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How long should I be out of contact lenses before laser eye surgery?

Laser eye surgery London

If you are looking for a laser eye clinic in London, then the London Vision Clinic should be on your shortlist.  

That may seem like a strong statement, but the London Vision Clinic emphasises that, in expert hands, laser eye surgery can be an extremely safe, life enhancing experience. More than 100,000 laser eye surgery procedures will be done in the UK this year. Read the guide to Laser Eye Surgery to help make the right choice for your eyesight.

Contact London Vision Clinic


  • Soft Contact Lenses: 3 days

  • Extended Wear Soft Lenses: minimum 1 week

  • Toric Soft Lenses: minimum 1 week

  • Rigid Gas Permeables (RGP) worn for 10 years: minimum 4 weeks

  • Rigid Gas Permeables worn for 20 years: minimum 8 weeks

  • Rigid Gas Permeables worn for 30 or more years: minimum 12 weeks

  • True Hard Lenses (Polymethyl methacrylate): minimum 12 weeks

Get a quote

Get a quote for laser eye treatment

If you are looking for a quote for laser eye surgery, or want more information about treatment in your local area, you can complete the Laser Eye Surgery Enquiry Form. Your enquiry will be forwarded to a maximum of three clinics or providers of laser eye treatment who partner with the Private Healthcare UK web site.