Southend Private Hospital15-17 Fairfax Drive, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, SS0 9AG Directions
Mon - Fri: 8am - 9pm
Due to COVID restrictions no visitors are currently allowed
Limited free spaces
Laser eye surgery at Southend Private Hospital
A: Your eye is anaesthetised with drops prior to treatment so you won’t feel anything during surgery. After LASIK surgery you may experience some grittiness and watery eyes for a few hours but it is generally regarded as a pain-free procedure. With LASEK you may experience more discomfort especially in the first 24 to 48 hours.
A: Most patients are extremely pleased with the results of their refractive surgery. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with laser correction. These will be explained by your surgeon during your initial consultation.
A: Yes, but it will not prevent the onset of presbyopia - the natural ageing process of the eye (and the need for reading glasses for close work after the age of 40 - 45 years).
A: There is no upper age limit, although sometimes alternative ophthalmic surgery may be more appropriate as you get older. You must be 21 years of age or over to have refractive surgery (once your prescription is not likely to change).
A: Most patients are able to return to work within a couple of days.
A: We advise that you should refrain from driving until your surgeon has confirmed your vision has reached the specified driving standard and until you feel comfortable to drive. As a guide, it is usual to be able to return to driving 2 - 3 days after treatment.
Usually not, as this treatment is classed as being cosmetic. However, you should check with your insurance company.