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Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery

A week with an unbearable ear infection and no soothing nightcaps? A whole night sober with your in-laws? Yeah right. We all know there have been times we’ve sneaked a small one when we shouldn’t have, and for the most part, that’s okay. But when it comes to things like surgery, there can be consequences. By all means, the read the full article, but the key points around alcohol and laser eye surgery are: Try to keep consumption to one or two… Read more

Guide to Alcohol and Laser Eye Surgery

Can I have a glass of wine to celebrate my Laser Eye Surgery?

Recovering from any surgery is an unpleasant experience at the best of times, and an absolute nightmare at the worst. And just to make it that little more unenjoyable, we’re advised to stay away from any alcohol whatsoever. That often means no relaxing glasses of wine, no whisky nightcaps, and definitely not any celebratory champers. When you can finally get back on the sauce depends on a number of factors including the medications you’re taking, your age, your general health, and crucially, the type… Read more

Can I have a glass of wine to celebrate my Laser Eye Surgery?

Can I eat or drink prior to my Laser Eye Surgery?

If you’ve ever had surgery in the past, it’s likely you’ll be familiar with the period of fasting that comes beforehand. If your surgery was a morning procedure, then this may have just meant skipping breakfast. But if you had it scheduled for midday or later, this could have meant going more than 12 hours without eating. Fasting certainly has its uses, but for me, having to do it during the hours leading up to surgery is far from ideal. Comfort food… Read more

Can I eat or drink prior to my Laser Eye Surgery?

How to avoid suffering from an eye injury

Whether your work involves filling out spreadsheets on a computer or handling heavy machinery, clear vision is essential to getting the job done as efficiently and effectively as possible. Let’s take a look at five of the main factors that are most important in keeping your eyes safe from harm: The vast majority of eye injuries can be avoided. And the best way to ensure you avoid them or that you have the best possible protection when they do, is to wear… Read more

How to avoid suffering from an eye injury

Screen fatigue: How to care for tired eyes

Chances are you’ve got to the end of a long day of working at the computer and felt like using your eyes to look at anything is an effort. Overall, you feel tired, drained, and like all you want to do is rest. But when you finally do shut them and go to bed, you realise you still have a tonne of energy and can’t sleep a wink. This is a typical case of screen fatigue: something that, due to the prevalence… Read more

Screen fatigue: How to care for tired eyes

The everyday inconvenience of specs

Glasses are the ultimate in visual convenience. Whenever your eyes need a bit of extra support, they’re there to help you out—if you can find them. As you can see, or not see at the moment, this on/off vison has its drawbacks. One of the main ones being that they don’t correct your vision permanently, but rather tie you to a flimsy medical device that you have to wear on your face. As they are a temporary external aid—that have changed little… Read more

The everyday inconvenience of specs

Sooner or later you should visit a clinic

Because there is so much information available and so many places where you can go to find things out, it’s easy to spend a lot of time researching and planning and very little time actually doing. This is true for anything: decorating the lounge, buying a new house, going on holiday, or simply buying a new yoga mat. However, with an abundance of information out there online, it is especially true for more serious decisions like Laser Eye Surgery. When you are… Read more

Sooner or later you should visit a clinic

How should you feel after your initial consultation?

From the initial consultation, you will be able to tell a lot about the clinic and how the rest of the process is going to unfold. For instance, some clinics rush through the initial consultation, spending as little as an hour drawing up your treatment plan before sending you on your way and moving onto the next person. Others, however, spend as long as three and a half hours with you. Not only is the experience more relaxed and friendlier, but it… Read more

How should you feel after your initial consultation?

Being nervous on the day of your surgery is normal

We fear what we don’t know. And of course, there’s no way of knowing what it’s going to be like to have Laser Eye Surgery and what the outcome is going to be until you have it. For this reason, a little fear and nerves are completely normal. It helps get your excited and remind you that you are doing something incredibly important and that the decision is not to be taken lightly. All that being said, a good clinic will make… Read more

Being nervous on the day of your surgery is normal

These are the colours your eyes can’t see

From an early age, we’re lead to believe that the so-called colour spectrum contains all the colours out there. And it’s true, if you are only considering colours that are perceptible by a normal human eye. Colour is the limited range of light along the electromagnetic spectrum that humans can see. In other words, colours are the way your brain, and mine, by use of our eyes, interpret a stream of minute energy packets radiating at varying frequencies in a wave motion.… Read more

These are the colours your eyes can’t see

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