How long after laser surgery can I watch TV?

How long after laser surgery can I watch TV? When you think of someone recovering from surgery, you picture them in a hospital bed or lying on the couch in their dressing gown, indulging in a family-size chocolate bar and passively consuming the joy that is day-time TV. There’s nothing quite like a rowdy episode of Love Island or a tour of extravagant holiday homes in Andalusia to help you forget about your current situation. But what about if it’s not…

Being nervous on the day of your surgery is normal

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 you excited and remind you that you are doing something incredibly important and that the decision is not to…

Is there a waiting list for consultations?

Is there a waiting list for consultations? It wasn’t easy, but you’ve finally come to the decision you want to have Laser Eye Surgery. You’ve put in the hours of research, made numerous calls and visits to clinics, mulled over all the provided literature, and even made sure you have room for it in your schedule. But hold on a minute; there’s still one potentially lengthy and arduous part of the process that’s missing. This is the period between the…

Myopia is becoming the new normal

Myopia is becoming the new normal Many of us 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…

The most common fears of Laser Eye Surgery

The most common fears of Laser Eye Surgery As humans, there are certain basic fears we’re born with. Things like being separated or rejected from a group and suffering a loss of autonomy that leaves us unable to take care of ourselves. As a function of these basic fears, we’re biologically wired to prevent anything happening to us that may in any way lead to one or more of them playing out. It’s why we don’t like heights, climbing into small spaces,…

Laser Eye Surgery finance choices

Laser Eye Surgery finance choices   Napolean allegedly said we’re a nation of shopkeepers, suggesting that England’s riches and wealth was all thanks to good old commerce. And who can argue with that — as a nation, there’s nothing we love more than to shop. And so when it comes to hitting the high street or online stores to buy our goods and services, there’s certainly no shortage of options to help us do so. One of which is rapidly growing in…

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

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…

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

Can I eat or drink before 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…

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

Prior to the actual procedure itself there is not much the patient really needs to do to prepare themselves for the actual treatment. We ask people on the day of the treatment to avoid any cologne or perfumes as well as hairspray, for ladies to remove any eye makeup and mascara, eyeliner, and eye shadow and also to avoid any woollen clothing to be worn during the actual procedure….