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Laser eye surgery 2 years on - what can I expect

Laser eye surgery 2 years on - what can I expect

Published on 14th March 2013

After you have undergone your laser eye treatment, we will see you regularly for the following 12 months to keep a check on your prescription and your eyes. Read More...

Laser eye surgery for reading vision

Laser eye surgery for reading vision

Published on 12th March 2013

If you are between 40 - 45 years of age and wear glasses for distance, you may have started to need help for reading / near vision too. This is usually addressed by changing your single vision spectacle lenses to bifocal lenses or varifocal lenses. Read More...

How soon after laser eye surgery can I fly?

How soon after laser eye surgery can I fly?

Published on 8th March 2013

It is possible to fly within a day or two following your laser eye surgery, though this will depend to a degree on the type of treatment you are having. Read More...

Top 5 reasons why people get laser eye surgery

Top 5 reasons why people get laser eye surgery

Published on 28th February 2013

During the consultation we discuss with patients why they are thinking of having laser eye surgery. Over the past 12 years we have heard a lot of reasons (and some you would have never have thought of!) and thought we would share with you the 5 most common reasons why people opt for laser eye surgery. Read More...

Top 10 laser surgery articles of 2013

Top 10 laser surgery articles of 2013

Published on 26th February 2013

Each month we share our insights and know-how in laser eye surgery, from the questions we get asked from our patients through to insights in new techniques. Read More...

Visualase patient feedback questionnaire 2013 results

Visualase patient feedback questionnaire 2013 results

Published on 11th February 2013

Once a year in February we send a questionnaire out to all our patients from the previous year. This aim of this survey is to get feedback to assist us in assessing and planning our future patient care.
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Visualase - leading laser eye clinic in the North West

Visualase - leading laser eye clinic in the North West

Published on 21st January 2013

Visualase is the only laser eye clinic in the area since the recent closure of Optical Express. Our customers come from the surrounding areas, covering, Bolton, Wigan, Bury, Preston, Chorley and beyond. Read More...

Boxing & laser eye surgery - how soon after surgery can I get back to the sport?

Boxing & laser eye surgery - how soon after surgery can I get back to the sport?

Published on 22nd October 2012

Boxing is obviously a physical contact sport and serious discussion needs to take place between the patient and their doctor about the length of time required post laser eye correction before returning to this sport. Read More...

Can I have laser eye surgery even though I play rugby?

Can I have laser eye surgery even though I play rugby?

Published on 25th September 2012

Laser eye surgery is certainly suitable if you play rugby. There are two main procedure types in refractive surgery; LASIK and LASEK. LASIK involves creating a flap on the cornea and LASEK is a surface treatment. Read More...

What age can I have laser eye surgery?

What age can I have laser eye surgery?

Published on 7th August 2012

The minimum age we would consider performing laser eye surgery on someone would be 18 years of age. Read More...

I suffer from dry eye syndrome. Will it stop me having laser eye treatment?

I suffer from dry eye syndrome. Will it stop me having laser eye treatment?

Published on 3rd August 2012

A lot of people experience dry eye symptoms. Most of these symptoms are due to the environment we are in, for example; air conditioned rooms, centrally heated rooms, dry atmosphere on an airplane etc. Read More...

Is laser eye surgery painful?

Is laser eye surgery painful?

Published on 2nd August 2012

The actual procedure itself is painless. It feels a little odd, and a bit uncomfortable but there is no pain. Your eyes are completely anaesthetised and the vast majority of patients say the thought of the treatment beforehand was far worse the reality of it. Some have even said that they would rather have their eyes lasered than go to the dentist !! Read More...

Travelling to my laser eye surgery - do I need someone else with me?

Travelling to my laser eye surgery - do I need someone else with me?

Published on 16th July 2012

On the day of your laser eye correction, we recommend that you have someone with you. Read More...

I've been told that my prescription is too high to have laser treatment - is there any alternative?

I've been told that my prescription is too high to have laser treatment - is there any alternative?

Published on 11th July 2012

Unfortunately, not everyone is suitable for laser eye correction, and one of the reasons can be that your prescription is simply outside the treatable range. Read More...

Rossendale optician David Gould recommends Visualase laser eye surgery

Rossendale optician David Gould recommends Visualase laser eye surgery

Published on 25th May 2012

A local Optician David Gould in Rosendale, Lancashire, North West, recently researched and recommended Visualase. As part of their ongoing commitment to their patients they wanted to be able to talked with authority and knowledge when they asked about laser eye surgery. His story was recently written up and published online. Read More...

I'm 61 years old - am I too old for laser eye surgery?

I'm 61 years old - am I too old for laser eye surgery?

Published on 30th April 2012

At 61, you are NOT too old for laser eye surgery. However, one thing to consider is that, the older you are, the higher the chances are of you developing cataract. Read More...

I have been informed that I have large pupils - will this effect whether I can have laser eye surgery?

I have been informed that I have large pupils - will this effect whether I can have laser eye surgery?

Published on 15th April 2012

It is very important to accurately measure the size of a patients pupils, especially at night when they naturally dilate and become larger. Read More...

When can I drive after laser eye surgery?

When can I drive after laser eye surgery?

Published on 13th April 2012

The vast majority of patients are at driving standard or better when we examine them at their day one post op appointment. Read More...

Will I need glasses after having laser eye surgery?

Will I need glasses after having laser eye surgery?

Published on 10th April 2012

If you are having laser eye surgery to correct your distance vision, as long as you had a stable prescription, it is highly unlikely that you would ever require distance glasses again. Read More...

How soon after laser eye surgery can I return to work?

How soon after laser eye surgery can I return to work?

Published on 8th March 2012

This is a question we get asked a lot. The most popular treatment is LASIK as it affords the patient the quickest visual recovery and the least amount of "down time". Read More...