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

We normally ask for patients to abstain from wearing make up for a period of one week. It is the big three that are important; the eyeliner, the eye shadow and of course the mascara. Normal face make-up, for example lipstick, is fine to use a day or two after the treatment. It is only really the make that is applied in and around the eyes that needs to be avoided for the first week….

Corneal Erosion: The Treatment And Symptoms

Ever woken up in the morning and felt as though your eyes were not only dry, but also light sensitive, sore or worse, painful? Did you feel like they were constantly tearing? Did your eyes feel like you had sand or grit in them? Now think – have you ever suffered from headaches or blurred vision during this discomfort? If you answered yes to more than two of these questions, then you may have experienced a corneal erosion….

Always Get A Second Opinion

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…

What’s The Secret To Great LASIK Surgery Aftercare?

What’s The Secret To Great LASIK Surgery Aftercare? Trust is vital no matter what area of your body or health you’re dealing with. But with Laser Eye Surgery being more widely available than almost any other medical treatment, this statement is ever truer when it comes to fixing your eyes. But when we talk about trust, we don’t just mean you have a “good feeling” about the clinic or surgeon. We mean they have a proven track record of treating…

What Can You Do To Reduce Dry Eyes

What Can You Do To Reduce Dry Eyes Irritated, itchy, and dry. That’s how millions of people around the world would describe the condition of their eyes on a daily basis. If this sounds familiar, then you may not only have an inconvenient and uncomfortable situation on your hands but something more serious to your vision and long-term eye health. This is dry eye syndrome or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS). And although it’s affecting an increasing number of people, it’s still often brushed off…

The “dos and donts” of eye drops

The “do’s and dont’s” of eye drops It’s a sad fact that today, the eyes of many people are suffering from a severe lack of moisture. It’s not because we don’t cry enough — although some blubbering emotional therapy surely wouldn’t hurt. The problem is, if it’s not so obvious to you now reading this on a phone or computer, that screen use and the consumption of media has become the dominant way in which we spend our time. Tell me…

The surprising benefits of Laser Eye Surgery

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…

What happens if you blink during Laser Eye Surgery?

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…

Laser surgery for long sight

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 generally be…

11 Eye Tests Anyone Considering Laser Eye Surgery Should Know

11 Eye Tests Anyone Considering Laser Eye Surgery Should Know More tests means more understanding. And more understanding means more detailed treatment plans, greater safety, and better outcomes. So, when preparing for Laser Eye Surgery, you want a clinic with the most comprehensive eye examination and the longest list of eye tests you can find. That much is clear. But if you’re anyone other than an optometrist or specialised eye surgeon, how do you know what qualifies as comprehensive? And what…