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Give the gift of better vision this Christmas

Give the gift of better vision this Christmas

As the shops fill up with festive goodies, is it time to add laser eye surgery to your shopping list?

Choosing original and thoughtful Christmas presents can be really hard, but here’s a great idea for the person who has everything – except good vision. If there’s someone in your life who would love to get a vision correction procedure, you would be giving a truly incredible gift that just keeps giving. Or, why not treat yourself to the ultimate present?

For younger patients, LASIK, LASEK or SMILE laser eye surgery procedures can transform lives in just a few painless minutes. If you’re over 50, don’t lose that festive spirit; there’s a treatment to suit you too with lens replacement surgery.

But if you’re thinking about buying vision correction surgery for someone special, the time to act is now.

The Christmas period is always a busy time for Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, as lots of people feel inspired to start the New Year with new eyesight. So, it may not be possible to get an appointment during December unless you book soon. Plus, every one of our patients must go through an extensive eye assessment to check their suitability and enable us to make sure we identify the best procedure for them.

Finally, undergoing laser eye surgery is a big decision that mustn’t be taken lightly or made in a rush. We want all our prospective patients to take some time to think carefully about their options before going ahead with their procedure, so they feel entirely comfortable with their choice.

Let’s get the (snow) ball rolling today and your loved one could be waking up on Christmas morning with a wonderful new outlook on the world.

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Why laser eye surgery gave Kylie Jenner reason to celebrate

Why laser eye surgery gave Kylie Jenner reason to celebrate

Model Kylie Jenner had an eye-opening experience recently when she decided to undertake laser eye surgery, in company with her best friend.

Both Kylie and her pal, Stassie Karanikolaou, decided to seize the day and improve their eyesight with LASIK surgery. The celebrity pair were so delighted with the results that they threw an eyeball-themed party to celebrate.

Stassie shared a video of Kylie in the operating room on YouTube and said that after the procedure, they were both told they could now see “20:15, better than 20:20.”

The extraordinary party might be a bit excessive for the average patient, but anyone who undergoes laser eye surgery is sure to understand the desire to mark the occasion. If you’ve struggled with vision problems, treatments such as those offered at Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham really can transform your quality of life.

If you think that vision correction surgery is something only older people do, Kylie and Stassie are good examples of the many 20-somethings who see no reason to endure one more day with poor eyesight.

The LASIK procedure is a painless, quick, blade-free treatment that uses two lasers to separate a single layer of tissue and accurately reshape your cornea. At Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, we use the Zeiss Visumax femtosecond laser – which is the gentlest femtosecond laser of all and the only one in Birmingham – followed by the B&L or latest Zeiss Mel 90 laser.

For those who believe their best partying days are behind them, it’s not too late to turn back the clock on your vision. For over-50s, lens replacement surgery is a great solution that can leave you feeling your vision has been given a new lease of life.

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Don’t have vision nightmares this Halloween

Don’t have vision nightmares this Halloween
Will you be dressing up as a ghost or ghoul to take part in Halloween frolics on or around October 31?

Creepy goings-on can be great fun for all the family, but make sure you don’t give your eyes a nightmare on All Hallow’s Eve. Although dressing up in creative costumes is all part of the enjoyment, be careful not to play a nasty trick on your eyes.

Don’t be tempted to make cheap novelty contact lenses part of your disguise, as these are often not well-designed and could cause serious problems for your peepers. If you want to change the appearance of your eyes for the evening, seek out the advice of your ophthalmologist first – it’s really not worth putting a hex on your eyes for a few hours of fun.

Better still, why not give your eyesight a real treat this autumn by banishing the curse of glasses and contact lenses? Whatever your age and vision problems, our state-of-the-art treatments at Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham could transform your eyesight – and your life.

Offering LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery procedures, we can break the spell of poor vision in just 10 painless minutes. Our eye surgeon Mark Wevill is also one of the only professionals in the West Midlands able to carry out the innovative new SMILE technique, which is particularly suitable for sports people.

For over 50s, there’s a different type of magic available with lens replacement surgery. This procedure sees Mark gently remove your own lens and replace it with one of the latest intraocular lenses – once again, in a matter of just a few pain-free minutes.

Don’t have nightmares this Halloween. Chat to us today and prepare to enjoy sweet dreams of better vision that will soon become a reality.
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Just like Taylor Swift, you can shake off poor vision

Just like Taylor Swift, you can shake off poor vision

Chart-topping pop singer Taylor Swift had a bit of a surprise recently, when her mother released footage of an amusing incident following the star’s laser eye surgery.

