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Laser Eye Surgery on Harley St.

From £1,199 per eye.

Laser eye surgery corrects poor vision, giving you freedom from your glasses and contact lenses, so you can live your life to the fullest.

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    What Is Laser Eye Surgery?

    Laser eye surgery can help you see better, so you don’t have to wear glasses or contact lenses anymore. This lets you live your life to the best.

    It’s a very easy process that can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes, based on how much editing needs to be done. It can fix both short- and long-sightedness, as well as astigmatism.

    A cool beam advanced laser makes small changes to the shape of the surface of your eye (the cornea) to smooth out tiny flaws and improve your vision. Patients are surprised by how quickly they get better and how soon they can live without glasses or contact lenses.

    Am I Suitable For Laser Eye Surgery?

    As 85% of people who come to Harley Vision for a consultation are suitable for a procedure, it’s very likely that you will be too. Why not try using one of our suitability tools to get a quick initial indication?​

    We Use World Class Technology

    Our expert surgeons use the same technology that led NASA to approve laser eye surgery for its astronauts. We use advanced femtosecond and excimer lasers, which are incredibly precise and accurate so that we can provide our patients with their very best results.

    Is There More Than One Type Of Laser Eye Surgery?

    Yes, LASIK and LASEK (also called PRK) are the two most common and well-known types of laser eye surgery.

    LASIK

    LASIK is our most popular type of laser eye surgery and offers benefits including a fast recovery and excellent visual outcomes.

    LASEK

    LASEK is an alternative treatment to LASIK and is effective for some of those patients who aren’t suitable for LASIK surgery.

    CATARACT

    Don’t put up with discomfort any longer; call us now to take advantage of our expertise in treating severe corneal disorders and cataracts.

    How Is Laser Eye Surgery Performed?

    Step 1

    The procedure begins with anaesthetic eye drops being applied, which quickly numbs the eye.

    Step 2

    The laser works in a matter of seconds, sending pulses of laser beams onto your cornea to reshape any imperfections.

    Step 3

    Most patients experience improved vision within a few days, though full recovery can take up to a week.

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      Clinical Director

      Mukhtar Bizrah is the Clinical Director of Harley Vision. He is a consultant refractive, cornea and cataract surgeon and unit training lead at the Western eye hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

      Mr Bizrah is multi-fellowship trained (UK & Canada) in advanced refractive, cataract and cornea surgery. He is one of the few ophthalmic surgeons in the world who is board certified in the UK, Canada and Europe:

      Mukhtar Bizrah is one of the few laser eye surgeons in the world who has experience in treating patients using three of the world’s fastest and more precise laser technologies: Schwind eye-tech-solutions laser technology, iDesign laser technology and Zeiss Visumax/MEL90 lasers.

      10 reasons for Harley vision

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      Multi-award winning, multi-fellowship trained surgeon

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      At our clinic, you will be seen by a consultant from the start, not the day of surgery

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      Not tied to any company, we choose the best laser or implants for your eyes

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      State-of-the-art technology, lasers and multifocal lens implants

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      Our surgeons offer laser and lens based refractive surgeries, not pressuring you to a specific treatment

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      Honest ethical care: We do not falsely promise 20/20 vision

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      Utilising AI for best possible care

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      Believers in education, running ophthalmology courses attended from various continents

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      Believers in evidence-based care, our surgeons have numerous research studies

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      Believers in vision for all, donating …

      7 Reasons To Choose The Harley Vision Clinic

      Highly Specialist Care

      AI is utilised where possible to complement highly specialist care

      State-of-the-Art diagnostic device

      State-of-the-Art diagnostic devices to ensure the assessment is as accurate and comprehensive as possible

      Highly Advanced

      Highly advanced new technology to deliver world class treatments, without compromising to cut costs

      Ophthalmology textbook author

      Principal Eye Surgeon is an author on leading research papers and an ophthalmology textbook author & pioneer

      Award Wining Consultant Ophthalmologists

      Who regularly deal with complex cornea and cataract conditions at the Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Hospitals NHS Trust

      Highest board of certification

      Our London eye surgeons have highest board of certification for ophthalmology in the UK (FRCOphth), Canada (FRCSC) and Europe (FEBO)

      Consultant led clinic

      Clinic led by a consultant eye surgeon who is multi-fellowship trained in world renowned eye hospitals in the UK & North America

      How Much Does Laser Eye Surgery Cost?

      The eyes of each person are different, and so is their Lasik eye surgery. First, we need to meet with you for a consultation so that we can figure out what your treatment needs are.

      In the last few years, improvements in technology have made this truly amazing change in vision possible for almost everyone who is suitable for treatment.

      It’s also important to remember that correcting your vision could save you money in the long run because you won’t have to keep buying glasses or contact lenses.

      From

      £1,199 / per eye

      Aftercare & Recovery

      Our full aftercare plan begins on the day of your Lasik eye surgery and is tailored to your specific needs. We keep an eye on your progress to make sure that your healing is going as it should.

