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Laser eye surgery: independent versus national chain

Laser eye surgery: independent versus national chain

Published on 16th January 2014

Visualase are a private, independent clinic and are not part of any of the "high street" laser clinic chains. 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...

Consider the benefits of laser eye surgery

Consider the benefits of laser eye surgery

Published on 13th November 2013

If you are currently using prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses then you have probably considered Lasik eye surgery at some point. There are different different reasons reasons why people have not undergone the treatment and these may include fear of side effects or having been turned down by an ophthalmologist for various reasons. Read More...

Independent patient reviews of visualase laser eye surgery clinic

Independent patient reviews of visualase laser eye surgery clinic

Published on 13th June 2013

When you're thinking of having laser eye surgery, it's important to read other customer testimonials and stories so you can build trust and reassurance in the clinic you are considering attending for your laser eye surgery. Read More...

A patients view of laser eye surgery - Christine's Story

A patients view of laser eye surgery - Christine's Story

Published on 8th April 2013

I have been thinking about having laser eye treatment for the last five years or so and have finally plucked up the courage to actually go and see if I'm suitable. I Read More...

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...

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 - 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 21st 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 24th 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 6th 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 2nd 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 1st 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 15th 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 10th 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 24th 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...