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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25 January 2022

Author: Kate Green

How does alcohol impact your eyesight? Try this vision-boosting mocktail recipe

tomato juice boost vision

A massive 8 million people are thought to have attempted to complete ‘Dry January’ this year. For those unfamiliar with the term, Dry January is simply where you forgo alcohol for the first month of the year. It’s often touted as a way to recover from the excess of the festive season...

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20 January 2022

Author: Kate Green

Does marathon training improve your vision? 5 ways running boosts your eye health

marathons boost eyesight

January might be the start of the New Year, but for tens of thousands of people in the UK, January also marks the beginning of marathon training. With April being a common month for marathon races to take place, now is the perfect time to begin training. Whether you’re waking up early to squeeze in those miles...

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18 January 2022

Author: Kate Green

What is diabetic retinopathy and are you at risk of developing it?

diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition caused by complications in the eye, occurring as a result of diabetes. With diabetes, your blood sugar levels can be much higher than a safe level, damaging your retina (the back of your eye). Your retina is fed nutrients by a network of blood vessels which begin to bulge slightly as the early stages of diabetic retinopathy begin.

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13 January 2022

Author: Kate Green

Why does my eyesight keep changing?

eyesight changing

A prescription is a measurement of how much correction your vision requires. A glasses or contact lens prescription helps to ensure that your visual aids improve your eyesight the right amount to achieve good vision. The numbers on a prescription vary from person to person, depending on whether they are short-sighted or long-sighted, and how severe these conditions are.

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11 January 2022

Author: Kate Green

Glaucoma Awareness Month: What is glaucoma, what are the symptoms, and how can you treat it?

what is glaucoma

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month so we are taking the opportunity to discuss all things glaucoma and to share more about the condition. Glaucoma begins with a problem with your eye’s drainage. Without working drainage, the fluid and pressure in your eye begins to build up, in turn damaging the optic nerve.

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06 January 2022

Author: Kate Green

What is Acanthamoeba Keratitis? Sight-threatening eye infection in contact lens wearers

Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Acanthamoeba Keratitis (AK) is a parasitic eye infection which was first identified in 1973. Acanthamoeba is the name of an organism with only one cell, while Keratitis is the medical term for corneal inflammation. Acanthamoeba are usually found in water such as tap water, swimming pools, lakes, and contact lens solution, as well as in soil and vegetation.

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04 January 2022

Author: Kate Green

New year, new view: Benefit from laser eye surgery in 2022

new year new vision laser eye surgery

With every January 1st comes resolutions and goals which we all try our best to achieve throughout the next twelve months. For thousands of people, it’s giving up alcohol or quitting smoking, while others might try a vegetarian diet or take up jogging. For other people, the new year is simply a chance to action something that they’ve been meaning to get round to for a while.

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30 December 2021

Author: Kate Green

2021 in reviews: Laser eye surgery and cataract patients

optimax 2021 reviews

With the year drawing to a close, we wanted to reflect on some feedback from our patients this year. It means so much to us when happy patients take the time to leave reviews for us on Trustpilot and Google, especially as reading their experiences can help other prospective patients who are doing research prior to treatment.

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21 December 2021

Author: Kate Green

How does being tired affect your eye health, and how can you sleep better?

tired eyes affect eye health

This time of year is always busy, especially if you’re up late prepping food for Christmas Day, or squeezing in some last minute present wrapping. With so much going on and not enough hours in the day, it can be easy to sacrifice sleep as a way to win back some time and tick tasks off from your growing to-do list.

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16 December 2021

Author: Kate Green

Are carrots actually good for your eyes? Try this festive honey glazed carrots recipe to boost your eye health

glazed carrots

We’ve all heard that carrots help you see in the dark, but how much truth is actually in that saying? The idea originates from World War II where the British RAF began using new radar technology to target and shoot down enemy planes. Obviously, they wanted to keep this as secret as possible, so a rumour was spread that their pilots had such good night vision because they ate lots of carrots!

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