Blog : 2022

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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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22 March 2022

Author: Kate Green

What is the difference between styes and chalazia?

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...

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08 March 2022

Author: Kate Green

What are the symptoms of a cataract forming?

Cataract symptoms

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.

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22 February 2022

Author: Kate Green

Contact Lens Intolerance: Do your eyes reject contact lenses?

contact lens intolerance

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.

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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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