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Excimer laser

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.

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What is it for?

Laser refractive surgery for the correction of refractive error.


When is this done?

During laser eye surgery.


What actually happens?

You simply lie back and relax as the laser begins firing. In the space of seconds, the laser vaporises corneal tissue to alter the optical focusing properties of the eye, by altering the curvature of the cornea.


How does it feel?

You do not feel the laser sculpting the tissue from your cornea.


Some patients do detect a “burning” odour, similar to the scent sometimes emitted from a hair dryer.

The smell comes from the breaking of carbon bonds in the tissues of the cornea and is not from the burning of corneal tissue.


Patients also report that they see a kaleidoscopic light as the laser pulsates.


You will hear the buzzing sound of the laser as it operates.


What does it do?

In short-sighted treatments, the laser flattens the cornea in the central zone. In long-sighted treatments, the laser flattens the cornea in the peripheral zone. In astigmatism the laser flattens or steepens the cornea in one meridian (direction) more than the meridian 90 degrees to make the cornea more spherical (round) instead of oval.


How does it benefit you?

Essentially, the excimer laser is an extremely high precision sculpting tool that changes the focusing of the eye. It enables specialist eye surgeons to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.

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.