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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Fireworks & bonfires: Do take care

Fireworks are delightful inventions that bring fun and enjoyment to everyone (except maybe dogs and old people). But they’re also small dangerous missiles packed with gunpowder that fire ‘payloads’ at hundreds of miles an hour into the sky to explode in a (hopefully) controlled and artistic way. Without sounding like too much of a party pooper, it’s the same story for bonfires. Despite the fact that for millennia they’ve kept us warm and provided us with a focal point for getting together,… Read more

Fireworks & bonfires: Do take care

Staying hydrated — And why it’s important for your eyes

You know when you’re dehydrated. No matter what you do and how many litres of water you drink, you just can’t seem to take enough fluid in. This is weird when you think that dehydration is when more water leaves the body than enters the body. The thing is, though, whereas water can only enter the body through one inlet in your face, it can leave the body in many, many, many different ways. So, staying hydrated is a little more complicated… Read more

Staying hydrated — And why it’s important for your eyes

Why are prescription sunglasses so expensive?

If it wasn’t bad enough that you have poor eyesight, you also have to pay for the privilege of wearing the clunky medical apparatus we call eyeglasses. But to rub it in even more, if you want to avoid headaches, eyestrain, UV damage, and generally bumping into things while protecting your eyes from the sun, you also have to dish out a fortune for prescription sunglasses. There’s no way around it. You can try wearing your favourite pair of 80s Raybans, balancing a… Read more

Why are prescription sunglasses so expensive?

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


Fix Digital Eye Strain Now to Keep Your Vision

Our eyes are the packhorses of the modern world. We work at computers all day long, stare at our phones in between, watch TV when we get home, and all the while they take the strain — literally. What I’m talking about is digital eye strain. One of the main problems of digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome is that when using screens, we only blink around 5-10 times a minute — instead of the standard 15 times a minute. Because… Read more

Fix Digital Eye Strain Now to Keep Your Vision

Why Summer After Laser Eye Surgery is So Much Better

What comes to mind when you think of summer? The smell of freshly cut grass, the sound of waves crashing, afternoons spent barbecuing with the family or whole evenings outside drinking wine and chatting with friends? When you’re a glasses or contacts wearer, these images of summer are nothing more than idealistic fantasies. The reality is, your best time of the year is more likely consumed by fighting off allergies and eye problems and dealing with all the inconveniences that come with… Read more

Why Summer After Laser Eye Surgery is So Much Better

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

Time for new sunglasses

Ever since I was four, and I was forced to wear the same blue navy sweater and same brown straight leg trousers as everyone else at school, I’ve despised being told what to wear. It’s not that I feel I should be able to express myself through my clothes, or even that I feel it’s an insult to my style. It’s just that generic, off-the-shelf clothing is so limited, ugly, and poorly designed that no one could ever really feel comfortable or… Read more

Time for new sunglasses

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

Flying Long-distance With Contact Lenses

On top of the jet lag, swollen feet, and missing bags, after a long flight, the last thing you want is dry, irritated eyes. But so is the life of a contact lens wearer. We’re so used to it, in fact, that it often takes our partners or friends to alert us to our red, puffy, bloodshot eyes before we realise, damn — we’ve still got our lenses in. Normally you just take them out for a few hours and job’s a good… Read more

Flying Long-distance With Contact Lenses

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