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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14 December 2021

Author: Kate Green

Ask a patient: Hayden’s LASIK story

Hayden's LASIK

Hayden came to us in July 2021 after having considered laser eye surgery for a number of years. However, the one thing that had been stopping him was his phobia of anything touching his eyes, whether that was trying to put his contact lenses in, or someone administering eye drops to him. Hayden even didn’t like seeing other people touch their own eyes...

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09 December 2021

Author: Kate Green

Who is not suitable for laser eye surgery?

who is not suitable for laser eye surgery

Making sure you’re suitable for laser eye surgery involves a number of examinations to ensure that it is safe for you to proceed to treatment. At Optimax, we have very stringent checks in place. We want the best results for our patients so, if we feel that you’re not entirely suitable for treatment, we won’t put you forward for it.

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07 December 2021

Author: Kate Green

Why should you wear sunglasses in winter?

wearing sunglasses in winter

Sunglasses are a staple of most summer outfits, with many of us owning several pairs to suit every occasion possible. Even though the winter months aren’t as warm as summer, it doesn’t mean that the sun’s harmful UV rays suddenly go into hibernation. In fact, with the winter sun sitting lower in the sky...

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02 December 2021

Author: Kate Green

What's the difference between warm and cool light? Is one worse for your eyes?

christmas lights cool light warm light

If you haven’t already put up your Christmas decorations, then this weekend is likely to be the occasion for it. The majority of the nation agree that the first weekend of December is the perfect time to begin stringing gorgeous lights up outside your house and wrapping the Christmas tree in tinsel...

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30 November 2021

Author: Kate Green

How can a pituitary tumour damage your eyesight?

pituitary tumours vision

The most common issue that people have with their pituitary gland is that they experience a growth on it called an adenoma. This is a type of tumour and it can cause the pituitary gland to produce too many or not enough hormones. In fact, 8% of all brain tumours diagnosed in the UK each year are pituitary tumours.

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25 November 2021

Author: Kate Green

What visual problems can you develop after having a stroke?

Losing vision from strokes

Strokes can affect your speech, movement, taste, continence, balance and more, but one of the main things impacted by a stroke is your vision. As a result of this you can’t, by law, drive for one month following a stroke. We’re going to discuss the effects of a stroke on your vision...

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23 November 2021

Author: Kate Green

Ask a patient: Sara’s LASEK story

Sara's LASEK story

Back in April this year, we treated our patient Sara with LASEK surgery in both eyes. Sara had been struggling with glasses and contact lenses for a number of years but finally took the plunge and visited us after her friend had treatment with Optimax and loved her results!

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18 November 2021

Author: Kate Green

How much are your plastic contact lenses polluting the planet?

plastic contact lens pollution

Most of us are actively trying to reduce our impact on the environment, whether that’s recycling our plastic bottles or taking public transport instead of driving. However, something we might not consider is the effect of our disposable contact lenses on the environment. As much as we may try to avoid single-use plastics where possible, contact lenses are actually a huge part of the problem.

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16 November 2021

Author: Kate Green

Do you need to join a waiting list for laser eye surgery and cataract surgery?

when can i have treatment

For patients who have been considering vision correction treatment for months or years, one of their first questions is usually “how quickly can you fit me in?!” Often, they’re looking forward to new 20/20 vision so much that they come in practically ready to have treatment at their first consultation!

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09 November 2021

Author: Kate Green

An apple a day keeps eye disease away! Our best autumnal apple cake recipe to boost your eye health

Apples boost eye health

If you’ve got a few apples lying around, this apple cake recipe could be the perfect thing to whip up this week. Not only is it delicious and makes excellent use of seasonal produce, but you’ll actually be benefiting your eye health when you eat it!

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