Laser Vision Correction is a small procedure which corrects vision. Whether you are long or short sighted, one of the treatments we offer at St Paul’s, could be the answer to perfect vision.
Your trusted eye care provider
St Paul’s Laser Vision, at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, provides a world renowned laser eye service, not only to the community of Liverpool but also to regional, national and international referrals.
We offer an array of different types of vision correction treatments, from Laser Vision Correction, Lens Replacement Surgery to ICL implants. By booking a free consultation, we’re able to work out which procedure is best for you, based on your lifestyle and the condition of your eyes.
At St Paul’s Laser Vision you will see one of our world leading ophthalmologists on your initial free consultation. They will discuss the procedure and any questions you may have about Laser Vision Correction.
20/20 vision for everyone
Laser Vision Correction
Experience life-changing laser eye surgery performed by the worlds very best eye surgeons. Arrange a free consultation to discuss the steps to perfect vision.
Hospital based surgery
Consultations with top surgeons
Worldwide leading experts
Over 25 years’ experience in laser and refractive surgery
Both types of surgery we offer can make you less dependent on glasses or contact lenses. Research shows that both are safe and effective.
According to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, more than 95% of people who've had refractive surgery are happy with the results.
St Paul's Laser Vision is within the world renowned St Paul's Eye Clinic at the Royal, Liverpool. Unlike many high street laser surgery providers, St Paul's is headed up by a team of world leading ophthalmologists. Instead of having your initial consultation with an optician, you will see the ophthalmologist who will carry out the procedure.
We have a huge success rate with all our procedures and enjoy the peace of mind our patients have knowing they are in the safe hands of the team and supporting NHS staff.
Frequently asked questions
Here are our top 5 frequently asked questions about Laser Vision Correction.
- It is important recognise that the healing process can vary from person to person and from eye to eye. Therefore below table only give a guidance of expected avarage recovery time and time off work.
- Returning to work depends on your occupation. Our consultant surgeon will be able to give you a more personalised advice during the consultation as required
- You will be advised when it is safe for you to drive but as a general rule, it is safe to drive one day after LASIK and 3-5 days after PRK as long as you can see the number plate from 20.5 meter and your level of vision is 6/12 or better.
|LASIK||PRK/TransPRKLens surgery||Lens surgery|
|Expected visual recovery||1 day||3-5 days||1 day|
|Recommended time off work||1 day||3-5 days||1 day|
You should not feel any pain during the procedure as your eye will be numbed with an eye drop. Most people report feeling some pressure on the eye which can be strange sensation. This will last only for a few seconds.
You must be at least 18 years old before surgery. There is no real upper limit for laser eye surgery as long as your eyes are healthy. However, older people (especially over 60 years old) can get naturally occurring cataract and therefore may be more suitable for refractive lens exchange.
The actual laser will be active only for a few seconds. The full procedure will be finished within minutes.
Avoid any rigorous activity for about one month.
Below table gives some recommendations on resuming different activities but your consultant surgeon may give you personalised advice depending on your individual circumstances.
|Jogging, aerobic excursive, Yoga and pilates||1 week||1 week||1 month|
|weight lifting||2 weeks||2 weeks||1 month|
|Swimming, sauna, steam room and football||1 month||1 month||1 month|
|Skiing, snowboarding, tennis, squash and cricket||6 weeks||6 weeks||6 weeks|
|Rugby and Martial Arts||3 months||6 weeks||6 weeks|
|Deep scuba diving||3 months||3 months||3 months|