Is it laser that you need? 

Possibly not if you are over 50: When many people think of vision correction, they automatically assume that this will be done with a laser and are surprised when refractive lens exchange (lens replacement) is recommended instead. 

Laser eye surgery is a good, safe treatment for patients who wish to simply change their distance spectacle correction, but it does not effectively treat presbyopia, the normal age-related decline in focusing power of the eyes. 

In addition, the amount of short- and especially long-sightedness that can be effectively treated with laser is limited to a narrow range. Furthermore, in the presence of cataract, laser eye surgery can complicate subsequent required cataract surgery.

“I highly recommend to anyone who’s thinking about eye surgery to have it done”

Paula Simpkins  Vision correction patient


Laser eye surgery - to reduce your need for glasses - was first introduced to Hereford in 2014, although the technique has now enjoyed over a quarter of a century of worldwide use, with increasingly impressive and safe results. 

Due to local logistical and national regulatory issues, we are no longer able to provide laser eye surgery in Hereford, however, our very positive experience of the technique locally has allowed us to fully understand its benefits and limitations.

Many people actually require lens replacement surgery instead, which, when combined with state-of-the-art image-guidance technology in Hereford, gives longer-lasting results, which are just as impressive. 

Please do review the experience of one of our laser eye surgery patients, Paula, who can tell you more about the vision correction experience with HerefordVision and Simon Madge, albeit with laser in her particular case.

We would be pleased to meet you for a complimentary, no obligation discussion regarding your goals of vision correction surgery..


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