The video of a clearly confused Taylor getting upset over selecting the wrong banana from a bunch, while wearing a protective eye mask after the procedure, soon went viral – something which the singer took in good spirit and laughed at along with everyone else.

However, anyone who is considering having laser eye surgery themselves shouldn’t be at all concerned by Taylor’s disorientation. The LASIK procedure that she underwent is quick, painless and won’t leave you crying over split bananas!

Here at Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, you can expect VIP treatment in your search for improved vision. Suggested as a great option for most patients aged between 20 and 50, LASIK surgery – along with LASEK and the innovative new SMILE treatment – has the power to transform lives and rid people of their glasses and contact lenses. For those who are over 50, lens replacement surgery can be a more effective option.

Even if you’re not a superstar who has to perform energetic dance routines every day, we’re sure you can think of many ways that your life would improve if you no longer had to wear or carry vision correction apparatus.

We’ll carry out a thorough eye assessment to determine the very best vision correction procedure for you and keep you informed through every step of the examination. Our highly experienced eye surgeon Mark Wevill has carried out laser eye surgery procedures for 20 years, giving thousands of people the incredible gift of improved eyesight.

So, if that’s music to your ears, it’s time to get in touch with Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham and perhaps you’ll be able to tell your glasses We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together!

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Fabulous at 50 and Ready for Better Vision

Fabulous at 50 and Ready for Better Vision
If you’re celebrating the big half-century in 2019, you’re certainly in good company.

Celebrities turning 50 this year include actors Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Perry, Gerard Butler, Edward Norton, Peter Dinklage, Michael Sheen and Christian Slater – to name just a few!

Music stars Jennifer Lopez, Dave Grohl, Jay Z, Gwen Stefani and Marilyn Manson also mark the golden anniversary of their birth this year. So, if you’re feeling less than enthusiastic about your milestone birthday, take a look at these glamorous stars and realise just how fabulous you still are!

However, getting older can often lead to problems with eyesight. But there’s no reason to accept wearing glasses or contact lenses forever if you want to seek a more effective and convenient solution.

Turning 50 usually means that you will be a less suitable candidate for LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery procedures. But Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham offers a brilliant alternative that can turn back the years and give your eyesight a new lease of life.

Lens replacement surgery, also known as refractive lens exchange, is a good solution for over-50s because it deals directly with the lens in your eye. Over time, our lens becomes less flexible, adaptable and clear, a deterioration that gives us problems such as blurred distance vision.

During lens replacement surgery, our eye surgeon Mark Wevill will gently soften and remove your lens with an ultrasound instrument. It will be gently replaced with one of the latest intraocular lenses – all in 10 painless minutes.

This procedure can reduce the impact of ageing on your vision, so you can continue doing all the things you enjoyed in your 40s!

Contact us today to find out more about lens replacement surgery.
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Howzat! Laser eye surgery better option than free glasses for Jack Leach

Howzat! Laser eye surgery better option than free glasses for Jack Leach

Cricket fans were on the edges of their seats recently as Ben Stokes battled to win the third Test match of the Ashes for England.

Although Ben was undoubtedly the hero of the day, he was reliant on batting partner Jack Leach – who is a stronger bowler than batsman – not getting bowled out.

Due to the sizzling weather, poor Jack had to fight a battle of his own against his glasses, which were constantly steaming up and obscuring his vision. Following the epic match, Specsavers famously offered Jack free glasses for life as a reward for his performance.

However, before Jack takes the company up on its generous offer, he should consider having laser eye surgery instead. Quick, painless and surprisingly affordable, laser eye surgery – using the LASIK or LASEK techniques available here at Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham – could permanently remove the need for Jack to wear glasses on the pitch.

For sports people like Jack, the innovative SMILE technique offers an even better solution. This treatment leaves the eye more robust and less vulnerable to injury, which provides great peace of mind for people who could sustain a contact injury, such as cricket players.

Optegra is the first provider in the West Midlands to offer the SMILE procedure and our highly experienced eye surgeon Mark Wevill is one of the few professionals in the region qualified to carry out the treatment.

So, you don’t have to become a star sports player or win free glasses for life in order to achieve great vision. Why not get in touch with us today and find out more about our treatments – your experience at Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham is sure to bowl you over!

