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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

The Myopia Epidemic

Since the 1950’s, when researchers first started recording instances of myopia or shortsightedness, the condition has increased at a tremendous rate almost uniformly around the world. It’s accelerating too: myopia among young people has doubled within a single generation, and it’s expected to, by some estimates, affect one-third of the world’s population — 2.5 billion people — by 2020. To understand why this is, let me ask you a question: Look in any direction as far as you can, and tell me,… Read more

The Myopia Epidemic

Not All Surgeons Are Created Equal

There’s a barber I’ve been going to ever since I was six and I first rebelled against my mum’s quick and easy bowl haircut. I remember how I would look forward to going every few weeks to Henry’s and getting my hair cut by the old veteran Henry himself. I’d climb up and sit in the aeroplane-shaped seat and for the next ten minutes be treat like a sergeant general in the Royal Air Force. Henry had served and cut hair in… Read more

Not All Surgeons Are Created Equal

Always Get A Second Opinion

For a long time, the line between what was and what wasn’t possible was solid and definitive like a concrete wall. But in 2018, with technologies advancing at an ever more rapid pace and new innovations replacing old ones all the time, we’re realising it’s actually much more like a fine line in the sand. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in the field of vision correction. For example, walk up any high street in search for a fix for your vision, and… Read more

Always Get A Second Opinion

Can SMILE Eye Surgery Treat short-sightedness?

Advice from years ago or treatments that are long past their heyday are simply not good enough.  When it comes to our health, we’re better off with only the newest, shiniest, and most cutting-edge solutions. At least that’s what all the marketing tells us. The thing is, when it comes to correcting your vision, this statement is actually true — at least for some people. What I’m talking about is Small Incision Lenticule Extraction surgery, commonly known as SMILE. This procedure, through a… Read more

Can SMILE Eye Surgery Treat short-sightedness?

Does Laser Blended Vision Work For Everyone?

We all have those moments of seniority when you realise, for one reason or other, that you’re not as young as you used to be. For some, though, it happens a lot more often than it needs to. Maybe it’s that you struggle to stay awake later than 10 pm on a Saturday night or your medicine cabinet is starting to look more and more like a pharmacy. And every day you spend less time with the grandkids before collapsing. There are just some… Read more

Does Laser Blended Vision Work For Everyone?

How to Avoid Steamed-up Glasses

You’re riding your motorbike when suddenly your glasses start to fog. You’re cooking dinner when suddenly your glasses start to fog. You’re stepping out of your car, skiing in France, walking down the freezer aisle at Sainsbury’s, when suddenly, you guessed it, your glasses start to fog. Just like picking up the occasional scratch and losing the odd pair, foggy lenses seems an unavoidable part of being a glasses wearer. And other than avoiding all these activities altogether, the best you can typically do… Read more

How to Avoid Steamed-up Glasses

Flying after Laser Eye Surgery: Dos and Don’ts

I love travelling. But for most of my life, wherever possible, I’ve done everything I can to avoid doing it by air. From packing to picking up the bags, there’s not one single moment of it I enjoy. And that’s before considering airport security, the delays, and the basketball player sitting on the plane in the seat behind. So even if it meant taking a 12-hour bus ride in the sweltering heat or three tuk-tuks, a boat, and a train to avoid… Read more

Flying after Laser Eye Surgery: Dos and Don’ts

Time for new sunglasses

Ever since I was four, and I was forced to wear the same blue navy sweater and same brown straight leg trousers as everyone else at school, I’ve despised being told what to wear. It’s not that I feel I should be able to express myself through my clothes, or even that I feel it’s an insult to my style. It’s just that generic, off-the-shelf clothing is so limited, ugly, and poorly designed that no one could ever really feel comfortable or… Read more

Time for new sunglasses

The Do’s and Don’ts Of Wearing Make Up Before & After Laser Eye Surgery

One of the most common questions that doctors receive about Laser Eye Surgery, is, “When can I wear makeup again?” Rather than being vain and unimportant, it’s actually a great question that’s crucial to both the safety and smoothness of your treatment and recovery. Joking aside, though, Laser Eye Surgery is a surgical procedure, and that means there are certain precautions you need to take before, during, and after the treatment to ensure you reach the desired outcome without any setbacks or… Read more

The Do’s and Don’ts Of Wearing Make Up Before & After Laser Eye Surgery

10 Things To Do That Are Miles Better Without Wearing Glasses

Like having a baby or dropping 10 stone, there are some things in life that you simply don’t know what they’re going to be like until you go ahead and do them. Getting rid of your glasses is one of them. From admiring yourself in size ten pants and noticing the little signs of a baby getting older, to appreciating the details of a sunrise and reading this article, good vision is a prerequisite for everything meaningful. When your vision is great,… Read more

10 Things To Do That Are Miles Better Without Wearing Glasses

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