Is there a prescription limit for Laser Eye Surgery?

Is there a prescription limit for Laser Eye Surgery? Do you think the numbers on your little prescription card determine whether or not you’re eligible for Laser Eye Surgery? This is the general idea many people have about being suitable for Laser Eye Surgery. But the reality is, determining eligibility is a lot more involved than that. This goes to say that if you find yourself thinking your prescription isn’t treatable and that you’re outside of the general limits for…

Laser surgery for long sight

Laser surgery for long sight I often wish I was long-sighted rather than short-sighted. If I could only see well at a distance, for one, I could look in the mirror in the morning with a smile on my face, none the wiser to the ever darker bags under my eyes, the new spots on my forehead, or the deepening wrinkles. But best of all I could zone out of boring conversations, block out distractions around me, and generally be…

How to make your glasses cool — throw them in the bin

How to make your glasses cool — throw them in the bin When a fresh piece of clothing or accessory is suddenly labelled ‘cool’ by the fashion police, it’s usually swiftly picked up by alternative, fringe groups before just as quickly being thrown out in disgust when it hits the mainstream. But what about when it happens the other way around — when a product that’s been around for decades, even centuries, is suddenly crowned cool and adopted by niche…

Understanding your prescription

Understanding your prescription You’ve just had an eye exam, and your optometrist or ophthalmologist has given you a new glasses prescription, full of all the measurements you need to attain clear and comfortable vision. They may have told you you’re short or long-sighted, or that you have astigmatism, but when you look at your prescription, it doesn’t simply say “long-sighted”. Rather, there are an array of abbreviations with decimal numbers, pluses and minuses, and strange symbols underneath. Little did you…

How should I decide if vision correction is right for me?

How should I decide if vision correction is right for me? When lined up against contact lenses and glasses, Laser Eye Surgery is the Ferrari of vision correction treatment. It’s a larger investment, and you have to go somewhere special to get it, but when you do, it offers an unrivalled level of performance and a much higher quality experience. And yet, there are still a small proportion of people who Laser Eye Surgery isn’t good for. If we stick…

Ten people you may know that have had Laser Eye Surgery

Ten people you may know that have had Laser Eye Surgery TV celebrities, film stars, high flying business people, famous athletes; you could be easily fooled into thinking the reason they always have the best care is a purely financial one. The fact is, the rich and famous are not much different from the likes of you and me (though it’s hard to believe at times). They eat, sleep, and worry about their health; they struggle with finding free time,…

How To Choose A Laser Eye Surgery Clinic

How To Choose A Laser Eye Surgery clinic It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when thinking about having Laser Eye Surgery. Choosing a clinic; weighing up costs; deciding which treatment is for you; these are all questions you don’t want to take lightly. On the one hand, the internet has of course allowed us much more independence and flexibility when going through this process, but on the other, with the abundance of information and opinions out there, it has made the…

Tired Of Wearing Glasses?

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…

Glasses Are Not A Fashion Accessory!

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…

Got A High Glasses Prescription? No Problem

Got A High Glasses Prescription? No Problem! If you have a high glasses prescription, you may be under the belief that Laser Eye Surgery is not an option you for, and consequently preparing yourself to settle for synthetic lens implants. This is a common belief that stems from the early years of LASIK, when the technology was in its infancy, and clinics were ill equipped to treat eye care patients with severely restricted vision. Today, technology is much more advanced,…