Meet our new laser – the ZEISS VISUMAX 800

By Custom Vision Clinic Team | 18 January 2022

We are the first clinic in UK to take delivery of the incredible new VISUMAX 800 refractive eye surgery laser from ZEISS. 

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Will you need contact lenses or glasses after treatment?

By James Ball | 23 April 2019

James Ball explains how your age, the condition of your eye and the eye treatment you receive may require you to use reading glasses or contact lenses in certain circumstances.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Lens Replacement?

By James Ball | 17 April 2019

Mr James Ball discusses the advantages and disadvantages of lens replacement. He explains that when considering these, it really depends on what treatment you’re comparing it to and the condition of the patient’s eye.

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What is the best treatment for hyperopia?

By James Ball | 14 September 2017

What is the best treatment for hyperopia? The hyperopia is another name for long-sightedness and the answer is, as often it just depends. It depends on the amount of the long-sightedness and it depends on the age of the patient.

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What causes hyperopia?

By James Ball | 12 September 2017

What causes hyperopia? Well, really it’s part of the biological variation we see in every parameter of biology. And we see the same thing with eyes, but with an interesting additional factor.

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Long-sightedness: Can you explain hyperopia?

By James Ball | 07 September 2017

How do we explain what hyperopia is? Hyperopia is another name for long-sightedness.

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Lens replacement: How successful is lens replacement?

By James Ball | 05 September 2017

Many patients wonder “how successful is lens replacement?” In my experience, I get about 90% of my patients completely independent from spectacles with the procedure.

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How long does it take to recover from lens replacement?

By James Ball | 31 August 2017

There is significant progress in the days after the operation but it will take longer to fully recover.

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How does the lens replacement procedure work?

By James Ball | 29 August 2017

How does the lens replacement procedure work? We are using all the technological advantages that we’ve benefited from in the evolution of cataract surgery

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When do you start to see the advantages of ReLEx SMILE surgery?

By James Ball | 24 August 2017

The benefits of ReLEx SMILE surgery occur faster than Surface laser eye surgery. There are several advantages to SMILE as opposed to Surface.

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About our surgeons

Mr James Ball | Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MA (Cantab) MB BChir FRCOphth CertLRS

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Custom Vision Clinic. My major interest is in refractive surgery and finding the best treatment suitable for each patient.

Mr Jack Gormley | Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MB ChB (Hons) FRCOphth CertLRS

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Custom Vision Clinic and York Teaching Hospital, where I lead the Corneal and Refractive service. I have completed over 2,000 surgical and laser eye procedures.