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Laser Eye Surgery in London

Optimal Vision is a reputed laser eye surgery clinic located in London. We offer an extensive range of laser eye surgery options to patients that include - LASIK, LASEK, SMILE and PRK to improve your eye sight for short sightedness, long sightedness, presbyopia and astigmatism issues.

Our teams of eye surgeons have already done more than 50,000 ophthalmic procedures with outstanding feedback from their patients reflected in our reviews and trust pilot.

We offer tell and face to face consultations with our experienced specialist teams and ophthalmic surgeons to inform you about your options and answer your questions. In your visit to the clinic we take you thorough extensive examination of your eyes by using the latest equipment and technology to know the right course of action for your case.

If you reside in and around London, then use search string “laser eye surgery near me”. You will be able to visit Optimal Vision and book your complimentary telephone consultation today. Our ophthalmologist will choose the right laser eye surgery treatment based on your condition, visual requirement and your prescription.

The cost of laser eye surgery is depends on the type of surgery and your prescription and can be found at our price page. We provide 0% interest free monthly payment plans on our finance payments page and our staff will assist you in this process.

We are proud to use the latest laser eye surgery technology in our clinic

Dr Amir Laser Eye Surgeon in London

*Dr Mani one of the best laser eye surgeon in London has performed in excess of 22000 eye surgeries

What is Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser Eye Surgery is a procedure that requires the use of a laser to reshape the eye surface (cornea), correct hypermetropia (long-sightedness), myopia (short-sightedness) and astigmatism (uneven curvature of the surface of the eye).

It is mostly used to correct poor vision; setting you free from glasses and contact lenses. Subtle adjustments to the cornea are made by a cool beam advanced laser to correct all its microscopic imperfections. This is aimed at improving the clarity and sharpness of your vision. Most of our patients who have laser vision correction surgery express how amazed they are at how fast they recover after the surgery.

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What is Laser Eye Surgery - Optimal Vision

Benefits of Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery offers several benefits over glasses and contact lenses. Some of these benefits are:

  • Long lasting solution- Contact lenses and glasses have to be replaced frequently but laser eye surgery provides a long-term solution for eye your prescription.
  • Increased freedom- It will increase your freedom and you will not have to take your contact lenses or glasses, every time you go out. You can also go swimming and be able to see properly without the need for prescription goggles.
  • Less risk of infection- Constantly wearing contact lenses puts your eyes at a higher risk of infections or ulcers which can result in permanent damage to your eyes and vision, this risk is extremely low with laser eye surgery and completely eliminated after a full recovery.
  • A boost to confidence levels- It can give a real boost to your confidence because you will no longer have to worry about how you look in glasses in photos or social gatherings.
  • Contact lenses cost more- Imagine how much money you need to spend over the course of your lifetime purchasing glasses or contact lenses while laser treatment is a one off cost which will correct your prescription indefinitely.
  • Think green- Have you considered what millions of used contact lenses do to our environment?
  • No more weight on your nose or ears- This type of eye surgery will get rid of heavy and unpleasant glasses on your nose and face with undesirable imprints.
  • No more foggy glasses while wearing a mask- Imagine having no fogged up glasses when you wear your mask in public places or in your job.

How does Laser Eye Surgery Work?

This advanced procedure takes only a few seconds as the laser makes a minimal adjustment to the surface of your eye (the cornea) to allow the proper focus of light as it passes through your eyes.

The procedure is quick, easy and is considered safe and effective. Our professional team will take you through extensive screening and tests to evaluate your suitability.

Laser vision correction will not change your eyes appearance or the colour of your eyes.

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Features of SCHWIND AMARIS Excimer Laser for refractive surg

Types of Laser Eye Surgery We Offer

We offer the most popular types of laser eye surgery and these are – LASIK and LASEK. All our patients receive modern, state of the art technology for best visual outcome.

This enables you to have customised treatment tailored specifically for your eyes and your visual requirement.

LASIK

LASIK is the most popular refractive surgery currently used for vision correction in patients with short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism.

LASIK procedure takes only a few minutes and has a fast recovery time too. The majority of our patients reach better levels of vision within 48 hours.

The modern LASIK surgery we use at Optimal Vision utilises the only laser for its procedure - no blade is used. The first laser called femtosecond creates a very thin flap and the second laser called excimer corrects your prescription, this method allows fast recovery and predictable outcomes also, allowing doctors to correct higher prescriptions.

LASEK

The LASEK eye surgery  is also known as PRK and was the first type of laser eye correction surgery used. With excellent clinical data and outcomes. It can be used for thinner or more irregular corneas, for example, those with the previous scarring, for patients who are not suitable for LASIK or individuals with regular contact sport exposure.

It uses the same excimer laser and wavefront technology as LASIK but has no Femto laser flap creation, meaning it is done more superficially, therefore, outcomes are as good or similar for patients in this category but that has a slightly slower recovery time, a matter of a few days more than LASIK treatment.

