Does laser eye surgery hurt?

Why laser eye surgery?

Why have laser eye surgery?

Tired of relying on glasses or contact lenses? Looking for a longer term solution? These are common and understandable reasons why people have cosmetic eye surgery. Discover more with our reviews on why people have laser eye correction.

Laser eye surgery corrects various visual problems

From treating cataracts and astigmatism, to correcting short-sightedness and long-sightedness, laser eye surgery is a one-off treatment that can cure a number of eye conditions to make a lifetime of difference.

Learn more about the different laser eye surgery treatments.

Laser eye surgery is safe

To some, laser eye surgery may sound scary, but in reality it’s a quick, pain-free and safe procedure.

It’s so safe the UK’s General Medical Council is one authority to approve of corrective laser eye surgery.

As with any medical procedure there are always associated risks, but to this day, laser eye surgery hasn’t been known to make any patient blind.

Discover more about the risks of laser eye surgery.

Laser eye surgery is cost-effective

Laser eye surgery is cheaper than you might think, not least because of the money you’ll instantly save on repeat prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses.

Prices typically start from around £700 per eye, but it varies from person to person and clinic to clinic. This type of corrective eye surgery will naturally cost you more if you have higher prescriptions for your existing eye care.

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Laser eye surgery is convenient

Most laser eye surgery treatments take just a few minutes to complete, so the procedure can slot into the most hectic lifestyle without disrupting your daily routine.

You should be out of the laser eye clinic within an hour, and most patients return to work the next day.

However, you should be careful for a few days after cosmetic eye surgery and avoid any vigorous activities such as contact sports. It’s also wise to avoid driving for about a week following the procedure.

Laser eye surgery has few side effects

Aside from glare and halos which can impair night vision and only affect a small minority of patients, few side effects from laser eye surgery have been reported.

You can reduce the chances of experiencing any symptoms by choosing a highly qualified and experienced practitioner.

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