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Laser Eye Surgery for older patients

The last thing you want as you get older is to have surgery. The uncomfortable feeling of being in hospital, the lengthy recovery times, the hassle and expense — not to mention the worry the procedure won’t work as desired. But all that is nothing compared to if the surgery is directly related to the fact you’re getting older. Like you don’t feel awkward enough with your gown and bare buttocks, you have the added embarrassment of being seen as a geriatric… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery for older patients

Short sighted eye surgery

If you’re shortsighted, Laser Eye Surgery was made for you — literally. One of the earliest laser procedures, PRK, was specifically developed to treat short-sightedness, also known as myopia. But even long before PRK was introduced, surgeons were using Laser Eye Surgery to free people from poor near vision. That’s because myopia is one of the most common and easiest to treat refractive errors. It occurs due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors disrupting the normal growth of the eye, leading it… Read more

Short sighted eye surgery

What happens if you blink during Laser Eye Surgery?

You do it anything from 5 to 15 times a minute, every minute, every waking hour of the day. That’s 30,000 times, 99.9 percent of which happen without you being aware of it. It’s amazing really: we get on with our day while our bodies do all the blinking for us. Sliding those wafer thin folds of skin up and down whenever we need a little moisture or antibacterial protection from irritants or require a barrier against oncoming objects or some other assistance… Read more

What happens if you blink during Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser surgery for long sight

I often wish I was long-sighted rather than short-sighted. If I could only see well at a distance, for one, I could look in the mirror in the morning with a smile on my face, none the wiser to the ever darker bags under my eyes, the new spots on my forehead, or the deepening wrinkles. But best of all I could zone out of boring conversations, block out distractions around me, and generally be more at ease with everyday situations like… Read more

Laser surgery for long sight

Laser eye surgery vs lens replacement

Lens replacement surgery is most commonly used as a way to treat patients with cataracts. Over 300,000 people in Britain alone have the procedure each year. Cataracts are generally an age-related condition that mostly affects people over 40, but it can occur in younger people. It appears as a clouding of the lens of the eye and causes vision to become hazy, oversensitive, dull, or in some other way impaired, depending on the type you have. As cataracts can greatly affect an individual’s… Read more

Laser eye surgery vs lens replacement

How long does Laser Eye Surgery last?

Wandering the aisles and looking down at my basket overflowing with various creams, vitamins, lotions, and potions, I thought to myself, what will be the last anti-ageing product I’ll ever buy? With the stuff in the news reporting recent breakthroughs in the labs and the all the promising talk of halting and even reversing ageing, surely it’s only a matter of time before some magic pill or product hits the market that can forever give the most ancient lump of skin the appearance and… Read more

How long does Laser Eye Surgery last?

Blurry, hazy & foggy. Not a hangover, but your vision in the morning

Dragging your body as if someone snuck in during the night and pumped it full of lead, you stumble to the bathroom and turn on the light. You stop, groaning and wincing from its harsh glow, and make your way to the seat — being careful to avoid any reflective surfaces (not that you could see anyway). Just like the famous sculpture ‘The Thinker’, you prepare to sit and contemplate some of life’s biggest questions. So, who am I? And where am I?… Read more

Blurry, hazy & foggy. Not a hangover, but your vision in the morning

How to make your glasses cool — throw them in the bin

When a fresh piece of clothing or accessory is suddenly labelled ‘cool’ by the fashion police, it’s usually swiftly picked up by alternative, fringe groups before just as quickly being thrown out in disgust when it hits the mainstream. But what about when it happens the other way around — when a product that’s been around for decades, even centuries, is suddenly crowned cool and adopted by niche fashion circles? The universe doesn’t implode. But you do get an unusual situation in… Read more

How to make your glasses cool — throw them in the bin

Laser Eye Surgery in 2020

2020: It’s the year of the world’s first robot Olympics and a time when more people will have mobile phones than electricity, cars will drive themselves, and your typical home computer will have the processing power of a human brain. But what does it have in store for Laser Eye Surgery? Well, if its history is anything to go by, a lot — a heck of a lot. Since the dawn of the first laser eye treatment —PRK — in the 1980s, every passing… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery in 2020

Where do you keep your reading glasses?

At around a million times faster than NASA’s 1960’s computer, a smartphone is an incredibly sophisticated piece of tech. With it, you can do things like pay for groceries, translate text, and stay in touch with your loved ones. Without it, well, we would barely achieve anything. And as such an indispensable part of our life that brings us endless pleasure (thank you Candy Crush), we have no trouble carting it around with us everywhere we go. Reading glasses, on the other hand, do… Read more

Where do you keep your reading glasses?

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