Dr Pillai performed one of the first bilateral (both eyes) laser eye surgeries in the UK.
Dr Pillai founded and opened the clinic with aim to provide patients outstanding care and results in the refractive the industry.
The Bausch & Lomb excimer laser is installed (first generation Technolas).
The first Lasik procedure is performed at AVC’s in house laser eye surgery theatre.
The first Lasek procedure is performed at AVC in-house laser eye surgery theatre.
AVC’s nationwide optometrist co-management network is established.
The Bausch & Lomb excimer laser is upgraded.
The first Cross-Linking procedure is performed for a patient with Keratoconus.
The non-laser surgical team are chosen (Dr Goran Helgason and Prof Martin Filipec) and join AVC’s exclusive surgical team.
The Bausch & Lomb excimer laser is upgraded (second upgrade).
The first Lens Replacement procedure is performed.
The first Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) procedure is performed.
The first Cataract procedure is performed.
The AMO Intralase laser is installed.
The first INTACS/Kerarings procedure for a patient with Keratoconus is performed.
The Bausch & Lomb’s second generation Technolas 2 excimer laser is installed.
AVC performed Implantable Contact Lens surgery for a patient with Keratoconus to correct the remaining prescription after the disease had halted.
The first Piggy back lens procedure is performed, implanting a Trifocal lens.
AVC was the first in the country to treat a very high myope (-23D) using Evo Visian ICL.
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The first Kerasoft lens fitting for a patient with Keratoconus is performed.
The clinic expands to the first floor of the building, creating a relaxing assessment suite and dedicated the ground floor to the laser and non-laser surgical theatres. AVC becomes the first clinic on Harley Street to have both laser and non-laser theatres in house.
The first Piggy back lens procedure is performed for a patient with Keratoconus.
The Bausch & Lomb’s third generation excimer laser is installed. AVC is the first clinic in the country to have the latest and fastest treating laser in the world; the Technolas Teneo 317 M2.
Over 6000 AVC patients have donated their glasses to help those less fortunate to see the world the way it is meant to be seen.Read more