Q&A Series: What are the Latest Advancements in Laser Eye Surgery & Vision Correction?

Q&A Series: What are the Latest Advancements in Laser Eye Surgery & Vision Correction?

Gone are the days when laser eye surgery was only suitable for the most clear cut of patient prescriptions. Technology and expertise have advanced a great deal in recent years, meaning vision correction is now available to a much wider range of people with even the most complex of refractive errors. Read on to see if these new laser eye treatments could work for you…

KAMRA Vision™ Lens Technology

To Treat: Long sightedness (Hyperopia) and age-related long sightedness (Presbyopia)

What is KAMRA Vision™?

Now FDA approved, the KAMRA™ Inlay is a mini ultra-thin opaque ring with an opening in the centre. It is much smaller than a contact lens and lighter than a grain of salt. The opening in the centre of the inlay restores near and intermediate vision by focusing light coming into the eye. In addition, the inlay’s advanced design features 8,400 high precision, laser etched micro-openings along the surface to help your cornea stay healthy.

• Procedure time takes less than 15 minutes.
• Improved vision will be noticed within a few days.
• Provides natural vision without compromise.
• Restores everyday near vision and reduces the need for reading glasses.
• Revives near and computer vision, while maintaining good distance vision.
• Works continuously for constant, long term near vision rejuvenation.
• Proven with over 10 years of clinical research and development.

Find out more about KAMRA Vision.

ReLEx (Refractive Lenticule Extraction)

To Treat: Short Sightedness (myopia)

What is ReLEx?

ReLEx SMILE(Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) is a ground-breaking new technique that take laser vision correction for short-sight beyond LASIK. It uses the femtosecond laser to precisely separate and then remove a ‘lenticule’ (a very thin disc) of tissue to re-shape the cornea and change its lens power.

• Rapid visual recovery
• Minimal Post-operative discomfort
• Suitable for higher prescriptions
• Idea for patients with thin corneas
• 20 minute procedure

Find out more about ReLEx.

Premium Lens Technology

To Treat: Short sightedness, Long Sightedness, Astigmatism, Presbyopia, Cataracts.

What is Premium Lens Technology?

LaserVision is pleased to offer a wide variety of Premium Lens options which can treat and wide range of refractive errors and offer the chance to reduce dependency from glasses which was not before possible. This is especially popular with our premium cataract treatment, whereby patients can experience better vision than having experienced before the cataract developed.

Multi-focus lenses have begun to make a significant impact in treating vision correction meaning that following treatment, patients may have clear vision up close, at intermediate distances and at far distance. It may eliminate the need for bifocals or reading glasses. Prior to this lens implants were fixed-focus, which gave patients clear distance vision, but meant they still needed to wear reading glasses.

What Types of Lenses are Available?

There are several types of lens and these are namely; monofocal, multifocal (also called bifocal), accommodative, toric for the correction of astigmatism and phakic lenses. Sometimes combining lenses is necessary and it may even be necessary to have lenses specially made.

Find out if you are suitable for vision correction with premium lens technology by enquiring with us online.

The latest Z8 Femtosecond Laser Technology

LaserVision are proud to be the ONLY centre to offer the Z8 Femtosecond Laser technology for unprecedented and unrivalled precision and safety for many procedures including cataract and RLE procedures.

Some of the many benefits of the new Z8 laser are:
• Faster eye recovery time compared to previous and current femtosecond laser technology.
• OCT technology to allow for micron precision laser pulses for increased accuracy.
• The fastest and lowest energy laser on the market.
• Minimal side effects.
• Fast procedure time.

Procedures available using the Z8 Laser:
• Laser cataract surgery
• Bladeless LASIK
• Customised partial thickness and full thickness corneal transplants
• Inverse DSAEK

Here at LaserVision, we only believe in personalized vision correction which is why every procedure and aftercare plan is tailored to suit each patient. To determine which treatment option will give you the best results possible, please enquire to book a consultation at your nearest clinic online or give us a call on 0800 024 8888.

fred chow
fred chow
Mr Tappin, top consultant and trusted surgeon for your cataract!
Jason Green
Jason Green
Professional competent advice and absolutely no pressure to make a decision. I could not have predicted how much this procedure has changed my life in such a positive way. Thank you team.
Lelita Baldock
Lelita Baldock
Dr Tappin and the team at LaserVision were amazing. I underwent Lasik corrective surgery and the process could not have been smoother. I was guided through the process with care and professionalism throughout. My results have been outstanding. I could not have asked for more from the team at LaserVision and I am truly grateful for my new vision.
Robert & Gia Anderson
Robert & Gia Anderson
Utterly professional and caring from start to finish. I was quite nervous about having laser but am so pleased with the results. There has always been someone to advise and support every step of the way and patient care and well being really is the priority here. Thank you for looking after me and my eyes so well.
Really excellent level of care from Mr. Rakesh - great communication, excellent standard of care, no complaints whatsoever, top notch service!
Christina Cook
Christina Cook
Mr Tappin and his team are very professional and efficient. The whole experience from beginning to end was done with ease. I highly recommend.
Amanda Thorsen
Amanda Thorsen
Dr Jayaswal has been amazing and changed my life. He made me feel so comfortable and relaxed in his care at the first meet, to remembering me with a personalised greeting, calmly explaining the procedure and reassuring me all the way through the surgery. I couldn’t recommend him enough for Lasik eye surgery - I now have perfect vision, a real dream come true! Thank you so much!
Nikki Blake
Nikki Blake
Fantastic process from beginning to end - professional yet incredibly personable. The professional team, especially Mr Tappin, made me feel at ease throughout and the surgery was a great success.
April Dansie
April Dansie
I had lens replacement surgery. After being both short sighted and long sighted for decades I can now see near and far without glasses or contact lens. It really is amazing. The care was great and so far the recovery has been easy.
George Judge
George Judge
Amazing service from start to finish, I had LASIK surgery in August this year after years of consideration I finally took the plunge and went for the surgery with Mr Tappin. Mr Mike Tappin and his team were brilliant from the consultation right through to the surgery and aftercare. Mr Tappin and his team were very reassuring throughout the surgery and put me at ease every step of the way. If you are thinking about having laser eye treatment or at the start of your journey with it, I would highly recommend seeing Mr Tappin and his team!
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