Understanding your eyes

Understanding your eyes What weighs 7 grams, is on average an inch across, has over 2 million working parts, and is more than 550 million years old? No, it’s not some corny joke pulled straight from a Christmas cracker. The answer is as real as the world you see around you. Given that hint and the title of this article, you may have guessed I’m talking about the two spherical organs found above our cheek bones, known in nature as ‘camera-type eyes’….

Side Effect: Fluctuating vision

Side Effect: Fluctuating vision Laser Eye Surgery is one of the safest and most commonly performed surgeries in the world. Even though the procedure has only been around commercially since the latter part of the 20th century, its impressive results and huge advancement over others forms of vision correction has caused it to skyrocket in popularity and spread rapidly across the globe. Today, over 15,000 people in the UK alone are having Laser Eye Surgery each year, and thanks to…

3 Reasons Laser Eye Surgery Might Not Be For You

Three Reasons Laser Eye Surgery might not be for you Laser Eye Surgery has progressed in leaps and bounds over the past decade, so much so that today, here at London Vision Clinic, we are proud to say that we can treat 98% of the patients who contact us. However, even though Laser Eye Surgery can now treat conditions which were once believed to be untreatable—such as very high prescriptions and ageing eyes—there are still certain instances in which Laser…

The Effect On Your Eyes Working In The City (London)

The Effect On Your Eyes Working In The City (London) The effects of working in the city can take its toll on your eyes. From air pollution and lighting, to digital screens and even reading, everyday our eyes face a barrage of stimuli and we barely even blink at the thought of long term damage. But luckily for us, taking care of our eyes doesn’t have to be a full time job. Through solely being more conscious of the various…

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….

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….

Laser Eye Surgery Fears: What If My Optometrist Finds A Problem I Didn’t Know About?

People avoid doctors for many reasons. Some find appointments difficult to pack into a busy schedule, some are unwilling to open up to a doctor, or worried about perceived ‘time wasting’, and many even fear that being amongst sick people in the doctor’s waiting room will result in contamination! However, something that is perhaps discussed less often is the common fear that a doctor may find a problem that is bigger than what the appointment was initially booked for. This fear is, for many people, a reason to avoid regular visits to the GP, dentist, or optometrist….

Essential Advice On Eye Health

Essential Advice on Eye Health

Last year, National Eye Health Week reminded us all of the importance of regular eye tests. It’s recommended we have our eyes examined at least every two years, not only to ensure they’re healthy, but also to check for changes to our current prescriptions….

What To Expect Before, During, And After LASIK

LASIK is one form of corrective laser eye surgery. The procedure involves cutting a small flap of the cornea and laying it to the side in order to remove a small amount of the cornea with a laser. The flap is then set back in place and begins to immediately repair itself. …