How Do I Decide if Laser Eye Surgery is Right for Me?

How Do I Decide if Laser Eye Surgery is Right for Me? Like many things in life, Laser Eye Surgery is a serious investment that can drastically improve your lifestyle. In many ways, it is like the Italian sports car of the vision correction world, blowing glasses and contact lenses out of the water just like a Ferrari would Corsa! It’s a larger investment, and you have to go somewhere special to get it, but when you do, it offers…

Got A High Glasses Prescription? No Problem [VIDEO]

Got A High Glasses Prescription? No Problem! If you have a really high glasses prescription, you may be under the impression that Laser Eye Surgery is not an option you for – but you could be wrong. This common belief stems from the early years of LASIK treatment. For many years, Laser Eye Surgery wasn’t suitable for treating high glasses prescriptions, leaving many patients to settle for synthetic lens implants. While it is true that Laser Eye Surgery clinics used…

How To Choose A Laser Eye Surgery Clinic [VIDEO]

How To Choose A Laser Eye Surgery Clinic Making the decision to have Laser Eye Surgery can be a daunting one – no matter how safe and effective the treatment is. When it comes to our eyes, you understandably want to be as informed as possible about the procedure – not least to answer just some of the countless questions whirling around your head: “Which clinic is the best?”; “How much will it cost?”; “Which treatment is right for me?”…

Is there a prescription limit for Laser Eye Surgery?

Is there a Prescription Limit for Laser Eye Surgery? It is a common misconception that the numbers on your prescription card are enough to determine your eligibility for Laser Eye Surgery. Many people believe that their prescription alone will impact their suitability for treatment, but the truth is, the process of determining eligibility is a lot more involved than that.  In fact, the process, as well as the limits to Laser Eye Surgery, has changed significantly in recent years. So,…

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…

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, and waking up to a blurry alarm clock; these…

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…

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…

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,…