Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery

A week with an unbearable ear infection and no soothing nightcaps? A whole night sober with your mother-in-law? Yeah right. We all know there have been times we’ve sneaked a small one when we shouldn’t have, and for the most part, that’s okay. But when it comes to things like surgery, there can be consequences. When compared to traditional surgery, which includes things like a 24-hour period of fasting and weeks spent off work, Laser Eye Surgery is like the cool and… Read more

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery

Quick guide: Laser Eye Surgery recovery

Which part of the body heals the fastest? How about the skin: the largest organ in the body and our outer barrier to the world that has to endure scratching, scrapes, cuts, abrasions, burns, and a whole heap of abuse every day. Or what about something like the liver? Our largest internal organ that never stops filtering blood, supporting the digestive system, and detoxifying the barrage of chemicals and toxins we pound it with. Well, although superficial scrapes on the skin can heal… Read more

Quick guide: Laser Eye Surgery recovery

How To Avoid Developing Dry Eyes During The Winter Months

If you’ve ever experienced dry eye, you know the bane it can be and how it can often seem to disrupt every part of your life. You wake up to a warm house thanks to the miracle of central heating. But that means you also wake up to dry eyes. Come lunchtime, you head out of the office and into the wild to find a cafe and read. But the cold air has taken its toll and you can’t because you have… Read more

How To Avoid Developing Dry Eyes During The Winter Months

The Myopia Epidemic

Since the 1950’s, when researchers first started recording instances of myopia or shortsightedness, the condition has increased at a tremendous rate almost uniformly around the world. It’s accelerating too: myopia among young people has doubled within a single generation, and it’s expected to, by some estimates, affect one-third of the world’s population — 2.5 billion people — by 2020. To understand why this is, let me ask you a question: Look in any direction as far as you can, and tell me,… Read more

The Myopia Epidemic

What Can You Do To Reduce Dry Eyes

Irritated, itchy, and dry. That’s how millions of people around the world would describe the condition of their eyes on a daily basis. If this sounds familiar, then you may not only have an inconvenient and uncomfortable situation on your hands but something more serious to your vision and long-term eye health. This is dry eye syndrome or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS). And although it’s affecting an increasing number of people, it’s still often brushed off or misdiagnosed, leaving many without proper treatment and care for… Read more

What Can You Do To Reduce Dry Eyes

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

Apart from sleeping, dry eyes can affect pretty much everything we do. Reading, working at a computer, driving, hot weather, using your phone, windy weather; dry eye is not a condition you would wish on your worst enemy. Part of the reason dry eye is so problematic is that it’s a condition with often no one single cause, and it can also be exacerbated by a range of factors. This makes it tricky to pin down and say “here is the problem”,… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]