LOOKING FOR 20/20 VISION?
Are you looking for a life without glasses or contact lenses? Laser Vision Correction surgery could be the answer.
Laser Vision Correction works by re-shaping your cornea to correct the focus (The cornea is the transparent outermost layer that covers the iris, pupil and front of the eye).
Short-sightedness, or myopia, is a very common eye condition that causes distant objects to be blurred, while close objects can be seen clearly. Myopia is thought to affect 1 in 3 people living in the UK and occurs when the eyes grow slightly too long, or the curvature of the cornea is too steep.
Long-sightedness, hyperopia or hypermetropia, affects the ability to see nearby objects. You are able to see distant objects clearly, but closer objects are usually out of focus. It affects people of all ages – including babies and children. Long-sightedness occurs if the eye doesn't focus light on the retina (the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye) properly.
Astigmatism, along with short sight and long sight, is a common cause of blurry vision. Like nearsightedness and farsightedness, Astigmatism is simply a problem with how the eye focuses light.
'IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS'
Our patients tell us it’s the little things that make a big difference following vision correction surgery, like being able to read their mobile phone, being able to swim without their glasses or being able to “identify their son on the rugby pitch”.
Do these little things sound familiar to you? Or you are looking for a life without glasses or contact lenses, Laser Vision Correction surgery could be the answer.
VISION CORRECTION TREATMENTS
Within laser vision correction, there are several options available and your suitability for these options will be discussed in depth during assessment with your Consultant Ophthalmologist.
All surgical procedures, diagnostics and laser treatments are carried out at iSIGHT Clinic, Southport. You will receive the most comprehensive screening and diagnostic tests and we will talk you through every stage of the treatment to give you complete reassurance.
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LASIK VISION CORRECTION
LASIK Vision Correction is the most commonly performed procedure for laser eye surgery today. It is very safe and takes just a few minutes to perform using eye drops only to numb your eye.
LASIK or "laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis," is just one form of laser vision correction. It is the most commonly performed procedure in the UK today. It is very safe and takes just a few minutes to perform using eye drops only to numb your eye. A flap of the cornea is created before laser ablation, with either a blade or femto second laser. LASIK can correct short sight, long sight and astigmatism.
LASEK VISION CORRECTION
LASEK Vision Correction, Surface laser treatment, or LASEK is often performed on patients whose cornea is too thin for LASIK.
Anaesthetic drops will be used to numb your eye during surgery. Visual recovery is slower than for LASIK. Once the surface cell layer has healed, your vision will start to improve. Most patients require a few days off work after surgery. Often a temporary contact lens is put in place to protect cornea and minimise discomfort.
FEMTO SECOND LASER
The use of femto second lasers has revolutionised modern corneal and refractive surgery. iSIGHT Clinic is proud to introduce the latest technology of the Femto Laser which provides micro level accuracy, blade free surgery.
This is rapidly becoming the preferred choice, for creating the corneal flap, in patients seeking vision correction. This specialised laser offers unprecedented levels of safety, precision and comfort which results in the best possible visual outcome for you.
Blade Free reduces complications associated with using blade
Makes a very neat thin flap with consistently accurate depth
Leaves the corneal surface smooth and dry leading to better vision
Freedom from glasses