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.

Previous Page 2 of 11 Next

06 February 2020

Author: Kate Green

Blue and black, or white and gold? The science behind The Dress debate

the dress colours

February 2020 marks five years since The Dress first burst into our lives. It all started with a Tumblr post before making its way onto all social media platforms, news networks, and every staffroom conversation for the days which followed.

Read more

04 February 2020

Author: Kate Green

What to expect after cataract surgery

cataract surgery recovery

Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove a cataract from your eye. A cataract occurs as your eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy, filling with a build-up of protein. This build up creates a foggy visual effect, preventing light from reaching the optic nerve effectively, which is what enables you to see.

Read more

30 January 2020

Author: Kate Green

Which is your dominant eye, and why do we have one?

dominant eye

Contrary to popular belief, your dominant eye doesn’t always have better vision than your non-dominant eye. Essentially, it just means that this particular eye relays information more accurately to your brain’s visual cortex than the other eye.

Read more

28 January 2020

Author: Kate Green

Maria’s Refractive Lens Exchange surgery

maria's RLE

Meet Maria, a registered nurse at Optimax Leicester. She is also our Infection Control Nurse for the North and, having worked at Optimax for a number of years, it’s safe to say that Maria knows eye surgery very well.

Read more

23 January 2020

Author: Kate Green

What is visual snow, and how do you know if you have it?

what is visual snow

Visual snow (VS) is a rare condition which causes a static-like effect to appear over everything you see. The effect will be present in both eyes, taking up the entire visual field. For some VS sufferers, the symptoms are relatively mild...

Read more

21 January 2020

Author: Kate Green

What is astigmatism, and how can it be treated?

what is astigmatism

Astigmatism is an incredibly common eye condition, affecting almost 50% of British people who wear glasses. It occurs when either the eye’s surface – the cornea – or the lens behind the cornea isn’t as round as it should be.

Read more

16 January 2020

Author: Kate Green

All about the laser eye surgery recovery process

laser eye surgery recovery

There are many factors that come into play when you’re deciding whether or not to opt for laser eye surgery. You probably want to investigate the reputation of the company you’re having treatment with, as well as your individual surgeon’s reputation.

Read more

14 January 2020

Author: Kate Green

What is night blindness and what are the risks?

night blindness

Night blindness, also known as nyctalopia, is a condition which means your eyes are unable to adapt to low-light conditions. This means that simple everyday activities, such as driving in the dark or popping to the bathroom during the night, become a lot more difficult.

Read more

09 January 2020

Author: Kate Green

Why do some patterns and stripes hurt your eyes?

Have you ever looked at a still stripy pattern and felt that it was moving in front of your very eyes? Maybe you had to strain your eyes particularly hard to focus on it and differentiate one stripe from the next.

Read more

07 January 2020

Author: Kate Green

What is glaucoma and can it be treated?

All about glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition whereby your eyesight gradually deteriorates as a result of damage to your optic nerve. The optic nerve is at the back of your eye and becomes damaged by a build-up of pressure inside the eye – primarily due to issues with the eye’s draining area.

Read more
Previous Page 2 of 11 Next