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…

Complete Guide to Recovery & Post-Operative Care After Laser Eye Surgery

Guide to Recovery & Post-Operative Care After Laser Eye Surgery Updated for 2021 You might wonder, what clever so-and-so thought it a good idea to place two of the most precious and complex organs in the body in one of the most vulnerable of all areas? Your eyes need to receive and process visual data to create the world around us and guide us through it, so it wouldn’t make much sense for them to be on your knees or…

What is The Likelihood of Needing an Enhancement? [video]

Most patients after the treatment do not require an enhancement. In general speaking terms, the higher your original prescription the more likelihood, there may be some drift in refraction as part of the healing response. Patients are not able to control the healing response. Therefore it is not down to the individual to cause the eyes to drift but more from the actual eye itself. …

What causes halos after LASIK?

What causes halos after LASIK? You’re not going to be walking around with a glowing ring floating over your head. But after Laser Eye Surgery you are likely to experience another type of halo effect. Halos are a form of glare that temporarily affect vision after Laser Eye Surgery. They occur mainly at night and in low light conditions, appearing as bright circles around light sources such as headlights or street lamps. Not so much a side effect in the…

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

We normally ask for patients to abstain from wearing make up for a period of one week. It is the big three that are important; the eyeliner, the eye shadow and of course the mascara. Normal face make-up, for example lipstick, is fine to use a day or two after the treatment. It is only really the make that is applied in and around the eyes that needs to be avoided for the first week….

How soon after laser eye treatment can I swim?

How soon after laser eye treatment can I swim? You’re told one of the most important things you can do after Laser Eye Surgery is to prevent your eyes from drying out. So you do as instructed and refrain from using your tablet or phone, reading, and watching TV, and staring into the sun, for at least 24 hours, and get into the habit of routinely using lubricating drops. You also hold off jumping in aeroplane cabin that’s void of…

Normal Symptoms You May Experience After LASIK Laser Eye Surgery

Normal Symptoms You May Experience After LASIK Laser Eye Surgery Going in for any type of procedure can be daunting. Especially one that involves your eyes. Because our eyes are so precious, it’s even common to feel a little anxious after the surgery as well, even if it went great and the outcome is beyond belief (as is the case for the vast majority of people). The fact is worry isn’t something that is easily quelled or prevented due to…

The “dos and donts” of eye drops

The “do’s and dont’s” of eye drops It’s a sad fact that today, the eyes of many people are suffering from a severe lack of moisture. It’s not because we don’t cry enough — although some blubbering emotional therapy surely wouldn’t hurt. The problem is, if it’s not so obvious to you now reading this on a phone or computer, that screen use and the consumption of media has become the dominant way in which we spend our time. Tell me…