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What is Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser Eye Surgery isn’t only about breaking free from vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia.

It’s about replacing blurry mornings and strained vision with a spontaneous, clear-sighted life.

And at select UK clinics that specialise in personalised Laser Eye Surgery, the benefits go even further.

How does Laser Eye Surgery work?

Laser Eye Surgery works its magic in just 5-10 minutes, with most patients reporting only a gentle pressure sensation.

But how does this quick procedure transform blurry vision into crystal-clear detail?

Let’s take a peek under the hood:

1) Consultation

We begin with a comprehensive eye exam and a discussion about your vision goals. This lays the foundation for your laser treatment.

2) Corneal Reshaping

On your surgery day we sculpt your cornea (the clear front part of your eye) using an excimer laser. This precise laser works at the micron level — thinner than a single hair.

3) Instant Clear Vision

Seconds after surgery, many patients are shocked to see small writing and details in faces already coming into focus. By the next morning, vivid glasses-free vision arrives. And in the months ahead, your vision deepens, getting crisper and clearer than you'd ever imagined.

But your eyes are unique, just like you!

While standard Laser Eye Surgery works wonders for many, subtle imperfections on the cornea’s surface can remain, causing blurry vision in low-light or at extreme distances. 

That’s where customised scanning and treatment comes in, taking your vision from good to truly exceptional:


An ultra-detailed 3D map of your cornea — the gold standard of vision correction.

With 30+ years of experience, we use topography to detect and address even the tiniest of irregularities. 

This added precision helps you see stars at night or drive in dim streetlights without a blur.

An added benefit of topography-guided LASIK is that even in the rare scenario that additional correction, it serves as a reliable safety net.

WaveFront Optimisation

Unveils vision annoyances that you’re likely living with already without even knowing it!

WaveFront-optimised treatments address hidden imperfections that standard LASIK misses.

This includes glare, halos or occasional night vision issues that are likely affecting your life already.

Your personalised WaveFront-optimised laser profile helps address previously unknown subclinical distortions, revealing visual details you never knew you were missing.


Fine-tunes WaveFront™ and topography technology one more step into the next generation. 

incorporates your unique visual fingerprint for even more precision.

This is our lifetime innovation in Laser Eye Surgery for unparalleled clarity that often exceeds 20/20 vision.

It’s an AccuVision-exclusive vision upgrade that helps many of our patients see better than they ever did with contact lenses or glasses.

What are the benefits of Laser Eye Surgery?

Get up and go without the daily worry of glasses and contacts

More time outdoors without glasses glare or contacts discomfort

Be more present in social situations without your eyes getting tired

Safer peripheral vision (when driving or doing risky tasks)

Easier protection against eye damage with

Long-term cost savings from the expenses of glasses and contacts

Simplified travel without worrying about glasses or contacts

Healthier, more active lifestyle with swimming and sports at your leisure

Am I suitable for Laser Eye Surgery?

Does your typical day look like this:
Wake up – wear glasses – shower – peer through steam on lenses – wash hands – wear contact lens – make a note of your glasses-resting-place – battle desert-dry contacts at work …and it’s only midday? 

If so, you’re not alone.

At AccuVision, we’ve helped teachers rediscover the joy of learning without eye strain, athletes achieve peak performance, and even fellow vision experts attain vision with no compromise.

Even if other clinics have said you’re not suitable, our 30+ years of experience with advanced LASIK allows us to tackle even high astigmatism, severe myopia and presbyopia to a 99%+ satisfaction rate.

The only sure way to know if you’re suitable? Schedule your consultation with us today.

Types of Laser Eye Surgery

LASIK Laser Eye Surgery directs the shape of your cornea using a flap technique. 

During an AccuVision LASIK surgery, you’ll feel reassurance by the presence of not just one, but two experienced surgeons with decades of vision correction expertise. They will maintain clear and constant communication with you throughout the following process: 

1) Anaesthetic Eye Drops: Numbing eye drops are gently administered to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. This step sets the stage for a relaxed experience.

2) Precise Flap Creation: We create a delicate flap in the cornea that acts as a microscopic biological bandage.

3) WaveLight Excimer Laser: This is where the magic happens. At 500 of the world’s fastest pulses per second, the WaveLight Excimer Laser refines your vision with remarkable precision. It precisely removes microscopic amounts of corneal tissue, tailored to your customised topography scans.

4) Flap Restoration: The corneal flap is repositioned, seamlessly settling back into place without the need for sutures. The cornea begins to heal immediately.

LASEK utilises alcohol to remove the corneal epithelium, exposing the underlying cornea for treatment.

