09 March 2023
What are the benefits of laser eye surgery and lens surgery in sports?
You just have to take one look at any televised sports competition to know that glasses and sports don’t mix well. How often do you see a runner, footballer or tennis player relying on glasses while they competing or even just training? If you wear glasses yourself, chances are you take them off before you kick a ball around the park with your friends, or go for a jog around the block.Read more
24 February 2023
What are the environmental impacts of contact lenses?
Over 4 million people in Britain wear contact lenses and, with some people wearing a new disposable pair each day, the total number of contact lenses used here each year is huge. In the US, 14 billion contact lenses are thrown away each year, and 2.6 billion of these enter the water system annually. Based on these US estimates, it’s possible that people in the UK get through almost 300 million...Read more
09 February 2023
What is the laser eye surgery patient journey?
We know that a lot of uncertainty around whether to proceed with laser eye surgery occurs because people aren’t sure exactly what happens in the process. This can cause a bit of hesitancy – which is only natural when you’re considering such a life-changing treatment – and cause people to put off their treatment for months, or even years.Read more
24 January 2023
Can I swim after laser eye surgery?
We hear from lots of our patients that one of the best parts of life after laser is going on holiday. From not having to pack your contact lenses and contact lens solution, and not worrying about losing your prescription sunglasses, to jumping in the pool without removing your lenses or glasses first – the benefits are endless! We see lots of patients visit us in the spring time so that they can be glasses-free for their summer holidays...Read more
10 January 2023
A guide to different types of eye surgery
We offer a number of different treatments here at Ultralase, from vision correcting laser and lens surgeries, to vision-stabilising corneal cross-linking, to cosmetic surgeries. This blog post covers each of our available procedures and provides an overview so that you can be fully informed about which treatment is the best choice for you.Read more
22 December 2022
The Most Common Eye Conditions: Causes and Solutions
There are a huge number of eye conditions which can cause discomfort and affect your vision, ranging from issues with your lenses, to infections, to refractive errors. Thankfully, most eye conditions, if detected and treated promptly, are unlikely to cause permanent damage to your vision. We’re going to look at five of the most common eye conditions, and their causes and treatments. We offer treatment for all of these conditions at Ultralase, should you find yourself dealing with any symptoms caused by them.Read more
22 November 2022
Laser Eye Surgery vs. Glasses vs. Contact lenses
There are different ways to correct weakness in vision. The most common non-surgical options include glasses and contact lenses, while a popular surgical procedure to correct vision is laser eye surgery. We will look at the benefits and drawbacks of each of these options and discuss the costs, convenience, safety and environmental impact.Read more
08 November 2022
Laser Eye Surgery FAQ
There are 2 types of laser eye surgery available at Ultralase and they are LASIK and LASEK. LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is used to correct myopia or hyperopia (short- and long-sightedness).Read more
25 October 2022
Take care of your eyes this Halloween
Halloween is just around the corner and this is the time of year everyone where celebrates. You might be planning your costume in advance to be ready for Halloween day. Your costume may involve a lot of coloured make up to match your outfit; you could also be wearing coloured contact lenses. These coloured lenses can affect your vision and eye health, so it is crucial that you take care when using them.Read more
11 October 2022
Cataracts surgery recovery time - Dos and Don'ts
When the lens of the eye starts to get cloudy, it is a sign that you are developing cataracts. Developing cataracts at an older age is very common, especially at the age of 60 and over. Cataracts may appear with mild symptoms at first but they will gradually grow worse with age. Studies show that cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness; however they can be treated simply with cataract surgery.Read more