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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26 January 2021

Author: Kate Green

Ask a patient: Rachie’s laser eye surgery story

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Rachie is a businesswoman and mother, who runs an Instagram page and YouTube channel dedicated to all things fitness, lifestyle and business investment. Balancing a busy professional life with raising a young son, the hassles that came with glasses and contact lenses were just an added stress in her life.

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21 January 2021

Author: Kate Green

Do you have macular degeneration? Find out the symptoms and causes of macular conditions

macular conditions

The macula is a part of the retina, which is at the back of your eye. It is responsible for your central vision, as well as your colour and detailed vision. The rest of the retina is responsible for your peripheral vision. The macula is very small – about 5mm – but it’s absolutely crucial that it functions properly in order for you to have good eyesight.

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19 January 2021

Author: Kate Green

Tetrachromacy: Do you have superhuman vision?

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We’ve all heard of some people being colour blind and how the condition impedes your colour vision, but how many of us have heard of tetrachromacy? This is a condition affecting your colour vision which enables you to see around 100 million shades of colours.

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14 January 2021

Author: Kate Green

How does monovision laser eye surgery work?

monovision laser eye surgery

Monovision is where one eye is corrected for near vision and the other for far distances. Both of your eyes learn to balance each other out, and the brain automatically relies on the relevant eye to cover its respective visual range. This method is already fairly popular with contact lens wearers...

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12 January 2021

Author: Kate Green

When was laser eye surgery invented?

history of laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery might seem like it’s a relatively modern phenomenon, but it’s actually been around for over 50 years. In fact, people first realised that it was possible to correct vision by reshaping the cornea in 1896! There have been lots of key moments along the way, leading to laser eye surgery becoming what it is today.

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07 January 2021

Author: Kate Green

When is the perfect time to get laser eye surgery?

perfect time for laser eye surgery

In order for you to qualify as a suitable candidate for laser eye surgery, you need to have had a stable prescription for at least a year. This is because, during laser treatment, we correct your vision precisely based on your current prescription.

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04 January 2021

Author: Kate Green

New year, new view with laser eye surgery

new year new view laser eye surgery

Happy New Year! We’re leaving behind one of the most memorable years in decades (although it is perhaps not memorable for all of the right reasons) and people are seeking a fresh start in 2021 more than in any previous January. How could laser eye surgery fit into your plans for the upcoming year...?

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30 December 2020

Author: Kate Green

Live life without glasses after cataract treatment

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Cataract surgery restores youthful vision, giving back the full colour and crisp images which may have faded for you over the last few years. Cataract surgery at Optimax is also a great way to ensure that you won’t rely on reading glasses later in life, as our multifocal lenses can provide multiple focus points...

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22 December 2020

Author: Kate Green

Myth busting: Are LED Christmas lights bad for your eyes?

christmas lights affect eyes

Christmas lights are top of the festive favourites list for many people. Whether they’re wrapped around your Christmas tree, or adorning the front of your house, they definitely help spread the festive cheer – which is perhaps needed during 2020’s Christmas season more than any other!

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17 December 2020

Author: Kate Green

20/20 vision in 2020: A year in reviews

2020 has been a year to remember for lots of reasons, and certainly not all of them are good. While plenty of us will be glad to see the back of 2020 and head into a new year, we thought we would focus on some of the positives this year has brought for Optimax patients.

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