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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10 December 2019

Author: Kate Green

Can you go blind from laser eye surgery?

Can you go blind from laser eye surgery

There is some debate online surrounding the topic of blindness from laser eye surgery – some sources say it’s never happened, while others refute this claim entirely.

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05 December 2019

Author: Kate Green

Meet Dr Mughal, laser surgeon at Optimax

Dr Mughal interview

We know how important it is to meet your surgeon before treatment, so we sat down with one of our laser surgeons, Dr Mughal, and asked him a few questions to help prospective patients get to know him better.

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03 December 2019

Author: Kate Green

Can central heating in winter cause dry eye disease?

Have you noticed your eyes feeling a bit grittier, drier, redder and tired in recent weeks? Well, you’re not alone and the good news is that there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for it.

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28 November 2019

Author: Kate Green

Is eye colour-changing surgery dangerous?

Have you always dreamed of having eyes a different colour to your natural hue? Well, you’re not alone. Cosmetic surgery to change the colour of your iris is on the rise, so we thought we’d take a look at the technicalities of it...

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26 November 2019

Author: Kate Green

Can photo flash damage your eyes?

Can photo flash damage your eyes?

We’ve all been in front of the camera with a cheesy grin fixed to our faces, waiting to hear the shutter click and the camera flash. Then, when it does eventually happen, we’ve all been momentarily blinded by the flash...

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21 November 2019

Author: Kate Green

Should you get cosmetic eye surgery?

cosmetic eye surgery man

Did you know that we provide more than just laser eye surgery at Optimax? As well as a range of cataract and lens treatments, we also offer cosmetic eye surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty.

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19 November 2019

Author: Kate Green

Should you risk going abroad for laser eye surgery?

Should I get laser eye surgery abroad?

At first, the idea can seem quite attractive. Jet off to a warm country, soak up a bit of sun, and return (hopefully) with 20/20 vision. What’s not to like?

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14 November 2019

Author: Kate Green

High precision laser tech with 6D eye tracking

We know that choosing where to have your laser eye surgery is an important decision and can feel quite daunting. That’s not to mention making sure you know which type of treatment to opt for – be that LASIK, LASEK, PRK or SMILE – or choosing your specific surgeon.

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12 November 2019

Author: Kate Green

What is Nystagmus and what causes it?

Nystagmus is a condition whereby a person suffers with involuntary, uncontrollable eye movements. The condition can often make someone’s eyes look like they are shaking, moving quickly either from side to side, up and down, or in a circular motion.

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07 November 2019

Author: Kate Green

5 reasons why laser eye surgery is nothing like that Final Destination scene

Olivia Final destination has laser eye surgery

We see it all the time on laser eye discussion threads – people saying they could never consider vision correction treatment because of one thing. One film that’s traumatised them and left them scarred for life… it’s Final Destination 5.

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