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4 reasons why it’s worth getting laser eye surgery

Posted: Apr 23 2020

What is laser eye surgery?

Wondering why you should choose laser eye surgery? There are many reasons why this life-changing surgery will be the best decision you make. Laser eye surgery is extremely rewarding, and the results are practically immediate. Even those with very high prescriptions find a huge improvement in vision 24 hours after surgery!

Laser eye surgery is an incredibly popular procedure used to correct different types of vision problems. A laser is used to reshape the cornea, which is the transparent area in front of the coloured part of your eye and adjusts the focus of the eye. It can be used to treat things like myopia (short-sightedness), hypermetropia (long-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia (reading vision problems). Laser eye surgery can happen very quickly at our central London clinic, with no pain thanks to the anaesthetic drops applied prior.

The procedure itself begins with having your eyes carefully measured so that our optometrist can determine exactly what type of corrective lenses are needed for your individual case, and this also allows them to judge whether you’re suitable for laser eye surgery. Following this assessment, if approved, a specialised laser is used to subtly alter your refractive power and reshape your cornea, which will improve your overall eyesight. Aftercare following surgery consists of postoperative drops being administered and regular follow-up appointments to assess how well you’ve healed over time.

The benefits of laser eye surgery


Whilst playing sports, especially contact sports, glasses can get in the way. They can get easily broken or even cause an injury. Another problem could be losing a contact lens and having to continue the sport with your vision impaired because you forgot to pack your spare lenses. Why not have laser and lessen the risk of all the above? You can continue the sports you love to play worry-free, knowing that none of the above will happen. Sounds like a dream!

Contact lens-free

Contact lenses are the bane of your life! As well as being a complete time-consuming chore to insert them every morning, they can cause all sorts of problems. The risk of getting an infection is high, especially when they aren’t cleaned or stored exactly as they should be. Infections can mean having to wear glasses for an extended period, which is what you were avoiding in the first place! Laser eye surgery would answer all these problems!


The biggest shock for people is that laser eye surgery can save you a fortune. Most people think laser eye surgery is quite pricey. Surprisingly, if you calculate how much you spend on glasses and contact lenses every year, laser eye surgery is a big saving. You could look at it like buying instead of renting a house; it works out cheaper in the long run. Learn more about laser eye surgery costs and what to consider here.

Better quality of vision and life

Laser eye surgery reshapes the front of the cornea to allow the eyes to focus better than they would if you wore glasses or contact lenses. You’ll have a much-improved quality of vision – 20/20 or even better! Experiencing a vision like this could dramatically improve your quality of life, allowing you to see things with complete clarity. Imagine not having to remember to pack your glasses for driving or glasses for reading whenever you leave the house. How great would it be to be able to check when the next tube is arriving when you’re waiting at the station, read the menu in a restaurant or be able to see to go snorkelling/diving, all without putting your glasses on!?

How does laser eye surgery work?

Laser eye surgery has advanced a great deal over the past few decades and is now the preferred method of correcting vision in most cases. It works by using an excimer laser to literally reshape the cornea in order to fine-tune the way light enters the eye and projects onto the retina. This process is referred to as “refractive surgery” and is widely used to treat conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. The amount of change required for each patient’s eyes depends on their particular prescription value and eye structure; however, the procedure itself is relatively straightforward.

During laser refractive surgery, energy from a cool beam laser is sent through tiny pulses of light onto specific areas of the cornea, which causes minuscule amounts of tissue to evaporate. This effectively changes its shape and adjusts how light enters the eye in order to focus it efficiently onto the retina, allowing for clearer vision without glasses or contact lenses. This same process can also be used on patients who require cataract surgery; however, since that condition requires more extensive corneal reshaping along with lens replacement while maintaining integrity within other parts of the eye, traditional methods are

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Book your eye surgery consultation with OCL Vision today

In conclusion, if you’re considering laser eye surgery, OCL Vision in London is an excellent choice. With our state-of-the-art technology and experienced team of surgeons, you can trust that you’ll receive the highest quality care and achieve exceptional results. Not only will you enjoy the benefits of improved vision, but you’ll also have peace of mind knowing that you’re in the hands of experts who truly care about your well-being. Don’t let poor vision hold you back any longer – book your consultation with OCL Vision today and take the first step towards a clearer, brighter future.