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08 February 2022

Author: Kate Green

What’s the recovery process after Implantable Contact Lens surgery?

Implantable contact lens recovery

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...

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20 January 2022

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

What are Milia? How to get rid of white eyelid bumps

Milia

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.

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13 January 2022

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

The Amsler Grid: Check your eyesight with the macular degeneration test

Amsler grid 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.

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06 January 2022

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Why should you get laser eye surgery in 2022?

New Year's Resolution

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!

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30 December 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

New Year’s Eve 2021: Can fireworks harm your eyes?

Fireworks

2021 is almost over, and with all the uncertainty we’ve faced over the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no surprise that you may want to celebrate getting through another year! As tomorrow is New Year’s Eve, we’re sure that many of you are planning on watching a fireworks display to ring in the New Year, or even putting on a fireworks display of your own. While we would never wish to dampen your excitement (!), you should remain cautious and be extra careful if you attend a display or use any fireworks yourself this year.

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23 December 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Eye care tips for the Festive Season

Christmas eye care tips

With only 48 hours left till Christmas Day, we can bet that many of you are now well and truly in the Christmas spirit and ready for the holidays! Pretty soon we will all be waking up to see what gifts Santa has bought us, before digging into a delicious Christmas meal surrounded by our friends and family. However, there are still a few things to bear in mind while you’re having fun celebrating this year. Certain things such as alcohol, or even the moisture of the air in the room you’re in, can harm your vision and eye health. Make sure you follow our top tips below to ensure your eyes remain healthy throughout the festive season.

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16 December 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Yellow Eyes: What causes it? What are the treatments?

Yellow eyes

Have you ever noticed that the white part of your eyes is tinged with the colour yellow? This could be down to a number of different health conditions, such as jaundice, which can turn both your skin and the whites of your eyes yellow. It can also happen due to certain medications you may be taking, or even from a high level of alcohol consumption.

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09 December 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

What is presbyopia and how can it affect your eyesight?

Presbyopia

As we begin to age, we naturally become more prone to developing certain physical ailments that we would not have suffered from in our youth. When it comes to vision, presbyopia can be one of those issues. This is an eye condition that affects almost everyone as we age, so it’s definitely a condition that’s worth knowing about in advance!

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02 December 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Which Christmas foods are beneficial for your eyes?

Christmas foods eye health

It’s officially December, and we all know what that means… it’s almost Christmas time! The festive decorations are everywhere, Mariah Carey is unavoidable, and we’re all getting into the Christmas spirit. Christmas is a time to spread festive cheer, relax with our loved ones, and also indulge in some delicious food! You may not associate classic Christmas cuisine with healthy eating, but many festive ingredients are bursting with nutrients that are beneficial for your eyes. If like us you cannot wait to dig into your yummy Christmas dinner, be sure to include some of these foods that are known to benefit your vision and eye health.

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25 November 2021

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

Top 5 Aftercare Tips for Laser Eye Surgery

Aftercare tips

One of the most important parts of your patient journey after receiving laser eye surgery is the aftercare process. Taking good care of your eyes following treatment is extremely important to ensure your eyes can heal as best as possible during the recovery period. It can also help to minimise the risk of complications from surgery – even though complications from laser eye surgery are incredibly rare. Here are our top 5 aftercare tips to help you through the recovery period following laser eye surgery, which can help your eyes heal faster and prevent the risk of infection.

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