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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Could My Corneal Flap Become Dislodged? [video]

“Could my flaps come loose?” is not something you want to hear no matter what context it’s said in. But when you’re talking about a surgical procedure that involves your eyes, then it’s especially unwelcome. For anyone wondering what a corneal flap actually is, we’ve got to look a little at how LASIK, the most common Laser Eye Surgery treatment, works. Laser Eye Surgery works by reshaping the permanent tissue in the bed of the cornea called stoma. There are several methods… Read more

Could My Corneal Flap Become Dislodged? [video]

Fitting Laser Eye Surgery into a hectic work schedule

How many times has someone said to you, “don’t worry, it will only take a minute”, for whatever it is to actually take around six hours? At least that’s what it feels like. Because not only does it not just take a minute, it completely disrupts your schedule, throws the rest of your day off, and after all is said and done, seem to set you back several days. Working as part of a large team, this happens to me all the… Read more

Fitting Laser Eye Surgery into a hectic work schedule

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have High Blood Pressure? [video]

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a common condition in which the pressure inside your arteries is higher than it should be. High blood pressure is particularly worrying as you can have it without a sign of any symptoms, and yet it can increase your chances of experiencing serious problems like heart disease or a stroke. Thankfully, with modern devices, it’s pretty easy to check whether or not you have high blood pressure, and with modern treatments, there’s also many… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have High Blood Pressure? [video]

Using LASEK / PRK Eye Surgery to Treat Your Eye Condition

Laser Eye Surgery is certainly not a stranger to an abbreviation or two. Whether it’s LASEK, LASIK, or ReLEx SMILe, you can’t go two minutes researching the treatment without coming across a new one and feeling like you’re getting further away from understanding it all. Fortunately, despite being awash with technical jargon, Laser Eye Surgery is far from as complicated as it first seems. The fact is, by understanding just a few key details about the different treatments, you can gain a… Read more

Using LASEK / PRK Eye Surgery to Treat Your Eye Condition

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery With Eyelash Extensions? [video]

There are many conditions you wouldn’t think about immediately that disqualify you for Laser Eye Surgery. Maybe you have uncontrolled diabetes. Maybe you are just a little too young. Or maybe you’re nursing your newborn. Fortunately, however, many of these conditions that make someone unsuitable for Laser Eye Surgery are temporary, and so you often don’t have to wait long until you’re able to get in the chair to achieve clear and frameless vision. As your eyes are the stars of the… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery With Eyelash Extensions? [video]

Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat the Loss Of Reading Vision? [Video]

Although when it happens to you it can feel like an incredibly personal thing, the loss of reading vision that is evident around the age of 45 is an almost universal condition. Known as presbyopia or ‘ageing eyes’, the typical solution to this inevitable predicament is to pick up a cheap pair of supermarket granny readers or take the plunge and commit to changing your look and getting a more stylish pair. However, albeit less common, there is another solution that, rather… Read more

Can Laser Eye Surgery Treat the Loss Of Reading Vision? [Video]

Autumn is the season of colours

Colours are all around us. And should we stop for long enough to notice them, we realise they make our world not just look incredible, but our experiences a whole lot richer. They are, after all, what enable us to become awestruck at such scenes as a sunset, a rainbow lorikeet, a Henry Matisse or Van Gogh painting, and the bloom of the cherry blossoms in spring. But beyond mere pleasure for the senses, in the natural environment, colours have a whole other… Read more

Autumn is the season of colours

How Young Is Too Young For Laser Eye Surgery?

As well as all the obvious advantages of being without glasses or contacts, Laser Eye Surgery is also one of the most sensible economic investments you can make. The procedure will eventually pay for itself by avoiding the costs of regular visits to the opticians, contact lenses and solutions, and not least all those broken glasses and designer frames. All this means that the biggest financial savings to be made are by those who have LASIK when they are young. But that… Read more

How Young Is Too Young For Laser Eye Surgery?

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Nystagmus (Involuntary Eye Movements)? [video]

Nystagmus, which is otherwise known by the more telling phrase “dancing eyes”, is a condition of involuntarily, or sometimes voluntary, eye movement. There are two main types of nystagmus: physiological, which is caused by factors such as congenital disorders or sleep deprivation, and pathological, which have to do with disease and illnesses. There’s also a few outliers, for instance, nystagmus is often associated with vertigo, the sensation that objects around you are moving when they’re not. Nystagmus is commonly considered as an eye… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Nystagmus (Involuntary Eye Movements)? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

Apart from sleeping, dry eyes can affect pretty much everything we do. Reading, working at a computer, driving, hot weather, using your phone, windy weather; dry eye is not a condition you would wish on your worst enemy. Part of the reason dry eye is so problematic is that it’s a condition with often no one single cause, and it can also be exacerbated by a range of factors. This makes it tricky to pin down and say “here is the problem”,… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

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