We are all biologically engineered to protect our eyes

We are all biologically engineered to protect our eyes With our bodies having various mechanisms and systems built in to protect itself, it’s no surprise we’re hardwired to stop any harm coming to our eyes. This is, of course, a great evolutionary adaptation. We are incredibly conscious about anything coming near them, including wasps, sand, and child-sized fingers. It can become somewhat problematic, though, when you’re faced with the situation in which your eyes aren’t functioning correctly and the body…

The most common fears of Laser Eye Surgery

The most common fears of Laser Eye Surgery As humans, there are certain basic fears we’re born with. Things like being separated or rejected from a group and suffering a loss of autonomy that leaves us unable to take care of ourselves. As a function of these basic fears, we’re biologically wired to prevent anything happening to us that may in any way lead to one or more of them playing out. It’s why we don’t like heights, climbing into small spaces,…

Never wear glasses or contact lenses again

Never wear glasses or contact lenses again In the early hours of January 1st this year, after one too many gin tonics, my friend slipped on some ice, faceplanted the pavement, chipped her front tooth, and received her first gift of the New Year: a grade III ankle sprain. Normally incredibly active and incapable of sitting still for thirty seconds, she was bound to crutches for nearly two months. That meant no sport, exercise, or even skipping up the stairs. Or…

Anxious about Laser Eye Surgery? Read why you don’t have to be

Anxious about Laser Eye Surgery? Read why you don’t have to be Most of us have a weird, visceral reaction to the thought of someone touching our eyes. And even hearing the word mentioned in the same breath as ‘laser’ is enough to make us cringe. So when it comes to actually considering or preparing for the surgery, well, you can take that icky feeling and times it by ten. Add to that even the slightest trace of negativity about Laser…

9 Facts about Laser Eye Surgery to put your mind at rest

9 Facts about Laser Eye Surgery to put your mind at rest No marketing hype or fake news here. Just 9 concrete, evidence-backed facts to wash away your doubts and fears and clear up your understanding of Laser Eye Surgery — once and for all. 1. You will not go blind from Laser Eye Surgery Essentially, no. Technically there is an exceedingly small risk of blindness with laser eye surgery but it is lower than the risk of wearing monthly…

Quick guide: Anxiety and Laser Eye Surgery

Quick Guide: Anxiety and Laser Eye Surgery What’s a normal, healthy level of anxiety? Everyone gets a bout of the jitters before an event or blows their top over the most trivial thing every now and again. But what constitutes too much and when does a nervous or somewhat cautious demeanour become considered a full-blown anxiety disorder? In today’s fast-paced world where we can’t even step out our doors without hearing about political unrest, and natural disasters — add to that the traffic…