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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

How can you tell if you have cataracts?

The eyes are two globular organs made up of mostly water, salt, and proteins that provide organisms, like us, with vision. And, at least on the surface, that’s all there is to it. But if you stop for a moment and take a deeper look into your own eyes (if you can), you’ll see they also contain two million moving parts in a space that’s just two centimetres wide, making them the second most complex organ after the brain, and thus one… Read more

How can you tell if you have cataracts?

Practical Tips For Naturally Brighter & Whiter Eyes


They’re the first thing you notice about someone when you meet them, and the last thing you remember when you walk away. It doesn’t matter if the person was six foot or four, was bald or had a thick head of hair, was in their early twenties or late eighties; if their eyes were clear and shining, they were a complete vision of ageless beauty. When was the last time, though, other than when watching a movie, you saw someone and just… Read more

Practical Tips For Naturally Brighter & Whiter 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 about it before, one great way you can help maintain your… Read more

Summer is Here: How To Look After Your Eyes

Looking after your eyes on the London tube

Take a ride on the London underground and you’re destined to see sights you won’t have seen anywhere else. Strange characters dressed up as mythical creatures and dominatrix on their way to work. Longtime commuters sprawled out with shoes off and feet up. Even couples celebrating the best day of their lives by getting married on their favourite line. The problem is, as an enclosed, poorly ventilated environment that’s also full of metal, the tube is one of the worst places for… Read more

Looking after your eyes on the London tube

A guide to good eye health

As a general rule, we tend to take best care of the parts of the body we can see. We wash our hair religiously, brush our teeth without compromise, bathe our skin in moisturiser, relax our muscles when they are sore. Of course, this makes a lot of sense; it’s difficult to maintain something that’s hidden behind layers and layers of tissue (or clothes). Vital organs like our livers and intestines don’t make an appearance when we look at ourselves in the mirror… Read more

A guide to good eye health

About Eye Diseases For Contact Lens Wearers!

Contact lenses have a lot to offer someone with poor vision. At such an affordable price, they seem an attractive alternative to other forms of vision correction. Their strengths include: You can’t snap or break them They don’t fog up You can wear them when exercising You can buy them as and when you need them They don’t require a large upfront investment So it’s clear contact lenses have their strong points. But like any other quick fix solution, they come with an… Read more

About Eye Diseases For Contact Lens Wearers!

EyeMusic: The App That Lets You Hear Shapes

It seems like there is an app for everything these days – and actually that’s not too far from the truth.  Thanks to researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, there is now even an app that allows people to hear shapes and colours, with the admirable aim of allowing blind people to ‘see’ for the very first time.  Amir Amedi and his student, Ella Stiem-Amit, have demonstrated that we can actually use sounds to activate parts of the brain used solely… Read more

EyeMusic: The App That Lets You Hear Shapes

Eye Health: European Coalition for Vision Request End To Neglect

Earlier this year, the European Coalition for Vision (ECV) released a press statement to call on European decision makers to include eye health and vision in their political agenda. The call follows an earlier event in which members of the ECV claimed that eye health has been neglected in the political arena for too long, and that there is far too much avoidable and preventable vision damage. The ECV is an allegiance of members, including professional bodies and patient groups amongst others,… Read more

Eye Health: European Coalition for Vision Request End To Neglect

Regular Eye Tests Save Lives

You may – we hope – have heard how important regular eye tests are; but a recent news story has reiterated it once more.  In fact, the story demonstrates just how vital eye tests are – and how they can even save lives. …to your health at least. And no-one knows this better than 13 year old James Morley from Nottinghamshire.  Back in 2012, James was taken to visit his doctor several times after complaining about breathlessness, lethargy, and unusual temperature spikes. … Read more

Regular Eye Tests Save Lives

Exercise To Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Everyone knows that keeping fit will help you to grow old gracefully and may slow the degenerative processes associated with ageing – but did you know that it can also keep your eyes healthy?  It’s true; recent research has shown that taking regular exercise can slow the progress of macular degeneration, an age-related condition that affects the back of the eye. Macular degeneration can cause distorted vision or blank spots, and it is most common in those over the age of 50.… Read more

Exercise To Keep Your Eyes Healthy

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