Page 1 of 41234

 

Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Autumn is the season of colours

Colours are all around us. And should we stop for long enough to notice them, we realise they make our world not just look incredible, but our experiences a whole lot richer. They are, after all, what enable us to become awestruck at such scenes as a sunset, a rainbow lorikeet, a Henry Matisse or Van Gogh painting, and the bloom of the cherry blossoms in spring. But beyond mere pleasure for the senses, in the natural environment, colours have a whole other… Read more

Autumn is the season of colours

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 that elusive dropped lens, and experiencing dry and irritated eyes, are all but uncommon to… Read more

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

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 tearing to the bathroom to dig out your… Read more

Arghh!! Hayfever and contact lens woes

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 techniques. This is what’s known as minimally-invasive surgery — what many… Read more

ReLEx SMILE: The latest innovation in Laser Eye Surgery

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 many types and degrees of vision as there are shades… Read more

At what prescription do you become legally blind?

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 he shouldn’t give up on life and instead “Rage, rage… Read more

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

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 any of these small but incredibly frustrating complications of glasses on our… Read more

8 Things you should definitely not do whilst wearing specs

Why laser is a better solution if you have an 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 little bit of imperfection in their globular organs doesn’t cause them any… Read more

Why laser is a better solution if you have an astigmatism

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. It may sound an obvious one, but think about it: when was the last time you flew, went… Read more

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

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 activities altogether, the best you can typically do… Read more

How to Avoid Steamed-up Glasses

Page 1 of 41234