Types of LASIK
We perform LASIK eye surgery in London for 97% of all laser eye treatments at Focus, with the remaining 3% being PRK (also sometimes referred to as LASEK).
LASIK provides minimal discomfort and an extremely rapid vision recovery over a few hours. PRK, in comparison, takes several days to heal even though the final results are the same.
There are several types of technology that can be used in LASIK surgery, some being more modern and sophisticated than others. At our clinic, we only offer the most advanced procedure.
There are several types of LASIK eye surgery:
1. Wavefront-Optimised LASIK
The biggest jump in better laser vision results was from the development of treatments that preserve the natural ‘aspheric’ shape of the cornea, the clear front window of the eye (high-end camera lenses also use aspheric optics to produce crisp, high-definition images). Wavefront optimised laser eye surgery uses the precise curvature data information from scans of your cornea, reducing so-called spherical aberrations that can occur with non-aspheric laser refractive surgery.
2. Wavefront-Guided LASIK
Wavefront-Guided LASIK is only needed for a small number of patients whose eyes have high levels of optical aberrations. Wavefront optimised treatments (above) deliver the same results for most patients, whilst also removing less tissue (leaving the cornea stronger and with less chance of dry eyes). Wavefront-guided treatments use measurements of how light waves travel through your eye (using an aberrometer) to target significant imperfections of optical quality, for specific patients who have marked aberrations. Such treatments are known as ‘custom LASIK’, and include topography-guided LASIK (see below). Whilst some clinics market laser eye surgery on the benefits of custom wavefront LASIK for everyone, the science does not support the claims; wavefront-optimised correction is the right choice for most patients.
3. Topography-Guided LASIK
Topography-Guided LASIK uses precision maps of the corneal surface to create a custom LASIK procedure. Topography-guided laser treatment aims to regularise the corneal shape to improve optical quality and can address visual aberrations, as well as physical abnormalities such as corneal scars.
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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.
Alternatively, you can find more information about our LASIK surgery using the guides linked below:
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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.*
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