Advanced Vision Care is one the most trusted and advanced LASIK laser eye surgeries in London. We’ve helped numerous patients throughout the UK enjoy reduced dependence on visual aids like glasses or contact lenses. We’ve achieved 20/20 vision results for over 99% of our patients and helped improve the vision of patients deemed unsuitable elsewhere.
LASIK surgery is proven safe and effective and has allowed many patients to freely pursue career options or sports activities and personal hobbies without any visual aid. Why not give yourself the ultimate makeover and enjoy freedom from glasses and contact lenses.
Book yourself a FREE CONSULTATION for life-changing Laser Eye Surgery today.
Long-sighted, short-sighted and astigmatism… however HIGH or LOW your prescription is, for the sake of clarity and transparency we use fixed pricing and will not change our price after your consultation – and that includes a comprehensive eye examination.
LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis and is the most commonly performed type of laser vision correction in the world. LASIK eye surgery is proven to be safe and effective. Advanced Wavefront Intralase LASIK is completely blade-free and has a very quick recovery time, hence is now the first choice for vision correction.
There are two parts to the blade-free Intralase LASIK procedure:
A micro-thin flap is created in the cornea using a precision Intralase laser
A cool beam excimer laser is then used to reshape the cornea to correct the prescription.
With the introduction of bladeless LASIK in the 90’s, the appeal of LASIK treatments has improved considerably. Previously, normal LASIK procedures relied on the use of a microkeratome, a mechanical device which itself uses a blade in making the LASIK flap.
However, Advanced Wavefront Intralase LASIK differs by instead using a femtosecond laser. With this laser, we can produce a corneal flap that is significantly cleaner, thinner and more precise than that possible with standard LASIK surgery. For the patient, the resulting benefits and safety are immense.
Advanced Wavefront LASIK is able to treat a wide variety of prescriptions; long sight, short sight and astigmatism. AVC’s expertise in laser vision correction is world renowned and has a reputation of successfully treating higher and more complex prescriptions, often treating those found unsuitable by other clinics.
Mr Pillai was one of the first surgeons in the UK to perform bilateral (both eyes treated on the same day) LASIK treatment.
Advanced Wavefront Lasik is the most popular form of vision correction treatment and is able to treat a wide variety of prescriptions, long sightedness, short sightedness and astigmatism, and all within the space of a few minutes.
To be potentially suitable you must be:
Aged over the age of 18
Within the following prescription range: Between -9 DS (short sighted) and +5 DS (long sighted), with up to -5 DC (astigmatism)
Have a stable prescription
With the best international surgical team in the UK, our combined expertise in laser and non-laser treatments is without precedent. We take great pride in having the skills to help even those who have been turned down by other clinics. So book a consultation now to learn how AVC can perfect your sight and improve your quality of life today.
Although we are passionate about correcting the sight of all those we possibly can at our LASIK eye surgery London clinic, we neither provide experimental treatments nor operate on those who suffer from conditions that prevent safe and ethical treatment.
Common reasons patients are found unsuitable for LASIK treatment include:
Age: patients younger than 18 are ineligible.
Pregnancy or breastfeeding: Hormonal changes experienced during pregnancy and breastfeeding can temporarily affect the refractive errors of the individual
Exceptionally large pupils
Unstable prescription: patients whose prescriptions have changed significantly in the past year should wait until their vision stabilises
Certain medications: You would be ruled out for LASIK surgery at our London clinic if you are taking immunosuppressant drugs.
Specific health conditions: these include autoimmune diseases
Previous instance of serious eye trauma or retinal detachment.
Laser eye surgery involves reshaping the cornea at the front of the eye to correct visual defects and imperfections like short sight, long sight and astigmatism. To correct short sight, the cornea is flattened and to correct long sight, the cornea is curved.
Advanced Wavefront LASIK is completely blade-free unlike traditional methods, and consequently has a quick recovery time. The procedure is carried out using two extremely precise types of lasers. A micro-thin flap is created on the cornea using the highly specific Intralase laser and an excimer laser is then used to reshape the cornea to correct the prescription.
If you need LASIK in Essex, Hertfordshire or any other area just outside London, rest assured that our Harley Street clinic is easy to reach from where you live.
So, just how was LASIK invented? On the right is a must-watch inspirational video on the development of the LASIK procedure. It also compares LASIK to other lesser procedures available at the time, which took months to correct vision. Rangaswamy Srinivasan, the inventor of the LASIK procedure explains the safety and high degree of precision offered by Laser Eye Surgery.
Traditionally Laser eye surgery was carried out using a blade to create the precision flap. Here at AVC we use a blade-free technique called Intralase Lasik, which creates the corneal flap.
As a result, patients of our LASIK surgery London services can enjoy the following benefits:
No heat is produced and no damage to the surrounding corneal tissue
Lasik treatment was approved by the FDA in 1999
Due to the treatment’s use of bladeless technology, patients don’t need to fret about potentially suffering complications resulting from a manual blade’s creation of the flap. This issue could arise with the previous, traditional form of LASIK treatment.
