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

After Laser Eye Surgery, it’s often a shock when you look in the mirror for the first time with your new and much greater level of visual clarity. Ideally, the shock would come out along with something like: “I look great without glasses.” “I can see and I haven’t put my contact lenses in yet!” Yet unfortunately it’s often more like: “WOW, I didn’t realise how many wrinkles I have!” If you’re like me and are more inclined to come out with… Read more

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

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Macular Degeneration? [video]

The leading cause of sight loss in the UK, macular degeneration is a common visual condition that affects millions of people around the world. Although it’s most often considered as age-related, macular degeneration is a genetic condition that can affect anyone at any time. Macular degeneration comes in two types, “early” or “dry” (the most common), which involves the thinning of the retina, and “exudative” or “wet”, which involves normal blood vessels growing underneath the retina. Both typically affect your ability to… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Macular Degeneration? [video]

Can Laser Eye Surgery treat Strabismus and squints? [VIDEO]

Can Laser Eye Surgery help you if you have stabismus, otherwise known as a squint? Traditionally, strabismus or squints cannot be treated with Laser Eye Surgery as squint surgery involves altering the muscles around the eye, and Laser Eye Surgery doesn’t. However, times are changing and every single person is different. And so today, such a clear cut answer can actually be a bit misleading. If you have strabismus, Laser Eye Surgery will not interact with the condition. This means it won’t… Read more

Can Laser Eye Surgery treat Strabismus and squints? [VIDEO]

Can I Go Blind After Laser Eye Surgery? [VIDEO]

Strictly, the answer to this question (in theory) is yes, but for all practical considerations it is extremely unlikely. In fact, Laser Eye surgery is one of the safest medical procedures carried out. As our expert Laser Eye Surgeon Mr Glenn Carp describes in the short video below, there is an incredibly small chance of going blind as a result of Laser Eye Surgery. But, it is vital to know and understand the risks. There have been cases from around the world… Read more

Can I Go Blind After Laser Eye Surgery? [VIDEO]

Why We Strive to Be The Best

We would all like to be the best at something, whether it’s the best parent to your kids, the best brain surgeon in the country, or the best at making lasagne in your family. For us, it’s Laser Eye Surgery. And it wouldn’t be so silly to expect it would be the same for all the other clinics and providers in our industry, too. Especially for clinics like ours, founded by specialist eye surgeons who’s vocations are to grant as many people as… Read more

Why We Strive to Be The Best

The Growth of Laser Eye Surgery

Just a few years ago, the outlook for Laser Eye Surgery looked somewhat bleak. Consumer watchdog Which? published a report highlighting deep and widespread problems among clinics, from inadequate advice and hot-air promises to deceiving prices and wildly unrealistic claims. But the report was fair and comprehensive. And whereas it did reveal this is the case for some Laser Eye Surgery clinics, it also clearly showed it wasn’t a reflection of the whole landscape, particularly the many private and independent clinics that… Read more

The Growth of Laser Eye Surgery

Meet Glenn Carp: One of the UK’s most highly trained laser eye surgeons

There are few people in the industry who’ve worked at over a handful of leading hospitals, won multiple awards for research and performance, and are members of too many professional organisations to mention. But Glenn Carp is a rarity. Long before kicking off his career as an Ophthalmic Senior House Officer at Johannesburg Hospital, he was passionate about Ophthalmology. In his first medical role post-training, he’d often perform complex eye surgeries like cataract extractions and take after hours calls of ophthalmic emergencies. And… Read more

Meet Glenn Carp: One of the UK’s most highly trained laser eye surgeons

Does it really take 10,000 operations to be an expert?

There’s an idea that’s long circulated the space of self-mastery and professional development about what it takes to become an official, bonified ‘expert’. The idea came out of a 1993 paper by Dr Anders Ericsson, in which he suggested that through committing 10,000 hours of deliberate practice, you can become an expert in almost any subject or field. Ericsson’s research picked up traction after it appeared in Talent is Overrated, a book which flipped the idea of inborn talents and natural ability on its… Read more

Does it really take 10,000 operations to be an expert?

Understanding your prescription

You’ve just had an eye exam, and your optometrist or ophthalmologist has given you a new glasses prescription, full of all the measurements you need to attain clear and comfortable vision. They may have told you you’re short or long-sighted, or that you have astigmatism, but when you look at your prescription, it doesn’t simply say “long-sighted”. Rather, there are an array of abbreviations with decimal numbers, pluses and minuses, and strange symbols underneath. Little did you know, you need to be… Read more

Understanding your prescription

Should I wait for a better procedure to be developed? What’s on the horizon?

We all know the feeling when you come out of the store incredibly satisfied with your purchase: It’s the latest and greatest on the market, with the most cutting edge technology, so you’re told. You’re content, and for several weeks you happily go about using your new vehicle or product, bragging at any opportunity about how great and revolutionary it is. That’s until one day you notice a particular story in the news or an advert on the T.V., “Introducing the new… Read more

Should I wait for a better procedure to be developed? What’s on the horizon?

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