This is the basis of everything we do at the Hurlingham Eye Clinic. Refractive procedures are now safer than they ever been, but it is still surgery and should always be treated as such. If that sentence rings true then the Hurlingham Eye Clinic may well be the right clinic for you.
Is Sight Correction Safe?
With every type of surgery there are associated risks. Careful research into your choice of clinic and surgeon is very important. Fortunately, with surgery today, many of these risks have been greatly reduced, and at the Hurlingham Eye Clinic we spend considerable time during your in-depth consultation to make sure you are a suitable candidate. Sometimes we will unfortunately have to turn people away if the treatment is not deemed suitable for them.
If we have any doubts whatsoever, we will decline to offer refractive eye surgery. This is because the consultation is the key safety stage in the clinical process. The most important decision is about who should NOT have treatment.
The Hurlingham Eye Clinic is a single clinic, not a large business or one with multiple sites. There is no head office. It is owned by our chief surgeon, Mr. and we have world-renowned surgeons resident at the centre.
At the Hurlingham Eye Clinic we simply talk with and assess each person from a perspective of delivering the very best result and never, ever, apply pressure that someone should have treatment. We don’t believe in selling, hard or soft.
This is important in providing LASIK in the best way possible. You need the time and the space to make a carefully thought through decision.
Of course, we hope you will choose us and we deeply believe in our capabilities to deliver exactly what you are looking for. But it is your choice and in your own time.
There are possible side effects for all medical interventions as there are for all drugs, and all of which will be discussed during your consultation. The advent of new technologies, such as wavefront, has meant that a lot of side effects previously associated with laser correction (such as halos or glare at night) are now much rarer than before. We use bladeless laser technology instead of a blade to eliminate previous risks associated with creating a corneal flap. We provide you with a course of drops following your surgery to help prevent any infection, inflammation and to minimize symptoms of dry eyes.
But there is no substitute for a clinic where the guiding ethos from above is from a surgeon who cares about each patient, and who asks “What if these were my eyes – what would I do?” before each operation. That’s what a surgeon-owned and led clinic is all about.