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Does SMILE Laser Eye Surgery hurt?

In our experience, the worst part of Laser Eye Surgery always comes before the treatment. This might sound surprising at first. After all, Laser Eye Surgery involves lasers and your eyes. However, it’s pretty much the same story for most big events in our lives. Even those that do actually involve some discomfort and pain — which Laser Eye Surgery doesn’t. It’s the anxiety of sitting and waiting to speak in front of a crowd. It’s the sleepless nights worrying about the… Read more

Does SMILE Laser Eye Surgery hurt?

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 whatever it is to actually take around six hours? At least that’s what it feels like. Because not only does it not just take a minute, it completely disrupts your schedule, throws the rest of your day off, 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… Read more

Fitting Laser Eye Surgery into a hectic work schedule

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

Apart from sleeping, dry eyes can affect pretty much everything we do. Reading, working at a computer, driving, hot weather, using your phone, windy weather; dry eye is not a condition you would wish on your worst enemy. Part of the reason dry eye is so problematic is that it’s a condition with often no one single cause, and it can also be exacerbated by a range of factors. This makes it tricky to pin down and say “here is the problem”,… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

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?

Can I eat or drink prior to my Laser Eye Surgery?

If you’ve ever had surgery in the past, it’s likely you’ll be familiar with the period of fasting that comes beforehand. If your surgery was a morning procedure, then this may have just meant skipping breakfast. But if you had it scheduled for midday or later, this could have meant going more than 12 hours without eating. Fasting certainly has its uses, but for me, having to do it during the hours leading up to surgery is far from ideal. Comfort food… Read more

Can I eat or drink prior to my Laser Eye Surgery?

Guide to Contact Lens vs Glasses vs Laser Eye Surgery

You would think it’s pretty easy to work out which is better: contact lenses, glasses, or Laser Eye Surgery. But depending on who you ask, what they’ve experienced and read, what stage of life they are in, and who they work for, you may get a differing set of facts and opinions. This is especially the case when you turn to the internet for answers. Forums are generally unreliable and anecdotal, news websites are typically inflated and biased, and blog articles are… Read more

Guide to Contact Lens vs Glasses vs Laser Eye Surgery

Can Laser Eye Surgery Benefit Ageing Eyes?

Despite celebs and billionaires having access to the best anti-ageing tricks and treatments available, it still happens to everyone. Yep, even “beautiful people” like Beyonce and Dicaprio and super CEOs like Elon Musk can’t (yet) fight off the years and stop themselves getting older. Such a thought may help to give you a little consolation, at least briefly. The fact is, getting older isn’t something many of us like to face. In fact, many of us (ahem, not guilty) spend much of… Read more

Can Laser Eye Surgery Benefit Ageing Eyes?

What causes halos after LASIK?

You’re not going to be walking around with a glowing ring floating over your head. But after Laser Eye Surgery you are likely to experience another type of halo effect. Halos are a form of glare that temporarily affect 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 street lamps. Not so much a side effect in the most common sense of the word —… Read more

What causes halos after LASIK?

When Can I Wear Makeup After Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

After Laser Eye Surgery, it’s often a shock when you look in the mirror for the first time with your new and much greater level of visual clarity. Ideally, the shock would come out along with something like: “I look great without glasses.” “I can see and I haven’t put my contact lenses in yet!” Yet unfortunately it’s often more like: “WOW, I didn’t realise how many wrinkles I have!” If you’re like me and are more inclined to come out with… Read more

When Can I Wear Makeup After Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

How soon after laser eye treatment can I swim?

You’re told one of the most important things you can do after Laser Eye Surgery is to prevent your eyes from drying out. So you do as instructed and refrain from using your tablet or phone, reading, and watching TV, and staring into the sun, for at least 24 hours, and get into the habit of routinely using lubricating drops. You also hold off jumping in aeroplane cabin that’s void of pretty much all moisture and commit to taking a night off… Read more

How soon after laser eye treatment can I swim?

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