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Will I need glasses after having laser eye surgery?

Will I need glasses after having laser eye surgery?

Published on 9th 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...

Is it possible to have laser eye surgery if I am pregnant?

Is it possible to have laser eye surgery if I am pregnant?

Published on 1st March 2012

It's not recommended that you have laser treatment whilst you are pregnant, or in the first few months post natal. Read More...

Can I wear make up after laser eye surgery?

Can I wear make up after laser eye surgery?

Published on 1st March 2012

You can wear make up after laser eye surgery, but you do need to avoid eye make up for at least the first week, so no eye shadow, eyeliner or mascara for that length of time. Read More...

Do you advise to wear sunglasses after laser eye surgery?

Do you advise to wear sunglasses after laser eye surgery?

Published on 1st March 2012

We do recommend that you wear a pair good quality UV protection sun glasses after laser eye surgery. Read More...

Visualase patient feedback questionnaire 2012 results

Visualase patient feedback questionnaire 2012 results

Published on 7th February 2012

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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How long after laser eye surgery do your eyes stay bloodshot?

How long after laser eye surgery do your eyes stay bloodshot?

Published on 12th January 2012

Your eyes may be slightly bloodshot after undergoing laser eye correction. This can vary from patient to patient as we are all individual. Read More...

I am an avid Sky Diver. How long after laser eye surgery would I have to wait for my first dive?

I am an avid Sky Diver. How long after laser eye surgery would I have to wait for my first dive?

Published on 9th January 2012

We would generally recommend refraining from such an activity for four weeks after your treatment. Read More...

Laser eye surgery Intralase versus Microkeratome - which is best?

Laser eye surgery Intralase versus Microkeratome - which is best?

Published on 14th December 2011

There is much debate amongst eye surgeons about whether Intralase or Microkeratome is best for creating the corneal flap required in the LASIK procedure. Read More...

I had an infection in my eye when I wore contacts and it scarred my cornea - will I still be able to get laser eye surgery?

I had an infection in my eye when I wore contacts and it scarred my cornea - will I still be able to get laser eye surgery?

Published on 14th December 2011

It is not uncommon for someone to have a corneal scar from a contact lens infection. It is still potentially possible to have laser eye surgery if this is the case, but you must seek expert from advice from your treating ophthalmologist. Read More...

How long before laser eye surgery do I have to stop wearing contact lenses?

How long before laser eye surgery do I have to stop wearing contact lenses?

Published on 8th December 2011

You do need to refrain from wearing contact lenses prior to having laser eye surgery. In fact, you need to refrain from wearing them to have your suitability determined at your consultation. Read More...

Can I go diving after laser eye surgery?

Can I go diving after laser eye surgery?

Published on 3rd November 2011

Can I go diving after laser eye surgery? is question which we have seen on one of the leading diving forums. Read More...

Can having laser eye surgery help me pass my medical for the navy?

Can having laser eye surgery help me pass my medical for the navy?

Published on 2nd November 2011

We recently saw this discussion on a forum about could laser eye surgery help if they wanted to join the navy Read More...

People "should obtain several laser eye surgery consultations"

People "should obtain several laser eye surgery consultations"

Published on 6th September 2011

There was a recent article on Contact Lenses.co.uk on whether people should have many consultations before getting laser eye surgery - and we thought we'd respond to this. Read More...

Choosing your eye laser surgery clinic: why location is an important factor

Choosing your eye laser surgery clinic: why location is an important factor

Published on 21st June 2011

At Visualase we take great care of our patients throughout their laser eye surgery - pre-clinic, treatment and aftercare. Our feedback shows that 80% of patients come from within a 30 mile radius of the clinic. Read More...

Why not get laser eye surgery for the summer?

Why not get laser eye surgery for the summer?

Published on 12th June 2011

With the summer holiday season fast approaching - are you starting to think about what to pack for your dream holiday? Read More...

BBC Watchdog laser eye surgery - not all clinics are the same

BBC Watchdog laser eye surgery - not all clinics are the same

Published on 5th May 2011

Some of you may have seen BBC Watchdog on TV last night with quite a lengthy item about laser eye treatment at Optical Express. Whilst the item was in no way negative about laser eye correction, it was negative about the sales techniques used by Optical Express and their overall lack of consistency on their pricing structure and knowledge available by their "patient advisors". Read More...

Does laser eye surgery effect your night vision?

Does laser eye surgery effect your night vision?

Published on 25th April 2011

Night vision problems that may be encountered include reduced contrast vision, glare and halos. However, these symptoms tend to reduce as the cornea heals and improvements in surgical technique and technology over recent years mean that night vision problems are less prevalent. Read More...

Laser eye surgery - the risks downplayed: views of an independent clinic

Laser eye surgery - the risks downplayed: views of an independent clinic

Published on 22nd March 2011

The article on the Marie Claire website back in March 2009 about the risks of laser eye surgery definitely rings true. Read More...

Visualase patient feedback questionnaire 2010 results

Visualase patient feedback questionnaire 2010 results

Published on 14th March 2011

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. Read More...