but which is outdated and should be avoided).

LASIK laser eye surgery procedure

The Curvature of the Cornea

The curvature of the cornea is changed by this cool ultraviolet laser (without heat) by evaporating microscopic amounts of tissue. The new shape creates clear vision by correctly focusing light onto the retina inside the eye. For short-sight, the cornea is made flatter, whereas for long-sight it is made steeper.

LASIK eye surgery, like PRK, can also correct astigmatism by smoothing a rugby ball-shaped cornea into a rounder, more normal shape. It is a common myth that LASIK eye surgery cannot treat astigmatism.

After the laser reshapes the cornea, the flap is then folded back into position, covering the area where the corneal tissue was removed. Then the cornea is allowed to heal naturally.

LASIK laser eye procedure
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The surface skin cells will have sealed the edge of the flap in just 4 hours.

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LASIK eye surgery requires only topical anaesthetic drops, and no bandages or stitches are needed.

Book a Free LASIK Consultation Today

LASIK is a life-changing surgery that can help you see clearly and live your life to the fullest. But like any surgery, it’s important to know what to expect before, during and after the procedure.

At Focus Clinics, we want you to be as comfortable and confident as possible with your decision to have LASIK surgery. That’s why we offer free LASIK consultations, so you can learn more about the procedure and ask any questions you may have.

To book a free LASIK consultation with one of our expert surgeons, please contact us today.

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Why Choose Us?

100% 20/20 vision

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

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.*

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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.

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