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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Eyes wide open: “Do I really have to be awake during Laser Eye Surgery?”

If Laser Eye Surgery didn’t scare you enough thanks to its unfortunate name, then the fact that you have to be awake during the entire thing should do it. In fact, surveys have shown that this is one of the most common reasons people decide against treatment, even before having an initial consultation. The fact is most surgical procedures require anaesthetic, and other than a few numbing eye drops, Laser Eye Surgery is performed whilst patients are fully conscious.  Just like its… Read more

Eyes wide open: “Do I really have to be awake during Laser Eye Surgery?”

Can LASIK Or Laser Eye Surgery Correct Double Vision?

Like one of those dull headaches that appears when you wake up in the morning, double vision can come about for a heck of a lot of reasons. In fact, if I were to try and list them all here, I might start to get double vision myself. Despite it being such a hard symptom to pin to an exact cause, there are a number of conditions with which double vision is commonly associated. Potential causes of double vision, also known as… Read more

Can LASIK Or Laser Eye Surgery Correct Double Vision?

What is The Likelihood of Needing an Enhancement? [video]

Laser Eye Surgery is similar to glasses and contacts in that, if it’s not up to standard, you can always have it done again or go elsewhere. The thing is, though, unlike glasses and contacts, you expect Laser Eye Surgery to be a one-time jobby. And it is — the vast majority of people who have it never need to return to the clinic again other than for their scheduled aftercare appointments. There are, however, a small number of cases when their… Read more

What is The Likelihood of Needing an Enhancement? [video]

Guide to Dry Eyes and Laser Eye Surgery

Up there with the most complex parts of the human body, and for that matter the known universe, is the eye. The eyes are the body’s natural cameras that capture light, convert it to waves of electrochemical signals, and magically conjure up the images we see. With so much complexity, the eye requires an ultra-precise arrangement of components in order to function correctly. And, like a pearl sitting in a clamshell, such a delicate design needs appropriate protection. For the eye, one… Read more

Guide to Dry Eyes and Laser Eye Surgery

What causes dry eyes after laser vision correction? [VIDEO]

Nerves play an important role in the Laser Eye Surgery recovery process. I’m not talking about the jitters, patients are usually very calm by this time — I’m on about a different set of nerves: those on the surface of your eye. The nerves on the surface of the eye are momentarily interrupted because of the pain-free laser process. Thankfully, though, these nerves possess the incredible power to regenerate over a period of three to six months, and will further regenerate over… Read more

What causes dry eyes after laser vision correction? [VIDEO]

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?

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?

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If…? And Other Suitability Questions

Head down the high street, walk into a Laser Eye Surgery provider, and ask a question, say ‘Can I have the treatment if I’m over 60? And you’ll get one answer. But hop in your car and go to a private or independent clinic and ask them the same question, and you get a totally different one. What’s going on here? Surely if you’re ineligible at one clinic you’re ineligible at them all, and vice versa, right? Well, this is often the case… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If…? And Other Suitability Questions

Long term effects of Laser Eye Surgery

There’s no getting around the fact that Laser Eye Surgery is a pretty young procedure, with the first formal treatments being carried out around twenty-five years ago. So even though it rapidly exploded in popularity and over thirty million people have already received the treatment, no one has lived over a quarter of a decade with the results. This creates a bit of a sore point in the talk about the long terms effects of Laser Eye Surgery. Sure, experts can reference… Read more

Long term effects of Laser Eye Surgery

What happens if you blink during Laser Eye Surgery?

You do it anything from 5 to 15 times a minute, every minute, every waking hour of the day. That’s 30,000 times, 99.9 percent of which happen without you being aware of it. It’s amazing really: we get on with our day while our bodies do all the blinking for us. Sliding those wafer thin folds of skin up and down whenever we need a little moisture or antibacterial protection from irritants or require a barrier against oncoming objects or some other assistance… Read more

What happens if you blink during Laser Eye Surgery?

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