What is Short-sightedness (Myopia)?

Myopia (short-sightedness) is a common eye condition that causes objects in the distance to appear blurred while close objects are often seen clearly.

Treatment

Keyhole LASIK (ReLEx® SMILE®), LASIK, or PRK

What is Long-sightedness (hyperopia)?

Hyperopia, otherwise known as long-sightedness or far-sightedness, is a common eye condition that causes objects to appear blurred.

Treatment

Suitable for LASIK

laser eye surgery

Benefits for you

  • Your life quality is increased, as you no longer need to wear contact lenses or glasses. You have a higher risk of catching a contact lens related infection by wearing contact lenses than during the surgery.
  • Laser eye corrections have proven to be safe and effective. However, like any other medical treatment, it is important to choose an experienced and qualified surgeon.
  • The procedure is quick – it lasts less than 10 minutes – and is generally painless. The laser is computer guided, which means that it‘s very precise and results are very accurate.
  • With laser eye treatments, it is possible to correct most levels of myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness) and astigmatism.

Am I suitable for laser eye surgery?

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.

Procedure

Laser surgery generally takes 10 minutes each eye and does not require general anaesthesia. Actually, being put to sleep during Laser surgery does more harm than good. Patients should be awake during the surgery. In order for the doctor to perform optimally, he or she needs your cooperation.

If you fear you will have pain, do not worry: It is completely painless. First your surgeon, Mr Anandan will give you a mild sedative or other medication prior to surgery to help you relax, ease any discomfort and reduce nerves. Then, when you go in for your surgery, the team will administer the local anesthetic eye drops. You won’t feel any pain during the procedure.

Mr Anandan will be speaking to you during this quick procedure to get an idea of how you’re responding to the surgery. We strongly recommend to you to speak to some of your friends who did Laser surgery and get their experience of it. But we repeat again: It is a painless procedure, and it will be over before you know it.

Your Journey

We have designed our eye surgery pathway to give you adequate space to consider your options without any pressure to sign up for any treatment.

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

There is no obligation and we will be very pleased to give you information about all vision correction options, answer your questions and organise your suitability assessment.

Suitability Assessment

Assessment is with our expert optometrist. This normally takes an hour. Our optometrist will perform various eligibity tests and measurements and may be able to advise you on what is likely to be the best treatment option for you. At this visit our team will take you through our process, and give you our range of fees and affordable payment and finance options.

You will be given written information guides for the relevant procedures. Our optometrists can also organise an appointment for you to see our surgeon Mr Anandan for your comprehensive vision surgery consultation.

Consultation with Mr Anandan

The consultation with Mr Anandan is the defining stage of the process. The consultation includes a full and comprehensive assessment of your eyes and general health. Mr Anandan will then make his recommendation as to what in his professional opinion is the best vision correction surgery option for you, and explain the reasons behind that recommendation. You will be encouraged to ask questions and your queries will be answered fully. You will leave the consultation with an excellent understanding of all the issues relevant to your treatment to make an informed choice.

Aftercare is an extremely important part of your laser eye surgery treatment. After the treatment, your eyes are very sensitive, so protecting them is critical to ensure you reduce the risks of complications, and see the best results possible.

At LVCND, we are proud to offer a well-rounded after care programme to all our laser eye surgery patients to ensure that every individual gets back on their feet, complication free, and in no time at all.

Each laser eye surgery treatment has different recovery periods, however the following guidance will give you a broad understanding of the laser eye surgery aftercare process.

After your treatment, you will be required to stay in the hospital, until you feel completely comfortable to make your way home. It is against the law to drive immediately after, so make sure you have organised transport, or have a family member or friend with you, to help you get home.

Try to avoid having a shower immediately following your treatment, and during the first day of your recovery. We also advise not going into work for 1 – 2 days after your treatment, especially following LASIK, ReLEx SMILE or LASEK, to give your eyes the best chance to fully heal.

No matter where you work, your eyes will be exposed to different types of strain, so if you do need to venture outside try to stay close to home, just in case you feel any discomfort.

During the first few days of your aftercare, you may be required to attend a follow-up exam. During this appointment, Mr Anandan will review your eye health and determine if you will be able to drive and use gadgets, such as mobile phones and tablets. On average, most patients will be back on the road within the first couple of days, however we highly recommend waiting at least a week before exposing your eyes to smart phones and computers.

During the first week, it is crucial that you reduce the chances of exposing your eyes to irritation. For instance, do not wear any eye make-up, apply any products around your eyes, or get soap or water in your eyes. Try to avoid being around smoke or people who smoke. This is also the case for dust as this can increase the temptation and chances of rubbing your eyes. Rubbing your eyes during the first stages of aftercare can cause severe discomfort and increases the risk of complications.

After day 3, your eyes will have recovered enough for you to start exercising again, such as going on the treadmill or going on a bike ride. However, we advise waiting at least a week before practicing yoga and aerobic exercises. If you weight lift, we advise waiting at least two weeks before continuing with your exercise routine. Weight lifting adds strain to lots of your muscles, including your eyes, so it is best to allow as long as possible for the eyes to recover before participating in this sort of exercise training.

After a month, your eyes will be well on the road to recovery and will have adjusted enough to enjoy sports such as tennis, football, swimming, cricket and snowboarding. We advise waiting at least a month after your procedure before using a steam room or sauna.

If you are planning on travelling or going on holiday soon after your laser eye surgery, we recommend waiting at least 10 days before taking a trip away. However, the longer you can wait to travel, the more time your eyes will have to heal and there will be a minimal risk of complications.

We understand that every individual is different, so understanding how best to look after your eyes after your treatment is crucial. If you have any other questions regarding your recovery, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.

Contact details

Laser co-ordinator on 08006 125 175
Or Nuffield direct on 0300 790 6190
Or Mr Anandan’s Secretary Sue Da Silva on 07900210191 or email manandan@derbyeyes.co.uk

Costs

ReLEx SMILE

Bladeless keyhole laser eye surgery

£2,495 per eye

INTRODUCTORY PROMOTIONAL OFFER – £2,250

Presbyond

Blended laser treatment for Presbyopia

£2,495 per eye

INTRODUCTORY PROMOTIONAL OFFER – £2,250

Femto LASIK

Painless all-Laser, Blade-free LASIK

£1,995 per eye

INTRODUCTORY PROMOTIONAL OFFER – £1,750

LASEK/PRK

1st Generation Surface laser surgery

£1,500 per eye

Nuffield Health Derby Hospital. 
Rykneld Road, 
Littleover,
Derby, 
DE23 4SN

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