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.
Is Laser Vision Correction Surgery For You?
Our patients tell us it’s the little things that make a big difference following laser 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”.
At iSIGHT we pride ourselves on offering catered solutions for our patients, we have the right approach for your specific needs. If you are looking for a life without glasses or contact lenses, laser vision correction surgery could be the answer. Please contact us today for friendly advice or to book in your consultation with one of our ophthalmic specialists.
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
How Much Does Private Cataract Surgery Cost UK?
Cataract surgery costs at iSIGHT clinic start from £2,800 (per eye), our private cataract surgery Southport (Drayton House) and Ormskirk allows for treatment within 2-4 weeks from your referral, there is no long waiting list, so we can deliver the treatment you need, right as you need it.
How Soon Can I Drive After Cataract Surgery?
Most patients can drive 24 hours post cataract surgery. You can drive again when you can read a number plate 20.5m (67ft) away, and have minimum 6/12 vision with glasses if required. You cannot drive with double vision.. After your cataract surgery you will have a follow-up with your nurse in which they will either give you clearance to resume driving and other daily activities or may recommend you wait a little longer just to be safe.
How Long Does Cataract Surgery Take?
The cataract surgery itself only takes around 15-20 minutes; It can take 2-6 weeks to fully recover post-surgery.
Can You Fly After Cataract Surgery?
The recommendation from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), is that you have at least 1 full day of recovery before flying post cataract surgery. We recommend taking along some eye drops while flying if the pressure causes any irritation. If you have surgery with no complications there are no restrictions for travelling on commercial flights, however it is recommended that you do not fly for 1 week if possible.
How To Relax During Cataract Surgery?
We understand that surgery can be stressful and have found there are a few things you can do on the day to bring comfort to your treatment. Firstly, we advise that you talk through the procedure with your consultant so you understand exactly what will be taking place. Get any questions that you may have out to eliminate any fear of the unknown. Wearing something comforting on the day, enjoying a great meal, prioritising a great night sleep the day before and focusing on your breathing can also be calming and relaxing.
Can You Have Cataract Surgery With A Pacemaker?
Yes, cataract surgery with a pacemaker or ICD can be performed. There are additional precautions that we take before and after surgery.
Is Private Cataract Surgery Better Than NHS?
The NHS will provide surgery to remove a cataract but not necessarily to correct vision to reduce the need for glasses. At iSIGHT clinics we also offer more lens options for treatment and cut out the waiting times that come along with the national health service. According to Optometry Today, waiting times for NHS cataracts surgery increased 84% in England in 2021 meaning the average patient waited 9+ months for treatment. At iSIGHT clinic we can fulfil your private treatment within 2-4 weeks from your referral.