Eye Care Blog : 2019

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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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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05 November 2019

Author: Kate Green

Which 8 eye conditions are most common in children?

Keeping an eye on your child’s vision is perhaps even more important than monitoring your own, as often they can’t or don’t communicate that there is anything wrong at all. This especially goes for young children who might have been born with an eye condition or severe refractive error...

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31 October 2019

Author: Kate Green

Monofocal vs. multifocal lens exchange: What's best for your eyes?

Monofocal or multifocal lens RLE

At Optimax, we offer a range of lens surgeries including implantable contact lenses, cataract surgery, and refractive lens exchanges. The processes for cataract surgery and a refractive lens exchange (RLE) are the same, both involving the removal of the eye’s natural lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.

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29 October 2019

Author: Kate Green

The real fright this Halloween: How coloured contact lenses threaten your sight

Halloween is very nearly upon us! You’ve no doubt already carefully considered your costume, and might have even laid it out ready for the big day. Whether you’re donning a witch’s hat, devil’s horns, or simply draping yourself in a ghostly white sheet, you need to think about whether or not you’ll be enhancing your outfit with coloured cosmetic contact lenses...

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24 October 2019

Author: Kate Green

5 reasons why crying is actually good for you and your eyes

Reasons by crying is good for eye health

People cry for a whole host of different reasons, whether that’s feeling happy, sad, overwhelmed… or maybe they’re just chopping onions. We actually produce three different types of tears which are all triggered by various factors.

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22 October 2019

Author: Kate Green

Stye eye infections: Symptoms and how to treat them

Symptoms of styes and treatment advice

A stye is a relatively common eye infection and is usually harmless. Styes are caused by a build-up of the Staphylococcus bacteria which can be found in your nose. It is often transferred when you touch the inside of your nose and then your eyes, causing a stye to develop.

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