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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

What do your eyes say about your health?

The eye may, or may not be, the window to the soul. But the eyes are definitely a window into the body. Thanks to the connection with the optic nerve at the back of the eye, your eyes give doctors an exclusive look into your central nervous system. This is one reason why your eyes can often show the first signs of health problems and potential issues in the body. Everyone’s eyes are different. But there are certain common signs that you… Read more

What do your eyes say about your health?

Smoking and your eyesight

As a nation, we’re well aware of the risks associated with smoking. From respiratory and cardiovascular diseases to cancers and the accelerated ageing of your skin. Less is known, however, about the many ways that smoking is damaging to one of our most precious organs: the eyes. There are the obvious effects, like the discomfort, irritation, and dryness after spending a night in a smoke-filled club. But the way that tobacco smoke – a toxic mix of more than 7,000 chemicals and compounds – enters your blood… Read more

Smoking and your eyesight

This is why your eyes are amazing

Despite being things we look at probably more times during the day than anything else, eyes get little recognition for how incredible they are. One of the reasons is simply because they work so well. It’s only when something goes wrong that we actually stop and start to appreciate how fortunate we’ve been. To shed a little love on our underappreciated peepers, let’s take a look at a few optical facts that will be sure to open your eyes to how amazing they truly are.… Read more

This is why your eyes are amazing

A quick eye health check

Sight is one of the senses we use the most. And yet, it’s also one of the senses that gets the most overlooked (no pun intended) when it comes care. This isn’t surprising. When they are working perfectly well, we never notice our eyes. They humbly toil away in the background with their over two million working parts, allowing us to see the world in all its glory as well as supporting all of our other senses. For example, the brain can evaluate the… Read more

A quick eye health check

Debunking the most common eye myths

Ideas about how our eyes work have undergone many changes throughout history. In ancient Greece, for example, Plato’s “emission theory” suggested that we emit beams of light from our eyes in order to illuminate and see objects. Another Greek, Empedocles, believed that Aphrodite made the human eye out of the four elements — fire, air, earth, and water.  She then made sight possible by lighting the fire in the eye and allowing it to shine out. In most parts of the world, such… Read more

Debunking the most common eye myths

A brief anatomy of the eye

The eye is one of the most complex structures known to man. We use it in almost every single activity, including sleep whilst we are dreaming, and it provides many with what they consider to be their most precious sense. Today, thanks to modern advancements in science and technology, we know the two globular organs better than ever before in history. Typically measuring just 24mm in diameter, our actual eyeballs are suspended in bony sockets by a series of muscles and cushioned and protected from… Read more

A brief anatomy of the eye

How the seasons affect your eyes

The mere passing of time brings about many changes in the weather and our environment. If you live somewhere in the Earth’s middle latitudes, you’ll know these changes are categorised into the four seasons — spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Traditionally, many people would orientate their whole lives around the four seasons. Today, not so much as more of us live in cities and work in offices. But nevertheless, we still have to take into account their numerous effects on our bodies… Read more

How the seasons affect your eyes

Look after your eyes this winter

The winter weather can take its toll on many parts of the body. And with the climate changing and ever more extreme weather coming our way, this is only going to become truer. For instance, your mood can dip, thanks to the shorter days and the lack of Vitamin D. You burn more calories from doing less. And if it’s really cold, your fingers may even “shrink” as your blood vessels constrict and more blood gets sent away from your extremities and… Read more

Look after your eyes this winter

5 Natural Beauty Tips for Vibrant and Healthy Eyes

We have witnessed a ton of health and beauty trends over the past few years, from Korean skincare routines, ‘virtual try-ons’ in store, to unbundling the spa and salon take-homes. And like most years, many of those trends were much stranger than they were beautifying. Smudged lipstick to achieve that ‘just-kissed’ look. Jade rollers, a jade paint-roller type tool, to ‘rejuvenate’ your face and neck. And bleached eyebrows to, well, make you look super creepy, to name just a few. As usual,… Read more

5 Natural Beauty Tips for Vibrant and Healthy Eyes

What Can Damage Your Eyes?

Every day, we hear about things that are bad for our health. The latest one is 5G. Because it uses higher frequency waves, it requires more transmitter masts that are positioned closer to the ground. This is triggering the long-debated question about how radio waves affect us, in particular in relation to certain cancers. Although such concerns to our health come and go and are hard to back up with hard evidence, the ones that relate to the health of our eyes… Read more

What Can Damage Your Eyes?

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