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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

What do your eyes say about your health?

The eye may, or may not be, the window to the soul. But the eyes are definitely a window into the body. Thanks to the connection with the optic nerve at the back of the eye, your eyes give doctors an exclusive look into your central nervous system. This is one reason why your eyes can often show the first signs of health problems and potential issues in the body. Everyone’s eyes are different. But there are certain common signs that you… Read more

What do your eyes say about your health?

How diabetes affects your eyes

Many things affect your eyes that you wouldn’t necessarily expect would. The list is practically endless. The fact is, your eyes don’t exist on their own. They are part of a complex system consisting of various nerves, neurons, and organs including the brain. Thankfully, you don’t need to know how it all works in order to see.  One thing we do need to do for our eyes is manage systemic and external factors and conditions — many of which may seem unrelated or… Read more

How diabetes affects your eyes

Caring for ageing eyes

There’s some things you can’t control as you age. A declining ability to climb stairs. The fact you can’t party as hard as when you were 20. Skin that shows you’ve been on this Earth for more years than most. Such things, at least for most folks, are just a natural part of getting older that simply have to be accepted. Just like other parts of the body, your eyes are susceptible to the ageing process. Issues like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular… Read more

Caring for ageing eyes

How sunglasses protect your eyes

You wouldn’t go out in the baking sun without any clothes or suncream on. And yet, your eyes are up to ten times more sensitive to UV damage than your skin. It makes sense: eyes have to be one of the most visible parts of organisms in order for you to be able to see. If they were on the back of your knees and always covered up, then they may be safe from damage, but they’d also be pretty useless. So,… Read more

How sunglasses protect your eyes

Smoking and your eyesight

As a nation, we’re well aware of the risks associated with smoking. From respiratory and cardiovascular diseases to cancers and the accelerated ageing of your skin. Less is known, however, about the many ways that smoking is damaging to one of our most precious organs: the eyes. There are the obvious effects, like the discomfort, irritation, and dryness after spending a night in a smoke-filled club. But the way that tobacco smoke – a toxic mix of more than 7,000 chemicals and compounds – enters your blood… Read more

Smoking and your eyesight

Dos and don’ts of post op care

Being able to drive without glasses or contacts is a pleasure after Laser Eye Surgery. But exactly when you can get back in the driving seat depends on several factors including your recovery speed and the particular treatment you’ve had. For LASIK, it’s advised to take at least one full day off from driving. This means on the day of the surgery, and possibly the morning after, finding an alternative way to get around. The ideal options would be to call on a friend or… Read more

Dos and don’ts of post op care

Laser Eye Surgery: Home or Abroad?

What could be better: going abroad and getting some sun, while and at the same time, saving money on a treatment you’ve been wanting to have for ages? With the increase in low-cost treatments and flights abroad, more and more people each year are seeking treatments outside the UK. In particular, Laser Eye Surgery and refractive lens surgeries make up a decent percentage of this “medical tourism”. As a treatment that can improve your vision permanently and be performed in just a… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery: Home or Abroad?

A day in the life of an ophthalmic surgeon

The human eye is one of the most complex optical systems known to man. With their over two million working parts, each eye collects light, regulates it, focuses it, and finally converts it into the image you see of the world. To tinker with this system is not a job for the faint-hearted. And so, despite the average eye being less than two inches across, there is a pretty large group of specialist roles within medicine whose primary job is to study… Read more

A day in the life of an ophthalmic surgeon

The latest innovations in ophthalmology

Laser Eye Surgery is a treatment built on innovation. Since it’s humble origins, it has evolved to become one of the most technologically advanced surgeries in the world. At London Vision Clinic, we are heavily involved in research to advance the field of vision correction even further. Since early on in his career, our founder Professor Reinstein has been one of the small group of experts pioneering the latest developments in Laser Eye Surgery. Here we’re going to take a look at some of the… Read more

The latest innovations in ophthalmology

This is why your eyes are amazing

Despite being things we look at probably more times during the day than anything else, eyes get little recognition for how incredible they are. One of the reasons is simply because they work so well. It’s only when something goes wrong that we actually stop and start to appreciate how fortunate we’ve been. To shed a little love on our underappreciated peepers, let’s take a look at a few optical facts that will be sure to open your eyes to how amazing they truly are.… Read more

This is why your eyes are amazing

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