If you need glasses to drive or watch TV, or
have to remove your glasses to go swimming with the kids-but then can’t see them,
you should definitely consider Laser Vision Correction. Laser Vision Correction (Lasik and PRK) removes
your dependency on glasses and contact lenses, giving you visual freedom.
Fink based in Tel Aviv, Israel, a British ex-Pat, and British trained Eye
Surgeon specialising in Laser Vision Correction, can offer you professional
expert care at a cost 30-50% less than in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal
College of Ophthalmologists, with 15 years experience in the field, and over 8000
patients treated. In the past he worked with Optimax, one of the UK’s leading
laser companies. He will immediately put you at ease in his Tel Aviv clinic, as
you receive a detailed pre-operative assessment and explanation in clear
English. You won’t feel that you are on a “conveyer belt” as can happen in some
large commercial centres.
treatment is reported as being the most popular surgical procedure in the world
today, with millions of treatments performed worldwide, and tens of thousands
in Israel become glasses free every year. In Israel we have the most advanced
technologies, experienced and ethical doctors, and we get great results.
the way it sometimes seems in the media, Israel is an extremely safe country to
visit and tour. In 2012, close to four million tourists came to Israel, an all
time record, and all of them went home safe and sound. Israel is also a
surprisingly small country, about the size of Wales, but this makes touring
easier, being able to visit historic and religious sites, or just resting on
the all year round sunny beaches, all in a short visit. In the winter you can
even snow ski and take a dip in the Med on the same day. And it’s also easy to
combine visits between Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel, with a trip to
Bethlehem in the Palestinian Authority.
principle of laser treatment is that the front surface of the eye (the cornea)
is reshaped by the laser beam. The laser actually evaporates the corneal
tissue. In this way the focusing power of the eye changes and patients no
longer require glasses for everyday activities.
basically two different techniques which are available today. The first
technique involves the laser being aimed at the surface of the eye. This is
called variously PRK, Lasek, or just Surface Treatment, and is very effective
and safe but healing can take a few days. The second technique is called Lasik
and involves lifting up the front layers of the cornea by creating a
superficial “flap”. The laser beam is then aimed at the exposed layer
underneath and finally the flap is replaced. This technique has a much more
rapid healing time and patients return to full functioning within hours.
However it is only suitable for certain patients with the right anatomically
we have all the latest technology including “wavefront” laser which not only
removes the glasses prescription but also maintains and sometimes improves your
quality vision. Lasik can be performed with a computerised blade to create the
flap or the newer “blade free” technique using an additional laser machine
called a Femtolaser.
who consider laser treatment inevitably ask about its safety. All patients have
to undergo a rigorous pre-operative assessment when a full clinical examination
is performed including the taking of microscopic eye measurements, and a full
explanation is given in a relaxed fashion about the various laser options.
of patients are excluded as they are deemed unsuitable. It is important to
reject patients for whom the chance of success is not high, or for whom laser
treatment might even be dangerous. In this way the tiny risk involved in Laser
Vision Correction in Dr Fink’s clinic is kept to an absolute minimum and the
success rate is extremely high, meeting all international standards.
If you are
considering giving up your dependence on glasses, we recommend that you consider
Laser Vision Correction with Dr Fink, in Israel.