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16 August 2022

Author: Kate Green

8 eye care mistakes to avoid to ensure good eye health

8 common eye care mistakes

Advice on taking care of our health usually centres around ensuring you eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. This is something which is talked about regularly, but an aspect of our health which can sometimes, in comparison, be neglected is our eye health. Advice on protecting our eyes isn’t really taught in schools with the same focus that fitness and keeping active is...

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02 August 2022

Author: Kate Green

How does high blood pressure affect your eye health?

High blood pressure affects eyes

It is estimated that 1 in 3 British adults have high blood pressure. An optimal blood pressure reading would be between 90/60 and 120/80 mmHg, and anything over 140/90 mmHg is considered a cause for concern. If your blood pressure is higher than 180/120 mmHg, it is recommend that you seek urgent medical assistance.

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19 July 2022

Author: Kate Green

How to prevent eye injuries and save your sight

eye injuries prevention month

Your sight is arguably the most important of all your senses, and over 80% of all impressions you make on a daily basis are made from visual information. There are lots of things can we can do prevent our eyes from injuries, for example not looking directly at the sun, wearing protective glasses when using tools, and washing our hands before touching our eyes.

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30 June 2022

Author: Kate Green

5 reasons to choose Ultralase for your laser eye surgery

Choose Ultralase for laser eye surgery

If you’re in the research stage of your laser eye surgery journey, and you’re shopping around and visiting different providers, then this is the perfect blog post for you. We’re going to go over a few things that we at Ultralase believe set us apart from other providers and make us a brilliant first choice for your laser eye surgery.

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15 June 2022

Author: Kate Green

How can hay fever symptoms affect your eyes?

Hay fever affects eyes

Hay fever season is well and truly upon us which, if you’re one of the 18 million people in the UK who suffer with symptoms, is likely to be causing you discomfort already. There are a number of symptoms associated with pollen allergy (which is exactly what hay fever is), the most common examples being...

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01 June 2022

Author: Kate Green

Why do we get eye bags when we’re tired?

eye bags

We’ve all been there after a particularly short night’s sleep, when a glance in the mirror reveals a puffy eyed version of ourselves staring back. A lack of sleep can affect us in a number of ways, from feeling less alert and more irritable, to having itchy eyes that feel heavy. The most obvious sign, however, is the classic eye bag that appears below a tired eye...

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17 May 2022

Author: Kate Green

Ian’s multifocal lens surgery

Ian's lens surgery

When you come into your nearest Ultralase clinic for a consultation or treatment, can you think of anything more reassuring than knowing the staff members have been through the same experience themselves? That’s the reality of coming to Ultralase for your laser eye surgery or lens treatment.

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03 May 2022

Author: Kate Green

Why is sleep important for your eye health?

sleep eye health

The average adult needs to sleep for seven or more hours per night in order to feel rested and rejuvenated. Getting sufficient sleep also helps us to be mentally more alert, as well as feeling physically rested. However, up to 40% of adults get less than six hours of sleep a night, leading to countless side effects and negative impacts on your overall health.

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19 April 2022

Author: SAYU

Different types of colour blindness

different types of colour blindness

Colour blindness, also known as colour vision deficiency, is a common medical condition in which a patient has difficulty distinguishing between certain colours. This condition can be passed on through genes at birth or acquired later due to age, eye injury, eye disease, chemical toxicity, or certain medications.

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05 April 2022

Author: SAYU

Laser eye surgery pre-op guide

laser eye surgery pre op guide

If you have decided to undergo laser eye surgery to correct your eyesight, you may think that you have lots to do to prepare for your appointment. You’ll be pleased to know that this isn't the case, however there are some steps you should take to help protect your eyes, and to give you the best chance at a quick and seamless recovery from surgery.

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