A post operative guide to Laser Eye Surgery
The moment you sit forward in the chair and glance around the room, discovering you can see fine details up close, or that the hands of the clock in the distance are now sharp and crisp, is incomparable to any other.It’s this moment that—after several weeks or months of waiting and preparing—patients look forward to most. But all doesn't end here.Although you can nip down to the high street, find a Laser Eye Surgery ...Read more
How should I prepare for LASIK Laser Eye Surgery?
You’ve done your background research, found a great clinic, confirmed you’re eligible for treatment, and now you’re well on your way to a life of greater vision.At this stage, many practical questions start to crop up—everything from the length of the treatment and what clothes you should wear, to how you should get home from the clinic and how long you need to take off work.It’s also natural to start feeling apprehensive about ...Read more
Side Effect: Dry eyes
Many think Laser Eye Surgery will bring a tear to the eye, but in actual fact it can often do the opposite.Laser Eye Surgery, like most forms of treatments, comes with a risk of experiencing side effects. Thankfully, these are relatively minor and tend to last no longer than a few weeks or months.With only a handful of side effects to contend with, surgeons are adept at managing them and reducing their chances of occurring. Many patients have ...Read more
Risk of vision loss wearing contact lens as a result of an infection is higher than from LASIK
For many, contact lenses offer a welcome relief from the inconveniences of glasses—at least at first.The main selling point of contacts, the fact that they actually sit on the eye, brings a host of benefits including higher visual clarity, greater practicality, and a certain level of inconspicuousness, but it also comes at a cost.Unbeknownst to contact wearers as they revel in not being limited ...Read more
The best and worst times to have Laser Eye Surgery
Like upgrading your house, there comes a time when you decide to upgrade your eyesight. But wait a minute, you still have a mortgage to pay off, the bathroom needs remodeling, and the dog has just soiled the rug; some times are just more suited than others to make the change.Inanimate objects are difficult enough to manage, but complex living organisms like the body make things really challenging. Ageing, disease, hormones, and ...Read more
Can adjustments be made years after Laser Eye Surgery to further correct vision?
It’s a common question concerning Laser Eye Surgery that can be answered very simply. Yes, adjustments can be made years after. However, it usually spurs up many other more critical questions in the process: So are the effects only temporary? Could the procedure itself make my eyesight worse? What are the chances I’ll need an adjustment?You’re probably aware that Laser Eye Surgery is a little bit different from other ...Read more
Side Effect: Difficulty driving at night
Ever driven at night without your glasses or contacts?It’s not as fun as it sounds. Growing up in a small town in the north of England, I would frequently make trips to and from my parents house into the city.The problem was at the time, as with many teenagers who’ve just passed their driving test, I was very eager to drive, and very careless with my glasses.One night, after already being late and searching every room ...Read more
About Eye Diseases For Contact Lens Wearers!
Contact lenses have a lot to offer someone with poor vision. At such an affordable price, they seem an attractive alternative to other forms of vision correction. Their strengths include:You can’t snap or break them
They don’t fog up
You can wear them when exercising
You can buy them as and when you need them
They don’t require a large upfront investmentSo it’s clear contact lenses have their strong points. But like any other quick fix solution, they come with ...Read more
Potential side effects of LASIK Laser Eye Surgery
Side effects are widely viewed with trepidation, for example, nobody wants an unwanted side effect like amnesia.Heck, even the slightest negative effect from something that’s intended to improve your quality of life is extremely unwelcome.It’s unfortunate then that many medications and surgeries come with a long list of possible side effects.I don’t know about you, but any time I'm going to try something new—no matter whether it’s surgery or a different brand of toothpaste—I search ...Read more
Nervous of Laser Eye Surgery?
It’s normal to feel a little nervous in the time-period preceding your eyes being operated on. You could even say it’s a little weird to be perfectly okay with it.The increasing heart rate, dilating pupils, sweaty palms, and butterflies in the stomach are some of our body’s most valuable signals. Without them, we would fail miserably at measuring the level of danger, risk, or potential success of a situation.When you’re anxiously waiting for an exam or confronted ...Read more