LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK is a traditional laser eye procedure for correcting vision. As a very sustainable option to avoid wearing contact lenses or glasses, LASIK surgery has successfully corrected millions of eyes to date.

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Why Choose LASIK?

LASIK is a well-established procedure for correcting a range of visual impairments. LASIK eye surgery has helped patients with Myopia (shortsighted), Hyperopia (long-sighted) and Astigmatism achieve an excellent vision that stabilises in as little as 24 hours. By correcting your vision, you are also choosing a sustainable lifestyle that will benefit the planet.

Choosing My iClinic as your trusted laser eye surgery clinic is the best thing you could possibly do to improve your vision. We have the full range of ultra-modern laser vision correction options and are confident in providing you with the procedure that is most suitable for you without compromise. Our eye specialist will explain the LASIK process with you in full to evaluate whether this is the procedure for you.

What is LASIK?

LASIK – short for laser in-situ keratomileusis – is performed by reshaping the eye’s cornea using a laser to increase the focus light has on the retina. This removes the need for contact lenses or glasses.

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Does LASIK eye surgery work for everyone?

At My iClinic, we do our best to understand your needs and aims so we can offer you the best vision correction options, helping you to achieve a life free from glasses and contact lenses.

Those who have myopia will experience frequent changes in vision in their teenage years, so anyone considering LASIK eye surgery should be over 18. For those who have presbyopia, – the need for reading glasses) – Presbyond – a modification of LASIK – is the preferred option for achieving your desired results.

There are also a number of circumstances and conditions that may cause your vision to fluctuate, including pregnancy, breastfeeding and steroid drug use. You should wait until these symptoms have subsided before enquiring about LASIK.

LASIK explained

Here we explain what you need to know about LASIK

LASIK is a fantastic procedure for correcting vision.

Millions of people have had their vision improved by LASIK eye surgery already.

SMILE is a new iteration of laser vision correction which is less invasive, safer with the same excellent results. The SMILE laser can refocus the cornea without cutting a flap. The cornea is stronger and not vulnerable to injury, and the corneal sensory nerves remain intact.

Patients who undergo SMILE and LASIK laser correction achieve excellent vision.

There is usually a short period of dryness afterwards.

LASIK is an excellent option for some patients. We will discuss this option with you if appropriate for your case.

With LASIK, the mid-layers of your cornea are exposed by cutting a flap from the surface and folding it back.

The laser – in this case, an excimer laser – reshapes the exposed layers. We then fold the flap back into position.

This process changes the focusing power of the cornea and restores natural vision.

LASIK has many applications today. Presbyond is a modification of LASIK for people who have presbyopia.

LASIK is a safe and predictable procedure. It is undoubtedly safer than wearing soft contact lenses. It is very rare for something to go so badly wrong that the vision is damaged forever.

There is a risk of the flap dislocating later down the line as a result of trauma. If you engage in contact sports, you should avoid having LASIK. SMILE would be a better option as there is no flap.

LASIK can be an ideal treatment for people with long-sightedness.

SMILE laser vision correction, for people with short-sightedness or astigmatism, can be a safer, more comfortable and more convenient option than LASIK or PRK.

If you have a high degree of shortsightedness or longsightedness, we can place a contact lens inside your eye. This is called an intraocular contact lens (ICL) or phakic implant.

The third and final option is glasses or contact lenses.

LASIK delivers fantastic results. Almost all patients achieve normal, natural vision without glasses.

What do our Laser patients say?

We are proud to make a meaningful difference to our patients lives

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.

Priti Patel

Really pleased with the outcome of my lens replacement in one eye and laser surgery in other eye, carried out by Dr John Bolger and his colleagues. Wonderful not to have to rely on glasses all the time, just for small print. I was nervous before attending the clinic, but felt reassured and confident in their ability to improve my vision and reduce my need for glasses all the time. The testing, surgery and after care were first class, all carried out in a caring and professional manner and I would not hesitate to recommend this clinic.

