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

Guide to Recovery & Post-Operative Care after Laser Eye Surgery Updated for 2022 You would be forgiven for asking what clever trick of evolution decided to place two of our most sensitive organs in one of the most vulnerable areas. I mean, few things are held more dear to us than our sight.  But, in all fairness, there is very good reason for eyes to be so exposed. After all, we need to be constantly receiving and processing visual data…

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 Our surgeons get asked a lot of questions about Laser Eye Surgery – one of the most common, though, is, “When can I wear makeup again?” Far from being a vain or unimportant question that many may take it for, this is actually a great question that is crucial to both the safety and ease of your recovery. While Laser Eye Surgery is now the most commonly…

Guides: The “Do’s and Don’t’s” of Eye Drops

The “Do’s and Don’t’s” of Eye Drops The typical day in this modern era in which we live no doubt has a vast array of benefits. Everything you need is available at the touch of a button. All you have to do is whip out your laptop or phone and, within a matter of minutes, you have ordered your groceries! And yet, this screen-dominated life does have its drawbacks. It’s a sad fact that today, many of our eyes are…

Should I expect both eyes to heal at the same rate?

Should I expect both eyes to heal at the same rate? Over the last few decades, Laser Eye Surgery has become the most popular elective surgery in the world. This achievement has been largely influenced by the relative simplicity of the procedure. As with any good design, it takes tools and knowledge which are inherently complex – in this case, state-of-the-art lasers and the human eye – to form something that is accessible, effective, and can be enjoyed by all….

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…