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What Can You Do To Reduce Dry Eyes

Irritated, itchy, and dry. That’s how millions of people around the world would describe the condition of their eyes on a daily basis. If this sounds familiar, then you may not only have an inconvenient and uncomfortable situation on your hands but something more serious to your vision and long-term eye health. This is dry eye syndrome or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS). And although it’s affecting an increasing number of people, it’s still often brushed off or misdiagnosed, leaving many without proper treatment and care for… Read more

What Can You Do To Reduce Dry Eyes

Does SMILE Laser Eye Surgery hurt?

In our experience with patients, the worst part of Laser Eye Surgery always comes before the treatment. This is pretty much how it goes for most big events in your life, even those that do actually involve some level of pain. It’s the anxiety of sitting and waiting to speak in front of a room full of people. The sleepless nights worrying about starting a new job. The anticipation and fear of knowing in a few months you’ll have surgery. It’s ironic,… Read more

Does SMILE Laser Eye Surgery hurt?

Laser Eye Surgery for older patients

The last thing you want as you get older is to have surgery. The uncomfortable feeling of being in hospital, the lengthy recovery times, the hassle and expense — not to mention the worry the procedure won’t work as desired. But all that is nothing compared to if the surgery is directly related to the fact you’re getting older. Like you don’t feel awkward enough with your gown and bare buttocks, you have the added embarrassment of being seen as a geriatric… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery for older patients

What happens if you blink during Laser Eye Surgery?

You do it anything from 5 to 15 times a minute, every minute, every waking hour of the day. That’s 30,000 times, 99.9 percent of which happen without you being aware of it. It’s amazing really: we get on with our day while our bodies do all the blinking for us. Sliding those wafer thin folds of skin up and down whenever we need a little moisture or antibacterial protection from irritants or require a barrier against oncoming objects or some other assistance… Read more

What happens if you blink during Laser Eye Surgery?

Can you fly after Laser Eye Surgery?

If Laser Eye Surgery was known for one thing, it would probably be convenience. Or quality. Or efficiency. Okay, so it’s hard to say just one thing, Laser Eye Surgery being known for everything from safety to comfort. But I say convenience for good reason. Most of the time someone chooses to have Laser Eye Surgery, it’s because they’re tired of the endless inconveniences of glasses and contact lenses, especially at times like going abroad or on holiday… Remembering to pack enough pairs of contacts for… Read more

Can you fly after Laser Eye Surgery?

What causes halos after LASIK?

You’re not going to be walking around with a glowing ring floating over your head, but after having Laser Eye Surgery you are likely to experience another type of halo. Halos are a form of glare that temporarily affects vision after Laser Eye Surgery. They occur mainly at night and in low light conditions, appearing as bright circles around light sources such as headlights or a street lamps. Not so much a side effect in the most common sense of the word… Read more

What causes halos after LASIK?

How long does Laser Eye Surgery last?

Wandering the aisles and looking down at my basket overflowing with various creams, vitamins, lotions, and potions, I thought to myself, what will be the last anti-ageing product I’ll ever buy? With the stuff in the news reporting recent breakthroughs in the labs and the all the promising talk of halting and even reversing ageing, surely it’s only a matter of time before some magic pill or product hits the market that can forever give the most ancient lump of skin the appearance and… Read more

How long does Laser Eye Surgery last?

Laser Eye Surgery risks

Search the web for Laser Eye Surgery and you’ll come across everything from tabloid articles titled THE PROCEDURE THAT RUINED MY LIFE to companies touting money-back guarantees if you don’t achieve perfect vision. This can be incredibly frustrating if you’re interested in Laser Eye Surgery and are simply trying to find out the facts: i.e. how risky the surgery is, the chances of complications, what the side effects are. On the one hand, you have stories indicating you should avoid the procedure at all… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery risks

Obscure questions about laser eye surgery

Remember when your teacher used to say, ‘There’s no such thing as a stupid question’, and you’d go ahead and ask something and she’d give you a strange look as if to say what are you?! Well, that’s not going to happen here. This is a safe space, and there isn’t a question about Laser Eye Surgery that surgeons haven’t heard a hundred times before. But there is a wide range of questions — from common ones like will it hurt? that are asked on a daily basis, to the more… Read more

Obscure questions about laser eye surgery

Anxious about Laser Eye Surgery? Read why you don’t have to be

Most of us have a weird, visceral reaction to the thought of someone touching our eyes. And even hearing the word mentioned in the same breath as ‘laser’ is enough to make us cringe. So when it comes to actually considering or preparing for the surgery, well, you can take that icky feeling and times it by ten. Add to that even the slightest trace of negativity about Laser Eye Surgery online, and you have a perfect recipe for widespread fear. But apart… Read more

Anxious about Laser Eye Surgery? Read why you don’t have to be

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