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Safety & Risks
Laser eye surgery is one of the safest and most successful elective treatments patients can undergo today.
Since 1991, when the first laser eye surgery procedure was performed, over 22 million procedures have been carried out worldwide. Wih technology advancing at a rapid rate there has never been a better time to consider laser eye surgery as a long term solution to vision correction.
Serious complications which threathen eyesight are actually very rare, with the majority of problems being resolved with medical or surgical assistance.
However, Vision In Partnership reduces this risk for patients even further by carefully selecting and approving VIP Partners to our network which have adopted exteremly strict selection criteria for patient selection and demonstrate a solid track record of attaining very high clinical outcome levels.
This means although some patients may have treatment declined and be disappointed, we can eliminate risk and deliver our exceptionally high success rates.
Choosing the right Surgeon and Provider for your treatment is a critical element to the outcome of that treatment and should be considered carefully.
VIP Opticians and VIP Providers have been accepted into the VIP Network based on their specialist skills, clinical calibre and wealth of experience in ophthalmic care in both optometry and both laser and non-laser eye surgery.
Vision In Partnership, VIP Opticians and VIP Providers are committed to world class patient care and pride ourselves on our open and honest advice. Transparency is at the heart of the VIP Network, from our Partners detailed medical advice to clear pricing structure; we aim for you to feel fully informed at every stage.
VIP Providers are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, a body that regulates standards to adhere to government requirements. It carries out regular inspections (often unannounced) and their findings are then made public and available for anyone to inspect.
What To Expect After Treatment
As you can imagine, following any surgical treatment the body will need some time to heal itself natrually and get back to normal. This often takes some time and you'll need to be patient until you will be able to enjoy perfect vision. The time for complete recovery varies from patient to patient and can take as little as a few weeks up to a few months.
Potential temporary side effects which can be experienced post surgery whilst the body is healing may include a little blurriness, sensitivity to light and slight grittiness and dry eyes. To eleviate these symptoms you will often be provided with lubricating drops and your progress will be regularly motniored during your aftercare programme.
Most of what patients experience post surgery will be very normal and within the scope of the expected possible side effects of surgery and your VIP Provider and VIP Optician will be on hand if you have any questions or concerns.
The risk associated with laser eye surgery is small and at VIP our Providers do everything they can to reduce this to the absolute minimum. When the US military approved refractive surgery procedures, including LASIK, it confirmed the very low level of risk connected to this procedure.
On the day of your assessment your VIP Clinical Team will discuss the main risks with you and explain the methods they use to prevent and minimise these risks.