Patients can anticipate achieving vision of 20/20 clarity or better. Meanwhile, compared to the more basic traditional type of LASIK surgery, Advanced Wavefront Intralase LASIK treatment is safer for the patient both in the short and long term.
We are leading providers in LASIK eye surgery, not just because of our state of the art technology, but more importantly due to Mr CT Pillai, AVC’s Medical Director who is a highly skilled corneal specialist and is extremely sought after in the field of vision correction. You will be in the hands of an expert pioneering surgeon who has over 25 years’ of experience in the field of refractive surgery. Having an experienced surgeon carry out your laser procedure is paramount in ensuring you are getting the very best quality of vision, and in the safest manner possible.
For these reasons and many more, AVC is increasingly the eye clinic choice for vision correction for not only people seeking LASIK from Essex, Hertfordshire and other England counties, but also patients across the globe.
When arriving at our LASIK London clinic on the day of surgery our friendly and experienced clinical team will guide you through every step of the way. The treatment is painless and only takes 20 minutes for both eyes. We only carry out blade-free and needle-free treatments at AVC.
The Lasik eye surgery procedure is as follows:
Anaesthetic drops are then applied to numb the eyes. You will be awake and comfortable throughout the procedure.
The consultant will then apply an eye lid guard which is used to prevent blinking.
The corneal flap is then created, using the blade-free FS Intralase laser (LASIK)
The excimer laser uses your personalised treatment plan to reshape the corneal tissue to correct your prescription.
Throughout the procedure, the Advanced Control Eye-tracking (ACE) system guides the laser during the treatment by following and mirroring the movement of your eye.
A protective soft contact lens is placed in each eye.
Your specialist nurse will go through any precautions and medications that are needed to aid recovery.
Your aftercare will begin the day after the LASIK procedure
Bausch & Lomb Technolas have over 20 years of refractive experience in making vision correcting lasers with unparalleled precision, stability and accuracy. At Advanced Vision Care we only use the most advanced technology, providing the gold standard in Laser surgery. Our excimer laser is the Bausch & Lomb Technolas TENEO 317 (released in 2017). It is the fastest treating and newest excimer laser available and provides the best outcomes. It provides optical sculpting by precisely evaporating tissue from the collagen layer of the cornea.
Fast: 1 sec per dioptre with typical treatment lasting between 3 to 5 seconds, which allows for a reduction in thermal effects on the cornea leading to quicker recovery time
Precise with optimised accuracy
A 500Hz ‘flying spot’ laser enables the creation of complex and customised treatments for short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia
Intralase has revolutionised Laser surgery by making the creation of the flap even safer and consequently has improved the precision, recovery time and the quality of vision achieved.
Intralase is a femtosecond laser that uses tiny, rapid pulses of harmless light to create a corneal flap, instead of using a blade. Each pulse of light passes through the top layers of the cornea and forms a microscopic bubble at a specific depth and position within the eye that is determined by the personalised treatment plan. The Intralase laser moves back and forth across the eye, creating a uniform layer of bubbles of carbon dioxide and water vapour. These bubbles are precisely positioned to define the flap’s dimensions and hinge location. These bubbles expand to push the cells apart allowing the flap to be gently folded back so the doctor can perform the second step of your LASIK procedure.
Intralase is able to create extremely precise corneal flaps that are stronger and thinner which consequently boosts the recovery time.
The corneal flap creation only takes less than 15 seconds per eye. Once complete the flap can then be gently lifted and easily separated where these bubbles have formed to expose the area of the cornea that will be treated. Including preparation time, the entire LASIK procedure typically takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Once the entire procedure is completed, the corneal flap “locks” back into position.
The Bausch & Lomb Zywave Aberrometer meticulously measures the prescription and imperfections (aberrations) of the eye. It does this by passing a beam along 9000 points of the cornea to the retina and calculates the required refractive errors in these exact locations. This data creates a refractive and aberrations profile of each pupil.
The Zywave Aberrometer then uses the Zernike algorithm to mathematically reconstruct the wavefront. As the Zywave Aberrometer measures total wavefront aberrations and mathematically represents them up to the 5th order Zernike terms, it not just limited to sphere and cylinder (used for glasses and contact lens prescriptions). This data, combined with the many tests performed at your consultation, is used to create a truly personalised treatment plan.
During the consultation a scan and map the entire iris of each eye is performed. Like finger prints, no two irises are the same and a unique digital identification is generated for each eye. It is this map that forms the foundation from which the multi-dimensional eye tracker operates.
Throughout the procedure the Advanced Control Eye-tracking (ACE) system is used, this is a 6 dimensional eye tracker which will guide the laser during the treatment by tracking and mirroring the movement of the eye, and if there is too much movement the laser will shut off.
Before your LASIK treatment in London can begin the ACE system has to first recognise the unique ID for the eye being treated. This ensures the treatment profiles are always associated with the correct patient and the correct eye of the patient.
