03 May 2022
Why is sleep important for your 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.Read more
19 April 2022
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.Read more
05 April 2022
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.Read more
22 March 2022
What is the difference between styes and chalazia?
Styes and chalazia are lumps which appear along the edge of your eyelid or further in towards the middle of the eyelid. While you may find them painful and unsightly, they are rarely harmful and do not affect your vision. Generally, styes and chalazia will go away on their own without treatment...Read more
08 March 2022
What are the symptoms of a cataract forming?
Cataracts are the world’s leading cause of blindness, with 10 million sight-saving cataract surgeries performed globally each year. In the UK, cataract surgery is actually the most commonly performed surgery, with 330,000 procedures taking place in England and Wales each year. While cataracts are very common, they are also – thankfully – very easily treated.Read more
22 February 2022
Contact Lens Intolerance: Do your eyes reject contact lenses?
Contact lenses are becoming increasingly common. We conducted research at Ultralase and found that over 37% of people rely on glasses or contact lenses by the age of 18. We also looked at people aged 50+ and found that over 86% of them require some form glasses or contact lenses.Read more
08 February 2022
What’s the recovery process after Implantable Contact Lens surgery?
Putting yourself forward for vision correction surgery can be a big decision. Most of our patients have considered laser or lens surgery for a long time before they come to us, having finally taken the leap and booked themselves a consultation. The fear of the unknown is a huge factor...Read more
20 January 2022
What are Milia? How to get rid of white eyelid bumps
Have you ever noticed that you have small bumps on your eyelids or the skin surrounding your eyes? These bumps are called milia, and while they may resemble acne spots, they are not the same thing. Milia are small cysts, normally white or yellow in colour, that usually don’t cause you any pain or irritation providing you don’t pick at your skin. They tend to appear in clusters rather than individually across large areas of the face, including your eyelids but also your upper cheek area too. Milia most commonly occur in newborn infants, with almost 50% of all newborn babies being affected by milia. However, it can also occur in adults as the skin loses its ability to naturally exfoliate as we age.Read more
13 January 2022
The Amsler Grid: Check your eyesight with the macular degeneration test
When it comes to looking after your vision and eye health, there are many different eye tests you can take at home to monitor your vision and seek treatment if necessary. One example of this is the Amsler grid test which can help you to detect signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The Amsler grid test is a small grid with a black dot that you focus on while looking at the grid. If the lines on the grid appear wavy or distorted, this could be an early indication that you are suffering from AMD. While home eye tests are no replacement for seeing an eye care professional, they can assist you in noticing the first signs of an eye condition or vision problem. In this piece, we will discuss what AMD is and how the Amsler grid test can help you to look out for signs of this condition.Read more
06 January 2022
Why should you get laser eye surgery in 2022?
As the new year has begun, many people are now trying to commit to their New Year’s resolutions to kick their bad habits or try out something new. Some people may be committed to taking part in Dry January to reduce their drinking, or taking up exercise as part of a healthier lifestyle. The new year is the perfect time for us to reflect on all we’ve achieved in 2021, and all the things we are still yet to achieve! If you’re fed up with wearing glasses or contact lenses, laser eye surgery could be the ideal resolution for you. Laser eye surgery can enhance your quality of life in 2022, helping you achieve the clear vision you’ve always wanted!Read more