Tired Of Wearing Glasses?

Tired Of Wearing Glasses? Eyeglasses were invented hundreds of years ago for a simple purpose: to correct vision. The invention and later innovations of glasses presented a solution to those living with such impairments as short-sightedness, long-sightedness, and astigmatism. Yet, since their invention in the 13th century, glasses technology has changed very little. The result? Glasses don’t come without their problems. Broken frames and lenses, lost pairs, visits to the optometrist, waking up to a blurry alarm clock; these annoyances…

Glasses Are Not A Fashion Accessory!

Glasses Are Not A Fashion Accessory! Like many things that were born out of necessity, glasses have become known as an ‘accessory’ – regurgitated by the fashion industry in thousands of styles and colours. But it is important to remember that glasses are so much more than a simple fashion accessory. For centuries, they have been an important type of vision correction equipment. In fact, when glasses or ‘spectacles’ were first introduced to the market, they were described as ‘medical…

Laser Eye Surgery for Long-Sightedness

Laser Eye Surgery for Long Sightedness For those of us that are short-sighted, it can often be tempting to wish for the other side of the coin. Surely, long-sightedness must be preferable? I wouldn’t have to worry about looking in the mirror and becoming concerned with wrinkles, spots, or the bags under my eyes – I wouldn’t be able to see them! In my naïveté, I may also assume that long-sightedness would make it easier to block out distractions or…

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 prescription card determine whether or not you’re eligible for Laser Eye Surgery? This is what many people think determines suitability for Laser Eye Surgery. But the reality is, determining eligibility is a lot more involved than that. So, if you find yourself thinking your prescription isn’t treatable and that you’re outside of the general limits for Laser Eye Surgery, don’t fret; you probably are…

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…

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,…