Long-sighted – also known as hypermetropia or hyperopia – is when you cannot see things up close. It’s exactly the opposite problem to short-sightedness. This happens when light entering the eye is focused behind the retina; you can think of it like the eye focuses light too late. This happens when either the eye is too short, and the retina is too close to the lens, or when the lens focuses light too weakly.
To correct hyperopia, we give long-sighted people lenses that converge the light that enters the eye. Once their natural lens focuses the light, it focuses on the right place of the retina. These types of lenses are called plus, hence why short-sighted people get plus prescriptions’.
Fortunately, the wonders of modern medicine and technology mean there are many amazing ways to correct long or short-sightedness!
Glasses can be a low cost and even stylish solution, contact lenses – although not always ideal – can be a practical one. But there are even more exciting, and amazing ways that we can correct vision now.
At My-iClinic, our specialists are experts in two types of procedures that can cure long or short sight and astigmatism: laser eye surgery or refractive lens exchange.
Book a consultation to see if you can be free of glasses and contact lenses
The best way to find out if laser eye treatment is right for you is to have a personal assessment. You’ll get clear advice from our experts on your suitability and vision correction options.
Here’s what Londoners say about vision correction at My-iClinic
We are proud to hear we make a meaningful difference in your life
Have been dreaming about laser eye surgery since I was 15. Can't believe that my eyes can actually see right now without contacts, wow! Will recommend My-iClinic to all of my friends. Mr Bolger is the best.
Beautiful setup plus excellent service, reassuring expertise of surgeons, friendly staff and yet very professional. Absolutely phenomenal all round! Very pleased with everything.
Brilliant experience with My-iClinic for laser eye surgery. The team are clearly experts in the area, and I felt well looked after through the entire process. Honest, friendly and professional, I thoroughly recommend My-iClinic for anyone considering laser corrective surgery.
Ms Priti Patel
I had a really satisfactory experience with my-iClinic and am quite happy with the results of the surgery and the aftercare. I would like to recommend it to anyone who wants to have any kind of eye surgery with them. Absolutely brilliant.?
I was struggling with a viral conjunctivitis. After 2 visits to Moorfields and the condition getting worse, I was recommended to My-iClinic. I felt instantly looked after, and was seen almost daily due to the severity of the virus. It has now been 4 weeks and I am well on the mend thanks to the care and patience of Mr Bolger. I also found the pricing of this practice extremely reasonable unlike most of private practice medicine.
I’d highly recommend this clinic because of its nice, friendly and experienced team; they all are very professional in every aspect, you would get the best advise here! Also, the clinic looks very modern from the inside and you will just feel very comfortable and relaxed throughout the whole process in a place like this.
Book a free screening to see if you can be free of glasses and contact lenses
The best way to find out if laser eye treatment is right for you is to have an in-person assessment. You’ll get a clear answer from our experts on your suitability and vision correction options
Meet the My-iClinic founders, Mr John Bolger and Ms Bola Odufuwa. Two consultant eye surgeons who made it their life goal to make your life better.
Consultant Ophthalmologist Clinic Director MBBS DO FRCS (Ed) FRCOphth MSc
Bola Odufuwa is a consultant ophthalmologist at The Royal Free Hospital and My-iClinic. Her specialities include cataract, glaucoma, paediatric, and laser refractive surgery. Bola has had extensive training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, where she gained expertise in the management of various eye conditions.
Bola Odufuwa’s special interests include optimal refractive outcomes following cataract surgery, non-penetrating glaucoma surgery, and assessment eyesight in children with special needs: particularly dyslexia and autism.
Mr John Bolger
Consultant Ophthalmologist Clinic Director FRCS DO FEBOS -CR
John Bolger is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Clinic Director at My-iClinic. His specialities include ophthalmology, laser refractive surgery (SMILE, Presbyond, LASIK, PRK, PTK), refractive lens exchange (RLE), cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment and macular degeneration.
Over the course of his career, John Bolger has carried out over 35,000 cataract operations, 20 of which were for eye surgeons. He has also taught over 1500 young ophthalmologists worldwide as they begin their surgical careers.
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