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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

What happens if I move my eyes during laser eye surgery?

Clutching a sharp bladed instrument the surgeon calmly says to the patient, “Don’t worry, I’ve done this hundreds of times before and haven’t made a mistake yet.” Not entirely filled with confidence, the patient smiles, and the surgeon accepts the gesture to begin manually slicing a precise flap in their cornea. Then, using a scalpel, he pries the wafer-thin flap away and winks at the patient, who by this time has huge globules of sweat running down their face and is thinking… Read more

What happens if I move my eyes during laser eye surgery?

Can I see my Laser Eye Surgery being performed?

You’re looking forward to having greater vision following the surgery, but what exactly do you see during the procedure? This is one of the most common concerns that frequents the mind of those considering Laser Eye Surgery, along with similar queries like ‘Will the treatment hurt?’, and, ‘How long does the procedure take?’ This is perfectly natural — in fact, it’s best practice to find out all the details of the day of the procedure. We also advise doing the same for… Read more

Can I see my Laser Eye Surgery being performed?

What are the long-term effects of Laser Eye Surgery?

Not many forms of treatment in this world are permanent fixes. Medical equipment, like glasses and crutches, offer us temporary relief. Drugs generally rid us of illnesses for a short while, yet only get a hold on more serious or chronic conditions with continual dosage. Not even more invasive surgeries are free from slowly degrading results and recurring problems. Modern medicine works a little differently; it treats patients on an individual basis and gets to the root of the problem to solve it… Read more

What are the long-term effects of Laser Eye Surgery?

It’s normal to be nervous about Laser Eye Surgery

Nerves are extremely useful, but they can easily get the better of us. Just like in the final moments on a runway before a plane takes off. You buckle up your seat belt and watch intently as the cabin crew go through the safety procedures. Suddenly, the man sitting across from you seems unusually shifty. Then there’s a sudden thud followed by what you believe to be pieces of the plane’s fuselage falling off. Maybe today is the day. You cower and… Read more

It’s normal to be nervous about Laser Eye Surgery

Can I bring someone with me when I come for my Laser Eye Surgery?

Our eyes play a huge role in our lives. They dictate everything from how we see the world and interact with other people to how we navigate from place to place and keep ourselves out of harms way. So, when the two incredibly intricate globular organs are due for an upgrade via Laser Eye Surgery, there’s no doubt you’ll feel a little uneasy. Having your vision altered by an unfamiliar person with strange instruments — heck, even just the thought of someone just… Read more

Can I bring someone with me when I come for my Laser Eye Surgery?

Irrational Laser Eye Surgery fears

Almost everyone has an irrational fear or two. Maybe you’re terrified of spiders. Or you dread going to the dentist. Maybe you can’t stand being in small spaces. Or you run a mile when you see a mouse. For me, even the thought of being in a crowd of people is enough to send my heart rate through the roof. Most of these irrational fears form in our early childhood, generally due to a particularly stressful situation or experience, or as a… Read more

Irrational Laser Eye Surgery fears

Fear: the elephant in the room for laser eye surgeons

It’s hard to ignore the look of dread on someone’s face. And when that face is attached to a trembling patient standing in front of you, it’s even harder to ignore. For the surgeon, it could be their ten-thousandth time performing Laser Eye Surgery, but for the patient, it’s usually always their first. The machines, processes, and actions are all new. Even the smells are unfamiliar and strange to the senses. The whole experience is different from anything the patient has ever… Read more

Fear: the elephant in the room for laser eye surgeons

Can I go blind from the procedure?

Along with vaccines, the zombie apocalypse, and anything that has wings, losing my eyesight is up there among my biggest fears. Most of the things that give me the heebie-jeebies are embarrassingly either non-life threatening, or just plain silly. They’ve in some way or another manifested themselves in my brain to cause an emotional response whenever thought of or encountered. I’ll never forget, growing up as the quiet wimpy kid, the time when I hid in the bathroom on the day of… Read more

Can I go blind from the procedure?

If I am nervous will this be a problem?

Sometimes nothing can prevent a little nerves.  And the majority of the time you wouldn’t want to. A little bit of adrenaline and anxiety keep us on our toes, help us through sticky situations, and have even been shown to help us perform at our best—think of athletes beating their PB’s on competition day. But there are times when nerves are far from helpful, particularly when they appear in droves. Think of a first date, characterised by sweaty palms, peculiar behaviour, and… Read more

If I am nervous will this be a problem?

Afraid of Laser Eye Surgery

  The first feeling I had when I heard the term Laser Eye Surgery was fear. Before obtaining all the facts, the words ‘laser’ and ‘eyes’ in the same sentence were enough to invoke some vivid and unpleasant imagery. Unbeknown to me, this immediate gut reaction was effective for many years in keeping the idea of ever having Laser Eye Surgery far from being a possibility. This happens much more often than we know: we take a back seat and allow our… Read more

Afraid of Laser Eye Surgery

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