Is it worth getting Laser Eye Surgery?

Is it worth getting Laser Eye Surgery? There’s no shortage of reasons why someone might want to have Laser Eye Surgery. Some of them are incredibly deep and meaningful: A guy who’s having his second child and wants to be able to help roll or wake up in the middle of the night without worrying about finding his glasses. But most reasons are pretty mundane and simple: Just being able to wake up in the morning and not have to search the…

Hayfever In Your Eyes And Contact Lenses, Reasons To Consider Laser Eye Surgery

Hayfever In Your Eyes And Contact Lenses, Reasons To Consider Laser Eye Surgery Contact lenses provide a welcome relief from glasses, but unfortunately they don’t come without their own problems. The inconvenience of lenses steaming up, breaking an arm or nose bridge, and of course visiting the optometrist, is replaced by other troublesome occurrences which can often be more concerning. Little things like waking up to a blurry alarm clock, regularly finding yourself on your hands and knees searching for…

Arghh!! Hayfever and contact lens woes

Arghh!! Hayfever and contact lens woes The sun is high in the sky and the flowers are in bloom. It’s the first few days of spring — one of the best times of the year. So, you jump out of bed, and without thinking, draw the curtains, open the windows wide, and take one big, long, deep breath in. Instead of a nice pleasant aaahhhh at the lovely fresh spring air, what comes out is more like an arghhhh!! as you run sneezing and…

ReLEx SMILE: The latest innovation in Laser Eye Surgery

ReLEx SMILE: The latest innovation in Laser Eye Surgery If you look at pretty much every field of surgery — cosmetic, restorative, dental, vascular — you’ll notice a few common trends. Thanks to an influx of technological advances and greater knowledge, more and more patients are enjoying fewer complications, less pain, quicker recovery times, and shorter hospital stays. These developments are revolutionising healthcare. And they’re all thanks to a new approach that replaces traditionally invasive, and often risky, open surgery…

At what prescription do you become legally blind?

At what prescription do you become legally blind? You would think knowing if you were blind or not would be a simple thing. You can’t see nothin’. The world beyond your nose is just one big blur, and trying to do anything without your contacts or glasses always ends in harm or disaster. But nothing is ever that simple, and not least our vision. Your eyes are one of the most complex systems in the known universe, and there are as…

Here’s to the readers, the adventurers, the young-at-hearters

Here’s to the readers, the adventurers, the young-at-hearters If Dylan Thomas’s 1947 poem, “Do not go gentle into that good night”, could be summed up in one line, it would be: “Old age should burn and rave at close of day”. But it can’t be. Although short and concise as it is, Thomas crafted every single word to try and convey the full power of his feelings on a very personal matter, his father’s imminent death, and get across exactly why…

8 Things you should definitely not do whilst wearing specs

8 Things you should definitely not do whilst wearing specs When you first become a glasses wearer, you’re blissfully unaware that as well as signing up to rent your vision, you’re also signing away the right to do many things that were once simple and pleasurable. Your optometrist doesn’t tell you this, and it’s not like it’s all laid out somewhere in the small print. They’re simply something you have to discover and suffer through yourself. Commiserations if you recognise…

Why laser is a better solution if you have an astigmatism

Why laser is a better solution if you have astigmatism Just like no nose is completely straight and no lips are perfectly round and plump (at least naturally), no eye is one hundred percent spherical. That means the reality is most people have some degree of astigmatism: an abnormal curvature of the eye that causes light to focus unevenly on the retina. Even the eyes of people who have perfect vision are a little skewiff. However, for most people, a…

8 Way’s Your Life Will Change After Laser Eye Surgery

8 Way’s Your Life Will Change After Laser Eye Surgery You know it can improve your sight, but what would your life actually be like on a day-to-day basis after having Laser Eye Surgery? Like anything, it’s hard to know until you actually go and do it. But with our list of eight ways your life will change after going from glasses or contacts to Laser Eye Surgery, you can get a pretty good idea. 1. You don’t need a kit…

How to Avoid Steamed-up Glasses

How to Avoid Steamed-up Glasses You’re riding your motorbike when suddenly your glasses start to fog. You’re cooking dinner when suddenly your glasses start to fog. You’re stepping out of your car, skiing in France, walking down the freezer aisle at Sainsbury’s, when suddenly, you guessed it, your glasses start to fog. Just like picking up the occasional scratch and losing the odd pair, foggy lenses seems an unavoidable part of being a glasses wearer. And other than avoiding all these…