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Tragedy of Africa’s youth affected by vision loss

Our eye surgeon Mark Wevill has made another trip to Swaziland this month, where he has been confronted with the stark realities of healthcare limitations in Africa.

Mark regularly visits Swaziland in order to donate his time and expertise to help combat the wide-spread eye health problems found there. In the course of his work carrying out cataract operations, he usually meets and treats older patients whose eyesight is failing.

On his latest trip, Mark came across an even more tragic story concerning a young man who had looked forward to a bright future.

Alfonso (name changed), a 25-year-old IT consultant, travelled to Swaziland from Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, in order to be examined at the hospital where Mark volunteers. Mark discovered that Alfonso recently lost the sight in one eye due to a devastating case of Mooren’s ulcer, a condition that causes damage to the cornea. Sadly, the examination revealed that the vision in Alfonso’s other eye is also now deteriorating.

With no support network to help him, Alfonso is likely to lose his job and therefore his livelihood, along with his eyesight.

Although the hospital will do what it can for Alfonso, resources for eye surgery in Africa are very limited – Alfonso was forced to drive from one country to another just to be examined. Treatments and drugs are very expensive so, without assistance, the hospital will struggle to help Alfonso and young people like him.

Here in the UK, we’re very fortunate to have access to world-class laser eye surgery treatments at facilities like Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham. We want everyone, around the globe, to receive the treatment they need to keep their vision for as long as possible.

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Why lens replacement surgery could be the next step for Chris Evans

Why lens replacement surgery could be the next step for Chris Evans
Radio star Chris Evans has revealed that he now needs reading glasses, several years after undergoing laser eye surgery – a common issue that Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham can help to resolve.

Chris underwent laser eye surgery in 2013 and says the treatment left him with such improved eyesight that he no longer needed glasses. Last month he even revealed live on air that since the procedure, he only continues to wear his distinctive spectacles (with clear lenses) in order to look like the Chris Evans we all know!

However, more recently Chris admitted that he now needs his paperwork to be printed in a larger font and has been forced to buy reading glasses.

Although laser eye surgery treatments such as the LASIK and LASEK procedures can produce brilliant results for the under-50s, at the age of 53, Chris would now be a strong candidate for lens replacement surgery.

This is a more permanent treatment for someone like Chris, whose original lens will still be in place. As the lens in our eye ages, our vision can deteriorate.

The solution is lens replacement surgery, in which the lens is gently softened and removed using an ultrasound instrument. It is then replaced with one of the latest state-of-the-art intraocular lenses – offering improved vision that has transformed thousands of lives, thanks to our highly experienced eye surgeon Mark Wevill.

The procedure is painless and takes just 10 minutes, so why not see if lens replacement surgery could work wonders for you too?

Our extensive 90-minute eye analysis will ensure that we make the right recommendation for you and your vision. So, whether you’ve had laser eye surgery in the past and are seeking further treatment, or the experience is entirely new, you can rest assured that improved vision is in store for you at Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham.
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Top of the class for amazing vision

Top of the class for amazing vision
School will soon be out for the summer, which means forgetting about the textbooks for a few weeks.

However, before we know it, students and teachers everywhere will be back in the classroom for another academic year. If you’re aiming for top marks for yourself or your students, vision problems can really prevent you from making the grade.

Students, do you find yourself struggling to see the board or read your written materials? Perhaps you’re a teacher or lecturer who finds marking your class’s work a real chore?

Wearing glasses or contact lenses can help with short and long-range vision problems, but these solutions can also be expensive, inconvenient and even uncomfortable. Student budgets rarely allow for the luxury of frequently replaced glasses or contact lenses. Plus, if you enjoy extracurricular sports activities, they can be hazardous or even prohibitive.

At Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, we’ve got A+ solutions for vision correction, regardless of your age and requirements. Our cutting-edge LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery techniques can banish the need for glasses and contact lenses altogether, leaving you free to enjoy the world around you without the burden of corrective eyewear.

For mature students, you can forget about reading glasses. Our lens replacement surgery is more suitable for people over 50, so you too can throw away the spectacles, to reclaim the simple joy of reading and studying.

Optegra is also the first provider in the West Midlands to offer the innovative SMILE procedure and our eye surgeon Mark Wevill is one of the few professionals in the Birmingham area qualified to carry it out.

