Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery Updated for 2023 Can I drink alcohol after Laser Eye Surgery? Or the night before? Alcohol has become a fact of life for many people, whether for social or even therapeutic reasons. Feeling completely knocked out by the flu? A soothing alcohol-infused nightcap can often make us feel a little better. Spending the night with the in-laws? Alcohol is almost a prerequisite! We have all sneaked a small one when we probably shouldn’t…

How long after laser eye surgery can I watch TV?

How Long After Laser Eye Surgery can I Watch TV? What do you imagine when you think of a patient recovering from surgery? It probably involves a person lying in a hospital bed or on their sofa at home indulging in various comfort foods while passively absorbing the latest must-watch series or watching repeats on Dave. I mean, is there anything better than a rowdy episode of Love Island or a gripping Scandinavian murder mystery to help transport you away…

10 Things To Do That Are Miles Better Without Wearing Glasses

10 Things that are Miles Better without Wearing Glasses There are some things in life that we can’t accurately imagine until we take the plunge and just go for it. Things like having a baby, or starting a new career. Oh, or getting rid of your glasses – once and for all. From admiring the latest drawing from your little one to appreciating the beauty of a sunrise – or even reading this article – sufficient vision is a prerequisite…

The Do’s and Don’ts Of Wearing Make Up Before & After Laser Eye Surgery

The Do’s and Don’ts Of Wearing Make-Up Before & After Laser Eye Surgery Our surgeons get asked a lot of questions about Laser Eye Surgery – one of the most common, though, is, “When can I wear makeup again?” Far from being a vain or unimportant question that many may take it for, this is actually a great question that is crucial to both the safety and ease of your recovery. While Laser Eye Surgery is now the most commonly…

Wearing false eyelashes after Laser Eye Surgery

Wearing false eyelashes after Laser Eye Surgery We have answered a lot of patient questions and queries during our time as a Laser Eye Surgery clinic. Our specialist clinicians and expert surgeons have likey answered any question you can think of, but some of the most common queries might surprise you. Of course, we have the ones you would expect:  ‘How long does the procedure take? What are the chances of something going wrong? When can I drive and get…

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…

What’s the recovery period for surgery like?

What’s the recovery period for surgery like? The typical recovery process after Laser Eye Surgery is surprisingly quick and trouble-free. From the very first moments after the procedure, patients see significant improvements in their quality of vision, and as soon as the next day is back into their normal routine. But not everyone is lucky enough to have a typical recovery. In reality, the speed and smoothness of an individual’s journey back to full health varies according to things like age, health, the…

A guide to good eye health

A guide to good eye health As a general rule, we tend to take best care of the parts of the body we can see. We wash our hair religiously, brush our teeth without compromise, bathe our skin in moisturiser, relax our muscles when they are sore. Of course, this makes a lot of sense; it’s difficult to maintain something that’s hidden behind layers and layers of tissue (or clothes). Vital organs like our livers and intestines don’t make an appearance…

What is The Likelihood of Needing an Enhancement? [video]

Most patients after the treatment do not require an enhancement. In general speaking terms, the higher your original prescription the more likelihood, there may be some drift in refraction as part of the healing response. Patients are not able to control the healing response. Therefore it is not down to the individual to cause the eyes to drift but more from the actual eye itself. …