Laser Eye Surgery Lancashire & Merseyside
Specialist laser eye surgery Southport & Ormskirk
Are you looking for a life without glasses or contact lenses? Laser vision correction surgery could be the answer. Laser vision correction surgery works by reshaping your cornea to correct the focus. The cornea is the transparent outermost layer that covers the iris, pupil and front of the eye.
LASER EYE SURGERY FOR SHORT SIGHTEDNESS
Does laser eye surgery work for short sightedness? Laser eye surgery for myopia is a very practical solution to 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. At iSIGHT we offer laser eye surgery for long and short sightedness so you’re in great hands.
LASER EYE SURGERY FOR LONG SIGHTEDNESS
Can you have laser eye surgery for long sightedness? Corrective laser eye surgery for presbyopia , hyperopia or hypermetropia is a great solution. Long sightedness 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. If you’re looking for laser eye surgery for reading and the ability to improve your close-up vision, please contact us today for a consultation.
LASER EYE SURGERY FOR ASTIGMATISM
Can you have laser eye surgery with astigmatism? Along with short sight and long sightedness, astigmatism is a common cause of blurry vision. Like nearsightedness and farsightedness, Astigmatism is simply a problem with how the eye focuses light.
At iSIGHT we offer laser vision correction surgery for astigmatism so please feel free to contact us directly for a consultation.
Laser Vision Correction Surgery Treatments
Within laser vision correction surgery, 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. We will explain LASEK vs LASIK vision correction and how femto treatment works exactly and cater the best treatment for your exact situation.
LASEK vs LASIK & FEMTO TREATMENT
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.
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 EYE SURGERY
LASEK eye surgery, surface laser treatment, or LASEK vision correction 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 LASER EYE SURGERY
The use of femto second lasers has revolutionised modern corneal and refractive lens exchange 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
Laser Vision Correction Surgery FAQ's
What Is The Legal Age For Laser Eye Surgery?
What age can you get laser eye surgery? You can generally have Laser eye surgery when your prescription is stable, this is usually from your mid 20’s
How Long Does Laser Eye Surgery Last?
Laser eye surgery both LASEK & LASIK are permanent solutions that will usually last for life. The procedure itself usually takes around 15 minutes per eye.
How Does Laser Eye Surgery Work?
The procedure can include LASEK, LASIK and femto laser treatment. Laser eye surgery works by changing the shape of cornea (the front third of the eye).. LASIK with femto second treatment is carried out with 2 separate lasers; this is to open a very thin flap in the surface of the cornea and then to reshape the cornea underneath.
Are You Awake For Laser Eye Surgery?
Yes, you are awake during the LASEK, LASIK and femto laser treatment. The surgery does not take long, and you will be provided with eye drops to numb your eyes to minimise any irritation during the procedure.
Am I Suitable For Laser Eye Surgery?
There are some preconditions for eye surgery such as age, medical conditions, other eye conditions, consistency in eye prescriptions and the consideration of other treatments. There are alternative treatments available if you are not suitable, (lens replacement surgery may be a better fit for instance).
To see if you specifically are suitable for laser vision correction surgery your best option is a consultation. Please feel free to contact us directly to discuss further and book a consultation and assessment..
Who Should Not Have Laser Eye Surgery?
Laser vision correction surgery is not always the solution for everybody. People with a thin or distorted corneal may be an example of this, as it can lead to a condition known as corneal ectasia. There are several other eye and medical conditions which are also not suitable.
We recommend a consultation to determine if laser eye surgery is the best fit for you. Please feel free to contact us directly for a consultation.
How Long Is Laser Eye Surgery Recovery?
For LASIK patients the recovery time is usually around 48 hours post-surgery. LASEK patients can often take around 1 week to fully recover.