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 February 2021

Author: Kate Green

7 causes of puffy eyes and how to treat them

puffy eyes

We’ve all woken up after a bad night’s sleep, looked in the mirror and have been greeted with the sight of two puffy eyes looking back at us. Sometimes it’s a bad night’s sleep coupled with an evening of overindulgence in wine, or perhaps we’re feeling particularly stressed and worried. These are all factors that can lead to puffy eyes...

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23 February 2021

Author: Kate Green

What causes burst blood vessels in the eye?

burst blood vessel

Have you ever looked in the mirror and been shocked to find a bright red spot of blood in the white part of your eye? The name for this is a subconjunctival haemorrhage. Although it can be quite alarming initially due to its vivid appearance, it’s important to know that it’s usually nothing to worry about.

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18 February 2021

Author: Kate Green

Ask a patient: Isabela’s Implantable Contact Lens treatment

Isabela ICL

Isabela’s prescription was so strong that she was only suitable for Implantable Contact Lens surgery (ICL), whereby a small artificial lens is inserted into your eye. It sits behind your iris and is designed to last for up to 100 years so, providing your visual requirements don’t change, you should feel the benefit of the lens for the rest of your life.

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16 February 2021

Author: Kate Green

Causes of itchy eyes and how to relieve discomfort

itchy dry eyes

Having itchy eyes is highly irritating and, if it persists for hours at a time, it can begin to affect your whole day. It might start to impact your work and social life, particularly if it feels uncomfortable and leaves you with red, watery eyes. There are actually several different types of itchy eyes, each caused by varying factors...

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11 February 2021

Author: Kate Green

What to do if you’re not suitable for laser eye surgery

not suitable for laser

While you may not be a candidate for laser eye surgery, there is an alternative procedure available in the form of Implantable Contact Lens surgery (ICL treatment). ICLs are designed to last for up to 100 years so you should feel their benefit for the rest of your life.

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09 February 2021

Author: Kate Green

How does staying inside in lockdown affect your eyes?

screentime

The last 11 months haven’t been anything that anybody could have anticipated. If someone had told us all this time a year ago that staying inside for days on end would become completely normal (aside from an exciting weekly trip to the supermarket!), many of us wouldn’t have believed it.

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04 February 2021

Author: Kate Green

Ask a patient: Harriotte’s laser eye surgery story

Harriotte laser eye surgery

A couple of months ago, we treated Harriotte, a model and beauty pageant queen, with laser eye surgery. Harriotte’s busy lifestyle and work commitments meant that glasses and contact lenses were just an added nuisance.

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02 February 2021

Author: Kate Green

What to expect at your laser eye surgery consultation

laser eye surgery consultation

Booking your consultation for laser eye surgery is the first step to achieving clear, natural vision. Thankfully, at Optimax we offer free consultation to give you all the information you need to help you make the right decision.

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28 January 2021

Author: Kate Green

Can physical exercise boost your eye health?

exercise boosts eyesight

We all know the importance of exercising to keep our bodies healthy, but what about exercising when it comes to protecting the health of our eyes? Vision is arguably the most important of our five senses, yet it’s easy to take good vision for granted...

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26 January 2021

Author: Kate Green

Ask a patient: Rachie’s laser eye surgery story

mums laser eye surgery

Rachie is a businesswoman and mother, who runs an Instagram page and YouTube channel dedicated to all things fitness, lifestyle and business investment. Balancing a busy professional life with raising a young son, the hassles that came with glasses and contact lenses were just an added stress in her life.

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