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Complete Guide to Recovery & Post-Operative Care After Laser Eye Surgery

Guide to Recovery & Post-Operative Care After Laser Eye Surgery Updated for 2021 You might wonder, what clever so-and-so thought it a good idea to place two of the most precious and complex organs in the body in one of the most vulnerable of all areas? Your eyes need to receive and process visual data to create the world around us and guide us through it, so it wouldn’t make much sense for them to be on your knees or…

Guide to Contact Lens vs Glasses vs Laser Eye Surgery

Guide to Contact Lens vs Glasses vs Laser Eye Surgery You would think it’s pretty easy to work out which is better: contact lenses, glasses, or Laser Eye Surgery. But depending on who you ask, what they’ve experienced and read, what stage of life they are in, and who they work for, you may get a differing set of facts and opinions. Summary By all means, the read the full article, but the key points in this article can be…

What Conditions Could Make One Unsuitable For Laser Eye Surgery? [VIDEO]

What Conditions Could Make One Unsuitable For Laser Eye Surgery? If you have an existing medical condition – particularly one that affects your eyes – you may think that Laser Eye Surgery is not an option for you. Whilst there are certain conditions that would make you unsuitable, the technology we use at London Vision Clinic and the expertise of our surgeons means that we can treat more people than most clinics. London Vision Clinic surgeons Glenn Carp and Professor…

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery Can I drink alcohol after laser eye surgery? Or the night before? 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. Summary By all means, the read…

Can I have a glass of wine to celebrate my 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…

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

Can I eat or drink before 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…

What’s the recovery period for surgery like?

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…

How to avoid suffering from an eye injury

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: Proper eye protection The vast majority of eye injuries can be avoided. And the best way to ensure you avoid them or…

Screen fatigue: How to care for tired eyes

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…

Season’s Greetings

Seasons Greetings As we come to the close of one of the most extraordinary years in living history, our hearts go out to those who have suffered painful losses. We are deeply grateful for your continued trust and support of our clinic and team this year. 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…