What if I blink or move during treatment?
Nothing untoward will happen if you blink or move during your laser eye treatment. In fact, there isn’t anything you can do that will upset the process or affect the result, which people find very reassuring.
In laser vision correction, the lasers are in fact only active for 10% of the total duration of the procedure.
Most of the procedure (90%) is performed by the surgeon manually. That is why you want a highly experienced laser eye surgery specialist when it comes to your treatment.
The surgeon is in full control throughout the procedure, and will advise you if your head or eyes are moving too much. During the actual operation of the lasers, we have a sophisticated advanced tracking technology that confirms the position of your eye before every pulse, 400 times a second. The tracking system can respond faster than you can move your eyes so the treatment is always exactly in the correct position.
Your job is to simply look at the flashing green light for the eight or nine minutes duration of the complete treatment (both eyes).
One eye will be completed first, before moving on to the second eye. You should continue to blink normally throughout. It will feel as if you are blinking naturally, even though the eyelids are held open by a special instrument known as a speculum. This is quite painless. The anaesthetic drops ensure that you don’t feel any pain, or any desire to excessively blink or shut your eyes.
While the speculum is in place, each time you blink the muscle will twitch but the eyelid will not close. However, it will feel that you have just blinked normally.
Look at the flashing green light for eight or nine minutes, blink as you normally would, and your Focus specialist consultant surgeon will do the rest.
Please call us on 0203 811 1576 if you have any additional questions or would like to discuss vision correction in more detail.
Further information on laser eye surgery risks and safety can be found here.
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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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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.