Iris recognition technology ensures accurate placement of your personalised laser treatment
Tracks all eye movements – 6 dimensions (XYZ, intraoperative rotations and static rotations using iris recognition technology)
Takes pictures of the eye (sampling rate) 1,750 times per second (1750Hz)
Has a response time of 2ms – so no laser pulses are ever misplaced
The eye tracker can follow the most sudden or subtle of eye movements
Free Consultation – £100 Deposit is required for the booking and will be refunded at the consultation
Intralase Advanced Wavefront LASIK (blade-free) – £1995 per eye (deposit of £250 per eye which is deducted from the final cost)
For more complex refractive errors – From £300 extra per eye (2-step or more treatments)
Private Consultation – £250 (Non-refundable)
AVC do not charge extra for Advanced Wavefront (laser only), high prescriptions or pupil size
From £62.29 per month
24 months interest-free finance
* Fee includes comprehensive testing with the latest technology and the opportunity to meet with the AVC Medical Director and Lead Surgeon, Dr CT Pillai. We ensure everybody benefits from his expertise, has a definitive answer about suitability and is given a bespoke treatment plan.
Interest Free Finance
To make vision correction treatment more affordable, we provide flexible interest free finance plans. Using our flexible finance options, you can spread the cost of your surgery with interest free monthly repayments, meaning you don’t pay more than the actual cost of your surgery.
At AVC, we value flexibility and give our patients the option to pay a larger deposit to reduce the cost of the monthly repayments. We have partnered with Hitachi Finance to provide finance plans that are not only interest free but can be paid off early without being penalised.
£62.29 (per month)
24 months interest-free finance
is available starting from just £62.29 per month for complete treatment per eye, with a deposit of £500 (APR 0%) per eye, subject to application. If you wish to pay a larger deposit, even lower monthly finance rates are available, all interest-free.
Advanced Wavefront Lasik Vs SMILE
SMILE laser procedure is new laser technique where the surgeon uses a femtosecond laser to create a small, lens-shaped bit of tissue within the cornea. Then, with the same laser, a small arc-shaped incision is made in the surface of the cornea, and the surgeon extracts the lenticule through this incision and discards it. It is said to produce similar results as Lasik, however as it was only FDA approved in September 2016, it’s long term effects are not yet fully known.
Advanced Wavefront Lasik
Long term effects
Well established for over 30 years, ongoing research available on safety and efficacy
Relatively new technique (2011), long term effects unknown
Approved for high range of short-sight, long sight, astigmatism and complex prescriptions for more than 15 years
Only treats limited range of short-sight and astigmatism
Retreatment done by lifting existing flap, quick and painless recovery
Unable to retreat with SMILE, patients require PRK which involves a slow and painful recovery
Widely available with customised wavefront technology to correct minute imperfections
Does not incorporate wavefront technology
Extended pupil size range
Cannot treat large pupils
Standardised and available on various laser platforms for many years
Only available on one laser platform
Your 4 step treatment plan
Our 5 star treatment is all about what is best for you
At AVC, we believe that it is essential to be selective to ensure that every patient has the best treatment to suit their visual and lifestyle needs which is why determining suitability is incredibly important.
Your aftercare begins immediately after treatment when you are taken to the recovery room to relax and, when you are ready to leave, our specialist nurse will examine you before you go home.
Why choose AVC for a Lasik treatment?
First Class Treatments
Gold standard in laser treatment, using only the safest and most advanced technology to provide outstanding results, constantly surpassing expectations. AVC has the fastest treating excimer laser available on the market, treatment typically taking only 3 to 5 seconds. First and only clinic in Europe to have a transparent theatre, used for purposes of training and allowing families to watch treatment. Both laser vision correcting treatments (Lasik and Lasek) are approved by the FDA.
First Class Surgeons
Truly bespoke treatment plans individually designed for each eye of every patient. Dr Pillai was one of the first surgeons in the UK to perform bilateral (both eyes treated on the same day) Lasik treatment. AVC’s Medical Director and laser surgeon is a refractive and corneal specialist with over 25 years of experience as an ophthalmic surgeon.
First Class Service
If a patient is found unsuitable for laser treatment, alternative treatments can be offered to correct the prescription. AVC have the largest independent optometrist network in the country, meaning patients can have treatment at the Harley Street clinic and enjoy incredible aftercare at a more convenient location. Transparent pricing – you pay the same price regardless of how complex your prescription is.
"Very reassuring, lots of opportunities to ask questions, and all staff friendly and professional."
"Amazing service ! I had lasik treatment and I have 20/20 vision I wish I had done it a long time ago the staff are Professional and the follow up after surgery was second to none I would recommend this company to everybody I know."
"I am very pleased with receiving my vision to see things clearly. For example, to distinguish different Colours and Driving at nights without Glasses. Thank You."
"The care given was absolutely fabulous from start to finish. Staff were caring, patient and reassuring. I would recommend AVC to anyone considering this procedure."
"I am extremely happy with the results of my treatment and would have no reservations in recommending AVC to anyone."
"My partner had laser eye surgery and the results were amazing. The staff were very attentive and put him at ease. I would recommend them to anyone thinking about the treatment. It only took minutes for the treatment!"