After wearing glasses for close to a decade I decided to opt for laser surgery at the London Vision Clinic in June of this year.
I was nervous and had many questions around eligibility, expected outcome and, high on the list, risk.
After an initial enquiry I received a brochure which addressed the majority of my concerns and the remainder were answered during the face to face examination at the clinic.
The pre-surgery meeting with Mr Carp was an opportunity to get a detailed run through of exactly what would happen on the day.
The surgery itself is pain free throughout. If, like me, you are squeemish about your eyes then you may find it a little unpleasant at first but it is over in circa 12 minutes and, I state again, it is completely pain free.
After a 5 minute post op recovery I was able to read without glasses.
By the time I had walked back to my hotel I was able to read the smallest print that came with the eye drop medication and the following day the clarity was better still.
Three months on and my vision is amazing. I'm playing sport, reading, bird watching and working on the computer with ease and without glasses!!!
I would have had the surgery years ago if I had known the results were this good.
The clinic is superb and every member of the staff that I have met there has been friendly and professional.
I would certainly recommend this to anybody who is considering eye
surgery and, if you're still uncertain, I'd simply ring and discuss your concerns as they have so much information to share.
Review by Nickynoo Lysenkovas1 week ago
I’ve always wanted laser eye surgery, from the offset LVC was amazing. Very thorough pre surgery screening process to ensure suitability.
Actual surgery was not bad at all. I was nervous about the actual surgery but after you think “ was that it??”
My surgeon Dr Suart was very informative, kind and comforting. Which is all you need to place your trust in their hands. Aftercare for one year afterwards and they are always there in an emergency or if you just need extra drops sent.
My eyesight is better than expected and I’m happily glasses free !
Delighted I chose LVC.
Review by Seizy2 weeks ago
Received fantastic care throughout my treatment process, pre, during & post operative. Nothing too much trouble. Full clear explanations & guidance given at all times. Very professional company.
Review by DznOz2 weeks ago
I have quite a high prescription as well as astigmatism and was nervous about moving forward with surgery. The team were all incredible, gave me lots of information and I had an incredibly smooth surgery and aftercare. I felt supported throughout and am delighted with the results!
Review by Rauna2 weeks ago
I'm an American working overseas and had LASIK for both presbyopia and myopia at London Vision Clinic- they call it blended vision. I can now see without reading glasses which was my hoped-for outcome. I am so happy I found this clinic!
Review by Jenzwrenz Baiburina2 weeks ago
After hitting 40 my vision started to dramatically reduce and so decided to take the plunge and go for laser eye and there was only ever really one choice for me with something as precious as my eyes. Boy what a great experience the whole thing has been, I have travelled from Humberside to London now on a few occasions and have always recieved a lovely warm professional welcome and been super pleased with the service I have received. I now have 3 months after my procedure just about full vision to where expected and soon forgot about wearing glasses and having to remember them when I left the house. Don't take risks with your sight just go to the best. Regards
Review by Edena Strzelec2 weeks ago
Excellent care throughout the pre and post procedure appointments. The staff are wonderful and make you completely at ease. The process was clearly explained. 3 months on and my vision is better than with my glasses.
Review by Waretha3 weeks ago
I was nervous before my consultation but as soon as I met my doctor and the staff I felt at ease. The process itself was very quick and the aftercare has been fantastic so far. I would definitely recommend LVC to anyone thinking of getting laser eye surgery.
Review by Etwall4 weeks ago
After researching online quite a bit i chose LVC. Staff at LVC are very helpful and,professional. Brendan explained me in detail all the procedures and risks. He was really nice and reassuring. I still had some misgivings but after my appointment with Dr Dan all my anxiety went away. My operation was quick and painless. Things really improved the next day. I had laser blended vision done to address my shortsightedness and loss of reading vision. My eyesight has improved a lot although it will probably take another 3/4 months to reach my ideal eyesight. I do use glasses for driving. If for any reason my sight does not improve further i may need another procedure done.
Review by CaseWare1 month ago
Great from start to finish professional caring and brilliant at what they do. Hard to believe but the laser treatment is painless with great results. All departments of this clinic are superb and aftercare is outstanding my advice have it done for better quality of life.
