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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Sky Diver Jakob

One week after having ReLEx SMILE surgery, Jakob Anguiers, skydiver and amateur Youtuber, was hurtling towards the ground at a speed of around 125mph. Although he’d done many jumps in the past, this was the first time he’d done so in what he calls Ultra 4k definition, and crucially, without having to constantly worry about his contact lenses. Think about it. You put your gear on, go through all the preparations and safety checks, and board one of the smallest planes you’ve ever… Read more

Sky Diver Jakob

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

Options for laser eye surgery

Today, it’s hard enough to choose what wine to drink and TV series to watch, never mind whether to have laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis or small incision lenticule extraction to fix your vision. And to make things worse, we’re wired to weigh up every single option before making our decision. The marketing departments of high street clinics know this all too well, conjuring up names like UltraLASIK, Zyoptix, and Accu-wave LASIK to attract attention and bring more unknowing customers through their doors. But just like… Read more

Options for laser eye surgery

Why is SMILE such a good option?

You may have heard that LASIK is the king of Laser Eye Surgery — the gold standard in refractive correction; or even that it’s the most popular and effective treatment for common conditions like short and long sightedness. And all this is true. But like all great things, technology and techniques continue to improve and the latest femtosecond lasers have enabled an alternative to LASIK, a new form of Laser Eye Surgery: ReLEx SMILE. LASIK involves creating a flap in the cornea… Read more

Why is SMILE such a good option?

Lasik lasek prk smile … what do they all mean?

Laser Eye Surgery is one of those things many people shut down without a second thought. At first glance when initially looking into the idea of Laser Eye Surgery, it can be quite overwhelming with many things to consider including the various abbreviations of treatments: PRK, LASEK, LASIK, and SMILE. We think it’s pretty simple, knowledge is key. The cornea — the transparent window of the eye — is made up of three main sections: the epithelium, stroma, and endothelium. The epithelial tissue… Read more

Lasik lasek prk smile … what do they all mean?

Laser Eye Surgery treatment types

There are laser eye treatments then there are laser eye treatments. What’s the difference I hear you ask? Well, on the surface, not much. But the thing is you can walk into one high street provider and find a long list of treatments, with names like UltraLASEK, Epi-LASEK, Epi-LASIK, Custom LASIK, and Zyoptix. Yet you could walk into another and see a completely different list, maybe with UltraLASEKplus and Wavefront LASIK on it. Or, even more confusingly, you could visit an independent clinic… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery treatment types

Laser eye treatments

Have you ever read a description of a new product, treatment, or therapy, and immediately switched off due to an excess of overcomplicated jargon? I mean, what’s the point in using complex and technical language if they know it will fly straight over the heads of the vast majority of people? It’s a good question — and one that reveals a lot about the company or person behind the particular product or service they are selling. You’ll find this when browsing the Laser… Read more

Laser eye treatments

Should I wait for a better procedure to be developed? What’s on the horizon?

We all know the feeling when you come out of the store incredibly satisfied with your purchase: It’s the latest and greatest on the market, with the most cutting edge technology, so you’re told. You’re content, and for several weeks you happily go about using your new vehicle or product, bragging at any opportunity about how great and revolutionary it is. That’s until one day you notice a particular story in the news or an advert on the T.V., “Introducing the new… Read more

Should I wait for a better procedure to be developed? What’s on the horizon?

Learn about different types of refractive surgery

Learning about refractive surgery can be a long and gruelling task. First, you’ve to find the time in your day to sit down without the distractions of kids or pets or—let’s face it—more entertaining things you could be doing. Then you’re faced with sifting through endless mounds of information, statistics, opinions, and tabloids, most of which are produced with the intention to shock or sell. Even when you manage to find a reliable source of information, it’s easy to get confused or… Read more

Learn about different types of refractive surgery

[VIDEO] Would you try Laser Eye Surgery?

Given the opportunity to have Laser Eye Surgery would you take it? Just think. A chance to live a life without the need for cumbersome glasses or delicate and risky contact lenses; free to do any sport or activity you please and enjoy it without the limits and accompanying problems of poor vision. Still on the fence? How about if it was with one of the world’s most experienced and most accomplished laser eye surgeons, using only the most advanced measurement and… Read more

[VIDEO] Would you try Laser Eye Surgery?

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