Quick, pain-free and surprisingly affordable, our vision correction treatments could put your enjoyment of life into a whole different class. Summer is the perfect time to undergo treatment and change your world, so you can head back to school with top grade vision.
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The Love Island star who fell for laser eye surgery

The Love Island star who fell for laser eye surgery
If you’re one of the millions of TV viewers who has been enjoying Love Island this summer, you’ll be familiar with the difficulties of both staying cool and looking hot on the beach!

Former Love Island star Kaz Crossley has recently revealed the struggles she endured on the show while trying to deal with her poor eyesight. Kaz, 24, told the press that she had suffered from vision problems since primary school and her time on the glamorous TV dating show last year really exacerbated the issue.

Keen to look her best in the luxury villa, Kaz wore contact lenses every day but this soon became uncomfortable and inconvenient.

She told the Express: “It was affecting me quite a lot. There were times I’d forget my contact lenses. No one really knows I wear glasses but it was a really big struggle wearing contact lenses every day. People who wear glasses will understand wearing contact lenses is a massive chore. You need your eyes to rest as well.”

Designer sunglasses are a must on the Love Island beaches, but without prescription shades, Kaz was forced to keep wearing contacts. Kaz also found that another fashion staple – false eyelashes – were impossible to wear with glasses.

“My eyes were really dry, it was a lot of playing around with your eyes,” she said.

That’s why Kaz decided to rid herself of glasses and contact lenses by undergoing laser eye surgery and she’s delighted with the results.

If you’d like to transform your life too, Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham offers state-of-the-art LASIK and LASEK vision correct treatments, which are great for people up to the age of 50. For older patients, we offer lens replacement surgery that also provides fantastic results – you’t won’t believe your eyes!

So, dump your glasses and contact lenses and start your love affair with great vision today.
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You won’t miss the small print with our vision correction treatments

You won’t miss the small print with our vision correction treatments
During the recent visit to the UK by President Donald Trump, there was a lot of talk about negotiating contracts and signing deals.

But the President probably wasn’t reading too much small print during the trip, as he is famously rumoured to have an aversion to being seen wearing reading glasses.

Reading glasses are nothing to be ashamed of and many of us will need some form of short-distance vision correction as we age. But the fact is that using reading glasses can be inconvenient and expensive over time, particularly if you also have to wear other types of glasses.

At Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, we offer state-of-the-art laser eye surgery treatments to rid you of glasses and contact lenses, whatever your age.

Generally suitable for patients aged between 20 and 50, our LASIK and LASEK vision correction procedures are quick, painless and surprisingly affordable.

If you’re over 40 and have presbyopia (difficulty reading and seeing your phone), you may be suitable for the Zeiss Presbyond treatment. This can restore reading vision and remove the need to carry reading glasses around everywhere you go.

The need for reading glasses is particularly common in people aged over 50, but we can help more mature patients too. Lens replacement surgery is a highly effective treatment, which involves the gentle softening and removal of your lens by our skilled eye surgeon Mark Wevill. Your natural lens will then be replaced by one of the latest intraocular lenses, all in about 10 minutes.

If you’re tired of squinting at small print or having to keep taking reading glasses on and off, it’s time to give yourself some VIP treatment. Get in touch with us today to find out what we could do for you.
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Laser eye surgery offers advantage on the tennis court

Laser eye surgery offers advantage on the tennis court
On 1st July, Wimbledon gets underway once again and is sure to provide another thrilling fortnight of world-class tennis action.

Tennis clubs are likely to see a surge in interest after the tournament, as novices and returners alike are inspired to pick up a racket. But if you have vision problems, getting onto the court can be challenging.

Wearing glasses to play as energetic a sport as tennis is far from ideal, because glasses can move around on the face as you chase the bal. Some people avoid playing simply because they’re afraid of dropping and damaging their glasses.

Older players who wear varifocals face yet another problem. The lower half of the lenses, designed for reading, will be out of focus during the match and can give the ground a curved appearance. Not very helpful when you’re trying to land a match-winning shot!

Contact lenses aren’t always a satisfactory solution either, as even the tiniest bit of dirt or grit caught behind them can cause great discomfort and even infection.

As for so many sports, Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham can provide the answer with our life-changing vision correction techniques. Our LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery treatments can rid patients of glasses and contact lenses, while for older patients, lens replacement surgery could be a more effective way to achieve similar brilliant results.

