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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23 September 2021

Author: Kate Green

7 of the most common eye diseases: National Eye Health Week 2021

7 common eye diseases

National Eye Health Week runs for the week from Monday 20th September 2021. We’re passionate about all things eyes – not just laser eye surgery! – and we spend a great deal of time ensuring that our website is place where you can become informed about a range of different eye conditions and diseases. This week, we’re shining a light on some of the most common eye diseases and conditions...

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16 September 2021

Author: Kate Green

Patients’ most common questions around cataract surgery

cataract q+a

We get lots of questions about cataract surgery from our patients and, believe us, there’s no such thing as a silly question. It’s good for you to be as informed as you possibly can be before surgery day, so we hope that some of the below questions and answers will alleviate any concerns you might have.

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09 September 2021

Author: Kate Green

Do ‘nut’ miss this peanut butter recipe to boost your eye health!

peanut butter eye health

Vitamin E is a nutrient which is particularly good for our eyes and, luckily for any nut-lovers out there, peanuts contain lots of it! Studies over the years have shown that consuming enough vitamin E can help slow the progress of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), as well as delaying the onset of cataracts.

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02 September 2021

Author: Kate Green

Back to school? Back to the opticians!

back to school back to opticians

It’s that time of year again and parents across the country are likely breathing a sigh of relief as they drop their children off at the school gates. There can be so much to remember for the start of the new term with to-do lists as long as your arm and stress levels sky high. One thing that might have slipped your mind, however, is the importance of a trip to the opticians.

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26 August 2021

Author: Kate Green

How does multiple sclerosis affect your eyesight?

MS eyesight

Multiple sclerosis, also known as MS, is described by the National MS Society as “an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.” The NHS describes MS as a lifelong “condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance.”

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19 August 2021

Author: Kate Green

How does rheumatoid arthritis put your eyesight at risk?

rheumatoid arthritis eyesight

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition which usually affects your hands, wrists and feet, causing pain and swelling. With RA, your immune system attacks your joint tissues mistakenly and can also attack your skin and blood vessels. The inflammatory response of the misfiring immune system can cause a variety of other symptoms, including eye problems.

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12 August 2021

Author: Kate Green

Questions to ask before your laser eye surgery

questions to ask your surgeon

It’s crucial that you feel comfortable with your decision to proceed with laser eye surgery. At Optimax, we want you to feel relaxed and confident about your choice, which is why we provide you with the opportunity to ask us questions at every stage of your journey.

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05 August 2021

Author: Kate Green

Can your eye health predict heart problems later in life?

cardiovascular health eye test

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally and, although you might not think it, your eyes actually hold a multitude of clues about your cardiovascular health. A routine eye examination can reveal underlying health problems with a simple glance at the blood vessels at the back of your eye.

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29 July 2021

Author: Kate Green

5 reasons not to go abroad for your laser eye surgery

5 reasons not to have laser eye surgery abroad

People’s main motivation for heading abroad for their laser eye surgery comes down to money. The procedure is often cheaper in some European countries, and people might think that they might get to enjoy a holiday while they’re out there. But is a holiday reason enough to fly abroad for your laser eye surgery?

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27 July 2021

Author: Kate Green

Does long Covid affect your eyesight?

long covid

With the help of incredible medical services worldwide, over 175 million people have been nursed back to health since the beginning of 2020, and are now considered ‘recovered’. However, something that no one anticipated are the absolutely crushing effects of what is being called ‘long COVID’.

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