Patient videos and news about eye treatments

Every week we share educational videos on laser eye surgery, lens replacement, cataract surgery, keratoconus and other eye treatments. Stay up to date with the latest advancements in eye treatments and surgery.

2108, 2018

The one question every patient should ask their laser eye surgeon – but doesn’t

By |August 21st, 2018|Categories: Laser Eye Surgery|

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.

1608, 2018

How your life shrinks before you get cataract surgery

By |August 16th, 2018|Categories: Cataract Surgery, Eye conditions|

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.

1706, 2018

Does cataract surgery improve your sleep?

By |June 17th, 2018|Categories: Cataract Surgery|

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.

1206, 2018

Is it worth travelling to London for laser eye surgery if you live in Leeds?

By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: About Custom Vision Clinic, Laser Eye Surgery|

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.

506, 2018

How do surgeons define what laser eye surgery costs?

By |June 5th, 2018|Categories: Laser Eye Surgery, PRESBYOND|

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.

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My eyesight following the operation is brilliant and better than I thought possible, and this is all down to your excellent surgeon Mr James Ball and not to forget all the very dedicated people around him who make these operations possible.
Keith Garlick
Two of the best decisions I ever made in my life were firstly to have lens exchange and secondly to have Mr James Ball carry out my operation.
Patricia Walton
Within minutes I could tell there was a difference. But now, only a couple of months later, my sight is better than it was seven years ago! I can even read the really tiny print on the car sales ads! If you want that confidence you probably felt when you were younger, this is the ideal solution.  Thanks to the treatment, I feel rejuvenated, independent and much younger!
John Hazelgrave
Many thanks for all your care and kindness. To me it appears a miracle that I can see so well. I feel very grateful. It is impossible to fully express my thanks.
Grace C.
May I offer grateful thanks for your expertise in operating on my eyes. It was intimated to me that you were the best, and from the results I am now enjoying, I am convinced that this is correct.
Jean D.
You are truly innovative. Thank you very much for curing the problems I have been having with my reading and near vision.
Sala M.
My work was becoming almost impossible. I had refractive lens exchange to both eyes with multifocal lens implants last July. I can now see better than 20/20 for distance and can read the tiniest print in newspapers - all without glasses! I have started reading for pleasure again, and I feel that my performance both at work and on the golf course has improved.


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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.

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