      All of our patients can also call our after-hours medical service, where an expert optometrist or surgeon can answer any questions about your vision or eye health after laser eye surgery.

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      50 million people

      Around the world, more than 50 million people have had laser eye surgery. At Harley Vision all consultations are done by our award winning eye doctors and surgeons completely free of charge because your Vision is Our Mission. UK laser eye surgery has a very good safety record and at Harley Vision our eye surgeons have some of the lowest complication rates in the world.

      Why Choose Us?

      Around the world, more than 50 million people have had laser eye surgery. At Harley Vision all consultations are done by our award winning eye doctors and surgeons completely free of charge because your Vision is Our Mission. UK laser eye surgery has a very good safety record and at Harley Vision our eye surgeons have some of the lowest complication rates in the world.

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      Frequent asked questions(FAQs)

      What laser technology do you use?

      Our clinical director has treated patients using three of the world’s fastest and more precise laser technologies: Schwind eye-tech-solutions laser technology, iDesign laser technology and Zeiss Visumax/MEL90 lasers. 

      Modern state-of-the-art excimer lasers have similar accuracy and safety, giving you fantastic visual outcome. We use Schwind eye-tech-solutions laser technology, which has world-renowned precision and speed. However, we advise you to avoid getting stressed about the best laser technology as this stress is often the result of marketing. 

      What makes a big difference to laser eye surgery outcomes is more: 

      1. Understanding your personal goals, visual requirements and expectations (extremely important) 
      2. Pre-surgical assessment and testing 
      3. Going for the correct type of refractive surgery (i.e. laser versus lens based surgery) 
      4. Follow up and after-care 
      Can I say goodbye to glasses and contact lenses forever?

      Many people achieve such good vision they no longer need glasses or contacts for most of their daily activities. However, you might still prefer to use them for certain tasks, like reading small print or driving at night. It’s also important to note laser surgery doesn’t prevent age-related eye changes. 

      Is laser refractive surgery safe?

      Laser refractive surgery is one of the most common procedures worldwide, with a high success rate and low risk of severe complications. That said, it’s essential to discuss your individual risks and benefits with your surgeon. 

      In laser refractive surgery, the laser is applied on the transparent layer of the eye called the cornea, to modify its shape. If a cornea complication occurs, rest assured that our experienced, Mr Mukhtar Bizrah, is a cornea specialist. Mr Bizrah deals with all sorts of cornea problems and complications in his private and NHS practice, and often gets referred challenging cases. It is important to remember that most complications are manageable, and excellent vision can be achieved. 

      The success and safety of the surgery largely depend on the skills and experience of your surgeon, the technology and surgical technique used, and whether you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure. That’s why choosing the right surgeon and clinic for your laser refractive surgery is of utmost importance. With the right team supporting you, the journey to clearer vision can be both safe and liberating.

      Are contact lenses safer than laser refractive surgery?

      Both contact lenses and laser refractive surgery have their own risks. Complications from contact lenses, such as infection, can occur but are typically rare and can be mitigated with proper hygiene and care. Laser refractive surgery also carries risks, though severe complications are quite rare. It’s important to note that unlike contact lenses, laser refractive surgery aims to provide a long-term solution to refractive errors. It’s best to discuss both options with your eye care specialist to understand which is most suitable for you. 

      I am worried that I will be ‘pressured’ to have laser, when there may be another treatment option that is better and more permanent.

      This is a valid and understandable concern. Some clinics or eye specialists offer only one service. 

      At Harley Vision, our surgeon Mr Bizrah performs both laser and lens based refractive surgeries: e.g. LASIK, LASEK, ICL implantation, refractive lens exchange and cataract surgery. 

      So, you never have to feel that my surgeon or eye clinic will offer me laser or lens based surgery because they do not do the other. At Harley Vision, we will advise you what we professionally think is the best and safest option to give you maximum independence from eyeglasses and contact lens. 

      If you are still unsure after receiving medical advice, then having a second opinion is always an option you should consider. If you’d like to book an appointment at Harley Vision, please call our friendly team on 0207 030 3181 today.

      Is laser eye surgery more expensive than eyeglasses or contact lenses?

      The upfront cost of laser refractive surgery can be higher than that of eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, considering the long-term expenses associated with updating prescription glasses or purchasing contact lenses and cleaning solutions, laser eye surgery could potentially save you money over time. It’s a one-time investment for years, possibly a lifetime, of clear vision. 

      Can you guarantee 20/20 vision? i.e. Perfect vision!

      No, we do not promise 20/20 vision, or perfect vision. Just because some clinics make this false promise, it does not make it true or ethical.

      Honesty, transparency and compassionate care is at the heart of what we or any other ethical service should strive for.

      What is the success rate of laser refractive surgery?

      Laser refractive surgery has a high success rate. According to various studies, more than 90% of patients achieve between 20/20 and 20/40 vision following the procedure, which is typically enough to carry out most daily activities without the need for corrective eyewear. 

      Your exact outcome can depend on several factors, including the severity and type of refractive error you have. Discussing your individual case with your surgeon will give you a clearer idea of the potential results. 

