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Who is the best laser eye surgery provider in London?

I have noticed that there are quite a few laser eye surgery clinics in London. Can you give any advice on how to choose the best one for me?   There's no straightforward answer to this as you'll have to consider quite a few things in order to choose the best clinic that will suit your surgical needs. Finding the best laser eye clinics in London Make sure that the surgeon who will perform the procedur...
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Who is suitable for laser eye surgery?

I’m interested in having laser eye surgery done, but how would I know if I am suitable for it?     More than 85% of people who wear spectacles and contact lenses and are 18 years of age or older will be suitable candidates for laser eye surgery. General health and eye health are both important factors in deciding the suitability of a patient for laser eye surgery. Therefore it is vital that anyone consi...
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What should I expect after laser eye surgery?

I’ve been assured that laser eye surgery is quick and virtually painless, but my main worry is how I would feel after the surgery. What normally happens after a patient has undergone surgery?     Experiences differ from patient to patient, but in the hours immediately following laser eye surgery, most patients will be advised to rest. Many describe a sensation akin to having sand in their eyes and the ey...
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Should I Get Laser Eye Surgery Abroad?

I know someone who has chosen to have laser eye surgery done in Poland because it costs less to have it done there. Do you know which country offers laser eye surgery at the cheapest rate?     Cost alone should not be the determining factor of your choice of laser eye surgery provider. Anecdotal evidence suggests that European countries such as Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovak...
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What is laser eye surgery?

I hear people raving about laser eye surgery all the time, but I have no idea what it really is. Can you please explain what it is and how it's done?     Laser eye surgery is a procedure for correcting common visual impairments, over a wide range of prescriptions, caused by hyperopia (long-sightedness), myopia (short-sightedness) or astigmatism (an irregular conically-shaped cornea). It provides a long-te...
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What does laser eye surgery feel like?

I like the idea of undergoing laser eye surgery, but I’m worried about the level of discomfort or pain that I might experience. Can you describe exactly how it feels when you’re having laser eye surgery done?     There are various stages in the laser eye surgery process, each of which produces different types of sensation. Whilst the procedure itself is pain-free, certain aspects may cause a little dis...
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What’s The Age Limit For Laser Eye Surgery?

My son has been short-sighted for a few years now and is desperate to have laser eye surgery done so he won't have to wear specs anymore. I don't know if he's the right age for surgery though. What is the age limit for laser eye surgery, if there is one?     Laser eye surgeons will not operate on patients below the age of 18. Some will recommend that refractive surgery is not undertaken before the patie...
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Is laser eye surgery painful?

I've been told by many people that I could get rid of my short-sightedness by having laser eye surgery done. My main worry is that it will turn out to be too painful for me to endure! Is there a basis for my fear?     No, laser eye surgery isn’t painful. Most patients report that the process is painless and at worst, only experience a mild discomfort when a restraint is fitted to the eye in order to pre...
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How many laser eye surgery procedures go wrong?

I've worn glasses for many years now and am contemplating having laser eye surgery done. Do you have any information on patients suffering from complications after having had laser eye surgery?     Complications arising from modern laser eye surgery are very rare. A study of patients in the American Armed Forces demonstrated that of 112,500 recruits who underwent laser eye surgery between 2000 and 2008, o...
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Does laser eye surgery cost more if your eyesight is worse?

I have a particularly strong prescription for nearsightedness and astigmatism. I would really love to not have to wear glasses anymore, but I'm worried that because of my prescription, I would have to pay a lot for laser eye surgery. Would I really have to shell out more for surgery if my eyesight is a lot worse than normal?     Many factors will affect the cost of your laser eye surgery, including the pre...
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