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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Debunking the most common eye myths

Ideas about how our eyes work have undergone many changes throughout history. In ancient Greece, for example, Plato’s “emission theory” suggested that we emit beams of light from our eyes in order to illuminate and see objects. Another Greek, Empedocles, believed that Aphrodite made the human eye out of the four elements — fire, air, earth, and water.  She then made sight possible by lighting the fire in the eye and allowing it to shine out. In most parts of the world, such… Read more

Debunking the most common eye myths

A brief anatomy of the eye

The eye is one of the most complex structures known to man. We use it in almost every single activity, including sleep whilst we are dreaming, and it provides many with what they consider to be their most precious sense. Today, thanks to modern advancements in science and technology, we know the two globular organs better than ever before in history. Typically measuring just 24mm in diameter, our actual eyeballs are suspended in bony sockets by a series of muscles and cushioned and protected from… Read more

A brief anatomy of the eye

How much could Laser Eye Surgery save you

What’s the best investment you’ve ever made? For most people, the answer to this question will be something they bought like a house, that fancy SUV, or a wedding ring. For others, it will be an experience, like that month-long journey on the trans-Siberian express, or the time you put on the best party ever to celebrate someone’s birthday or an anniversary. These investments are the most common for a reason — they’re some of the best ways to spend our hard-earned… Read more

How much could Laser Eye Surgery save you

Eye-make up and eyecare

Today make-up products like mascara, blusher, foundation, lipstick and eyeliner are a daily necessity for many women around the world. And yet, although they’re carefully designed to make you look good, it’s rare they’re designed to be good for your skin and your general health. Many people know unhealthy makeup habits often cause problems like acne, oily skin, dryness, and ageing. But there are also other, sometimes less noticeable, negative effects that can come from daily makeup use. Here we’re going to… Read more

Eye-make up and eyecare

How the seasons affect your eyes

The mere passing of time brings about many changes in the weather and our environment. If you live somewhere in the Earth’s middle latitudes, you’ll know these changes are categorised into the four seasons — spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Traditionally, many people would orientate their whole lives around the four seasons. Today, not so much as more of us live in cities and work in offices. But nevertheless, we still have to take into account their numerous effects on our bodies… Read more

How the seasons affect your eyes

London Vision Clinic is helping to reduce preventable and unnecessary blindness in Nepal

The World Health Organisation estimates that 39 million people around the world suffer from blindness. Of that population, over 50% of avoidable cases are caused by untreated cataracts, closely followed by uncorrected refractive error.1 In Nepal, only the privileged few can afford sight restoring cataract or corrective eye surgery. Even buying a pair of glasses is out of most people’s reach. That’s why we have been focusing our efforts on two key projects: the establishment of a Refractive Surgery Unit in Kathmandu… Read more

London Vision Clinic is helping to reduce preventable and unnecessary blindness in Nepal

Do I qualify for Lasik?

That time has come around yet again. You need to get a shiny new pair of glasses. The trends change, you see a pair you just have to have, or, if you’re anything like the typical glasses wearer, you’ve scratched, snapped, or lost your current ones so you need a new pair ASAP. Naturally, as you go through all the hassle and add up the extra costs, it can get you thinking about what other options are available to you. Of course,… Read more

Do I qualify for Lasik?

Is Lasik recommended after 50?

As the years roll on, Laser Eye Surgery may start to look like an increasingly attractive option. Less time looking for misplaced glasses, no more fumbling around with contact lenses and, not to mention, clearer vision. What could be stopping you from going forward! Well, there is one small thing. Although there is no upper age limit, Laser Eye Surgery has long been powerless against presbyopia. Presbyopia is the term for the natural effects of ageing on the eye which is linked to… Read more

Is Lasik recommended after 50?

Are plastic contact lens actually bad for the planet?

Climate change used to be a distant concern in the back of our minds. A vague intention to recycle and carshare to help out your grandkids and maybe save a few polar bears. Now it’s right on our doorsteps. To the point leading climate scientists around the world have signed an agreement warning of “untold suffering due to the climate crisis” and suggesting that “to secure a sustainable future, we must change how we live.” It sounds clear and simple enough. Ditch… Read more

Are plastic contact lens actually bad for the planet?

20/20 in 2020

There is no end to the predictions about what may happen in or by the year 2020. From routine economic recessions and the futuristic introduction of flying taxis, to biofuels becoming competitive with fossil fuels and robotic moon bases (no surprise thanks to Japan), whatever happens, it looks like it is sure to be one heck of a year. All this goes to say you definitely want to be around to see it. And, if you can, not just be around, but… Read more

20/20 in 2020

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