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How to Go About Choosing Your Eye Surgeon

So you’ve decided to go ahead and have laser eye surgery. Who will you choose to perform the procedure? There are all sorts of factors that you’ll need to consider when making your choice; some of these will come down to personal preference and convenience, while others relate to the expertise of the surgeon and the reputation of the clinic. read more…

The Menopause and Eye Problems

The menopause isn’t called ‘The Change’ for nothing. During this time of life, the natural decline of the oestrogen hormone in the body causes women to experience many symptoms – and for some, alongside the hot flushes and night sweats, these can include dry eyes and other changes in vision. Here we take an in-depth look at the menopause and eye problems. read more…

6 Important Eye Surgery Questions to ask your Surgeon

Eye surgery is a big step, and like any medical procedure, it’s important to be fully informed before you go ahead. Whatever your questions or doubts, talking to your surgeon will help you to know for sure if eye surgery is right for you, fully understand what is going to happen and make plans for the day of surgery and your recovery. In a consultation it’s easy to forget everything you want to ask, so why not start with this checklist of essential eye surgery questions that you can ask your surgeon. read more…

The Benefits of Flaxseed Oil for Dry Eyes

Do you suffer from dry eyes? This is a common but unpleasant symptom that cannot technically be cured, but there are a number of things you can do to treat its causes. Here we’ll explore the benefits of flaxseed oil for dry eyes. read more…

Suitability for Laser Eye Surgery: Is it right for me?

Most people with normal prescriptions can undergo laser eye surgery without a problem. But some patients may not be eligible. If you are wondering about your suitability for laser eye surgery, the first step is always to have a consultation with a specialist, who can assess your own unique health and circumstances. With that in mind, here’s a broad outline of the criteria you’d need to meet to be considered for laser eye surgery. read more…

How to Treat Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a common condition that is characterised by inflammation around the edges of the eyelids. Although it cannot usually be cured, blepharitis can be treated successfully with good hygiene practices and, in some cases, antibiotic ointment. Here we take an in-depth look at the condition and explain how to treat blepharitis. read more…

Hayfever Tips and Treatment Advice

This time of year can be miserable, as the increasing pollen count sees millions of sufferers battle the dreaded hayfever. Read our tips below to fight the symptoms of hayfever. read more…

What is 20/20 vision?

You might have heard the phrase “20/20 vision” or even used it yourself, without knowing its literal definition. So, what is 20/20 vision, exactly? Here we’ll explain what the term refers to, how you achieve it, and what it means for you. read more…

The Dangers of Contact Lenses

Millions of people use contact lenses every day. While this form of vision correction isn’t normally considered hazardous, it’s important to understand that wearing contact lenses does carry some risk, including an increased likelihood of eye infection. Here we take a look at the potential dangers of contact lenses, to help you better understand the recommendations for their use, reduce your risk of painful or dangerous side-effects and decide if contact lenses are the right choice for you. read more…

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