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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05 November 2020

Author: Alex Martins-Hesp

How to Keep Your Eyes Safe Around Fireworks

 Fireworks Eye Safety

Bonfire night may be a little different this year (thanks covid-19) so you might be planning to have a mini fireworks display of your own in the comfort of your garden. But while we're encouraged to remember the catchy 5th of November rhyme, we often overlook what we really need to remind ourselves for this time of year. Fireworks are arguably the definition of "beautiful yet deadly", and if not handled with care, you could find yourself losing an eye (or worse).

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21 October 2020

Author: Alex Martins-Hesp

Feast Your Eyes! Our top 5 Autumn recipes that are great for your eye health

recipes that are great for your eye health

As the weather grows colder, we start to look forward to the hearty meals that make us feel cosy when the rain is falling outside. Not only can your tummy benefit from these seasonal ingredients but your eyes can also as well! From September to November, the autumn harvest brings a variety of delicious produce that is full of vitamins our eyes are crying out to have. What better way to obtain those healthy vitamins than through some delicious recipes? Here are our top 5 meals to have this autumn that our eyes can really benefit from!

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30 September 2020

Author: Alex Martins-Hesp

How to Keep Your Eyes Safe and Healthy This Autumn

dry eyes in autumn

The nights are drawing in faster, leaves are turning gold, and we are getting the sweaters out, which can mean only one thing... Autumn is here! And whilst a lot of us are thinking about how cosy we'll be getting in the cold season we often forget what dangers lie ahead for our eyes. Not to worry, we are here to highlight what affects Autumn may have on our eye health and give you tips on how to prevent it before it even occurs.

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15 September 2020

Author: Alex Martins-Hesp

Glasses vs. Face Mask- How to stop your glasses fogging up

How to stop your glasses fogging up

With face masks becoming the new essential fashion trend and no signs of a vaccine being certified anytime soon, we have all been adjusting to the new "Covid-19 norm." But with the extensive use of masks, it has brought on a new glasses struggle; they keep fogging up! Whilst adapting to (slightly claustrophobic) face coverings, it is affecting those who rely on eyeglasses.

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27 August 2020

Author: Alex Martins-Hesp

Eye of the Storm- How can storms affect our vision?

storm effect on vision

It’s the season of thunderstorms in the UK, and we’ve already witnessed some fantastic spectacle this month. The loud claps of thunder and lightning dancing in the sky, we all know what to expect from an excellent British storm. It’s something that has been drilled into our brains since childhood that storms are something not to be toyed with, but have you ever wondered what effects it might have on ourselves and particularly our vision?

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28 July 2020

Author: Kate Green

Can you go blind from wearing contact lenses in the shower?

contact lens safety

If you’re one of the 4 million British people that wear contact lenses, you probably know about some of the hassles that come with them. There are several factors that people complain about when it comes to contact lenses, but one of the main ones is the danger of wearing them in water.

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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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