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Can I have laser eye surgery more than once?

Can I have laser eye surgery more than once?

Published on 14th March 2019

A question we get asked frequently here at Visualase, Bolton is, can I have laser eye surgery more than once? Read More...

Can I have laser treatment if I have cataracts?

Can I have laser treatment if I have cataracts?

Published on 16th November 2017

The simple answer is no. The eye is rather like a camera and like a camera there is a lens inside the eye. This lens sits just behind the pupil and should be transparent. If for any reason the lens of the eye becomes cloudy or hazy the patient is then said to have a cataract. A better and patient orientated definition of cataract is therefore: "a clouding of the lens within the eye that is reducing vision." Read More...

What’s the difference between LASIK and LASEK eye surgery?

What’s the difference between LASIK and LASEK eye surgery?

Published on 18th October 2017 by Dr Stephen Doyle

At the Visualase Laser Eye Surgery Clinic in Bolton, we perform two types of laser eye surgery - LASIK and LASEK. In this article we explain the difference between the two procedures, and why you may be more suitable to have one treatment than the other. Read More...

Does glaucoma affect my chances of having laser eye surgery?

Does glaucoma affect my chances of having laser eye surgery?

Published on 3rd August 2017

Glaucoma is a term that describes a group of eye conditions that affect vision. Glaucoma often affects both eyes, usually in varying degrees. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause blindness, but if it is diagnosed and treated early enough, further damage to vision can be prevented Read More...

Can I join the armed forces if I’ve had laser eye surgery? Visualase, Bolton<br/>

Can I join the armed forces if I’ve had laser eye surgery?

Published on 4th February 2016

The medical criteria that can exclude a person from joining one of our armed forces is extensive, and at one time included laser eye surgery. But not anymore! Read More...

Tips to improve your eyesight whilst driving during the darker nights.

Turn Back Time - Tips to Improve your Eyesight!

Published on 27th October 2014 by Mr Manoj Mathai

The long summer days are now behind us and, as the clocks turn back an hour, a lot of us will increasingly find ourselves spending more time in low-light or in the dark. Read More...

Laser Eye Surgery - Facts & Fiction

Laser Eye Surgery - Facts & Fiction

Published on 9th July 2014

Having performed over 50,000 laser eye surgery procedures, the surgical team at the Visualase Laser Eye Surgery Clinic in Bolton, have both the knowledge and experience to set the facts straight about this eye correction procedure. Read More...

Should I wait until after my summer holidays before having my eyes lasered?

Should I wait until after my summer holidays before having my eyes lasered?

Published on 23rd April 2014

The thought of being able to go on holiday without being loaded down with contact lenses, contact lens solutions, glasses, prescription sunglasses etc is very appealing. Read More...

Is it possible to spread the cost of my laser eye treatment?

Is it possible to spread the cost of my laser eye treatment?

Published on 4th April 2014

Yes, it is possible to spread to the cost of your laser eye treatment and one of the most popular methods is by taking advantage of our 12 months interest free option. Read More...

Is Monovision a solution once you pass age 40?

Is Monovision a solution once you pass age 40?

Published on 18th February 2014

Monovision is the term given to having laser eye correction were one eye treated for distance vision and the other eye treated for near vision, giving a blend of the two. Read More...

I have thin corneas and won't qualify for LASIK - could I still get LASEK laser eye surgery?

I have thin corneas and won't qualify for LASIK - could I still get LASEK laser eye surgery?

Published on 22nd January 2014

Some candidates for laser eye surgery do have thin corneas which makes them unsuitable for LASIK. Read More...

Can I get laser eye surgery even though I have an astigmatism?

Can I get laser eye surgery even though I have an astigmatism?

Published on 13th January 2014

Having astigmatism means that the eye isn't perfectly round (like a marble or a ping pong ball). If you held a football in your left hand and a rugby ball in your right hand - just image all the subtle changes in shape to get from one shape to the other - that is a good way of imaging varying degrees of astigmatism Read More...

If I have any worries after surgery, who do I need to contact?

If I have any worries after surgery, who do I need to contact?

Published on 9th December 2013

You will have a very thorough aftercare regime following your laser eye treatment. Read More...

Will I have 20/20 vision straight after the procedure?

Will I have 20/20 vision straight after the procedure?

Published on 14th November 2013

It does take a little while for your eyes to settle down after your laser eye procedure and achieve 20/20 vision. Most patients notice an overwhelming, immediate improvement whilst still in the treatment room itself. Read More...

Is the cost of laser eye surgery putting you off?

Is the cost of laser eye surgery putting you off?

Published on 9th October 2013

There are different reasons why people who are good candidates for Lasik eye surgery might not choose to go through with the procedure. Sometimes people are afraid of possible side effects that come from having a laser applied to their cornea. Read More...

Top questions to ask at your free laser eye surgery consultation

Top questions to ask at your free laser eye surgery consultation

Published on 18th March 2013

Whenever a patient comes for a consultation for their laser eye surgery, they will invariably have lots of questions to ask. 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...