Instead of creating a corneal flap, the surgeon loosens the epithelium (top layer of the cornea) using alcohol, lifting it to expose the underlying cornea. The excimer laser then reshapes the inner layer of the cornea, after which the epithelium is repositioned to heal.

At AccuVIsion, we have replaced LASEK with Trans-Epi, the more advanced “no-touch” form of Laser Eye Surgery.

PRK, or Photorefractive Keratectomy, serves as the umbrella term for surface treatments, encompassing various techniques such as LASEK, Trans-Epi, and Trans-PRK.

Each variant introduces distinct techniques that vary based on your specific vision requirements.

A pioneering ‘no touch’ procedure for people with thin corneas or more active individuals.

AccuVision, at the forefront of safe and effective Laser Eye Surgery, was the first UK clinic to introduce Trans-Epithelial Surface Treatment (Trans-Epi). This is a cutting-edge procedure that ensures safety and comfort.

Trans-Epi at a Glance:

  1. Epithelium removal using an excimer laser exposes the cornea’s stroma.
  2. Accurate stromal reshaping, including AccuVision custom adjustments.
  3. A protective lens supports epithelium regeneration.
  4. Numbing drops ensure comfort during this quick procedure.
  5. Our experienced surgical team guarantees utmost safety and optimal results.

Trans-Epi vs LASEK:
No alcohol, minimising eye stress.
‘No-touch’ precision procedure.

Advantages over LASIK:
Comfortable ‘no-touch’ experience.

No risk from corneal flap.
Tissue preservation for unique cases.

Short-term discomfort compared to LASIK.
Gradual visual recovery.
Small risk of haze, managed with post-op care.

AccuVision’s commitment to innovation sets new standards in Laser Eye Surgery, redefining vision enhancement with procedures tailored to your needs.

Blended vision is a specialised technique in laser eye surgery designed to address presbyopia — a common age-related issue that affects close-up focusing. 

By correcting one eye for distance vision and the other for near vision, blended vision enables both eyes to work together seamlessly, allowing you to see objects at all distances.

To help you experience this dual-focus effect, we simulate the target outcome for you. While it might feel unusual to begin with, most of our presbyopia patients swiftly adapt and discover it to be an excellent substitute for reading glasses.

Laser Eye Surgery Alternatives

Lens Eye Surgery, or lens replacement, involves placing implants or replacing the eye’s lens, correcting vision in the process.

Clinics often limit options due to technology constrains, promoting lens eye surgery as a “long-lasting” solution. We’ve seen patients advised for costly lens replacement when they might not require it or be suitable for due to age or clinical indications.

At AccuVision, we’ve witnessed thousands of patients who were told elsewhere that the most expensive lens replacement procedure was their only option. Many of these patients were too young for such surgeries or not clinically indicated. 

Yet, they’ve achieved visual freedom from glasses and contacts through less invasive treatments and techniques we offer, thanks to our ability to treat a larger range of prescriptions and profiles.

ICLs are artificial lenses that are implanted in the eye to treat short sightedness, long sightedness and astigmatism. 

The ICL is inserted into the eye through a small incision. This implant is positioned behind the iris, the coloured part of the eye. Here, it optimises the focus of incoming light to correct your vision.

The procedure takes around 20-30 minutes and is reversible in the future, if necessary. This can be an option for people denied Laser Eye Surgery due to a high prescription or other surface conditions.

Why AccuVision?

Our patients aren’t just numbers, they’re the heart of what we do. 

See how Laser Eye Surgery has opened a world of vibrant vision for people just like you:

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The step-by-step AccuVision process

Step 1. Chat with our experts

You may be surprised that a simple call over the telephone with one of our clinical team will give you a good understanding of what to expect at your consultation. 

During your initial call you will:

Virtual video assessments are also available.

Step 2. Attend a no-obligation Laser Eye Surgery consultation

Invest your time in attending a consultation with the team and this will give you the opportunity to learn about your eyes in great detail and get an unbiased opinion on your suitability and treatment options.

Your consultation includes:

Step 3. Trust us to guide you to a new life of clear and comfortable vision

Our patients love that we have a completely clinical set up!

There is no sales or marketing team working on commission at AccuVision and right from your first telephone conversation we will only ever give you the facts. Once you have attended your consultation, you can rest assured that you will not receive any sales or marketing calls to urge you to book in for your treatment.

But remember, we are just a phone call away if you need us or if you think of any questions that you forgot to ask at your consultation appointment.

Does Laser Eye Surgery have risks?

