Most people with normal prescriptions can undergo laser eye surgery without a problem. But there are still some patients who may not be suitable for various reasons, which we discuss below. The first step to check if laser eye surgery will work for you is always to have a consultation with a specialist, who can assess your own unique health and circumstances.
Here’s a broad outline of the criteria that clinics will usually ask for when assessing patients for laser eye surgery. Every case is individual, however, and many of these factors can be managed, so it’s always worth having a consultation to discuss your own treatment and whether laser eye surgery will be suitable for you.
Check if laser eye surgery will work for you or if you should explore other vision correction options with our Vision Correction Calculator.
A contraindication is a factor in your own particular medical circumstances that makes you unsuitable for surgery. That might be because for you, laser eye surgery is unlikely to be particularly effective, or because the risks are too high to carry out surgery safely. Some of the symptoms and conditions that may that may mean you’re not suitable for laser eye surgery include:
It’s important to book an appointment with your specialist to discuss your suitability for laser eye surgery and to discuss the options for alternative treatments. With the latest modern advances in eye surgery, it may be possible to treat patients who were previously told they were unsuitable for laser eye surgery or there may be a new alternative that you are eligible for.
If you are not sure whether you’re suitable for laser eye surgery procedures like LASIK, we can help you. Make an enquiry or call on 0203 369 2020
The costs below are for both eyes and include an initial consultation and follow-up appointments.
From £3950, or £148 over 24 months
LASEK (advanced surface ablation)
From £4300, or £162 over 24 months
LASER Blended Vision
£4950, or £186 over 24 months
Finance Options/Interest-Free Credit
We also offer 0% interest finance options making it easier to spread the cost of surgery over up to 24 months.
A minimum 10% deposit is required and the balance is split over your chosen monthly period of either 6, 12, or 24 months at a rate of 0% APR.
Get in touch to find out more about our flexible pricing options and how we can make it work for you.
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Last updated on
January 31st, 2023
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