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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

What prescription can Laser Eye Surgery correct?

When you go in for an eye exam at the opticians, the main thing you come out knowing is whether or not you need to wear glasses. But they also might mention a bit about exactly why you need glasses. With your little prescription card in your hand, they’ll explain how you have shortsightedness, longsightedness, astigmatism, or maybe a mixture of the above. Aside from that, there’s not much else you need to know. But if you’re not too keen on a lifetime of glasses or… Read more

What prescription can Laser Eye Surgery correct?

Is it worth getting Laser Eye Surgery?

There’s no shortage of reasons why someone might want to have Laser Eye Surgery. Some of them are incredibly deep and meaningful: A guy who’s having his second child and wants to be able to help roll or wake up in the middle of the night without worrying about finding his glasses. But most reasons are pretty mundane and simple: Just being able to wake up in the morning and not have to search the house or vulnerably edge your way across the landing… Read more

Is it worth getting Laser Eye Surgery?

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery With Eyelash Extensions? [video]

There are many conditions you wouldn’t think about immediately that disqualify you for Laser Eye Surgery. Maybe you have uncontrolled diabetes. Maybe you are just a little too young. Or maybe you’re nursing your newborn. Fortunately, however, many of these conditions that make someone unsuitable for Laser Eye Surgery are temporary, and so you often don’t have to wait long until you’re able to get in the chair to achieve clear and frameless vision. As your eyes are the stars of the… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery With Eyelash Extensions? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

Apart from sleeping, dry eyes can affect pretty much everything we do. Reading, working at a computer, driving, hot weather, using your phone, windy weather; dry eye is not a condition you would wish on your worst enemy. Part of the reason dry eye is so problematic is that it’s a condition with often no one single cause, and it can also be exacerbated by a range of factors. This makes it tricky to pin down and say “here is the problem”,… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Dry Eyes? [video]

How To Choose A Laser Eye Surgeon

When you go in for a routine surgery, you don’t have to give much thought to who the surgeon is going to be and if they’re qualified for the job. The fact is, there are strict regulations in place that mean you’re not just going to have any Tom, Dick or Harry off the street slicing into your abdomen to fix that hernia. However, whereas that may be the case in standard medical practice, the world of elective procedures is a lot… Read more

How To Choose A Laser Eye Surgeon

Guide to Dry Eyes and Laser Eye Surgery

Up there with the most complex parts of the human body, and for that matter the known universe, is the eye. The eyes are the body’s natural cameras that capture light, convert it to waves of electrochemical signals, and magically conjure up the images we see. With so much complexity, the eye requires an ultra-precise arrangement of components in order to function correctly. And, like a pearl sitting in a clamshell, such a delicate design needs appropriate protection. For the eye, one… Read more

Guide to Dry Eyes and Laser Eye Surgery

Not All Surgeons Are Created Equal

There’s a barber I’ve been going to ever since I was six and I first rebelled against my mum’s quick and easy bowl haircut. I remember how I would look forward to going every few weeks to Henry’s and getting my hair cut by the old veteran Henry himself. I’d climb up and sit in the aeroplane-shaped seat and for the next ten minutes be treat like a sergeant general in the Royal Air Force. Henry had served and cut hair in… Read more

Not All Surgeons Are Created Equal

When can I drive after laser eye treatment?

After having your gall bladder removed, it can be around 2 weeks before you’re back into your normal routine. What about knee surgery? Try more like 6 weeks. Hip replacement? I’m afraid that’s 3 months away from the dance floor. The recovery period following surgery can often be long and gruelling. But unfortunately, there’s simply no avoiding it. So when it comes to Laser Eye Surgery, you’ll expect nothing less than weeks and weeks of impaired movement, eye patches, and plenty of… Read more

When can I drive after laser eye treatment?

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have A Detached Retina? [video]

The chances are you will know if you have a detached retina. Some warning signs include noticing eye spots, floaters, and/or flashes or light. Your vision may also become blurry or deteriorate, possibly with a curtain-like shadow coming down across your field of vision. These symptoms can happen gradually or suddenly, as the retina pulls away from the supportive tissue or detaches immediately. The former may be due to something like a high level of shortsightedness, the latter an injury to the… Read more

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have A Detached Retina? [video]

Can I Take A Tranquilizer or Sedative (i.e. Valium) Before The Procedure? [video]

Do I have to be awake during the procedure? It’s the question on many people’s lips when they start researching Laser Eye Surgery. Encountering some fear and resistance about the procedure, they think if only they could take a valium, have a few strong gins, or be completely knocked out then they would have it done no problem. However, things like general anaesthesia have their own risks, not to mention they can significantly increase the costs. But the main reason isn’t either… Read more

Can I Take A Tranquilizer or Sedative (i.e. Valium) Before The Procedure? [video]

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