Eye Care Blog

Optimax news and insights provide a flavour of how life can be brighter and more enjoyable after treatment with us...

We hope these updates help provide you with better an understanding of our vision correction treatments and their benefits.

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19 March 2020

Author: Kate Green

Can you catch coronavirus through your eyes?

coronavirus eyes

Coronavirus: it’s all we’re seeing on the news, hearing about from people around us, and worrying about as we rush to the shops to stock up on 48 rolls of toilet paper. It can feel a bit overwhelming, especially as travel bans come into place and social distancing is encouraged, but it’s crucial that we slow the spread as much as we can.

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10 March 2020

Author: Kate Green

Why do we have eyebrows, and how do they help our vision?

eyebrows

Humans didn’t always have eyebrows. Hundreds of thousands of years ago, we used to be covered in hair all over, before gradually evolving over the years to exist mostly hairless. We did, however, keep a strip of hair above each eye, in the form of eyebrows, along with a good covering on our scalps, and eyelashes.

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05 March 2020

Author: Kate Green

What is age-related macular degeneration, and how do you know if you have it?

what is AMD

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease which affects a part of your eye called the macula. The macula is the central part of your retina (situated at the back of your eye) and is responsible for your central vision, colour vision and seeing fine details. It might only be 5mm in diameter but it is an essential part of your eye for good, unimpaired eyesight.

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03 March 2020

Author: Kate Green

What does 20/20 vision actually mean?

what is 2020 vision

We’ve all heard people mention 20/20 vision, whether it’s your optician, someone boasting about their excellent eyes, or a laser eye surgery provider talking about their services for the year 2020. But how many of us really know what 20/20 vision is, how it came about, and what it actually means in terms of our day to day eyesight?

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27 February 2020

Author: Kate Green

Does eye yoga help ease eye strain?

eye yoga

When you’ve been focusing closely on some small print for an extended period, or you’ve been staring at a screen all day, you might find that your eyes start to feel a bit strained and tired. This can come in the form of dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, or even just an aching, fatigued sensation.

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25 February 2020

Author: Kate Green

Will vision correction surgery save you money in the long run?

laser eye surgery finance

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you probably know that they can be very expensive indeed. You’re forking out for eye tests every two years, the glasses themselves, contact lens appointments, the actual contact lenses, and contact lens solution on a regular basis. A new pair of glasses might set you back around £200...

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20 February 2020

Author: Kate Green

Why does chopping onions make you cry?

onions make you cry

We’ve all been there, slicing some onions in the kitchen, when suddenly your eyes start stinging and the tears begin to pour. Whether you’re frying them up to go in a homemade curry, or serving them raw in a cheese and onion sandwich, onions are a staple ingredient for a huge range of dishes.

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18 February 2020

Author: Kate Green

Blind as a bat: How much truth is actually in the saying?

bats vision

If you have poor eyesight, or you rely on glasses with a strong prescription, you may have described yourself as “blind as a bat”. You might even have been described like this by someone else, and the saying is sometimes used as an insult when people are particularly unobservant (despite this having nothing to do with their visual acuity!).

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13 February 2020

Author: Kate Green

All about the structure of the human eye

human eye structure

The human eye is an incredible organ. Made up of many intricate parts working together, the end result is something that almost everyone relies on heavily every single day – our vision. Even though we value our vision the most of all our senses (accounting for 80% of all impressions), a lot of people know surprisingly little about how our eyes work

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11 February 2020

Author: Kate Green

What is Implantable Content Lens surgery, and am I suitable for EVO Visian treatment?

ICL staar

ICL stands for “Implantable Contact Lenses” and is a vision correction surgery to help people remove the need for glasses and contact lenses. While laser eye surgery might be the most popular choice for vision correction procedures, not everyone is suitable.

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