Technology and Safety

Technology & Safety


The Viewpoint Vision clinic is equipped to the highest of standards and has the latest ‘state-of-the-art’ technology, helping to provide our dedicated clinical team with the tools necessary to undertake the most advanced surgical procedures. We offer the latest, one of fastest and most accurate and safe laser technologies from Bausch and Lomb, The Teneo system as well as the Ziemer Z8 femtosecond Laser for beautifully smooth LASIK flaps. Our Zyoptix Wavefront laser is equipped with the latest Iris Recognition technology and 3D tracker to ensure unprecedented levels of safety and accuracy. In addition, we are equipped with Scheimflug image technology and Tracey Wavefront aberrometry to help us assess and treat the most complex of cases.

Comfort Zone

We understand patients may feel nervous about undergoing any form of eye surgery. For your comfort, the refractive surgery procedures performed at our St Helens centre are largely painless. Most procedures are carried out under local anaesthetic with early recovery of vision and return to work.

Safety and Comfort

Safety of our patients is top of our list of priorities.

Viewpoint Vision do not compromise on safety. We treat each eye individually with freshly sterilised instruments and use the newer disposable instruments wherever possible. We are also well versed with dealing with complex cases turned down by other centres or patients who have had poor outcomes. We consistently audit our results and as an academic and training Centre, we often present our results nationally and internationally.

Informed Consent

Though a patient needs to be informed about the risks and the benefits, effectiveness, safety and the stability of proposed surgical treatment, all manner of risks cannot be contemplated. At your consultation, you will be informed about the time scale of the process. All refractive surgical procedures are designed to minimise your refractive error. Glasses of some description may still be necessary after surgery to provide the sharpest image of which the eye or eyes are capable. However, reducing reliance on visual aids such as glasses and contact lenses is the object of the exercise.

Refractive surgery is only contemplated on eyes and in patients with no other medical problems. Your family doctor will be kept fully informed of your treatment. When considering refractive surgery, you should bear in mind that any surgical procedure carries risks which must be considered alongside the potential benefits. No absolute guarantees can be given to any patient by any surgeon regarding outcome. Surgical treatment is carried out with the expectation of success by both patient and surgeon. Both parties must realise that surgery of any sort may require adjustment as well as possible management of minor or major complications.

Patient Feedback

"After doing lots of research between the different procedures out there and having various consultations with other companies I decided to go with ICL surgery from Viewpoint Vision. From the very first appointment I was able to contact Dr Chitkara directly with questions/concerns and he always took the time to explain and reassure me (as i was extremely nervous), which is different to other companies where you have to have a couple of appointments before meeting the surgeon. I now have better than 20/20 vision and am very happy with my decision to use Viewpoint."

Sally Lynn P

Technology and Safety

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