Astigmatism and Lasik surgery

Astigmatism and Lasik surgery According to some eye experts, all of us have astigmatism to some degree or other. But not all of us suffer from the eye strain, headaches, and fatigue that comes with the more severe cases. For this, unless you like spending your days squinting and rubbing your temples, you need some sort of corrective eyewear to function properly — or at least you used to. In the past, the best way and only way to treat astigmatism…

Options for laser eye surgery

Options for laser eye surgery Today, it’s hard enough to choose what wine to drink and TV series to watch, never mind whether to have laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis or small incision lenticule extraction to fix your vision. And to make things worse, we’re wired to weigh up every single option before making our decision. The marketing departments of high street clinics know this all too well, conjuring up names like UltraLASIK, Zyoptix, and Accu-wave LASIK to attract attention and bring more unknowing…

Glasses vs contacts vs surgery

Glasses vs. Contacts vs. Surgery If you want to improve your vision, you have three choices: glasses, contacts, or Laser Eye Surgery. And listed from the smallest to the largest commitment, most people progress through them in that order — over many, many stress and pain-filled years. But this guide is here to save you the time and hassle. With our reviews of each, you’ll be able to make a well-informed decision today. In not decades but minutes, you’ll be equipped…

LASEK vs LASIK

LASEK vs LASIK Today, the range of treatments available often with varying names, across the many Laser Eye Surgery providers can make it difficult to know which one to choose, and just what the differences are. But underneath this, the endless promotions and fancy branding, the number of Laser Eye Surgery techniques are actually very few. All Laser Eye Surgery techniques work by reshaping the permanent tissue, or stroma, that sits in the corneal bed. The one thing that differs is the way in…

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 family dispute on Jeremy Kyle or a tour of extravagant holiday homes in Andalusia to help you forget about your current situation. But what about if…

Lasik lasek prk smile … what do they all mean?

PRK, LASEK, LASIK, SMILE… What do they all mean? Laser Eye Surgery is one of those things many people shut down without a second thought. At first glance when initially looking into the idea of Laser Eye Surgery, it can be quite overwhelming with many things to consider including the various abbreviations of treatments: PRK, LASEK, LASIK, and SMILE. We think it’s pretty simple, knowledge is key. To understand Laser Eye Surgery, first understand the eye The cornea — the transparent…

Is Laser Eye Surgery safe?

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…

How much should you pay for Laser Eye Surgery?

How much should you pay for Laser Eye Surgery? Finding the right Laser Eye Surgery treatment at the right price can be incredibly easy or excruciatingly difficult. It’s not like say buying a new car, in which you find a few that take your fancy and then compare prices across dealerships, knowing that no matter where you end up purchasing your chosen make and model, it’ll have the same specs, interior, engine size, and optional extras. Due to the lack…

How much would you pay for perfect eyesight?

How much would you pay for perfect eyesight? What comes to mind when you think of the word priceless? Relationships with friends and loved ones, particular memories and experiences, special heirlooms or trinkets? Thankfully, most things we consider to be priceless we never really have to put a price on. It’s unlikely that someone will approach you one day with an offer to buy Betsy, your beloved miniature schnauzer, for a cool million in cash. Unfortunately, however, there are some priceless things…

Laser Eye Surgery treatment types

Laser Eye Surgery treatment types There are laser eye treatments then there are laser eye treatments. What’s the difference I hear you ask? Well, on the surface, not much. But the thing is you can walk into one high street provider and find a long list of treatments, with names like UltraLASEK, Epi-LASEK, Epi-LASIK, Custom LASIK, and Zyoptix. Yet you could walk into another and see a completely different list, maybe with UltraLASEKplus and Wavefront LASIK on it. Or, even more…