Our professional team and doctors at Optimal Vision will take you through extensive screenings, tests and an examination to  offer you the best treatment options.

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What happens during Your First free consultation? - Optimal Vision

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Step by Step – Laser Eye Surgery Procedure at Our Clinic

We use technologically-advanced lasers to improve the passage of light through your eyes which results in changing your vision and giving you immense joy of sharper and clearer eyesight.

Step 1

The treatment starts with anaesthetic eye drops applied that numb your eye quickly.

Step 2 Laser Eye Surgery

The laser works within a few seconds by sending pulses of laser beams onto the surface of your eyes to reshape the cornea surface in a very small scale.

Step 3 Laser Eye Surgery

Most patients find improved sight within a few days, though complete recovery may take almost one week. It actually depends on various factors including speed at which you heal in a natural way.

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What Happens On The Day Of Your Surgery

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What Happens On The Day Of Your Surgery

Aftercare and Recovery

Your laser eye surgery aftercare is an essential part of your treatment procedure that should be taken to improve your recovery process. After your laser eye surgery, your eyes become sensitive, hence protecting it is also essential to ensure that the various risks and complications are avoided or reduced to the barest minimum.

Our complete aftercare begins from the day of your surgery and can be customised to meet the requirements of individuals. We monitor your progress regularly to make sure your sight is improving, and your outcome is satisfactory.

At Optimal Vision, we offer a well-rounded aftercare program to our patients to ensure a quick recovery. We believe that taking appropriate care of our patients after their surgery is just as important as the surgical procedure itself.

We provide a comprehensive aftercare program that checks and monitors your eye health. With this, you can be almost sure that we will provide you with all the support needed on your way to a clearer and brighter vision.

Generally, every patient is unique with exceptional experience; however, we will give you an informative overview of the general things you should expect during your aftercare process.

Aftercare after your surgical procedure

After your surgery, you are expected to stay in the eye clinic until you are completely fit to make it back to your home. It will be uncomfortable and risky to drive after your treatment. Hence, ensure you have organised transport, a close friend or relative that can assist you back home.

Aftercare during the first few days of your treatment

  • To avoid any form of complications, avoid having a shower immediately after your treatment.
  • It is also recommended that you restrain from work and other rigorous activities for 1-2 days after your treatment, to give your eyes an optimum chance to heal properly.
  • Avoid going to work as well during this period, since the eyes will be continually strained.
  • You will be expected to attend a follow-up examination at the eye clinic. This process will give your doctor or surgeon an overview of your eye health, as well as to determine if it is safe for you to drive or use your gadgets. Ideally, most patients should be able to drive within the first week following their surgical procedure. Ensure you adhere to your ophthalmologist's instructions during this period, to avoid any complications.

Aftercare during the first week

During this period, it is expected that you reduce the chances of exposing the eyes to irritation. Wearing eye make-up or any other products around your eyes should be avoided. More so, it is also important to stay away from smoke, dust or any other substance that can irritate the eye. Rubbing your eyes during this period can result in severe discomfort and an increased risk of complications.

Aftercare after the first month

After the first month of your surgery, your eyes will be close to complete recovery, and you can enjoy sporting activities like football, tennis and cricket. You are also advised to visit your eye doctor on a routine basis, depending on your schedule with the doctor.

However, don’t hesitate to reach out to your optometrist if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe pain in the eye
  • Sudden reduced vision
  • Redness of the eyes
  • Eye discharge

At Optimal Vision, we believe that every individual is unique, and understanding just how best to take care of our patient eyes after their laser eye surgery process is essential.

If you have other queries regarding your recovery, please do not hesitate to reach out to a member of our team.

Who is Eligible for Laser Eye Surgery?

Quick Fact: 85%* of Adults are eligible.

In recent times, there has been a rapid advancement in technology. 4 out of 5 people can now undergo laser eye surgery even if they have been advised not to do so in the past. The bottom line is that there is a high chance of you being eligible for this vision correction surgery.

Laser eye surgery has been proven to significantly improve several eye conditions such as long-sightedness, short-sightedness, and astigmatism. The surgical procedure will correct poor vision and also make you free from contact lens and glasses. It is a quick procedure that could be done in a few minutes.

It takes just a step to get started on the journey of seeing the world. Contact us today at Optimal Vision Clinic to book a no-obligation consultation with our team of experts.

When the issue of the surgery is involved, several people have different questions about getting a consultation, if the process hurts, a workable duration and a long list of other questions. On this page, we have provided some of the most commonly asked questions to help you.

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Cost of Laser Eye Surgery at Our Clinic

The cost will depend on the type of surgery and your eye condition including your prescription. An initial consultation with our team will take you through extensive screening test, to evaluate your best option. Hence, we provide a competitive price starting from £1400 per eye for laser eye surgery in London after your consultation.

Why Choose Us for Laser Eye Surgery in London?

One of the most reliable eye surgeries in London.

