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Can I have a glass of wine to celebrate my Laser Eye Surgery?

Recovering from any surgery is an unpleasant experience at the best of times, and an absolute nightmare at the worst. And just to make it that little more unenjoyable, we’re advised to stay away from any alcohol whatsoever. That often means no relaxing glasses of wine, no whisky nightcaps, and definitely not any celebratory champers. When you can finally get back on the sauce depends on a number of factors including the medications you’re taking, your age, your general health, and crucially, the type… Read more

Can I have a glass of wine to celebrate my Laser Eye Surgery?

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?

What Should I Do to Prepare For Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

Not only do you not want to overlook or forget to do something you should have and look silly, more importantly, but you also don’t want to do anything that could impact the treatment itself. Fortunately, as Prof Reinstein points out in the video below, in preparing for your treatment, there’s really nothing you need to lose sleep over. In fact, prior to the actual procedure, there isn’t much you really need to do to prepare yourself at all. There are a… Read more

What Should I Do to Prepare For Laser Eye Surgery? [video]

How should you feel after your initial consultation?

From the initial consultation, you will be able to tell a lot about the clinic and how the rest of the process is going to unfold. For instance, some clinics rush through the initial consultation, spending as little as an hour drawing up your treatment plan before sending you on your way and moving onto the next person. Others, however, spend as long as three and a half hours with you. Not only is the experience more relaxed and friendlier, but it… Read more

How should you feel after your initial consultation?

Being nervous on the day of your surgery is normal

We fear what we don’t know. And of course, there’s no way of knowing what it’s going to be like to have Laser Eye Surgery and what the outcome is going to be until you have it. For this reason, a little fear and nerves are completely normal. It helps get your excited and remind you that you are doing something incredibly important and that the decision is not to be taken lightly. All that being said, a good clinic will make… Read more

Being nervous on the day of your surgery is normal

Myopia is becoming the new normal

Many of us who live in cities and work from a desk so most day-to-day activities happen within a few feet of our faces. Being able to see anything further than a car approaching in the distance is essentially unnecessary. It’s no surprise, then, that rates of myopia have been soaring over recent years. According to a 2019 study in the Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science journal, more than 32 percent of the world’s population has myopia, otherwise known as near or shortsightedness. The highest levels… Read more

Myopia is becoming the new normal

Dos and don’ts of post op care

Being able to drive without glasses or contacts is a pleasure after Laser Eye Surgery. But exactly when you can get back in the driving seat depends on several factors including your recovery speed and the particular treatment you’ve had. For LASIK, it’s advised to take at least one full day off from driving. This means on the day of the surgery, and possibly the morning after, finding an alternative way to get around. The ideal options would be to call on a friend or… Read more

Dos and don’ts of post op care

What to ask at your Laser Eye Surgery consultation

Traditionally, Laser Eye Surgery has only been a good option for certain patients. Today, the treatment is much more accessible. As much as 96 percent of people who contact us are suitable candidates for treatment. With such promising figures, it would be easy to think Laser Eye Surgery is the solution for everyone – No matter if you’re a 20-year-old swimming athlete or a 70-year-old who reads insatiably. This is the way most the ads and marketing campaigns of Laser Eye Surgery providers… Read more

What to ask at your Laser Eye Surgery consultation

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

How long after Laser Eye Surgery will I have to wait to fly? [VIDEO]

Most people don’t need an excuse to jump on a plane to at the very least get a change of scenery. And after having Laser Eye Surgery, there may be endless reasons you may take to the skies. For instance, it may be a business trip, a planned holiday, a honeymoon, or simply flying home after visiting us to have world-class treatment, or equally it may be to revel in your new frameless freedom and go skydiving, to travel the world, or… Read more

How long after Laser Eye Surgery will I have to wait to fly? [VIDEO]

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