Laser eye treatments

Laser eye treatments Have you ever read a description of a new product, treatment, or therapy, and immediately switched off due to an excess of overcomplicated jargon? I mean, what’s the point in using complex and technical language if they know it will fly straight over the heads of the vast majority of people? It’s a good question — and one that reveals a lot about the company or person behind the particular product or service they are selling. You’ll find…

What is an astigmatism and how can Laser Eye Surgery help to cure it?

What is astigmatism and how can Laser Eye Surgery help to cure it? Astigmatism is such a common condition that some doctors believe most the population suffer from it to some degree. There are several types of astigmatism, all caused by imperfections in the curvature of the cornea or the shape of the eye’s lens. The cornea is the clear, round dome like membrane that sits on the surface of the eye and covers the iris and pupil. Its job is…

How many people have had LASIK surgery?

How many people have had LASIK surgery? Laser Eye Surgery has exploded over the last few decades to become one of the world’s most popular elective procedures. Famous faces of the celebrity and fashion world such as Nichole Kidman, Kim Kardashian, and Brad Pitt have undergone LASIK for a freer and more adaptable look. Many of the world’s greatest performers such as Tiger Woods, LeBron James, and Christiano Ronaldo have chosen to retire their rims for a life of improved…

Laser Eye Surgery for long sight

Laser Eye Surgery for long sight (hyperopia) I don’t know about you, but I always struggle to remember if I am short or long-sighted. Like many people, I know for sure that I’m one or the other, but the terms are so easily confused with each other — not to mention their numerous other names and medical terms — that I very often forget. If you’re like me, here’s a little reminder to jog your memory: If you’re better at…

Presbyopia: Symptoms and treatments of reading glasses

Presbyopia: Symptoms and treatments of reading glasses In your early to mid-40s, it’s likely you’ll begin to experience a deterioration in the quality of your vision. At first, you may notice slight difficulty focusing on objects at close distances. This is expected — in fact, most of the population experience it between the ages of 40-60. You’ll probably think nothing of it, dismissing it as “just another sign of getting older.” But the annoyance persists, causing you to hold materials further and…

How do you manage any pain and discomfort post surgery

How do you manage any pain and discomfort post surgery It’s one of the most discussed questions about Laser Eye Surgery. Often accompanied by other queries like will I need a general anaesthetic or sedative during treatment? Or can i take a sedative or tranquillizer before surgery? And yet, all these concerns stem from the same deep-seated Laser Eye Surgery myth. It’s a myth that pervaded public thought and settled in the back of our minds years ago, possibly due to the unfortunate pairing…

Learn about different types of refractive surgery

Learn About Different Types Of Refractive Surgery Learning about refractive surgery can be a long and gruelling task. First, you’ve to find the time in your day to sit down without the distractions of kids or pets or—let’s face it—more entertaining things you could be doing. Then you’re faced with sifting through endless mounds of information, statistics, opinions, and tabloids, most of which are produced with the intention to shock or sell. Even when you manage to find a reliable source of information,…

Wavefront-guided variations of LASIK surgery

Wavefront-guided variations of LASIK surgery It all starts with a little bit of research, and the next thing you know you’re down the rabbit hole discovering much more than you ever anticipated. You may have just got to grips with the different types of procedures—PRK/LASEK, LASIK, ReLEx SMILE—only to hear that some treatments even have their own variations. As the most popular form of Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK no doubt has the highest number of different treatment types on offer—at…

Side effect: Seeing halos around images

Side effect: Seeing halos around images Apart from when admiring one of the many depictions of angels, you can reasonably expect not to see a glowing halo of light in your field of vision. But if you have ever had or are planning to have Laser Eye Surgery, you might of heard of another type of halo—one which you don’t associate with benevolent beings from heaven. Halos as a Side Effect of LASIK Halos are one of two light-related side…

How technically complex is LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

How technically complex is LASIK Laser Eye Surgery It only makes sense that an organ as complex as the human eye should need a technically complex procedure to alter it. The eye is made up of an incredibly precise arrangement of components. If just one of these components is not precisely the right shape, or in precisely the right position, then things start to go wrong. The major issue seen in common refractive errors is that the eye fails to…