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Always Get A Second Opinion

For a long time, the line between what was and what wasn’t possible was solid and definitive like a concrete wall. But in 2018, with technologies advancing at an ever more rapid pace and new innovations replacing old ones all the time, we’re realising it’s actually much more like a fine line in the sand. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in the field of vision correction. For example, walk up any high street in search for a fix for your vision, and… Read more

Always Get A Second Opinion

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?

The surprising benefits of Laser Eye Surgery

It’s always surprising to hear what people respond with when asked what they’ve got out of having Laser Eye Surgery. The obvious advantages like being able to see 20:20 or 20:16 and go swimming are always on the list, but they’re normally not first. What you find at the top is infinitely more personal and touching. The parent says it’s being able to play and roll around with his kids without worrying about being poked in the eye or breaking a lens.… Read more

The surprising benefits of Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery is more within your grasp than you think

If you’ve been a long time glasses wearer, nothing beats the convenience of contact lenses — excluding the part where you’ve got to go to the bathroom and fiddle to put them in. Like taking an Uber or staying in an Airbnb, contact lenses offer the ultimate in rentable eyesight. Buy a few pairs, pop them in for the day, then throw them away when you’re done. But like Uber and Airbnb, the drawbacks for this level of convenience are many. Risking your… Read more

Laser eye surgery is more within your grasp than you think

Fitting Laser Eye Surgery into a hectic work schedule

How many times has someone said to you, “don’t worry, it will only take a minute”, for it to take around six hours, completely disrupt your meticulously planned out schedule, and after all is said and done, seem to set you back several days? Working as part of a large team, this happens to me all the time — often several times a day. And it frustrates the hell out of me. Time is limited and I want to get as much out… Read more

Fitting Laser Eye Surgery into a hectic work schedule

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?

Laser surgery for long sight

I often wish I was long-sighted rather than short-sighted. If I could only see well at a distance, For one, I could look in the mirror in the morning with a smile on my face, none the wiser to the ever darker bags under my eyes, the new spots on my forehead, or the deepening wrinkles. But best of all I could zone out of boring conversations, block out distractions around me, and be generally more at ease with everyday situations like… Read more

Laser surgery for long sight

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?

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