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 May 2022

Author: Kate Green

10 ways to improve your eye health

tips to improve eyesight

May is Healthy Vision Month. Although every day is a good day to protect your eye health, it’s also great to have a time to shine a spotlight on it, and specifically highlight steps we can take to promote healthy eyes and good vision. We’re here today with our top 10 tips for ways to improve your eye health.

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17 May 2022

Author: Kate Green

5 most common eye conditions caused by sun exposure

Sun exposure on eyes

While we’re all aware of the effects the sun can have on our skin, have we thought much about how it might impact our eyes? Sunglasses may set off your outfit perfectly, as well as making it easier to see on particularly bright days, but they actually also help to protect you from numerous eye conditions that can occur when you’re exposed to too much sun.

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12 May 2022

Author: SAYU

Laser eye surgery: Fact or fiction?

laser eye surgery fact or fiction

Laser eye surgery was originally developed to correct defective vision such as myopia, also known as short-sightedness. Laser eye surgery is a highly successful procedure which produces outstanding results, but that doesn’t stop people from having some reservations about it. Differentiating fact from fiction can be difficult as frightening myths nearly always make a greater impact than the truth...

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10 May 2022

Author: Kate Green

What are blepharitis symptoms and how can you prevent it?

Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a relatively common eye condition which occurs due to inflammation and infection of your eyelids. There are two different types of blepharitis so we’re going to cover the differences between each, risk factors for them, and how they can be treated. Blepharitis can occur repeatedly over the course of your life and can begin to affect your vision, as well as causing great discomfort...

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03 May 2022

Author: Kate Green

Top tips to stop hay fever affecting your eyes

hayfever affecting eyes

It’s that time of year when all the trees regrow their leaves, the flowers are blooming, and the days are longer and warmer. Unfortunately for the 18 million people in the UK who suffer with hay fever, the air is filled with pollen at this time of year. Pollen is a fine powder that plants and flowers release which can trigger an immune response...

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28 April 2022

Author: Kate Green

Optimax celebrates 30 year anniversary of first laser treatment

30 years optimax

April 2022 marks 30 years since we performed our first laser eye surgery procedure at Optimax! You may not have heard, but our first patient was actually our founder and chairman, Russell Ambrose. He founded the company in response to the enthusiasm shown by London teaching hospitals about the amazing results of laser eye surgery.

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26 April 2022

Author: Kate Green

How does air conditioning impact your eye health?

Air conditioning dry eyes

While we don’t all have AC units in our homes like our friends in Australia or the US do, the majority of our office buildings, shops and public spaces have. Although this can feel incredible on a very hot day, you may have noticed yourself experiencing increasingly dry eyes during times when the AC is switched on.

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21 April 2022

Author: Kate Green

Does not wearing glasses make your eyesight worse?

wearing glasses makes eyesight worse

More than 60% of the British population wear glasses and this number is rising all the time. As common as glasses are, how many people actually know exactly how they work and why it benefits your vision to wear them? People find themselves with blurry vision due to the shape and size of the cornea in relation to the eyeball.

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14 April 2022

Author: Kate Green

What's the best type of laser eye surgery for sportspeople?

sports laser eye surgery

A huge group of people who come to us for vision correction treatment are sportspeople who find that their glasses or contact lenses hold them back from performing to the best of their abilities. April is Sports Eye Health and Safety Month, so when better to discuss how vision correction surgery can help you in your sporting endeavours?

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12 April 2022

Author: Kate Green

Ask a patient: Sophie’s LASEK story

Sophie's LASEK

Sophie is the clinic manager of our Reading clinic. She spends her days ensuring the smooth running of everything in the clinic, as well as helping our patients on their journey to clear vision. Wearing glasses and contacts herself, Sophie was able to understand patients’ frustrations with their own poor vision. After having worked as a patient advisor for 5 months...

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