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

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? Of course, the 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 inside your gallbladder. But by placing them high up and front and centre,… Read more

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

Nothing ages you more than reading glasses

If you’ve ever had any anti-ageing treatments or tried something that claims to make you look younger, then you’re probably a little sceptical about anything new that hits the market and claims to be the answer to eternal youth. Pretty much everything in this category comes at some cost. Whether it be it only lasts a few weeks or months, it has several risks or unfavourable side-effects, it costs the Earth to keep using, or it demands severe restraint or hours of… Read more

Nothing ages you more than reading glasses

What causes halos after LASIK?

You’re not going to be walking around with a glowing ring floating over your head. But after Laser Eye Surgery you are likely to experience another type of halo effect. Halos are a form of glare that temporarily affect vision after Laser Eye Surgery. They occur mainly at night and in low light conditions, appearing as bright circles around light sources such as headlights or street lamps. Not so much a side effect in the most common sense of the word —… Read more

What causes halos after LASIK?

When Can I Wear Makeup After Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

After Laser Eye Surgery, it’s often a shock when you look in the mirror for the first time with your new and much greater level of visual clarity. Ideally, the shock would come out along with something like: “I look great without glasses.” “I can see and I haven’t put my contact lenses in yet!” Yet unfortunately it’s often more like: “WOW, I didn’t realise how many wrinkles I have!” If you’re like me and are more inclined to come out with… Read more

When Can I Wear Makeup After Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

5 Important Habits for Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

People have always suffered from vision problems due to overlooking the necessity of eyecare. But in a world where many of our professional and personal lives revolve around screens, this is especially true today. It’s essential that our eyes need some rest from time to time. After working for long hours in front of a computer, they’d ideally get some respite along with us, but instead they’re often put to work again on a game console, TV, or book. Although some of these… Read more

5 Important Habits for Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

How soon after laser eye treatment can I swim?

You’re told one of the most important things you can do after Laser Eye Surgery is to prevent your eyes from drying out. So you do as instructed and refrain from using your tablet or phone, reading, and watching TV, and staring into the sun, for at least 24 hours, and get into the habit of routinely using lubricating drops. You also hold off jumping in aeroplane cabin that’s void of pretty much all moisture and commit to taking a night off… Read more

How soon after laser eye treatment can I swim?

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have A Squint?

Strabismus. It’s not the name of some Greek god like Hephaestus, who was in fact cast of Mount Olympus by his mother for not meeting her aesthetic ideals. The word is used to describe what is more commonly referred to as a squint, a medical condition where the eyes point in different directions. As well as an apparent difference in the appearance of the eyes, a squint can also cause blurred vision, a lazy eye, or double vision. Since most squints occur… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have A Squint?

Looking after your eyes camping during festival season

You’re planning to go hiking, camping, or to a festival, but between making sure you have everything packed and finalising arrangements, you’re lucky if you have time to give your eyes a thought. Yet other than your legs, sense of hearing, and the folding chairs, clear vision is one of the most important things you need for your trip. And so, especially if you wear contacts, it bears taking a few minutes to stop and consider the risks to your eyes and… Read more

Looking after your eyes camping during festival season

What If I Am Currently Wearing Contact Lenses? [Video]

Contact lenses are an incredible invention that enable glasses wearers to avoid daily frustration and do many things they couldn’t before. However, as little plastic disks that sit on your eyeball, they’re not free from their own issue and some rather unexpected effects. Along with increasing your chances of infection and reducing the thickness of your cornea, contacts also, over time, change the shape of the eye. This effect isn’t anything you really need to worry about as it likely won’t affect… Read more

What If I Am Currently Wearing Contact Lenses? [Video]

Normal Symptoms You May Experience After LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

Going in for any type of procedure can be daunting. Especially one that involves your eyes. Because our eyes are so precious, it’s even common to feel a little anxious after the surgery as well, even if it went great and the outcome is beyond belief (as is the case for the vast majority of people). The fact is worry isn’t something that is easily quelled or prevented due to facts and logic. We worry if we’re going to in the 0.0001… Read more

Normal Symptoms You May Experience After LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

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