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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

When can I drive after laser eye treatment?

After having your gall bladder removed, it can be around 2 weeks before you’re back into your normal routine. What about knee surgery? Try more like 6 weeks. Hip replacement? I’m afraid that’s 3 months away from the dance floor. The recovery period following surgery can often be long and gruelling. But unfortunately, there’s simply no avoiding it. So when it comes to Laser Eye Surgery, you’ll expect nothing less than weeks and weeks of impaired movement, eye patches, and plenty of… Read more

When can I drive after laser eye treatment?

It’s normal to be nervous about Laser Eye Surgery

Nerves are extremely useful, but they can easily get the better of us. Just like in the final moments on a runway before a plane takes off. You buckle up your seat belt and watch intently as the cabin crew go through the safety procedures. Suddenly, the man sitting across from you seems unusually shifty. Then there’s a sudden thud followed by what you believe to be pieces of the plane’s fuselage falling off. Maybe today is the day. You cower and… Read more

It’s normal to be nervous about Laser Eye Surgery

Irrational Laser Eye Surgery fears

Almost everyone has an irrational fear or two. Maybe you’re terrified of spiders. Or you dread going to the dentist. Maybe you can’t stand being in small spaces. Or you run a mile when you see a mouse. For me, even the thought of being in a crowd of people is enough to send my heart rate through the roof. Most of these irrational fears form in our early childhood, generally due to a particularly stressful situation or experience, or as a… Read more

Irrational Laser Eye Surgery fears

Fear: the elephant in the room for laser eye surgeons

It’s hard to ignore the look of dread on someone’s face. And when that face is attached to a trembling patient standing in front of you, it’s even harder to ignore. For the surgeon, it could be their ten-thousandth time performing Laser Eye Surgery, but for the patient, it’s usually always their first. The machines, processes, and actions are all new. Even the smells are unfamiliar and strange to the senses. The whole experience is different from anything the patient has ever… Read more

Fear: the elephant in the room for laser eye surgeons

Should I expect both eyes to heal at the same rate?

Laser Eye Surgery is one of the simplest surgical treatments in the world. Like any good design, it takes things which are inherently complex—ultraviolet lasers and the human eye—to form something that is so simple it can be accessible, effective, and enjoyed by all. Today, Laser Eye Surgery is a hugely popular procedure around the world—particularly in the UK and the US where it is one of the most frequently performed surgeries. Gone are the heydays of the techniques like PRK (LASEK)… Read more

Should I expect both eyes to heal at the same rate?

Can I go blind from the procedure?

Along with vaccines, the zombie apocalypse, and anything that has wings, losing my eyesight is up there among my biggest fears. Most of the things that give me the heebie-jeebies are embarrassingly either non-life threatening, or just plain silly. They’ve in some way or another manifested themselves in my brain to cause an emotional response whenever thought of or encountered. I’ll never forget, growing up as the quiet wimpy kid, the time when I hid in the bathroom on the day of… Read more

Can I go blind from the procedure?

If I am nervous will this be a problem?

Sometimes nothing can prevent a little nerves.  And the majority of the time you wouldn’t want to. A little bit of adrenaline and anxiety keep us on our toes, help us through sticky situations, and have even been shown to help us perform at our best—think of athletes beating their PB’s on competition day. But there are times when nerves are far from helpful, particularly when they appear in droves. Think of a first date, characterised by sweaty palms, peculiar behaviour, and… Read more

If I am nervous will this be a problem?

Side Effect: Fluctuating vision

Laser Eye Surgery is one of the safest and most commonly performed surgeries in the world. Even though the procedure has only been around commercially since the latter part of the 20th century, its impressive results and huge advancement over others forms of vision correction has caused it to skyrocket in popularity and spread rapidly across the globe. Today, over 15,000 people in the UK alone are having Laser Eye Surgery each year, and thanks to the vast network of talented laser… Read more

Side Effect: Fluctuating vision

Low price can mean older technology

Most of the time lower price means older technology. Many of you will recall a time when you’ve seen a new technology appear on the market and thought, “I’ll just wait until the newer version comes out and this one drops in price.” New car models, the latest smart phones and tablets, breakthrough fitness tech; in such rapidly changing markets you can guarantee you won’t be waiting long until the latest models are yesterdays news. If we take one of those markets,… Read more

Low price can mean older technology

Side effect: Seeing halos around images

Apart from when admiring one of the many depictions of angels, you can reasonably expect not to see a glowing halo of light in your field of vision. But if you have ever had or are planning to have Laser Eye Surgery, you might of heard of another type of halo—one which you don’t associate with benevolent beings from heaven. Halos are one of two light-related side effects which can temporarily affect your vision following LASIK surgery. ‘Starbursts’— the name used to… Read more

Side effect: Seeing halos around images

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