Our team of experts and doctors will take you through extensive tests to find the best solution for your visual requirements. Unlike many laser centres, we do not offer different prices depending on the quality of treatment, for example standard vs WaveFront options. We do not believe patients should pay more for a better, safer quality of treatment type. We offer the best option to every suitable candidate and their total cost is inclusive of that. Our team will not hesitate to say no if your investigations show you are not a good candidate hence why we offer free non-obligatory consultations to give you the opportunity to be tested with no payment being asked of you until you want to book treatment. Based on these principles many of our patients believe that we offer the best and more importantly the safest and most reliable laser eye surgery in London.

  • Greater success rate:

We have an enviable success rate for providing world class service and care to the patients. High ratings of independent evaluators like trust pilot and rate meds is another examples of our commitment and dedication to our patients.

  • Top rated facilities and services:

We offer you top quality facilities and advanced technologies so that we can deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients.

  • Specialist surgeons:

Our ophthalmic surgeons are well trained and highly specialised in their fields with fellowship training and certification from Royal College of Ophthalmologist in the field of refraction. 

  • Personalised approach:

At Optimal Vision, we customise our services to meet the needs of each individual so that we can attain the best results possible. At the initial consultation, our eye surgeon will perform a wide range of diagnostic tests before drawing up a treatment plan for you. You can visit the same consultant and team after your initial consultation from your treatment to every aftercare appointment. Unlike many other laser centres, you will encounter different doctors and teams in each and every one of your visits, our team remains consistent throughout your journey with us from start to finish.

  • Flexible finance options:

We believe everyone deserves to be offered the best available eye surgery and we offer an extensive range of finance options to make treatments affordable for all. 

It is worth mentioning that laser correction is one of the most economical options in the long term as it removes expensive costs of contact lenses or glasses.

  • Special discount offers:

We are now offering an attractive discount offer on laser eye surgery which is £1000 off for a limited period of time.

Frequently Asked Questions

YES - Astigmatism is no longer a barrier when it comes to having laser eye surgery. At Optimal Vision, we have world-class technology that allows us to effectively treat astigmatic corneas. We can treat up to 6 dioptres of astigmatism with our advanced lasers. We are in the know of how slightly more complicated astigmatism treatment can be; hence, our ophthalmic experts routinely deal with the symptoms of the condition, both mild and complex case.

YES - It is a good corrective solution for patients who are long-sighted. We achieve excellent outcomes and remarkable success rates on our long-sighted patients. They end up living a much easier life without glasses or contact lenses.

YES - This is the most common treatment procedure for short sightedness (myopia), and prescriptions up to -12.00 can be corrected.

About 15% of patients are not eligible for this kind of eye surgery. Due to our strict guidelines at Optimal Vision, certain people cannot undergo laser eye surgery. This will be discovered after a thorough eye exam. However, there is no need to worry if you find out that you are not eligible for a laser eye treatment. We will provide a range of alternatives to correct your vision effectively.

Simply book a non-obligatory consultation with us today so that we can guide you through your vision correction options.

The answer is no for the majority of patients. The anaesthetic drops applied before the procedure makes the surgery to be pain-free. However, the patient may feel slight pain and discomfort in the early stages of recovery.

The pain and discomfort you may experience will be as a result of the type of surgery that was carried out on your eyes. Pain does not last long, soon, you will forget the little discomfort you suffered when you start enjoying the benefits of your improved vision.

Booking a free laser eye surgery consultation is simple. Take the first step on your journey to better vision, go online to complete a form or call us.

It does not take much time at all - it varies between a few seconds to a minute depending on the complexity of your prescription. However, you may be in the theatre for around ten to fifteen minutes.

The duration before you start seeing result from your laser eye surgery varies. Some patients may notice an improvement on the first day of their surgery. For others between 48 hours. Improvement in your vision becomes more evident towards the end of your recovery period, which will be influenced by the type of treatment that was carried out.

Are you searching for Laser Eye Surgery in London? We are located at 22a Harley Street, London. Book an appointment online or call us at 0207 183 3725.

Contact Us Today!

If you need laser eye surgery and are happy to travel to London, you can book an appointment with us by calling us or visiting our clinic.

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Optimal Vision

High street laser providers

Hospital chains

Free Consultation

Consultant led

Led by marketing

Fee applies

Aftercare Team

Consultant led

Various with no consistency

Consultant led

Duration of Aftercare

20+ years - first year free

Few months free

Few months

Fixed, Transparent Pricing

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X

Consultant Led

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Medication and Eye Drops

12 Months

3 Months

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Excellent Trust Pilot Rating

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0% interest free credits

12 Months

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Variable

Customised Wavefront Treatment

Cost Dependant

Variable

Meet Your Surgeon

From the beginning all the way through your journey

Day of surgery only with minimal interaction

Partially - dependent on hospital

Dr Amir Mani - Specialist refractive surgeon

One of the most experienced refractive surgeons in London

Dr Mani has performed more than 20,000 ophthalmic procedures, including LASIK, LASEK, PRK, Femto Cataract, RLE, Lens ICL and Phakic IOL Surgery

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