Mrs Howell

I had laser eye surgery done at My-iClinic and couldn’t be more pleased with the result- I can see perfectly now! The team is truly amazing; so welcoming and made me feel very confident during the process. The clinic is so nice it feels like home and I would highly recommend My-iClinic

Louise Bett

I was recommended to My-iClinic by a consultant ophthalmic surgeon……he said it was the only place to go for laser vision correction………and I think he was absolutely right! John Bolger and his team are all, without exception, a pleasure to deal with and they are all professional, informative and assuring. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them……the aftercare is outstanding too……and even better….I can see!!


Have been dreaming about laser eye surgery since I was 15. Can’t believe that my eyes can actually see right now without contacts, woow. Will recommend your clinic to all of my friends. Mr. Bolger is the best.

Abbie Tillman
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Discover world-class astigmatism treatments with My-iClinic

If you’re looking to live a life free of blurred vision and headaches, our industry-leading ophthalmologists are here to help you. After an initial consultation, we can discuss your situation with you to find the best course of astigmatism treatment for you.

If you’re ready to take that first step, either give us a call or book a consultation with one of our team members today.

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Preparing for LASIK

You will initially receive an eye exam from a My iClinic LASIK surgeon to assess whether your condition would be suitable for this treatment. This is to ensure that you won’t be at risk of unusually dry eyes following the procedure.


During this process, your LASIK surgeon will point map and perform a number of tests on your cornea in order to determine the best possible outcome LASIK can give you. Prior to your appointment, we will advise that you do not wear contact lenses for two weeks. This is to ensure the cornea of your eye is ready for measurements to be taken.

What happens during LASIK eye surgery?

LASIK surgery will be performed with care and precision by our experienced optometrists. First, you will be given numbing eye drops that will eliminate any discomfort during LASIK eye surgery.

The procedure itself is easy and efficient. We use two lasers: one laser creates a protective flap on your eye. Our second laser then reshapes your eye to correct your prescription and the flap is then replaced. Following this, your eye will heal naturally over the following hours and days, and the majority of patients report their vision improves within 24 hours.

What should I expect after LASIK eye surgery?

Immediately after the LASIK surgery, you may experience a temporary itching or burning sensation – this should subside relatively quickly.

You will also need to arrange a lift home once the session is complete, as you will not be able to drive yourself until signed off by the LASIK surgeon. Working the following day is possible, but you may feel the most benefit for having taken a few days rest.

Who we can help

We do our best to understand your needs and aims so we can offer you the best vision correction options
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Having to wear vision correction gets in the way of your lifestyle and is burning a hole in your finances. You feel frustrated and inconvenienced by contacts or glasses and you’d very much like to be rid of them. Importantly, you don’t want to subject the safety of your eyes to a cheap deal and you don’t want to pay more than what’s fair.

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You own multiple pairs of reading glasses or varifocals. While they’re a fact of ageing, you don’t feel like you should need them yet. You’d really like to get rid of them but you’re nowhere near ready for cataract surgery. If only there was a procedure as safe and effective as LASIK, but for someone like you…

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Why do our patients choose LASIK?

The answer is simple – they want to escape limitations and take charge of their life

Say goodbye to glasses

You didn’t realise just how easy life could be until you could see 20/20 without the annoyance of glasses or contact lenses.

Feel more confident

It’s liberating to do whatever you want without dependency on glasses or contact lenses. Worries and insecurities have diminished, and your self-esteem is beaming.

Breeze through life

Daily routines, active pursuits and social events are a joy. You’re free to run, stretch, jump, lift, or whatever else you like to do, without the need to worry about breaking or losing your specs.

Who’s that walking into the room?

You’re the same person, but your smile and confidence say otherwise. Your glasses are no longer stealing the limelight, and everyone around can finally see the real you.


Feel in charge of your life

You’re able to toss your glasses and contact lenses for good, and it’s a wonderful feeling. You’re in control.

Achieve better vision with LASIK today

If you’ve made the decision to improve your eyesight – whether you currently have Myopia, Hyperopia or Astigmatism, LASIK could change your life. To find out if LASIK surgery is right for you, book an in-person assessment with one of our experts today to begin a life of normal vision.

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About Our London Eye Clinic Experts

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.

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Bola Odufuwa-Bolger

Consultant Ophthalmologist
Clinic Director

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.

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Mr John Bolger

Consultant Ophthalmologist
Clinic Director

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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