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If you're considering laser eye surgery, you will no doubt have questions before deciding to go ahead with the procedure. How much will it cost? How many procedures has the surgeon done before and what are the risks? Will I achieve perfect vision? And many other questions will come into play when trying to decide. However, there is one that nobody asks, which arguably covers all of these concerns, yet it should be the question that comes before any other. So what is it? It could simply be a question of brotherly or sisterly love - read on to find out more.
If you have a cataract, it has a significant impact on your quality of life. Suffering a vision disturbance can affect your confidence, and your world shrinks as you start avoiding the things you want or need to do. You might avoid driving, for example, or pursuing hobbies such as reading or painting because you feel you can't see so well. However, we can perform customised surgery that will soon allow you to live life to the full once again.
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For those who are unaware of the link between cataract issues and poor sleep quality then our research should wake everyone up to the facts. The formation of cataracts disturbs the body's circadian rhythm, which governs our natural sleeping and waking cycle, and many sufferers find that as the quality of their vision declines, so too does their sleep. With corrective surgery, you will not only see better, but you will also sleep easier.
Look north for perfect vision Many people assume that you have to travel to London to get the best treatment. But you don't have to go all the way to Harley Street to get the best quality specialist eye care. You can cut your capital expenditure significantly by taking a trip closer to home. Opthalmic surgeon Mr James Ball, who hails from Harrogate, can offer you the very highest level of care using the latest techniques and cutting-edge technology in the industry at his clinic in nearby Wetherby.
The bottom line on headline rates When you see "rock-bottom" prices advertised for laser eye treatment, you need to read between the lines. It may be tempting to contact a clinic advertising this popular treatment at "just £595 per eye" but it would be wise to stop and think before you sign up. In reality, the headline rate is rarely the rate paid by the patient and more often than not, once all of the hidden extra costs are factored in, what appeared to be a cheaper option can turn out to be a false economy.
About the author
Mr James Ball | Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MA (Cantab) MB BChir FRCOphth CertLRS
I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Custom Vision Clinic, The Yorkshire Eye Hospital, St James’s University Hospital, and Nuffield Hospital. My major interest is in refractive surgery and finding the best treatment suitable for each patient.