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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

A Lifetime Of Glasses Or Laser Eye Surgery?

A childhood friend of my was christened early by his peers with the name of ‘foggy’, simply because his glasses would always fog up when the temperature suddenly changed. It’s a silly story, but it touches on an important point that is part of a much larger problem for the frequent glasses wearer. Waking up to a blurry alarm clock, struggling to find where you placed them last, breaking a lens, going in for frequent eye tests, not being able to see… Read more

A Lifetime Of Glasses Or Laser Eye Surgery?

What are the Alternative Treatments to Laser Eye Surgery

Vision correction technology has seen great advancements over the past few years. Using the latest in laser technology, patients who suffer from conditions such as myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness), presbyopia (ageing eyes), and astigmatism, can be safe in the knowledge that Laser Eye Surgery is statistically the safest medical procedure in the world. On top of that, suitability rates have risen to the point that we’re able to treat 98 percent of patients. Unfortunately, though, not all patients are eligible for treatment. And… Read more

What are the Alternative Treatments to Laser Eye Surgery

Tired Of Wearing Glasses?

Eyeglasses were invented to serve a purpose: Correct the vision of those with such impairments as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Since their inception in the 13th century, the technology has changed very little, and as a result they don’t come without their problems. Broken frames, replacing lenses, thousands of lost pairs, visiting the optometrist, waking up to a blurry alarm clock; these will all be familiar to the regular glasses wearer. Fortunately, we are at a stage in vision correction technology where… Read more

Tired Of Wearing Glasses?

Glasses Are Not A Fashion Accessory!

With the unlimited number of styles, shapes, and sizes of glasses available today, you would be forgiven for mistaking glasses as a fashion statement, rather than what they really are—a type of vision correction equipment. When glasses or ‘spectacles’ were first introduced to the market, they were described as ‘medical appliances’. Those who wore glasses had a really good reason for doing so—nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism—as they weren’t socially accepted. Soon after inventions such as ‘scissor spectacles’ started to appear—a device commonly used… Read more

Glasses Are Not A Fashion Accessory!

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,… Read more

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

What A Drag It Is Choosing New Glasses…

Written By Mary Harboe As she helps her sister choose some new specs, journalist patient Mary Harboe considers the trials and tribulations of shopping for glasses, and finds herself lucky to be finally spec-free… As a delighted London Vision Clinic patient who – in a weak, sibling-bonding moment – offered to help her sister choose new frames, I was recently struck by what a drag it is selecting new glasses. The selection process can be akin to negotiating a very expensive minefield… Read more

What A Drag It Is Choosing New Glasses…

Jam-Jar Glasses For A Lifetime?

People with high prescriptions and complicated vision problems – especially those who have worn their glasses for a very long time – may well remember “jam-jar” or “coke-bottle” glasses as an object of embarrassment from their schooldays. Practical, yes – but fashionable? The way that high prescription thick lenses, may change your appearance is one issue to consider – but there are also practical considerations that can make glasses more of a hindrance than a help in some situations. As many of… Read more

Jam-Jar Glasses For A Lifetime?

Life In ‘2020’ When Glasses No Longer Exist…

It’s strange to think that just a few years ago, people were wearing glasses. Though it seems alien to us now, it was perfectly normal to carry a ‘pair of specs’ around with you to use for reading. How prehistoric! People were actually too nervous to correct their vision, and instead opted for the inconvenience, expense and hassle that reading glasses entailed. How times have changed… Imagine the annoyance of having to dig out your glasses every time you wanted to use… Read more

Life In ‘2020’ When Glasses No Longer Exist…

The 10 Most Annoying Things About Reading Glasses

In life, it can sometimes feel like there are just two types of people – those that wear glasses and those that don’t. And, let’s be honest, those people who don’t have to wear glasses will never understand some of the frustrations they cause! Are any of these familiar to you? Yes, it happens to us all. And we always ask ourselves why we never learn that when we open the oven door or drain our pasta, the steam will fog up… Read more

The 10 Most Annoying Things About Reading Glasses

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. Health organisations advised that some of us are more likely than others to experience eye conditions, including those aged over 40, of African Caribbean origin or with a close family member that suffers with glaucoma. Worrying, such conditions… Read more

Essential Advice On Eye Health

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