Guide to Dry Eyes and Laser Eye Surgery [VIDEO]

Guide to Dry Eyes and Laser Eye Surgery 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. Technically, it’s up there with the most complex parts of the human body, and for that matter, the known universe is the eye. 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…

Summer is Here: How To Look After Your Eyes

Summer is Here: How To Look After Your Eyes Whether your plan is to sip pina coladas on the beach in Cancun or sunbathe with the cat in the back garden, you always want to look you’re best during the summer months. Or, at the very least, you don’t want to look bad i.e. not forgetting to put factor 50 on those rosy cheeks or getting too ambitious and going for the strappy monokini. Although you may not have thought…

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

What causes dry eyes after laser vision correction? 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…

Looking after your eyes camping during festival season

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…

The “dos and donts” of eye drops

The “do’s and dont’s” of eye drops It’s a sad fact that today, the eyes of many people are suffering from a severe lack of moisture. It’s not because we don’t cry enough — although some blubbering emotional therapy surely wouldn’t hurt. The problem is, if it’s not so obvious to you now reading this on a phone or computer, that screen use and the consumption of media has become the dominant way in which we spend our time. Tell me…

What is “dry eye” and how to treat it

What is “dry eye” and how to treat it Dry eye can be anything from a mild annoyance that affects you from time to time to an unrelenting condition that makes it hard to use your eyes for any extended period. Not least due to our unhealthy media habits and tendency to spend most of our lives indoors, more and more of us are joining this first group and experiencing occasional symptoms of dry eye. Our eyes simply weren’t designed to…

What are the long-term effects of Laser Eye Surgery?

What are the long-term effects of Laser Eye Surgery? Not many forms of treatment in this world are permanent fixes. Medical equipment, like glasses and crutches, offer us temporary relief. Drugs generally rid us of illnesses for a short while, yet only get a hold on more serious or chronic conditions with continual dosage. Not even more invasive surgeries are free from slowly degrading results and recurring problems. Modern medicine works a little differently; it treats patients on an individual basis…

Side Effect: Dry eyes

Side Effect: Dry eyes Many think Laser Eye Surgery will bring a tear to the eye, but in actual fact it can often do the opposite. Laser Eye Surgery, like most forms of treatments, comes with a risk of experiencing side effects. Thankfully, these are relatively minor and tend to last no longer than a few weeks or months. With only a handful of side effects to contend with, surgeons are adept at managing them and reducing their chances of…