Saying Goodbye to Specs and lenses

Saying goodbye to specs and lenses

Nobody wears glasses or contact lenses out of choice and so it is not surprising that many have sought, or are considering laser treatment.

To the cynic it can sound too good to be true; a laser can be shone in their eyes and within a couple of days their sight is restored! If you actually speak to people who have had the procedure done, though, the response is overwhelmingly positive.

Choosing a reputable laser clinic is of paramount importance of course. Some operators are renowned for overcharging, urging patients that it is not worth ‘compromising on’ their eyes and others have a habit of pushing people in to laser procedures, driven by commission – a push which can often mean ineligible patients turn up for treatment but are sent home because laser correction is either impossible or would lead to minimal improvement.

This is what has prompted Accuvision, with clinics in London, Birmingham and Leeds to set up a Different business model. lts potential and existing clients are seen by the same optometrist before, during and after eye laser treatment and the latest equipment is on hand so eyes are properly checked to ensure a person can be told there and then if laser treatment is possible and would be beneficial. Crucially, none of the optometrists are on commission
and so aren’t under pressure to sell laser correction or ‘up sell ‘ additional treatments.

The InSight writing team spent an Afternoon at Accuvision’s clinic in Parsons Green, southwest London to Ask clients and potential clients what their experiences with laser care had been so far.

One patient, Jean, had come all the way from Hartlepool because the equipment in the London clinic is sophisticated enough to judge whether borderline cases, like her, have a cornea that is thick enough to allow treatment Most lasik laser treatments re shape the cornea but to do so, a tiny, circular slither of eye lining needs to be removed by a specialised device called a microkeratome or a laser to ensure the eye is not compromised. The circular piece reattaches or re-grows itself in a short space of time and, of course, the whole procedure is carried out under a local anaesthetic.

Jean’s understandable nerves were Turned into elation when the clinic Was able to treat her and was amazed by the colours she saw during the procedure.

Whilst patients need at least a day or two for their sight to improve she was ‘sure’, despite eyes watering with drops, that she could read the ticker at the bottom of the BBC News24 channel on show in reception.

Free to ski

Jackie, who does the administration for her husband’s hairdressing salon in Cheam, Surrey was attending a one year post-op check-up and was full of the benefits of having her eyes’ back! Like many people approaching 50, or over 50, she was given Monovision. This saw her dominant eye corrected for long vision and her weaker eye corrected for near vision so that, thanks to some filtering in the brain, her sight is restored.

‘lt’s just great not to have to wear Glasses under my goggles when I ski and just jump in and out of a pool or the sea on a summer holiday without thinking about it,” she enthuses.

“l used to do aqua aerobics in my Glasses because I could only wear contacts for three hours before they started to be too sore. So it’s been great to get proper sight back and the surgery ‘took instantly”. I must have looked like a mad woman walking around the clinic as I left shouting out ‘l can see, I can see!”

Justine, a clerical worker from Sussex was recommended by a friend to visit the Parsons Green clinic because she has had enough of wearing glasses or, rather, she has had enough of not wearing her glasses.

“l absolutely hate them so I don’t Wear them and so I walk around in a Bit of a blur,” she Iaughs.

“l’d been thinking about laser surgery for quite a while and got a quote for £4,000 near where I live but a friend told me to come to London and I was really surprised I’ve just been quoted £2,000. I just feared coming to London Would make it more expensive.”

She claimed to have very few nerves About booking a slot a week later for her corrective surgery because, “the technology’s been around for ages now and a couple of friends have had it done and are really happy with the results.” Like many booking a treatment she had just lost a pair of glasses and thought the £300 or so it would cost to replace them would be far better put in to a longer-lasting procedure.

More Blogs

Read More

Demystifying Laser Eye Surgery: Debunking 5 Common Myth...

Are you struggling with spectacles and contact lenses? Have you been considering corrective laser eye surgery but are hesitant because of some myth...
Read More

10 Benefits of Laser Eye Surgery You Need to Know

Are you tired of relying on glasses or contacts to see the world around you? This modern medical procedure has revolutionized the way we correct visio...
Read More

Fastest Proven Way to Cure Acne and Preserve Your Visio...

Acne can be a devastating experience, affecting your appearance, your self-esteem and even your eye health. However, it’s a common condition that af...
Book a Consultation
The AccuVision team is not call centre based. We will use the information you provide here to direct your enquiry appropriately and your information is not used for unsolicited marketing or shared with third parties.

    Our dedicated and friendly staff is here to assist you with any questions to ensure you're on the fast track to visual freedom.

    Fill out the form below so we know the best time to reach you or simply call us on0330 123 2020WhatsApp

    The information you have provided may be held on our database. It will not be sold to any third party. Our privacy policy which we are obliged to give you under the GDPR is available here.

    Invest in your visual future
    Wavefront LASIK Vision Correction
    Summer Offer!
    JUST£1200*per eye
    *Usual price £1800 per eye | *T’s & C’s apply
    Fill in the contact form or call us today to arrange a complimentary screening consultation. Quote “Summer Offer!” when making your enquiry.
    *See T’s & C’s below.

      I agree with terms of use and privacy policy

      The information you have provided may be held on our database. It will not be sold to any third party. Our privacy policy which we are obliged to give you under the GDPR is available here.

      Terms & Conditions
      Offer price of £1200 per eye is valid for:
      • WaveFront Optimised Surgery for both eyes. Offer does not apply to a single eye treatment.
      • Myopic prescriptions under -3.50 dioptres only. Prescriptions with other additional conditions/variations may not be eligible and are subject to a detailed evaluation.
      • Prescriptions outside the eligible range are always competitively priced.
      • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
      • There are no cash alternatives to this offer.
      • All eye surgical procedures carry a level of risk including not obtaining the desired outcomes through to varying levels of visual loss. Your eye surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits including ones specific to your circumstances at the time of your preoperative consultation.
      • AccuVision reserve the right to change or withdraw this offer.