Laser eye treatment

What is laser eye surgery?

With more and more people undergoing laser eye surgery in the UK each year, this vision correction treatment is becoming an increasingly popular method for individuals looking to lose the need for glasses or contact lenses. Although there are different kinds of laser eye surgery available, the main treatment involves the reshaping of the cornea using a laser beam in order to adjust the focus of the eye. In order to do this, the thin cornea layer at the front of the eye is moved and replaced once the treatment is complete.

Am I suitable for laser eye surgery?

You may decide to go for laser eye surgery if you experience myopia, otherwise known as short-sightedness. Additionally, those who are long-sighted may also undergo treatment in order to eliminate the need for contact lenses or glasses. You must also consider the costs involved when you go for private treatment rather than with the NHS, which not everyone will qualify for.

What you need to consider

If you have decided to opt for laser eye surgery because you don’t want to wear glasses, there are innovative developments that may be able to help and can be an alternative to surgery. Ideally, you should discuss your reasoning with your Optician beforehand and you should spend some time researching a qualified surgeon.