Although tennis isn’t a contact sport, accidents are always a possibility. Optegra is the first provider in the West Midlands to offer the innovative SMILE technique, which leaves the eye more robust and less vulnerable to injury. Our eye surgeon Mark Wevill is one of the few professionals in the Birmingham area to be qualified to carry out the procedure.

Even if you’re not a Wimbledon champion in the making, you deserve to play to your full potential, with help from Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham.
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How blended laser vision surgery helped Carol Vorderman tweet

How blended laser vision surgery helped Carol Vorderman tweet
Recently, TV celebrity Carol Vorderman revealed that she had undergone blended vision laser surgery. She tweeted that she was “very happy” with the results and how she was tweeting without reading glasses for the first time in many years. So, what procedure did the former Countdown star actually go through and could it work for you?

Blended vision laser (BVL) surgery is a procedure in which eye surgeons give patients improved range of vision by adjusting the depth of field in each eye. One eye is given better near sight and the other, enhanced distance vision – the result being vastly improved eyesight overall, from nearby to the horizon.

As we grow older, the lenses in our eyes harden and can struggle to focus nearby. Our natural lenses can’t be softened again. But by using the laser to create a special shape on the cornea, our range of vision can be rejuvenated.

BVL surgery is a combination of two techniques, including the copyrighted Presbyond procedure – Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham is the only provider in the Birmingham area to offer Presbyond.

This is a great option for someone in their 50s, like Carol and we’d be delighted to talk to you about how BVL surgery could transform your life too.

Another alternative way forward for older patients is lens replacement surgery – also known as refractive lens exchange (RLE). During this procedure, your natural lens is gently softened and removed, before being replaced by one of the latest, state-of-the-art advanced optic lens implants.

Quick and painless – both BLV and RLE take less than 10 minutes – lens replacement surgery could solve the conundrum of your failing eyesight and give you a new lease of life, just like Carol.

We’ll take you through a thorough personal eye assessment before discussing your options and selecting the most effective approach for you. So, why not start the countdown to better vision and give us a call today?
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Make a splash this summer with better vision

Make a splash this summer with better vision
Summer is just around the corner and you might already be gearing up for your annual getaway in the sun. That’s an exciting prospect but, if you’re already packing your suitcase, you might have noticed a bit of a problem.

People who wear glasses or contact lenses have to allow space in their luggage for all the equipment that goes with that. For the average summer holiday, glasses wearers will probably need to pack prescription glasses, plus a spare pair in case the first get lost or broken, prescription sunglasses, contact lenses, contact lens solution, non-prescription sunglasses for when they’re wearing contact lenses and, if you’re over 45, possibly prescription and non-prescription reading glasses too.

If you’re planning to swim or take part in water sports, that can pose another dilemma. Contact lenses can be washed out or, even worse, cause a serious eye infection due to bacteria in the water. Glasses are impractical for most water sports, but if you can’t see without them, not wearing glasses could be dangerous.

However, there is a way you can lighten the load and enjoy all activities this summer with help from Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham. Laser eye surgery removes the need for glasses and contact lenses, giving you improved vision and a lighter suitcase.

Our quick and painless LASIK and LASEK vision correction procedures have transformed thousands of people’s lives. Also, Optegra’s incredible new Zeiss Visumax femtosecond laser is the first in Birmingham to offer the innovative SMILE vision correction procedure.

For older patients, lens replacement surgery can be a more effective solution for optimum results, allowing you to enjoy your holiday without the burden of glasses or contact lenses.

It is recommended that you shouldn’t swim for four weeks following laser eye surgery, so now is the time to book your procedure and give your summer a brighter outlook.
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Life’s a Picnic without Contact Lenses and Glasses

Life’s a Picnic without Contact Lenses and Glasses
School’s out for the Easter holidays, which means it’s time for the first real family outings of the year.

Whatever the British weather decides to do, people all over the country will be heading for the attractions, theme parks, sports centres and beaches, in a bid to keep the children entertained.

Active days out make wonderful memories for all the family. But if you wear glasses or contact lenses, life’s no picnic when you’re trying to enjoy the great outdoors.

Having a rough-and-tumble game of rugby or hitting white water rapids with the children isn’t safe if you wear contact lenses. Most spectacle wearers will have experienced that sinking feeling when they’re trying to enjoy a fairground ride, rollercoaster or boat trip on choppy waters, only to see their expensive prescription glasses go flying off into the distance.

Add the all-too-common symptoms of hay fever that can severely irritate the eyes in spring and summer, and you have a recipe for a disastrous day out.

