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Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery

A week with an unbearable ear infection and no soothing nightcaps? A whole night sober with your in-laws? Yeah right. We all know there have been times we’ve sneaked a small one when we shouldn’t have, and for the most part, that’s okay. But when it comes to things like surgery, there can be consequences. By all means, the read the full article, but the key points around alcohol and laser eye surgery are: Try to keep consumption to one or two… Read more

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery

Can I have a glass of wine to celebrate my Laser Eye Surgery?

Recovering from any surgery is an unpleasant experience at the best of times, and an absolute nightmare at the worst. And just to make it that little more unenjoyable, we’re advised to stay away from any alcohol whatsoever. That often means no relaxing glasses of wine, no whisky nightcaps, and definitely not any celebratory champers. When you can finally get back on the sauce depends on a number of factors including the medications you’re taking, your age, your general health, and crucially, the type… Read more

Can I have a glass of wine to celebrate my Laser Eye Surgery?

Can I eat or drink prior to my Laser Eye Surgery?

If you’ve ever had surgery in the past, it’s likely you’ll be familiar with the period of fasting that comes beforehand. If your surgery was a morning procedure, then this may have just meant skipping breakfast. But if you had it scheduled for midday or later, this could have meant going more than 12 hours without eating. Fasting certainly has its uses, but for me, having to do it during the hours leading up to surgery is far from ideal. Comfort food… Read more

Can I eat or drink prior to my Laser Eye Surgery?

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 is 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/surgeon. However,… Read more

What’s the recovery period for surgery like?

How to avoid suffering from an eye injury

Whether your work involves filling out spreadsheets on a computer or handling heavy machinery, clear vision is essential to getting the job done as efficiently and effectively as possible. Let’s take a look at five of the main factors that are most important in keeping your eyes safe from harm: The vast majority of eye injuries can be avoided. And the best way to ensure you avoid them or that you have the best possible protection when they do, is to wear… Read more

How to avoid suffering from an eye injury

Screen fatigue: How to care for tired eyes

Chances are you’ve got to the end of a long day of working at the computer and felt like using your eyes to look at anything is an effort. Overall, you feel tired, drained, and like all you want to do is rest. But when you finally do shut them and go to bed, you realise you still have a tonne of energy and can’t sleep a wink. This is a typical case of screen fatigue: something that, due to the prevalence… Read more

Screen fatigue: How to care for tired eyes

Season’s Greetings

We look forward to looking after you, your friends and family in 2021 with our relentless efforts to always deliver the very highest standard of care and results possible to our patients. We send you and your loved ones our very best wishes for a healthy and happy holiday season and New Year. Read more

Season’s Greetings

What Should I Do to Prepare For Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

Not only do you not want to overlook or forget to do something you should have and look silly, more importantly, but you also don’t want to do anything that could impact the treatment itself. Fortunately, as Prof Reinstein points out in the video below, in preparing for your treatment, there’s really nothing you need to lose sleep over. In fact, prior to the actual procedure, there isn’t much you really need to do to prepare yourself at all. There are a… Read more

What Should I Do to Prepare For Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

The everyday inconvenience of specs

Glasses are the ultimate in visual convenience. Whenever your eyes need a bit of extra support, they’re there to help you out—if you can find them. As you can see, or not see at the moment, this on/off vison has its drawbacks. One of the main ones being that they don’t correct your vision permanently, but rather tie you to a flimsy medical device that you have to wear on your face. As they are a temporary external aid—that have changed little… Read more

The everyday inconvenience of specs

A guide to good eye health

We wash our hair religiously, brush our teeth without compromise, bathe our skin in moisturiser, relax our muscles when they are sore. Of course, this makes a lot of sense; it’s difficult to maintain something that’s hidden behind layers and layers of tissue (or clothes). Vital organs like our livers and intestines don’t make an appearance when we look at ourselves in the mirror in the morning, and so they’re easily forgotten or, quite simply, ignored. The same can’t be said for our eyes,… Read more

A guide to good eye health

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