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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

20/20 in 2020

There is no end to the predictions about what may happen in or by the year 2020. From routine economic recessions and the futuristic introduction of flying taxis, to biofuels becoming competitive with fossil fuels and robotic moon bases (no surprise thanks to Japan), whatever happens, it looks like it is sure to be one heck of a year. All this goes to say you definitely want to be around to see it. And, if you can, not just be around, but… Read more

20/20 in 2020

Is Laser Eye Surgery Safe in the UK?

When you ask friends and family or talk to colleagues around the office about Laser Eye Surgery, you’ll probably find a lot more people have had it than you first thought. The fact is, Laser Eye Surgery has now been around 25 years. Today, it’s just another routine procedure carried out thousands of times a week in clinics and hospitals around the world. Safety will always be a hugely important conversation that needs to be had. Today it’s no longer a question if Laser Eye Surgery is… Read more

Is Laser Eye Surgery Safe in the UK?

Look after your eyes this winter

The winter weather can take its toll on many parts of the body. And with the climate changing and ever more extreme weather coming our way, this is only going to become truer. For instance, your mood can dip, thanks to the shorter days and the lack of Vitamin D. You burn more calories from doing less. And if it’s really cold, your fingers may even “shrink” as your blood vessels constrict and more blood gets sent away from your extremities and… Read more

Look after your eyes this winter

What prescription can Laser Eye Surgery correct?

When you go in for an eye exam at the opticians, the main thing you come out knowing is whether or not you need to wear glasses. But they also might mention a bit about exactly why you need glasses. With your little prescription card in your hand, they’ll explain how you have shortsightedness, longsightedness, astigmatism, or maybe a mixture of the above. Aside from that, there’s not much else you need to know. But if you’re not too keen on a lifetime of glasses or… Read more

What prescription can Laser Eye Surgery correct?

Is it worth getting Laser Eye Surgery?

There’s no shortage of reasons why someone might want to have Laser Eye Surgery. Some of them are incredibly deep and meaningful: A guy who’s having his second child and wants to be able to help roll or wake up in the middle of the night without worrying about finding his glasses. But most reasons are pretty mundane and simple: Just being able to wake up in the morning and not have to search the house or vulnerably edge your way across the landing… Read more

Is it worth getting Laser Eye Surgery?

Is there a prescription limit for Laser Eye Surgery?

You would 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 a suitable candidate 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. Chances are there are… Read more

Is there a prescription limit for Laser Eye Surgery?

As seen on TED [Video]

In 1948, Spanish ophthalmologist Jose Ignacio Barraquer Moner was fed up with relying on external aids to see well. He wanted a solution for blurry vision that would fix the eye itself, without the need of wearing glasses. The answer he came up with was something called “keratomileusis”, a surgical technique that alters vision by reshaping the cornea. And the rest is history. Today, we know this procedure as LASIK, a treatment for everything from shortsightedness and longsightedness to astigmatism and presbyopia.… Read more

As seen on TED [Video]

What is the most advanced Laser Eye Surgery?

You know when you buy a new car, upgrade your phone, or get a new washing machine, that you typically want the most advanced version available. You know advanced here is a good thing, because it means greater performance and all-round better experience. But what does advanced mean in the world of Laser Eye Surgery? And does it even matter? As Laser Eye Surgery is a technological procedure, the short answer is absolutely. But even its earliest treatments look advanced compared to… Read more

What is the most advanced Laser Eye Surgery?

NEW: Life after Lasik

Unlike wearing glasses, there’s nothing obvious that gives away that you’ve had Laser Eye Surgery. Unless someone knows you beforehand, it can just appear like you’ve had perfect vision all along. So what happens to these millions of people who simply blend into the background after having Laser Eye Surgery? Are they just going about their normal day-to-day lives? Does the novelty of clear vision wear off after a few months and nothing really change? Or are they living it up and… Read more

NEW: Life after Lasik

What is the minimum prescription for Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser Eye Surgery is already a widely available procedure that’s only becoming more popular. Most people, therefore, know at least one person who’s had it done. And chances are, they only have good things to say about it. As well as improving your vision, reducing dependency on visual aids, and minimising things like contact lens related dry eye, Laser Eye Surgery can free you up to engage in all sorts of activities, sports, and events you could never imagine doing with glasses… Read more

What is the minimum prescription for Laser Eye Surgery?

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