Laser Eye Surgery Blog

How safe is Laser Eye Surgery?

When asking friends and family and talking to people around the office about Laser Eye Surgery, you’ll probably find a lot more people have had it than you first thought. Not too long ago we couldn’t escape knowing if someone we know had received Laser Eye Surgery — they’d spend weeks fretting about the procedure, posting blogs about their journey, and making everyone else share their experience. But today it’s not so much of a big deal, even the tabloids and media outlets… Read more

How safe is Laser Eye Surgery?

Quick guide: Anxiety and Laser Eye Surgery

What’s a normal, healthy level of anxiety? Everyone gets a bout of the jitters before an event or blows their top over the most trivial thing every now and again. But what constitutes too much and when does a nervous or somewhat cautious demeanour become considered a full-blown anxiety disorder? In today’s fast-paced world where we can’t even step out our doors without hearing about political unrest, and natural disasters — add to that the traffic and construction work up the street — this question… Read more

Quick guide: Anxiety and Laser Eye Surgery

Is Laser Eye Surgery safe?

Why is it that we always seem to focus more on the negatives of a situation rather than the positives? Let’s imagine it’s the big opportunity you’ve been waiting for: you’re delivering a presentation that could result in you getting the promotion or new position you’ve been waiting for. But due to incessant thoughts and visions of you stumbling over your words and going blank when the heat is on, you back out and ask your coworker to take the lead. You… Read more

Is Laser Eye Surgery safe?

What is informed consent?

Due to its popularity and incredibly short recovery time, it’s easy for clinics to gloss over the fact that Laser Eye Surgery is a highly complex surgical procedure. However, the reality is that, just like other surgical procedures, it comes with its own set of risks, chances of complications, and various terms and conditions that patients need to take into consideration. Fully understanding and agreeing to these conditions is the part of the Laser Eye Surgery process that clinics refer to as… Read more

What is informed consent?

The importance of a rigorous screening program

Laser Eye Surgery uses cutting edge technology, is semi-automated, and can be performed in just a few minutes. It’s also one of the safest and most effective elective procedures around. In this way, it’s easy to think of Laser Eye Surgery as something you could have done on the high street on your lunch break. And in some places, they’ll be more than happy to do that for you. However, Laser Eye Surgery is not a one-off procedure but rather a multi-stage process; the… Read more

The importance of a rigorous screening program

Why does the price of laser eye treatment vary so much?

You know the feeling. You browse the shops on a Saturday afternoon and come across what you believe is an absolute bargain — a steal in fact. Hoping the assistant doesn’t realise the blatant mistake on the price tag, you approach the counter all inconspicuously and get out your money to pay. To your great surprise and delight, they don’t say a word. You rush home to try out your new purchase and soon begin to understand there was a reason it… Read more

Why does the price of laser eye treatment vary so much?

Seismic sneezes in the clinic

In addition to being a writer and broadcaster, my nearest and dearest also remark on my heart-attack-inducing ability to produce — totally without warning — seismic sneezes. These unexpected explosions even take me by surprise. But they leave my poor partner — whose sneezes are of the suppressed and squeaky style (in my opinion, hardly meriting a “bless you”) — a quivering wreck. Thankfully, I’m not the worst. The world record for the loudest sneeze is held by a man in China… Read more

Seismic sneezes in the clinic