Should I have laser eye surgery?
For some, the thought of having laser eye surgery is quite daunting. Common concerns we hear from patients considering vision treatment are:
- Is it dangerous?
- Does it hurt?
- Will it make me go blind?
- Does it wear off?
- Can it treat my astigmatism?
However, for eligible candidates in a specialist low-volume setting, using the latest technological advances and an expert surgeon’s skills and training, the chances of any harm coming to you through laser eye surgery is very minimal.
Some people are perfectly happy with their current vision correct solution, whether it be contact lenses or glasses. Therefore, laser eye surgery seems like an unnecessary expense.
For others, their current vision correction may not be working so well. For example, high intensity workouts or contact sports are difficult whilst wearing glasses, and contact lenses can be a hassle to put in and take out, especially when you’re in a rush.
Also, these methods of vision correction are required daily, whether it be for reading, driving, looking at presentations or working. More often than not, if you require vision correction, enjoying day-to-day life without them will be a lot easier!
With laser eye surgery, the procedure is:
QUICK - surgery is only a few minutes and pre and post surgery checks are around 60 minutes in total.
COMFORTABLE – you are given anaesthetic eye drops before the surgery so the procedure is practically painless.
PERMANENT – Focus Clinic has a 100% success record for 20/20 vision (or better) after having LASIK laser eye surgery for typical short-sighted prescriptions. We are so confident that our results for short-sightedness distance vision correction are permanent that we offer a Lifetime Guarantee.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. (Terms and conditions apply, excludes any age-related changes and conditions unrelated to the primary treatment).
CHEAPER – the cost of having LASIK surgery actually works out cheaper than the average lifetime spend on glasses or contact lenses. The average person typically spends £100 a year on glasses or £300 a year on contact lenses. This means that after 10 years, you would have spent more on glasses or contacts than you would have on LASIK for typical long- and short-sight prescriptions.
Considering most people with myopia (short-sight) require glasses by the time they reach their mid 20s, your lifetime spend on glasses and contacts would be £15,000 (based on 60 years glasses wear and 30 years using contact lenses). LASIK surgery costing £4,000 means a saving of more than £10,000 over the long-term.
SAFE – Laser eye surgery is now safer than ever. The safety and effectiveness of treatments is primarily down to the appropriate selection of candidates. At Focus Clinic, we only treat suitable patients, which ensures minimal complications and maximum effectiveness – we have a 100% success rate for typical short-sighted prescriptions (including most degrees of astigmatism) and a very low rate of complications.
Above all, being able to see perfectly, sometimes for the first time in your life without the aid of glasses or contact lenses is truly life changing. It lifts the restrictions that you’ve grown used to and allows you to notice all of the minute but beautiful details in everyday life – the pretty flowers you walk by, the breathtaking views when on nature walks or holidays, the smiles of your friends, children or grandchildren.
Don’t just take our word for it. Check out what our patients had to say about the laser eye surgery they received at Focus Clinic by clicking here.