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In the UK, the competition among clinics for laser eye surgery patients is fierce. The credit crunch has been felt in many clinics as vision correction surgeries are not medically necessary so they are not done on the NHS. Few people nowadays have the £1,000 per eye average cost for this surgery so financing via the clinic where the procedure is dine is commonplace. While it is not a necessary surgery medically, anyone who needs glasses or contacts will tell you that corrected vision can greatly improve the quality of their lives. People also justify the cost as it is far less expensive to get the surgery than pay for a lifetime of eyeglasses or contact lenses.
So lot’s of people in the UK want laser eye surgery and lots of clinics want to perform the surgery. Competition is good but individuals must be wary of any sales tactics used to encourage surgery. Surgery should not be “sold”, only the qualifications and skill of the surgeon should be sold to patients. Sales tactics like claims that patients will never need glasses again are misleading. Consumers need to realize that guarantees of their never needing glasses again are unrealistic. They may need still need glasses for driving and most patients if not all will need reading glasses from their mid 40s onwards.’
Laser eye surgery is safe, quick, and very effective in most cases but consumers need real facts not hype to make an informed choice of risk vs benefit before having any laser eye surgery.