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Custom LASIK

Custom LASIK or ‘Anti-Halo’ Wavefront LASIK Surgery

We are proud to offer the newest form of laser eye surgery at our St Helens Clinic – custom LASIK surgery. Custom LASIK takes into account the unique visual characteristics of your eyes.

Custom-LASIK is now a fully approved procedure by NICE in UK and FDA in USA. It has also been endorsed by NASA for its Astronauts: ‘current evidence suggests that photorefractive (laser) surgery for the correction of refractive errors is safe and efficacious for use in appropriately selected patients’ NICE Guidance Document on LASIK 2006

NASA Approves Advanced LASIK for Use on Astronauts (and Hopefuls)

By Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides September 24, 2007
“In a move sure to alter the landscape for non 20/20 space dreamers, NASA approved the use of advanced LASIK surgery for U.S. astronauts. Already approved by the Navy and more recently the Air Force for use on fighter pilots, NASA was a hold out to allow the surgery. Naval aviator clinical trial data however, made a compelling case that the procedure could withstand even the most extreme rigors of warfare and flight.”

To perform custom LASIK surgery, our St Helens Clinic utilises cutting-edge wavefront technology. This technology first maps out the unique ‘fingerprint’ of each person’s imperfect vision. It then uses the information to smooth out the imperfections with the laser.

One of the main advantages of custom LASIK surgery is that it can improve much more than just how much you can see. It can also improve the quality of your vision by enhancing your contrast sensitivity and ability to see fine details. You will also be less likely to experience post-LASIK complications such as night vision problems, glare, and halos.

“Prior to going ahead with my laser eye surgery I thoroughly investigated various clinics and chose viewpoint vision based on its reputation and the expertise of the surgeons. I had my surgery in April ’07 and I am extremely pleased with the result. The procedure only took a few minutes on each eye and a few hours later I could see clearly.

Such a simple procedure has made a huge difference to me. It was well worth it, and the aftercare has been great. The staff at Viewpoint always made me feel comfortable and they are very professional. I have already recommended viewpoint vision to friends and family, my advice is – if you want to live life without the hassle of glasses, then go for it at viewpoint.” Melisena M, from Manchester had LASIK

“Absolutely wonderful. I love my new eyes and I would definitely recommend Viewpoint to anyone. The team are spot on. Brilliant aftercare. Have it done.” Laura S, from Manchester had LASIK

“Thank you so much for all your care and attention and for setting me free!” Sue V from Lancashire had LASIK

“Excellent service throughout. Very professional and caring. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks.” Shahed D from Cheshire had LASIK

I have worn reading glasses for years so I decided I would go for laser surgery. Read several negative reviews on high street stores and it appeared it was a case of do the procedure and that's it, no aftercare as such and not always good results. But then I came across Viewpoint. The reviews were good so I made an appointment. Although I initially thought I would be having laser surgery, Dr Chitkara recommended I had a Raindrop Implant. Although the thought of someone cutting my eye and inserting a lens, albeit tiny, terrified me I thought I would take the plunge and go for it! I can honestly say it was totally painless. Drops are administered in the eye and you cannot feel a thing. The procedure took about ten minutes and post-op Dr Chitkara suggested I take paracetamol if there was any discomfort - there wasn't. I have been for a check up every four weeks and everything is fine. I can now read without glasses unless it is very small, faint print. It can take six months to see the full benefit. I would definitely recommend Dr Chitkara and the Raindrop Implant, just wish I had had it done years ago! Beverley W –  Cheshire July 2016
Not the most pleasant surgery experience I’ve ever been subjected to but wow! What a great result! 34 years with spectacles and now 20-20 vision and given up smoking to boot! Well worth it!
Roy A  
My consultation was absolutely hospitable and enjoyable. I wish I knew this man before because I went elsewhere and did not receive adequate help even though I paid fees, causing me so much stress. The operation was easy, painless and all through the process DR Chitkara and staff were very friendly and reassuring. This has changed my life completely now my sight is restored. Dr Chitkara even phoned me after surgery at home to make sure I was doing well. I can’t say enough how I appreciate his service and kindness.
Amare G   
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