9 easy steps for laser eye surgery recovery

While exceedingly rare, like any medical procedure, Laser Eye Surgery carries potential risks. These include flap complications, corneal haze, infection, inflammation, under or overcorrection, night-time vision problems, dryness, and ectasia.

Most of these side effects naturally resolve over time, with rare instances requiring further corrective procedures which we include as part of your comprehensive care plan.

With that said, playing your part is crucial! By following your clinician’s post-operative care guidance — from avoiding makeup before surgery to refraining from intense activities afterward — you minimise risks and support your lasting clear vision.

How much does Laser Eye Surgery cost?

Beyond the initial cost, consider the ongoing expense and inconvenience of glasses and contacts:

  • Recurring costs of purchasing new glasses or contact lenses.
  • Time commitment for appointments and replacements.
  • Daily frustrations of dealing with cleaning, losing, or damaging lenses.

Laser Eye Surgery can be a long-term investment that saves you both money and time in the long run.

    AccuVision provides a comprehensive experience:

    At AccuVision, we believe in customised pricing. We avoid confusing tiers and focus on creating a single, optimised, custom-made plan to achieve the best possible vision.

    Our Laser Eye Surgery costs range from £1200 to £3000 per eye, reflecting the diverse range of prescriptions and complexities we address.

    Schedule a consultation with our experienced team to get a personalised quote and discuss if Laser Eye Surgery is right for you.


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        Frequently Asked Questions

        Yes, the track record of Laser Eye Surgery is one of the safest vision correction options for a spectacle and contact lens-independent life. At AccuVision, we conduct extensive screening to ensure that your results are the best they can possibly be. Though rare, if you are unsuitable for treatment, our specialist clinical team will work with you to achieve the best long term eye care and management possible.

        Laser Eye Surgery is a long-lasting solution for dependence from glasses and contact lenses. Its effects will not wear off, as it permanently reshapes your cornea to focus light properly. However, natural changes occur throughout life; for instance, as we reach our mid-40s or older we all inevitably develop presbyopia and will still need reading glasses, for which there are alternative solutions.

        Laser Eye Surgery takes 5-10 minutes and can be mildly uncomfortable (for some people). Most of this is mental rather than physical — as surgery experience is dependent on each person’s individual levels of anxiety (or mental makeup). It’s inevitable that some people are more anxious, but our experienced team will keep you informed and comfortable throughout.

        Laser Eye Surgery works well to correct vision and refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. However, ‘does Laser Eye Surgery work?’ is dependent on the expertise of your surgical team and the technology available at the clinic you choose,  as well as individual expectations and targets of treatment

        Laser Eye Surgery uses a precise laser to reshape the cornea and correct vision problems. 

        Yes, Laser Eye Surgery can be a good option for people with certain vision problems. Especially in eye clinics such as AccuVision — our AccuWave and WaveFront technologies can help remove glare, halos and other visual aberrations that your glasses may not even correct. 

        The results of Laser Eye Surgery are enduring, yet the question of whether it’s permanent is complex and individual. It varies from person to person. Some eyes change and some don’t. With aging, the need for reading glasses may gradually arise for everyone.

        Absolutely. At AccuVision, our advanced treatment modalities enable us to consistently achieve excellent visual outcomes for patients with different degrees of longsightedness.

        The cost of LASIK Laser Eye Surgery in the UK is typically between £1,500 to £3,000 depending on procedure type, clinic and personalised options. At AccuVision, we are dedicated to making world-class eye care accessible. Our competitive pricing starts at £1,200 and adjusts for wider prescriptions and profiles.

        Laser Eye Surgery for astigmatism is a service we offer, and it’s often an excellent option for those seeking to correct their astigmatism and enjoy a life with greater clarity.

        Astigmatism is a common refractive error that occurs when the cornea or lens of the eye is irregularly shaped (like a rugby ball). This leads to blurred vision, both up close and at a distance. 

        We employ a state-of-the-art technique called AccuWave, which utilises cutting-edge topography-guided surgery with WaveFront technology. This means we map the unique imperfections in your cornea with remarkable precision, tailoring the treatment to your eyes’ specific needs. This individualised approach ensures that the surgery is customised to your exact astigmatism, giving you the best vision possible.

        Customisation is at the heart of our practice. Our team of dedicated professionals places a strong emphasis on creating a treatment plan that is tailored to you. We understand that every eye is unique, and your astigmatism deserves a personalised solution.

        So, if you’re considering Laser Eye Surgery for astigmatism, don’t hesitate to reach out. We will be with you every step of the way to ensure you receive the best care possible.

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