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Why Dry Eyes are an Increasing Problem

If you’ve ever experienced dry eyes symptoms such as irritation and itchiness, you’re far from alone. Dry eyes is a syndrome that is on the rise, affecting as many as 344 million people across the globe. So, why are dry eyes increasing, and is there anything you can do to reduce your risk? read more…

Can Laser Eye Surgery Make you Blind?

It’s logical to worry about the risks of laser vision correction. One common concern is whether it’s possible for laser eye surgery to cause blindness. Thankfully, the chances of going blind as a result of laser eye surgery are very tiny indeed. read more…

Is High Myopia Hereditary?

If you are severely short-sighted (with an eye prescription of -6D or more) you might wonder if your children are likely to inherit the condition. Is high myopia hereditary, and what are the chances of passing it on? Now, thanks to a number of research studies on the genetics of myopia, we have a better understanding of how and why it develops. read more…

Drinking After Laser Eye Surgery

Can you drink alcohol after laser eye surgery? If you’re longing to toast your 20/20 vision with a glass of champagne, you’ll have to hold off for just a little while and wait to get the go-ahead from your surgeon. If all goes well, you will be able to drink alcohol again between 1 and 7 days following surgery. read more…

Top Tips For Travelling With Contact Lenses

If you’re jetting off on holiday or travelling for business, your contacts will need to come too. Follow these contact lens tips to look after your eyes and take care of your lenses when you’re away from home. read more…

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery When Pregnant?

If you’re hoping to undergo laser eye surgery, pregnancy may not be the best time to do it. Here we’ll explain more about laser eye surgery and pregnancy, and why you may get better results if you wait until you’ve had the baby and finished breastfeeding. read more…

Contact Sports and Laser Eye Surgery

July marks another Rugby Sevens World Cup! If you’re partial to a game of rugby yourself – or indeed any other contact sport – you might be wondering if laser eye surgery is suitable for you. Discover all you need to know, with our guide to contact sports and laser eye surgery. read more…

Allon Barsam at the AECOS European Symposium 2018

Have you ever wondered what Allon Barsam gets up to in between appointments? Aside from a challenging exercise routine and time spent researching the latest techniques for vision correction surgery, Mr Barsam is also a regular at ophthalmology conferences around the world.

He recently moderated a series of talks on how to run an excellent vision correction practice, at the 7th Annual AECOS European Symposium. read more…

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