Are plastic contact lens actually bad for the planet?

Are plastic contact lens actually bad for the planet? Climate change used to be a distant concern in the back of our minds. A vague intention to recycle and carshare to help out your grandkids and maybe save a few polar bears. Now it’s right on our doorsteps. To the point leading climate scientists around the world have signed an agreement warning of “untold suffering due to the climate crisis” and suggesting that “to secure a sustainable future, we must…

Guide to Contact Lens vs Glasses vs Laser Eye Surgery

Guide to Contact Lens vs Glasses vs Laser Eye Surgery You would think it’s pretty easy to work out which is better: contact lenses, glasses, or Laser Eye Surgery. But depending on who you ask, what they’ve experienced and read, what stage of life they are in, and who they work for, you may get a differing set of facts and opinions. Summary By all means, the read the full article, but the key points in this article can be…

The everyday inconvenience of specs

The everyday inconvenience of specs Glasses are the ultimate in visual convenience. Whenever your eyes need a bit of extra support, they’re there to help you out—if you can find them. As you can see, or not see at the moment, this on/off vison has its drawbacks. One of the main ones being that they don’t correct your vision permanently, but rather tie you to a flimsy medical device that you have to wear on your face. As they are…

4 Misconceptions about your eye health

4 Misconceptions about your eye health There’s an abundance of ideas and misconceptions about vision and keeping your eyes healthy out there. At best, they’re funny and harmless, like if you cross your eyes for too long they’ll stay that way. At worst, they can be damaging to your health. The big problem is, because there are so many, it can be difficult to know which are fact and which are fiction. To know what’s fake news and what’s legitimate,…

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…

What prescription can Laser Eye Surgery correct?

What prescription can Laser Eye Surgery correct? When you go in for an eye exam at the opticians, the main thing you come out knowing is whether or not you need to wear glasses. But they also might mention a bit about exactly why you need glasses. With your little prescription card in your hand, they’ll explain how you have shortsightedness, longsightedness, astigmatism, or maybe a mixture of the above. Aside from that, there’s not much else you need to know. But if…

Why Summer After Laser Eye Surgery is So Much Better

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…

When Can I Wear Makeup After Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

We normally ask for patients to abstain from wearing make up for a period of one week. It is the big three that are important; the eyeliner, the eye shadow and of course the mascara. Normal face make-up, for example lipstick, is fine to use a day or two after the treatment. It is only really the make that is applied in and around the eyes that needs to be avoided for the first week….

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Macular Degeneration? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have Macular Degeneration? The leading cause of sight loss in the UK, macular degeneration is a common visual condition that affects millions of people around the world. Although it’s most often considered as age-related, macular degeneration is a genetic condition that can affect anyone at any time. Macular degeneration comes in two types, “early” or “dry” (the most common), which involves the thinning of the retina, and “exudative” or “wet”, which involves…