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What is laser eye surgery?

Laser eye surgery uses advanced technology to eliminate the need to wear glasses or contact lenses. This allows you to live your life as problem-free as possible. It is a quick procedure, lasting around 30 minutes, that can give you positive, long-lasting results. 

It is a simple procedure used to correct myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness), presbyopia (reading vision), and astigmatism (rugby ball-shaped eyes). 

There are three common types, all of which involve reshaping the cornea: 

We also call these laser vision correction procedures. 



Watch our Ophthalmologist, Mr Tariq Ayoub, explain what laser eye surgery is:

How does laser eye surgery work?

When people have perfect vision, light rays travel through their eyes and sit on the retina (the back of the eye). If your cornea (the front of the eye) is uneven, the light bends and does not focus correctly on the back of your eye. These imperfections can cause refractive errors (a type of vision problem), such as astigmatism. 

Laser eye surgery uses a laser beam to correct these imperfections. This smooths your cornea, so the light sits on the retina rather than bending, sharpening your vision. This corrects short- or long-sight by enabling your eye to focus correctly.  


Different types of laser surgery slightly differ in their surgical techniques for treating the eye. Read our LASIK and Trans-PRK/LASEK pages to learn more about how these procedures work. 


At Oculase, we offer FREE video consultations for laser eye surgery. Prices for the procedure can vary depending on its complexity, but at our clinic, laser eye surgery (LASIK/Trans-PRK/LASEK) starts from £1,900 per eye. A complex prescription may start at £2,450 per eye. To discuss how you can pay at Oculase or arrange a free video consultation, contact us today. 

Am I suitable for laser eye surgery?

Determining if you are a suitable candidate for laser eye surgery is important. During your consultation, our ophthalmologist will evaluate your eyes thoroughly. 

We will assess: 

  • Your age – most people over 18 are suitable for laser eye surgery 
  • Your glasses prescription 
  • Your eye examination 
  • Eye scan results – we may perform and review these scans during your consultation 
  • The thickness of your cornea 
  • Your lifestyle, work, and hobbies 

Based on the results of your evaluation, our specialists will advise you on whether you are suitable for laser eye surgery. If you are not, they may suggest an alternative procedure to improve your vision, such as implantable contact lens (ICL) or refractive lens exchange (RLE) surgery 

We discuss these further in our blog: Do you need vision correction surgery? 

What are the benefits of laser eye surgery?

The main aim of laser eye surgery is to correct your vision and allow you to live without relying on glasses and contact lenses. 

Additional benefits include: 

  • Ability to play sports more easily 
  • No more expensive prescriptions 
  • Free from contact lenses and their risks 
  • Long-term solution to your vision 
  • Pain-free procedure 
  • High success rate 
  • Fast results 




Our blog – What are the benefits of LASIK laser eye surgery? – discusses these benefits in more detail. 

In the video below, Victoria describes her experience of having LASIK treatment at Oculase:

Risks and side effects 

After the procedure, you may experience some temporary side effects, such as red marks on your eyes, glare or halos, and double or blurred vision. Your eyes may also feel gritty, dry or sore. These may last a couple of days to a few weeks. The complication rate of laser eye surgery is low as it is a safe and effective procedure.  

If you have any concerns after the procedure, speak to one of our specialists. They are happy to answer your questions and provide reassurance. 


Most people can return to work 2 to 3 days after LASIK and 4 to 5 days after Trans-PRK/LASEK. We recommend avoiding heavy lifting and strenuous activity for two weeks after any laser eye surgery. Our specialists will discuss your circumstances with you and how long your recovery may take during your consultation. 

It can take up to 3 months to recover fully from laser eye surgery and return to all sporting activities, especially contact sports. You will have several follow-up appointments during that time to ensure you get the best results. 

Watch one of our testimonial videos to hear from those who have had laser eye surgery at Oculase. 

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Keep scrolling to read through our frequently asked questions.


    This procedure is designed to correct your vision forever. However, a change in the eyeball’s shape is possible as we grow older. Additionally, ageing–related changes will lead to presbyopia later in life. Therefore, you may eventually need glasses for certain activities like reading. 

    The surgery is generally pain-free, as we use anaesthetic eye drops to numb the eye. However, after Trans-PRK/LASEK, the eyes may be painful for 2-3 days. We will give you drops and tablets to alleviate any pain. Learn more about this here: Does laser eye surgery hurt? 

    LASIK is the most common type of laser eye surgery worldwide. We apply a suction ring to the eye during the procedure to secure it and create a thin flap on the cornea. We use a laser to reshape the cornea and correct your vision, then gently reposition the flap at the end of the procedure. 

    Trans-PRK and LASEK involve applying laser treatments directly to the cornea’s surface to reshape it. We don’t create a flap during this procedure. Trans-PRK is best described as a no-touch technique for laser vision correction – there’s no cutting, touching, or flaps. Our specialists prefer Trans-PRK over LASEK for their patients. 

    You may be unsuitable for laser eye surgery if you have thin or irregular corneas, an unstable prescription, or certain conditions. These include keratoconus, macular degeneration, and blindness or partial sightedness in one eye. 

    The alternatives to laser eye surgery are implantable contact lens (ICL) surgery or refractive lens exchange (RLE).

    Yes, you will have both eyes done on the same day.

    Driving can be resumed when the legal standard is met, typically one week after surgery. Our specialists will discuss your personal circumstances with you during your consultation.

    Here’s a quick guide to when you can resume specific fitness activities after laser eye surgery:

    • Jogging – 1 week
    • Aerobic exercise – 1 week
    • Yoga/Pilates – 1 week
    • Weightlifting – 2 weeks
    • Sauna/steam room – 1 month
    • Swimming – 1 month
    • Football, non-contact martial arts – 1 month
    • Skiing, tennis, squash, cricket – 3 months
    • Scuba diving >30ft – 3 months

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