It's an increasingly popular option for people with sight problems, and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) says more than 100,000 refractive surgery procedures are performed every year in the UK.
THE Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) advises potential patients to think carefully before having refractive surgery.
The RCOphth has a helpful checklist on its website (rcophth.ac.
Refractive surgeons practising at Birmingham's Ultralase clinic at Highfield Road are amongst those to have received the RCOphth 'Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery' after undergoing strict assessments in areas such as surgical skills and patient management.
Mark Korolkiewicz, clinical services director at Ultralase, said: "For our refractive surgeons to be certified by the RCOphth is testament to the high levels of skill, knowledge and expertise we can offer to patients.