What is Laser eye surgery?

Laser eye surgery, also known as laser vision correction, is a procedure designed to improve vision for people who have problems such as short sight, long sight and astigmatism. It is one of the most commonly performed elective procedures in the world today, with over 51 million procedures carried out to date worldwide.

In basic terms, laser eye surgery involves the use of a laser to reshape the cornea of the eye, changing its focusing power so that sight is improved.

What is available?

At Laser Vision Centre, Nuffield Health Derby (LVCND), our most common procedures are Keyhole LASIK (ReLEx® SMILE®), LASIK and PRK, which are essentially variants of the same procedure. Keyhole LASIK (ReLEx® SMILE®), LASIK, and PRK can correct short sight (myopia), long sight (hyperopia) and astigmatism. We also perform the new technique known as ‘Laser Blended Vision’ or ‘presbyond’ to treat presbyopia – the effects of ageing on reading vision.

Under 40

Under 40

Smile (no.1 service)
Lasek (PRK)
Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL) or Phakic IOLs

Over 40

Over 40

Laser Blended Vision/ Presbyond
Refractive lens exchange
Multifocal Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

Over 60

Over 60

Cataract Surgery
Refractive Lens Exchange
Multifocal Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

Am I suitable for laser eye surgery?

We analyse your eyes in exquisite detail, and customise treatments for each individual eye. Plus, we offer highly specialised treatments such as Laser Blended Vision and ReLEx SMILE, rarely available elsewhere and this allows us in some cases to treat eyes previously unsuitable for Laser.

Every individual is different, and the surgeon will be able to give you a final decision on whether laser eye surgery is right for you. For example, if you have dry eyes, the severity of your condition will determine whether you can have laser eye surgery. For women who are breastfeeding, you will generally be allowed to have treatment three months after weaning. Most people with diabetes or glaucoma will not be suitable for treatment, due to there being a higher likelihood of complications. However, do not hesitate to get in touch for a consultation to discuss your specific case in further detail.

Our team

The Eye care at LVCND is provided by:


Mr Maghizh Anandan, FRCO, FRCS, MRCS, D.O – NHS Corneal, Cataract and Refractive Specialist at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton

Mr Subramaniam

Mr Subramaniam MS DO FRCS FRCOphth CertLRS – NHS Cataract and Refractive specialist at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS trust

Both our consultant are renowned in their field and completely committed to providing patients with first-class eye treatment. Both our consultants are currently Cataract and Refractive specialist at NHS Hospitals and a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO). Our consultants have carried out thousands of eye treatment surgeries. They are supported by specialised teams with relevant and dedicated ophthalmic expertise – so you’re in the safest possible hands.


Our optometrists are highly skilled, highly qualified professionals. They run rigorous Ophthalmic Exams every LVCND Clinic patient takes before Laser Eye Surgery.

Both our optometrist have Diverse work experiences across both Community and Hospital Optometry. They both work currently as Principal Optometrist at Royal Derby Hospital and Nuffield Derby. Member of College of Optometrist. Registered member of General Optical Council. Member of Association of Optometrist.

Mrs Harinder Soor BSc (Hons), M.C.Optom

Mrs Suzanne Wigfall MSc MCOptom

The first step is to call us

Nuffield directly on 0300 790 6190
Mr Anandan’s Secretary Sue Da Silva on 07900210191 or email manandan@derbyeyes.co.uk

Nuffield Health Derby Hospital. 
Rykneld Road, 
DE23 4SN

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