Specialist eye consultant and founder of London Ophthalmology Centre, Vik Sharma, is a leading mind in eye care in the UK and globally and has commissioned a National Eye Health Survey* to highlight the importance of regular check-ups, raise awareness of glaucoma, cataracts and other diseases that can impact vision and make the public aware of new and innovative solutions for eye care.

The extensive survey has highlighted that a third (33%) of the UK public are considering having laser eye surgery but the vast majority (28%) are unaware it is non-reversible and only 16% are aware of the impact it can have on night vision.

The survey also highlighted that less than half (48%) are aware of alternatives to laser surgery to correct eyesight such as lens replacement and refractive lens exchange. Even fewer (7%) are aware of iCL Vision Correction, a solution that goes beyond LASIK. It helps people enjoy sharper, clearer, and more vivid vision, with greater depth and dimension.

Over 100,000 thousand people in the UK have laser eye surgery (LASIK) every year with many of them opting for this surgery without knowing about other potentially safer, better and more permanent solutions.

The main intention of any surgery on the eye, such as LASIK, is to permanently alter the shape of the cornea, in order to redefine how light is focused on the retina. However, in many cases, undergoing laser eye surgery or other refractive surgeries to the cornea may not be in the patient’s best interest and doesn’t offer the best quality or stability.

Lens replacement, refractive lens exchange and iCL offer better-quality vision and more stable results and the London Ophthalmology Centre offers high-definition, spectacle-free vision, without the need to cut the central cornea.

Consultant Vik Sharma, commented: “It is concerning to see so many of the public unaware that laser eye surgery is permanent and cannot be reversed and that millions aren’t considering the alternatives available for eyesight correction

"Many refractive procedures such as LASIK offer the promise of improved visual acuity but the quality of your vision may vary significantly based on the procedure you choose. This is why at the clinic we offer alternative procedures that give our clients sharper, clearer, and more vivid vision, with greater depth and dimension.”



The London Ophthalmology Centre (OC) is a world-leading eyecare clinic and offers some of the latest innovative techniques that are exclusive to the clinic. All consultants hold Fellowships FRCOphth with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. The centre was founded by Mr Sharma who is a surgeon to royalty and the trusted choice of professional colleagues including doctors, GPs and eye surgeons.

To find out more visit the London OC website.