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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

What is wavefront?

Since 1862, when dutch ophthalmologist Herman Snellen first designed a standard test for visual acuity, we’ve used the Snellen Chart as a basis for testing our vision. His familiar black and white chart of ever smaller letters first introduced the idea of ‘standard vision’, and enabled eyecare professionals to determine where a person sits in comparison the rest of the population. Suddenly by standing 20 feet away from a chart and reading through lines of letters, one could discover where they are on…Read more

What is wavefront?

When does presbyopia start?

Literally meaning “old eye”, presbyopia is the medical term we use for the natural effects of ageing on the eye. The first thing you’re likely to notice is a loss of ability to read fine print and focus on objects up close. It may be you’re holding the newspaper further and further away or squinting to read material you could once see clearly. Add to that stress, eyestrain, and headaches, and you’ve got a typical case of presbyopia. But being so closely related to ageing,…Read more

When does presbyopia start?

LASEK vs LASIK

The range of treatments available and the deceptive marketing tactics of some Laser Eye Surgery providers (*cough* high street clinics *cough*) can make it difficult to know which one to choose. But underneath all the flashy branding, endless promotions, and ever more impressive sounding treatment names, the number of Laser Eye Surgery techniques are actually very few. All Laser Eye Surgery techniques work by reshaping the permanent tissue, or stroma, that sits in the corneal bed. The one thing that differs is the way in…Read more

LASEK vs LASIK

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 are 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.…Read more

What’s the recovery period for surgery like?

How to look good in your glasses?

You’ve tried to embrace them as the fashion accessory — you really have. But unlike Jennifer Aniston or Anne Hathaway, you weren’t blessed with perfectly symmetrical features. Your face doesn’t fit nicely into one of the common categories — “Square, diamond, heart, or base down triangle? More like oblong-triangle with a dash of square”— and the only style that does looks good on you went out of fashion twenty years ago. But they’re easier and safer than contacts so you try to make them work.…Read more

How to look good in your glasses?

Fed up of cheap reading glasses

They were never meant to be part of your life. It was just another day on a routine shopping trip, after a morning of straining to read this month’s bank statement and the small print on product labels, when you finally decided enough is enough and paused as you passed the revolving rack of shame. You casually rotated the stand, trying to give off an air of passive interest, and then, when nobody was looking your way, slyly whisked a pair into the…Read more

Fed up of cheap reading glasses

Anxious about Laser Eye Surgery? Read why you don’t have to be

Most of us have a weird, visceral reaction to the thought of someone touching our eyes. And even hearing the word mentioned in the same breath as ‘laser’ is enough to make us cringe. So when it comes to actually considering or preparing for the surgery, well, you can take that icky feeling and times it by ten. Add to that even the slightest trace of negativity about Laser Eye Surgery online, and you have a perfect recipe for widespread fear. But apart…Read more

Anxious about Laser Eye Surgery? Read why you don’t have to be

Why Laser Eye Surgery could benefit you

Wearing glasses or contact lenses can at times feel like being in a relationship: you can’t live with them, but you can’t live without them. So you put up with their non-stop annoyances and tendency to disrupt everything in your life. For the benefits it’s worth it, you tell yourself. But why compromise with second best when you can have the prize guy? With Laser Eye Surgery, you can show your second-rate visual aids the door and divorce them for good. And it’s not a painful…Read more

Why Laser Eye Surgery could benefit you

10 things every glasses wearer will know

Glasses are cool. But the oil and pimples around the rims are not. Nor is the dumb feeling of waking up with no clue where you left them, only to find them in a really obvious spot. And don’t get me started on… Glasses wearers put up with A LOT that frameless folks just don’t understand — do your pet hates make the list? You grab a quick shower before work and it takes way longer than it should. There’s nowhere to put…Read more

10 things every glasses wearer will know

Wake up sharp — not blurry

The day starts with a hunt around the house. You could have sworn you left them on the bedside table. Are they in the bathroom? Nope. Kitchen? Nope. 20 minutes later you return to where you started scratching your head and spot them right there, where they’ve been all long, on the bedside table. This kind of sums up how the rest of the day goes. After you finally found them, you pop them down and jump in the shower, rush through shaving,…Read more

Wake up sharp — not blurry

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