Why put up with it for another year? At Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, we can transform your family adventures by ridding you of contact lenses and glasses altogether. Along with LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery, we’re also among the first in Birmingham to offer the incredible new SMILE vision correction procedure.

SMILE, or Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, is a minimally invasive procedure that has corrected myopia and/or astigmatism in more than 1.5million eyes all over the world. We’re delighted to be offering this innovative treatment to patients in the West Midlands.

Older patients can also gain a new outlook on life with lens replacement surgery, which can offer excellent results. Better vision means better quality time with the grandchildren – so, come into the clinic for a chat and find out how your precious memories could become crystal clear in 2019.
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Beat the Pollen Count this Year with Laser Eye Surgery

Beat the Pollen Count this Year with Laser Eye Surgery
The return of spring brings warmer weather and lighter evenings – along with the dreaded pollen.

For those unfortunate enough to suffer from hay fever, brighter days often come with a disappointing downside. If you wear contact lenses, the common symptoms of hay fever – such as watering eyes, itching and irritation – can be made several times worse.

Many people who endure severe symptoms opt to remove their contact lenses and wear glasses instead, until the situation improves. But wearing glasses can be restrictive and frustrating, particularly if they prevent you from taking part in a favourite outdoor activity or you simply don’t like the way they look.

This year, you can fight back against pollen and reclaim your summer by investing in laser eye surgery. Surprisingly affordable, the LASIK and LASEK procedures are quick and pain-free. Also, our new Zeiss Visumax femtosecond laser is the first in Birmingham to offer the innovative SMILE vision correction procedure.

In just 10 minutes, you could give yourself a whole new lease of life this summer. Laser eye surgery won’t cure your hay fever, but at least you can say “buzz off” to glasses and contact lenses this year!

Not sure if you’re too old to benefit from laser eye surgery? More mature patients may see much better results from lens replacement surgery, also known as refractive lens exchange. In this procedure, our highly experienced surgeon will gently remove your deteriorated lens and replace it with an advanced optic lens.

As a first step, we’ll carry out a 90-minute Advanced Eye Analysis to determine which treatment will offer the best result for your eyesight, so rest assured, you’ll be in very capable hands.

So, why not get in touch with Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham to find out how you could look forward to brighter days ahead?
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Eye Surgeon Mark Wevill has a New Outlook on the World

Eye Surgeon Mark Wevill has a New Outlook on the World
After transforming the lives of over 20,000 patients with laser eye surgery, our surgeon Mark Wevill has now undergone a laser vision correction procedure himself.

During his long career at the leading edge of laser eye surgery, Mark has seen the many benefits of undergoing one of these treatments. Whether through a LASIK or LASEK procedure or, for older patients, lens replacement surgery, Mark has given thousands of people a new outlook on life.

So, when the time came to address his own need for reading glasses, Mark didn’t hesitate to turn to the technology that has given the gift of improved vision to so many people.

“I’ve always had perfect vision but as I’ve grown older, I’ve started to need reading glasses,” Mark said. “I began to find this frustrating because everything nearby appeared to be blurry. Activities like reading a book, looking at my mobile phone and using my computer became difficult, so I had to start using reading glasses in order to do these ordinary, everyday tasks.”

Like so many people in the same position, Mark discovered that living with the need for reading glasses led to inconvenience and expense.

“I had glasses scattered all over the house, car and office, yet I was always losing them and having to buy new pairs,” Mark said. “But fortunately, as an eye surgeon, I knew exactly what the solution was.”

Mark chose to undergo the Presbyond Laser Blended Vision procedure and the results have been fantastic. Suitable for all ages, this technique has worked wonders for Mark and he hasn't used glasses since. He's still discovering his old pairs of reading glasses gathering dust all over the place. So, now he’s keen to help even more people enjoy the benefits of improved vision without glasses.

“Come along to the Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham clinic, so we can have a chat, assess your eyes and find out what your options are,” Mark said. “I trusted my own eyes to laser vision correction because I know that better eyesight really changes lives.”
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Reasons for Sportsmen and Women to SMILE

Reasons for Sportsmen and Women to SMILE
Recently, we announced that the innovative SMILE vision correction procedure is now available to patients in the Birmingham City area. Optegra is the first provider in the West Midlands to invest in the cutting-edge equipment required to deliver the procedure, the highly accurate Zeiss Visumax femtosecond laser. Our eye surgeon Mark Wevill is one of just a few professionals in the area who are qualified to use it to treat patients.

