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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18 February 2020

Author: Kate Green

Blind as a bat: How much truth is actually in the saying?

bats vision

If you have poor eyesight, or you rely on glasses with a strong prescription, you may have described yourself as “blind as a bat”. You might even have been described like this by someone else, and the saying is sometimes used as an insult when people are particularly unobservant (despite this having nothing to do with their visual acuity!).

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13 February 2020

Author: Kate Green

All about the structure of the human eye

human eye structure

The human eye is an incredible organ. Made up of many intricate parts working together, the end result is something that almost everyone relies on heavily every single day – our vision. Even though we value our vision the most of all our senses (accounting for 80% of all impressions), a lot of people know surprisingly little about how our eyes work

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11 February 2020

Author: Kate Green

What is Implantable Content Lens surgery, and am I suitable for EVO Visian treatment?

ICL staar

ICL stands for “Implantable Contact Lenses” and is a vision correction surgery to help people remove the need for glasses and contact lenses. While laser eye surgery might be the most popular choice for vision correction procedures, not everyone is suitable.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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