What is Laser Eye Surgery?
Laser Eye Surgery is an incredibly effective method of improving vision and eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses. Over 30 million people worldwide have had laser eye surgery.
The cornea is situated at the front of the eye and protects the iris, pupil and anterior chamber. This part of the eye enables us to focus and, in the case of those who need glasses or contact lenses, can be reshaped using a cool beam Excimer laser which gently reshapes the cornea in a matter of minutes, allowing your eyes to focus correctly, without the use of glasses.
The following videos explain how the eye works and describe some of the most common eyesight problems. After watching these, you’ll have a clearer idea of how laser eye surgery can improve your quality of life and put an end to wearing glasses and struggling with fiddly contact lenses for good.
When light hits a normal eye, it’s focused at a single point on the retina at the rear. In turn, the cornea (the transparent part at the front) and lens inside the eye refract these rays of light, so they focus at the correct point and enable us to see clearly.
Below you will find the most common vision problems.