Are plastic contact lens actually bad for the planet?

Are plastic contact lens actually bad for the planet? Climate change used to be a distant concern in the back of our minds. A vague intention to recycle and carshare to help out your grandkids and maybe save a few polar bears. Now it’s right on our doorsteps. To the point leading climate scientists around the world have signed an agreement warning of “untold suffering due to the climate crisis” and suggesting that “to secure a sustainable future, we must…

The most common fears of Laser Eye Surgery

The most common fears of Laser Eye Surgery As humans, there are certain basic fears we’re born with. Things like being separated or rejected from a group and suffering a loss of autonomy that leaves us unable to take care of ourselves. As a function of these basic fears, we’re biologically wired to prevent anything happening to us that may in any way lead to one or more of them playing out. It’s why we don’t like heights, climbing into small spaces,…

How the seasons affect your eyes

How the seasons affect your eyes The mere passing of time brings about many changes in the weather and our environment. If you live somewhere in the Earth’s middle latitudes, you’ll know these changes are categorised into the four seasons — spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Traditionally, many people would orientate their whole lives around the four seasons. Today, not so much as more of us live in cities and work in offices. Nevertheless, we still have to consider their…

Laser Eye Surgery Explained

Laser Eye Surgery Explained A lot has happened in the field of Laser Eye Surgery in its introduction more than thirty years ago. So much so that today there is an endless barrage of information on the topic. Unfortunately, whether due to being outdated, misguided, used for promotion, or simply ill-informed, a lot of that information is incorrect. This can make it tricky when it comes to navigating the market or Laser Eye Surgery providers and finding out if the procedure is a good option…

A day in the life of an ophthalmic surgeon

Day in the life of an ophthalmic surgeon The human eye is one of the most complex optical systems known to man. With their over two million working parts, each eye collects light, regulates it, focuses it, and finally converts it into the image you see of the world. To tinker with this system is not a job for the faint-hearted. And so, despite the average eye being less than two inches across, there is a pretty large group of…

Laser Eye Surgery: Home or Abroad?

Laser Eye Surgery: Home or Abroad? We’re living in a new world, a world dominated by the Coronavirus Pandemic, even forgetting our exit from the European Union. It’s probably fair to say that travelling abroad will never be the same again. However, many still consider going overseas for elective surgery to be cheaper than being treated in the UK. And, what could be better: going abroad and getting some sun, and at the same time, saving money on a treatment…

The Do’s and Don’ts Of Wearing Make Up Before & After Laser Eye Surgery

The Do’s and Don’ts Of Wearing Make-Up Before & After Laser Eye Surgery One of the most common questions that doctors receive about Laser Eye Surgery, is, “When can I wear makeup again?” Rather than being vain and unimportant, it’s actually a great question that’s crucial to both the safety and smoothness of your treatment and recovery. Joking aside, Laser Eye Surgery is a surgical procedure, and that means there are certain precautions you need to take before, during, and…

How much could Laser Eye Surgery save you

How much could Laser Eye Surgery save you What’s the best investment you’ve ever made? For most people, the answer to this question will be something they bought like a house, that fancy SUV, or a wedding ring. For others, it will be an experience, like that month-long journey on the trans-Siberian express, or the time you put on the best party ever to celebrate someone’s birthday or an anniversary. These investments are the most common for a reason —…

Can I have a glass of wine to celebrate my 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…

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

Can I eat or drink before 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…