Review by BeaReeve Chakrabortty1 month ago
Excellent all round, couldn’t recommend more!
Review by Lindström1 month ago
Excellent service... Good
Review by Guyi1 month ago
I decided to undertake laser eye surgery in order to open the door for a job I wanted, which sadly I couldn't meet the eyesight requirements for.
I hadn't considered it until that point but once that gave me the push and the reason to do it, it has been totally life changing.
My eyesight was very poor and I have worn glasses as long as I can remember, I had a lazy eye as a child, astigmatism and my perscription was -5.75 in one eye and -6.5 in the other.
Inititially I went for consultations at Vision Express and Ultralaze but in all honesty, I was apprehensive and nervous, and when I asked questions about the procedure I didn't get a lot of reassurance back, just more of the 'hard sell' approach, and they contacted me every day for a week asking me to book in for surgery.
I found the London Vision Clinic on google, as I decided to try and find the best place I could to put my mind at ease, and made the initial consultation appointment. My case handler (Tuli) on the phone was brilliant and prepared me for the fact that my eyes are on the borderline of their upper tier, explaining they only do 2 fixed prices regardless of prescription and that I may be paying the upper scale.
They bent over backwards to make the appointments fit my schedule as I had to travel into London for them and answered my questions really quickly over the phone and by email.
At the initial consultation I was amazed. The clinic, staff, equipment and treatment is remarkable and the optician and others answered all my queries. After that appointment I wasn't even remotely nervous anymore. They took so much time to make sure I was happy and understood everything before we made anything official.
I was also overjoyed to have just fallen into the lower pricing bracket, making the cost actually less than the other places I visited.
I met my surgeon 3 weeks later, Mr Carp, who was extremely patient, kind and professional, and had the operation 1 week after that.
The operation was so quick that I actually thought they were doing the pre-op scan, and was then told that eye was done. I felt no pain, and my surgeon talked me through everything so well that even though I was petrified walking in there, I was calm and collected during.
In my experience, 1 hour later the anasthetic drops wore off and my eyes were uncomfortable - not painful, just felt gritty and stinging, my eyes were running a lot. I was a bit panicked but it had been thoroughly explained that some people experience this and it's normal. Amazingly, this only lasted 3 hours,and by the evening almost all discomfort had completely gone.
The check the next day went really well, as did the one month and three month checkups. I was told at my 3 month check up that my eyes are well beyond what was expected and have healed perfectly.
For me, I have gone from wearing bottle thick glasses or contacts, and being unable to get around even my bedroom without them to swimming, playing sport and working. I can't explain how emotional and overwhelming it was and still is to wake up with perfect vision.
My healing process has been brilliant and I haven't experienced the side effects some do of halos or starburst, but I think only a small percentage of patients do.
I was given a discount for being a healthcare professional which wasn't advertised, and I never asked for one - I was contacted and told I was entitled to it which was a lovely surprise, and 3 years 0% finance meaning I spread the cost and am paying a very affordable amount.
This was genuinely life changing for me and I can't thank London Vision Clinic enough - I would recommend making the journey into London if anyone is unsure where to have this procedure done, it was worth every train journey as far as I'm concerned.
Review by BrandonB Antoszkiw1 month ago
Its excellent experience
Review by Codei1 month ago
From my initial contact with the clinic which was by recommendation by a colleague they were helpful and professional. Their materials provide a lot of good information on both what is / is not possible and what to expect throughout the process.
My initial consultation / testing with Brendan Duane was thorough and answered my questions without any feeling of pressure. My pre-surgery consultation with Dan Reinstein gave me confidence in the procedure.
The surgery itself was actually faster and more painless than I expected and the pre-surgery explanations thorough. I strongly recommend taking somebody with you to help you home as my eyes were more painful about an hour afterwards than I expected and I definitely could not have navigated the journey home easily.
Follow up post operatively has been excellent with no problems on my part. My vision two months post surgery right now is excellent with no glasses required for any task. My vision has been like this from the day after the operation.
I have no hesitation in recommending the team at the London Vision Clinic who have been excellent throughout.
Review by Brooklynn1 month ago
An amazing experience from start to finish. Could not have wished for a better experience. Nothing has been too much trouble. I really wish I had of undertaken surgery sooner as the procedure was so simple and relaxed.
