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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Laser Eye Surgery: Home or Abroad?

We’re living in a new world, a world dominated by the Coronavirus Pandemic, even forgetting our exit from the European Union. It’s probably fair to say that travelling abroad will never be the same again. However, many still consider going overseas for elective surgery to be cheaper than being treated in the UK. And, what could be better: going abroad and getting some sun, and at the same time, saving money on a treatment you’ve wanted to have for ages? The last… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery: Home or Abroad?

The Do’s and Don’ts Of Wearing Make Up Before & After Laser Eye Surgery

One of the most common questions that doctors receive about Laser Eye Surgery, is, “When can I wear makeup again?” Rather than being vain and unimportant, it’s actually a great question that’s crucial to both the safety and smoothness of your treatment and recovery. Joking aside, Laser Eye Surgery is a surgical procedure, and that means there are certain precautions you need to take before, during, and after the treatment to ensure you reach the desired outcome without any setbacks or complications.… Read more

The Do’s and Don’ts Of Wearing Make Up Before & After Laser Eye Surgery

Is there a prescription limit for Laser Eye Surgery?

Do you think the numbers on your little prescription card determine whether or not you’re eligible for Laser Eye Surgery? This is the general idea many people have about being suitable for Laser Eye Surgery. But the reality is, determining eligibility is a lot more involved than that. This goes to say that if you find yourself thinking your prescription isn’t treatable and that you’re outside of the general limits for Laser Eye Surgery, don’t fret; you probably are suitable. Besides, there… Read more

Is there a prescription limit for Laser Eye Surgery?

Guide to Dry Eyes and Laser Eye Surgery [VIDEO]

The eyes are the body’s natural cameras that capture light, convert it to waves of electrochemical signals, and magically conjure up the images we see. Technically, it’s up there with the most complex parts of the human body, and for that matter, the known universe is the eye. With so much complexity, the eye requires an ultra-precise arrangement of components in order to function correctly. And, like a pearl sitting in a clamshell, such a delicate design needs appropriate protection. For the… Read more

Guide to Dry Eyes and Laser Eye Surgery [VIDEO]

Complete Guide to Recovery & Post-Operative Care After Laser Eye Surgery

Updated for 2021 Your eyes need to receive and process visual data to create the world around us and guide us through it, so it wouldn’t make much sense for them to be on your knees or inside your gallbladder. But by placing them high up and front and centre, it means they’re exposed to the elements and wide open to eye pokes and a whole range of other potential disasters. Luckily, whoever designed them thought this through. As well as being… Read more

Complete Guide to Recovery & Post-Operative Care After Laser Eye Surgery

Guide to Contact Lens vs Glasses vs Laser Eye Surgery

But depending on who you ask, what they’ve experienced and read, what stage of life they are in, and who they work for, you may get a differing set of facts and opinions. By all means, the read the full article, but the key points in this article can be summarised as: Glasses provide accurate vision at a low cost that most people can wear and they are available everywhere. Glasses can also protect your eyes from injury. However, glasses are unsuitable… Read more

Guide to Contact Lens vs Glasses vs Laser Eye Surgery

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery

A week with an unbearable ear infection and no soothing nightcaps? A whole night sober with your in-laws? Yeah right. We all know there have been times we’ve sneaked a small one when we shouldn’t have, and for the most part, that’s okay. But when it comes to things like surgery, there can be consequences. By all means, the read the full article, but the key points around alcohol and laser eye surgery are: Try to keep consumption to one or two… Read more

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery

Can I have a glass of wine to celebrate my Laser Eye Surgery?

Recovering from any surgery is an unpleasant experience at the best of times, and an absolute nightmare at the worst. And just to make it that little more unenjoyable, we’re advised to stay away from any alcohol whatsoever. That often means no relaxing glasses of wine, no whisky nightcaps, and definitely not any celebratory champers. When you can finally get back on the sauce depends on a number of factors including the medications you’re taking, your age, your general health, and crucially, the type… Read more

Can I have a glass of wine to celebrate my Laser Eye Surgery?

Can I eat or drink prior to my Laser Eye Surgery?

If you’ve ever had surgery in the past, it’s likely you’ll be familiar with the period of fasting that comes beforehand. If your surgery was a morning procedure, then this may have just meant skipping breakfast. But if you had it scheduled for midday or later, this could have meant going more than 12 hours without eating. Fasting certainly has its uses, but for me, having to do it during the hours leading up to surgery is far from ideal. Comfort food… Read more

Can I eat or drink prior to my Laser Eye Surgery?

What’s the recovery period for surgery like?

The typical recovery process after Laser Eye Surgery is surprisingly quick and trouble-free. From the very first moments after the procedure, patients see significant improvements in their quality of vision, and as soon as the next day is back into their normal routine. But not everyone is lucky enough to have a typical recovery. In reality, the speed and smoothness of an individual’s journey back to full health varies according to things like age, health, the type of treatment, and the quality of the clinic/surgeon. However,… Read more

What’s the recovery period for surgery like?

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