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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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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22 July 2021

Author: Kate Green

Why could I be unsuitable for laser eye surgery?

unsuitable for lasik

One of the most important parts of your laser eye surgery journey is ensuring that you are suitable for treatment. This is something we check on your first consultation with us, long before we have a surgeon assess your eyes and book you in for treatment.

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20 July 2021

Author: Kate Green

Did pirates really believe that earrings improved their eyesight?

pirate eyesight earrings

Interestingly, the alleged main reason that pirates wore a golden earring – often hooped – was because they believed it improved their eyesight. Without any science behind this rumour, the widely held belief among the pirate community was that the precious metals forming the earring had magic powers to heal their vision.

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15 July 2021

Author: Kate Green

How much is laser eye surgery at Optimax?

how much is laser eye surgery

We don’t believe in the “prices start from £500” line of marketing, with a structure that charges patients with stronger prescriptions more money. This is because it doesn’t cost us as a business more money to treat a high prescription.

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13 July 2021

Author: Kate Green

11 must see summer locations near Optimax clinics around the UK

summer locations optimax clinics

Summer is technically here, even if we’re experiencing a few more rain showers and a little less sunshine than we had last year. With international holidays likely off the cards this year, the holidays around the UK – commonly referred to as staycations – are growing in popularity. 2021 could be the perfect time to explore the UK and visit some new cities.

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08 July 2021

Author: Kate Green

What happens to your eyes when you’re tired?

sleep hormones

You may have heard of melatonin, more widely known as the sleep hormone. This is a hormone your body releases in the evening which keeps your circadian rhythm consistent. Your circadian rhythm is an internal process to help you stay in a regular sleep-wake cycle, thereby promoting a stable routine and sleep pattern.

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06 July 2021

Author: Kate Green

Does blinking too much reveal your boredom?

blink rate

Did you know that, on average, people blink 13,000 times a day? Typically, this ranges from between eight to 22 times a minute, and the figure varies according to several factors which we’re going to have a look at in this article. The primary function of blinking is to hydrate the eyes and stop them from drying out, but 13,000 blinks is far more than experts believe we need for this.

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