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Questions to ask when considering 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.

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Checklist for evaluating a laser eye surgeon’s qualifications:


  • A Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons / Ophthalmologists or equivalent

  • Fellowship specialty training in corneal surgery

  • Fellowship sub-specialty training in refractive (laser eye) surgery


No one wants to compromise on their vision. Ideally, you would like to find the surgeon who combines the right level of professional training using the most current technology combined with a wealth of experience in the specific procedure that you are undergoing.


You are looking for a surgeon with experience in the specific procedure you seek. While laser eye surgery is a sub-speciality of ophthalmology, not all ophthalmologists are versed in all the different types of refractive surgery, including LASIK, LASEK/ PRK, and non-laser procedures such as IOLs (Intraocular Lenses), CK (Conductive Keratoplasty). Not all surgeons can treat all prescriptions; if you have a more unusual prescription some surgeons will very appropriately refuse to treat you, because they lack the experience or technology to treat the particular condition.


You are looking for a surgeon who can show you statistics that reflect their individual surgical

outcomes. Examine quoted statistics carefully to determine if they are relevant to your particular

prescription. For example, results for patients between –1.00D and –3.00D of short-sightedness will have little relevance to you if you have –6.00D of short-sightedness. Statistics for short-sighted patients are often better than statistics for longsighted patients. Therefore, if you are longsighted, you will want to ensure you are looking at the right group of patients to evaluate surgical results properly. For people who need reading glasses, bifocals or varifocals, surgical results rarely include reference to a patient’s near vision after laser eye surgery. If you are over 40, you will want to look at surgical results for near vision as well as distance vision.

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.