Mark has performed thousands of femtosecond laser eye surgery treatments and learned how to carry out the SMILE procedure with the femtosecond laser during an intensive training period in India. During his time there, Mark had the pleasure of performing SMILE laser eye surgery on a number of patients, giving him the chance to witness the life-changing power of this incredible new technique.

The arrival of SMILE in Birmingham is particularly good news for people who play many sports, such as football, tennis and rugby, because SMILE leaves the eye less vulnerable to injury in the months and years following surgery. For this reason, the procedure is also recommended for professions such as police officers and security guards.

Scientific research has revealed that SMILE can be better suited to those who suffer from dry eyes, compared with LASIK laser eye surgery. Recovery from the SMILE procedure can also be faster than from other treatments.

The high precision, high speed Visumax laser creates a small lens shaped piece of corneal tissue, called a lenticule, inside the cornea in an average of just 23 seconds. The lenticule is then removed through a small laser guided opening at the front of the eye, reshaping the cornea and correcting your eye's focus error.

So, if you want to get back onto the sports pitch or simply take on the world again without glasses or contact lenses, speak to the team at Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham today – you could soon have a new reason to smile.
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SMILE – The Latest in Vision Correction Technology is Here

SMILE – The Latest in Vision Correction Technology is Here
Have you been watching the Six Nations Rugby Championship and wishing you could join your heroes on the pitch? If you yearn to take up the sport or dig out your old kit, but feel you can’t because of poor vision, we’ve got some news that’s really going to make you smile.

Our incredible new Zeiss Visumax femtosecond laser is the first in Birmingham to offer the innovative SMILE vision correction procedure. The Visumax is the only laser capable of delivering this technique, which can be a better option for sports people and those with dry eyes or thicker glasses prescriptions.

SMILE stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, a minimally invasive procedure that has corrected myopia and/or astigmatism in more than 1.5million eyes all over the world. So, it’s high time this fantastic new technique came to Birmingham!

The high precision, high speed Visumax laser creates a small lens shaped piece of corneal tissue, called a lenticule, inside the cornea in an average of just 23 seconds. The lenticule is then removed through a small laser guided opening at the front of the eye, reshaping the cornea and correcting your eye's focus error.

People who require higher glasses prescriptions can be treated with SMILE and the eye is stronger after this treatment than with many other vision correction procedures. Also, there is less dryness afterwards, which is great news for anyone who already suffers with dry eyes.

Our eye surgeon Mark Wevill is delighted to be able to offer this procedure to patients at Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham.

Mark said: “I’ve used all the different femtosecond lasers and the Zeiss Visumax is the best by far. It’s much gentler and more comfortable than others, and my patients are finding that the treatment is painless and less stressful."
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Give the gift of better vision this Valentine’s Day

Give the gift of better vision this Valentine’s Day

Whether you want to treat your significant other or show yourself a little TLC, laser eye surgery is the gift that just keeps giving.


Wearing glasses or contact lenses can be expensive, time-consuming and annoying – in some situations, such as taking part in certain sports, it can even be dangerous or prohibitive. So, as Valentine’s Day approaches, what better time to show a little love for yourself or another by investing in improved vision?

At Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, we have the latest in laser eye surgery technology for LASEK and LASIK procedures. We can now offer the exceptionally accurate and gentle new Zeiss Visumax femtosecond laser for advanced LASIK AND SMILE vision correction treatments. We are now the first in Birmingham to offer the innovative SMILE vision correction technique with the Visumax laser, which cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. Of course, the price of SMILE and other laser eye surgery procedures is a fraction of this.

Have you been told you’re too old to have laser eye surgery? That doesn’t mean that you have to put up with failing eyesight. Our lens exchange surgery procedure, also known as refractive lens exchange, can achieve fantastic results for over-50s. So, there’s no reason why your love affair with the visual world can’t continue well into your later years.

Quick, painless and surprisingly affordable, our vision correction treatments have transformed the lives of thousands of people in the West Midlands. In just 10 minutes, with very little downtime, you could be seeing the world around you in a whole new light.

When you come to Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, you will undergo an extensive Advanced Eye Analysis, before our highly experienced eye surgeon Mark Wevill decides which procedure will yield the best results for your individual vision.

Visit our Stories page to hear from some of our patients who have made the fantastic decision to give themselves the gift of improved vision.

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