Review by AlexLecocq1 month ago
The procedure from start to finish was the highest professional service I have received. I would highly recommend London Vision clinic to anyone who wants improved vision and get rid of their glasses .
Review by CDavies1 month ago
I am 3 months post relex smile surgery and am very happy with the outcome. The whole process has been smooth from initial consultation through to post treatment check ups. My surgeon was Mr Stuart, he answered all my questions at my pre op meeting and kept me calm during the procedure, which is straightforward, fast and painless. The recovery has also been very straightforward with no issues. Thank you to all at the London Vision Clinic.
Review by TanyaV1 month ago
I can honestly say having laser eye surgery has been life changing. The experience from day one has been fantastic. It took me almost a year to get around to booking a consultation but I was never put under pressure to commit. The staff made me feel relaxed and safe from my first visit. The procedure was painless and so quick I didn’t even realise it had been done. I have had two follow up appointments and my eyes are really good. Thank you London Vision Clinic.
Review by Kickowsky Zamman1 month ago
Amazing no other words
Review by Esperance1 month ago
After much anxiety and years of indecision over whether to have the blended vision surgery at the London Vision Clinic and even postponing once I can honestly say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Dr Dan Weinstein was recommended to me by a couple I met by chance on a flight of all places. He and his staff are amazing, caring and above all extremely efficient throughout the experience before, during and after surgery! Especially not forgetting Aurelia who gives an excellent relaxing shoulder massage before your surgery to help calm those nerves! The process is pain free and extremely fast and so is the recovery literally the next day apart from a check up and administering eyedrops life is normal with excellent 20/20 vision to read it’s amazing!Three months on my blended vision is much improved with only a little night glare when driving in the dark which I’m sure will continue to settle down over the next few months.
I cannot rate highly enough the care, attention and efficiency of the London Vision clinic Dr Dan and all his staff.
Review by Bisiklet1 month ago
LVC provided the best experience I ever had with any medical clinic, ever. I was guided through the whole process (which included very thorough pre- and post-procedure checks) by people who genuinely cared about my well-being and went out of their way to address my concerns. Procedure itself was painless, and results are great.
Review by Besim Filipascu1 month ago
If there were 6 stars I'd give that!
From the first appointment through to surgery and after care, London Vision Clinic have been absolutely amazing! The surgery was smoother than a trip to the shop - I didn't feel a thing and the whole team make you feel calm and comfortable the whole way through.
Being able to see distant objects again has transformed both my job and personal life, only wish I had done it 10 years sooner!
Review by Nikie1 month ago
London Vision Clinic is a fantastic and professional establishment, that provides a caring and warm environment for patients.
My prescription was +5.5 before surgery (this is extremely long sighted). After surgery my vision was 20/20 in one eye and 20/16 in the other eye (which is 'better than perfect' vision).
This result is phenomenal!!!
It is better than I could have asked for.
After not being able to see my whole life and having to use glasses and contact lenses for most of my life, the freedom of laser eye surgery was amazing!
I appreciated the caring and warm environment of the practice and the staff. Every member of staff I encountered was polite, helpful and patient. They were extremely accommodating when it came to my scheduling and when I was free to have check up appointments which I greatly appreciated.
Before surgery everything was explained clearly and all my questions answered to the highest degree. During surgery the whole team were so caring and made me feel at ease. I was so grateful to hear what would happen at each step in the process of surgery, as it was calming and reassuring. The post surgery care was just as phenomenal. The surgery was on call 24/7 for any issues or concerns.
I can honestly not recommend LVC enough.
Thank you: Mr Carp, nurses, optometrists, reception staff, everyone at LVC. You have made such an impact on my life and my vision. I can now travel without having to carry an opticians in my suitcase.
Review by Reha1 month ago
I would like to thank all the Team at the LVC who were all absolutely amazing and extremely efficient in guiding me through every part of my journey. From my initial enquiry and follow-up calls with Kate, meeting Mr Carp, a wonderful Surgeon and Sharon my Optometrist – I knew I had made the right decision! The aftercare has been absolutely fantastic. This has been one of the best deicisions I have made and would highly recommend LVC to anyone who is considering laser eye surgery.