      How soon after laser refractive surgery will I see clearly?

      Most people notice an improvement in their vision immediately after surgery, but it can take several weeks for your vision to fully stabilize. 

      Is laser refractive surgery painful?

      The surgery itself should be painless. Before the procedure, numbing drops are placed in your eyes to ensure you remain comfortable throughout. Some people feel a slight pressure sensation, but you should not feel any significant pain during the surgery. 

      Can anyone have laser refractive surgery?

      While many people are suitable candidates, it’s not for everyone. Factors such as age, eye health, certain medical conditions, and the stability of your prescription can all impact whether or not you’re a good candidate. 

      Is the laser refractive surgery procedure quick?

      Yes, the application of laser on each eye only takes seconds. You can expect to be in the surgery suite for about 20-30 mins though. 

      Are the results of laser refractive surgery permanent?

      Yes, the changes made to your cornea during surgery are permanent. However, it’s important to note that laser refractive surgery does not prevent normal age-related changes to your eyes. 

      In 2-3% of eyes, laser enhancement may be required. This is more common in people with certain prescriptions (refractive error), such as hypermetropia (long-sightedness), high myopia (severe short-sightedness) or significant astigmatism. Enhancement may be needed if there is significant regression (recurrence of refractive error), over-treatment or under-treatment of refractive error. 

      Can laser refractive surgery treat presbyopia?

      Some laser refractive surgery options can help manage presbyopia (age-related difficult in reading without spectacles). For example, a procedure called monovision LASIK corrects one eye for distance vision and the other for close vision. This may not be suitable for everyone, so a detailed consultation with your eye surgeon is necessary. Our surgeons at Harley Vision offer various surgical solutions for presbyopia, and are not limited to laser.

      Are there age limits for laser refractive surgery?

      While there isn’t a strict age limit, laser refractive surgery is generally recommended for adults from the age of 18 years. The vision prescription should be stable for at least a year before surgery. For older adults, the onset of cataracts or other age-related eye changes may impact the effectiveness of surgery. 

      Will I still need reading glasses after the surgery?

      If you’re over 40 and use reading glasses due to presbyopia, you might still need them after the surgery. However, there are certain techniques like monovision LASIK that can help reduce this need. There are other types of refractive surgery that can enable you to see distance and near vision, such as refractive lens exchange (see our website). 

      How many times can you get laser refractive surgery?

      Ideally, laser refractive surgery is a one-time procedure. In some cases (2-3%), a second surgery, or enhancement, might be necessary to achieve the best possible vision. 

      There’s no need to worry about blinking. During the procedure, a device called a lid speculum is used to keep your eyelids open. At Harley Vision, we use ultra-advanced eye-tracking systems that ensure the laser stays focused on the correct part of your eye, even if your eye moves. 

      Are the results of laser refractive surgery the same for everyone?

      While most patients achieve 20/20 vision or better, the exact results can vary. Some factors that can affect the outcome include the severity of your refractive error, the type of procedure you have, and how your eyes heal after surgery. 

      Who is the Clinical Director of Harley Vision?

      Mr Mukhtar Bizrah is a cornea and refractive surgeon by training, which is important for you to know. His fellowship training was primarily in refractive, cornea and complex cataract surgery.

      Mr Bizrah trained at two of the world’s leading institutions: Western eye hospital (London, UK) and University of British Columbia (BC, Canada). 

      Mr Bizrah has a wealth of experience in delivering state-of-the-art laser refractive surgery treatments, enabling him to choose the right treatment for you. 

      Mukhtar Bizrah is one of the few laser eye surgeons in the world who has experience in treating patients using three of the world’s fastest and more precise laser technologies: Schwind eye-tech-solutions laser technology, iDesign laser technology and Zeiss Visumax/MEL90 lasers. 

      Laser refractive surgery is performed on the clear window of the eye called the cornea. Mr Bizrah manages cornea conditions in both his private and NHS practice, and deals with complex cases and referrals from the UK and abroad. While the risk of complications following laser eye surgery is rare, rest assured that your surgeon is a refractive and cornea specialist. 

      Mr Bizrah is a founder and director of the world’s most successful eye courses, including the London laser and refractive surgery course. This is an international specialist course to promote effective, safe and ethical refractive surgery practice. 

      Do you offer 0% finance?

      Laser refractive surgery is an investment in your vision. While the upfront cost is higher than that of glasses or contact lenses, in the long run, it can be a cost-effective solution, considering the recurring costs of glasses or contact lenses and their associated care.

      At Harley Vision, we offer 0% finance to enable you to spread the cost of your eye surgery.

      Spreading the cost of your treatment with our 0% finance options.
      We are pleased to provide our patients with affordable and flexible finance options. Novuna personal finance enables you to take advantage of the treatments and procedures that we offer.

      Locations

      Harley Vision, Imperial Western Eye Hospital,

      Harley Vision, King Edwards Hospital,

      Harley Vision, St John & St Elizabeth Hospital

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      Out of hours service available for urgent cases

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