Guide to Contact Lens vs Glasses vs Laser Eye Surgery

Guide to Contact Lens vs Glasses vs Laser Eye Surgery You would think it’s pretty easy to work out which is better: contact lenses, glasses, or Laser Eye Surgery. But depending on who you ask, what they’ve experienced and read, what stage of life they are in, and who they work for, you may get a differing set of facts and opinions. Summary By all means, the read the full article, but the key points in this article can be…

The everyday inconvenience of specs

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…

Glaucoma: the silent thief of sight

Glaucoma:The silent thief of sight It’s no surprise that the eye conditions you can physically see never fail to grab our attention. For instance, cataracts is visible as a gradual clouding of the white of the eye. Strabismus is recognised by the eyes pointing in two different directions. Uveitis is noticeable by a lump of fluid that builds up inside the eye. The thing is, there are also many eye conditions that operate in covert and often mysterious ways. Glaucoma is one of these conditions. In fact,…

Is Lasik recommended after 50?

Is Lasik recommended after 50? As the years roll on, Laser Eye Surgery may start to look like an increasingly attractive option. Less time looking for misplaced glasses, no more fumbling around with contact lenses and, not to mention, clearer vision. What could be stopping you from going forward! Well, there is one small thing. Although there is no upper age limit, Laser Eye Surgery has long been powerless against presbyopia. Presbyopia is the term for the natural effects of ageing…

Can Laser Eye Surgery Benefit Ageing Eyes?

There is some consolation in that it happens to everyone… yes, even the “beautiful people” have birthdays and get older. Despite having access to the best anti-ageing tricks and treatments available, eventually the years will catch up with them too and, while the wrinkles might be relatively easy to eliminate, without a visit to a reputable refractive laser eye surgeon, eventually their near sight will deteriorate and they will have to reach for the reading glasses….

Nothing ages you more than reading glasses

Nothing ages you more than reading glasses If you’ve ever had any anti-ageing treatments or tried something that claims to make you look younger, then you’re probably a little sceptical about anything new that hits the market and claims to be the answer to eternal youth. Pretty much everything in this category comes at some cost. Whether it be it only lasts a few weeks or months, it has several risks or unfavourable side-effects, it costs the Earth to keep…

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

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have Macular Degeneration? 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…

Here’s to the readers, the adventurers, the young-at-hearters

Here’s to the readers, the adventurers, the young-at-hearters If Dylan Thomas’s 1947 poem, “Do not go gentle into that good night”, could be summed up in one line, it would be: “Old age should burn and rave at close of day”. But it can’t be. Although short and concise as it is, Thomas crafted every single word to try and convey the full power of his feelings on a very personal matter, his father’s imminent death, and get across exactly why…

Ditch the specs and grow old disgracefully

Ditch the specs and grow old disgracefully As you get older and the day arrives on which you wake up and suddenly realise you’ve become an “old” person, there are certain rules you must begin to follow. Whether this is carrying around hankies everywhere with you, investing in a new dressing gown or perhaps buying sensible and supportive footwear. Stick to such rules, along with the most important of all, always keeping your reading glasses on hand, and you may…

Reading glasses are never cool. Ever.

Reading glasses are never cool. Ever. What do your glasses say about you? It’s a simple question with, at least on the surface, a simple answer. They either say “Hey, I’m cool.” or, provide people with an indication of your age, or just highlight the fact you simply cannot see very well. And oftentimes all three. But look beyond the four-eyed facade, behind the thick rims that sit between your eyes and the world, and you can see they’re actually…