Where to have Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery is available at many laser eye surgery clinics throughout the UK so getting vision correction couldn’t be simpler. If you live in a big city, it is likely there are a number of clinics for you to choose from, some will be in hospitals, whilst others in private clinics. It is important that you consider a number of factors before you decide on the clinic and ophthalmologist to do the procedure, such as experience and price. If you are considering travelling a great amount of distance to have your laser eye surgery, you should arrange to either stay with friends or family or in a hotel. You will need to have someone to take you to and from the clinic on the day of the operation, as you may experience some visual difficulties. It is also important that you are near the clinic for the first few days after the surgery so that your ophthalmologist can check your eye is healing well. This may be a reason for you to have surgery close to where you currently live.

You should also look around at a variety of different clinics and price how much the operations cost in different areas. Some clinics may offer 0% finance which may be helpful if you are spreading the payment cost. It may also be helpful to have more than one free consultation at a different clinic, to ensure that you are getting the right procedure for you. At the end of the day it is up to you where you have your surgery, you should feel comfortable with the clinic and the surgeon performing the procedure

If you live in a smaller town that you think may be unlikely to have a clinic, it is just as easy to travel to your nearest city that will have a few to choose from.

The operation itself should be performed by a GMC (General Medical Council) registered ophthalmologist and not an optician. It is important that you check that your surgeon has the right qualifications to perform the procedure beforehand. A list of questions you may wish to ask to ascertain whether the clinic is right for you, can be found in the next article.  Alternatively, visit the Laser Eye Surgery Clinic Finder to find a laser eye surgery clinic near you.

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