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Is Laser Eye Surgery painful?

When it comes to pain, we all have different ideas about how much we can tolerate. Some people believe they’re tough, suggesting they could walk on burning coals and that they’re able to deal with pretty much anything that comes their way. Others accept they’re just plain wimps, passing out at even the sight of blood and avoiding anything that could cause even a hint of emotional distress. But whatever ideas you have about pain often come crashing down when you find… Read more

Is Laser Eye Surgery painful?

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

9 Facts about Laser Eye Surgery to put your mind at rest

No marketing hype or fake news here. Just 9 concrete, evidence-backed facts to wash away your doubts and fears and clear up your understanding of Laser Eye Surgery — once and for all. Saying you’ll go blind from Laser Eye Surgery is like saying you’ll get hit by lightning twice in one lifetime. It’s so unlikely to happen, it’s almost impossible to measure and put into figures. At an estimate, it would be somewhere in the region of 1 in 5 million. After… Read more

9 Facts about Laser Eye Surgery to put your mind at rest

Quick guide: Anxiety and Laser Eye Surgery

What’s a normal, healthy level of anxiety? Everyone gets a bout of the jitters before an event or blows their top over the most trivial thing every now and again. But what constitutes too much and when does a nervous or somewhat cautious demeanour become considered a full-blown anxiety disorder? In today’s fast-paced world where we can’t even step out our doors without hearing about political unrest, and natural disasters — add to that the traffic and construction work up the street — this question… Read more

Quick guide: Anxiety and Laser Eye Surgery

Can I talk to a patient who has had Laser Eye Surgery?

It doesn’t matter how many people have had Laser Eye Surgery in the past, there’s always new questions being asked: “Can I do a presentation straight after the surgery?” “What happens if I get cramp during the procedure?” “I know I’m not supposed to wear perfume on the day, but what about Chanel?” Sometimes they can be answered with a simple yes or no, other times they require a little more explaining. But a lot of the time they can’t be resolved by either.… Read more

Can I talk to a patient who has had Laser Eye Surgery?

Is Laser Eye Surgery safe?

Why is it that we always seem to focus more on the negatives of a situation rather than the positives? Let’s imagine it’s the big opportunity you’ve been waiting for: you’re delivering a presentation that could result in you getting the promotion or new position you’ve been waiting for. But due to incessant thoughts and visions of you stumbling over your words and going blank when the heat is on, you back out and ask your coworker to take the lead. You… Read more

Is Laser Eye Surgery safe?

Drinking after LASIK

In the hours and days after having Laser Eye Surgery, you’re sure to feel like celebrating. Suddenly the troubles you’ve put up with for so long have vanished, and you’re able to see the world with greater clarity and with greater freedom. Each morning you awake to the surprise that you no longer need to fiddle with contact lenses or fumble for your glasses to start your day. There are no longer any restrictions on which activities and sports you can engage with,… Read more

Drinking after LASIK

Can you get Laser Eye Surgery on finance?

It’s no secret that high-quality laser eye surgery isn’t cheap. In fact, to the average person, receiving Laser Eye Surgery under the guidance of an expert surgeon can seem somewhat of a luxury. With fees stretching up to and beyond £3000 per eye, it’s clear to see why. And with a weak array of alternative methods for correcting vision, this can leave many people feeling stuck with a life framed by glasses or hindered by contact lenses. Or potentially even more worryingly, lead them… Read more

Can you get Laser Eye Surgery on finance?

How do you manage any pain and discomfort post surgery

It’s one of the most discussed questions about Laser Eye Surgery. Often accompanied by other queries like will I need a general anaesthetic or sedative during treatment? Or can i take a sedative or tranquillizer before surgery? And yet, all these concerns stem from the same deep-seated Laser Eye Surgery myth. It’s a myth that pervaded public thought and settled in the back of our minds years ago, possibly due to the unfortunate pairing of the words ‘laser’ and ‘eye’, and not helped by tabloid scare… Read more

How do you manage any pain and discomfort post surgery

How long after Laser Eye Surgery do I have to wait to have alcohol

If you’re a long-term glasses or contact lens wearer, Laser Eye Surgery is sure to change your life forever. For starters, you’ll be able to wake up and immediately see the world in sharp focus, without first having to search the house or scramble to get yourself in front of a mirror. Then there’s the limit of which activities and sports you can participate in, suddenly no longer an issue as you’re now free from any external eyewear. Not forgetting there’ll be no more awkward… Read more

How long after Laser Eye Surgery do I have to wait to have alcohol

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