Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery Can I drink alcohol after laser eye surgery? Or the night before? A week with an unbearable ear infection and no soothing nightcaps? A whole night sober with your in-laws? 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. Summary By all means, the read…

What Should I Do to Prepare For Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

Prior to the actual procedure itself there is not much the patient really needs to do to prepare themselves for the actual treatment. We ask people on the day of the treatment to avoid any cologne or perfumes as well as hairspray, for ladies to remove any eye makeup and mascara, eyeliner, and eye shadow and also to avoid any woollen clothing to be worn during the actual procedure….

The incredible vision of a south-east African tribe

The incredible vision of a south-east African tribe Our vision adapts to the world we live in. But natural evolution can only move so fast, and there’s no limit to the speed at which the world can change. So, when in just a few generations the average person’s day shifts from spending hours out in wide-open spaces, full of natural light, different colours and contrasts, and moving objects at varying distances, to sitting in an office in a city and…

Myopia is becoming the new normal

Myopia is becoming the new normal Many of us who live in cities and work from a desk so most day-to-day activities happen within a few feet of our faces. Being able to see anything further than a car approaching in the distance is essentially unnecessary. It’s no surprise, then, that rates of myopia have been soaring over recent years. According to a 2019 study in the Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science journal, more than 32 percent of the world’s population has myopia, otherwise…

Can gene therapy cure blindness?

Can gene therapy cure blindness? There’s a lot of coverage about new “genetic therapies” and techniques and whether or not they’re going to bring about a revolution in medicine. From designer babies to stem cell therapy, every week there are stories that describe their promise as a miracle cure or layout their risks and explain why they should be avoided at all costs. Gene therapy is a hot topic for the media and, as a treatment that can clearly help…

Are glasses bad for your eyes?

Are glasses bad for your eyes? Glasses as we know them today—framed lenses with sides, or temples, that sit on your face as opposed to being held up by your hand—have only been widely available for the last hundred years or so. Yet, by the sheer number of people who wear them today, the endless number of styles and shapes available, and the ease with which you pull them on and off and wipe a smear on the lens, you…

Caring for ageing eyes

Caring for ageing eyes There’s some things you can’t control as you age. A declining ability to climb stairs. The fact you can’t party as hard as when you were 20. Skin that shows you’ve been on this Earth for more years than most. Such things, at least for most folks, are just a natural part of getting older that simply have to be accepted. Just like other parts of the body, your eyes are susceptible to the ageing process….

Smoking and your eyesight

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…

This is why your eyes are amazing

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…

Laser Eye Surgery Explained

Laser Eye Surgery Explained A lot has happened in the field of Laser Eye Surgery in its introduction more than thirty years ago. So much so that today there is an endless barrage of information on the topic. Unfortunately, whether due to being outdated, misguided, used for promotion, or simply ill-informed, a lot of that information is incorrect. This can make it tricky when it comes to navigating the market or Laser Eye Surgery providers and finding out if the procedure is a good option…