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How do I choose the best surgeon?

Since 1990 when laser eye surgery was first carried out in the UK the technology behind it has advanced dramatically to make it more effective, safer and more affordable. There are a large number of laser eye surgeons and clinics throughout the country and it is important that you find the right one for you.

Does laser eye surgery hurt?

When you think of laser eye surgery do you think of needles poking through your eye and laser beams burning holes through it? Don’t worry, because this could not be further from the truth. Laser eye surgery does not involve any needles and there will definitely be no burning involved as the laser beam is actually cold.

Will I be able to see straight away after laser eye surgery?

When you think of good eyesight 20/20 vision comes to everyone’s mind as the renowned standard of visual acuity. Having 20/20 vision means you can see at a distance of 20 feet what ‘normal-sighted’ people can see from the same distance. As a comparison if you are told you have 20/100 vision this means you can see at a distance of 20 feet what a ‘normal-sighted’ person should see at a 100 feet from the chart which in turn means poor vision.

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