Eye Care Blog : 2021

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 October 2021

Author: Kate Green

What are the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK cataract surgery waiting lists?

40 percent reduction in cataract surgery

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every part of society from employment levels and food supply chains, to education and the rate of inflation. Most notable, however, is the devastating impact on the National Health Service (NHS). More than half a million patients have been admitted to UK hospitals since the start of the pandemic...

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19 October 2021

Author: Kate Green

Meet the team: Optimax Leicester

meet leicester optimax

We’ve got a lovely team in our Leicester clinic that goes out of their way to provide top-class service to Optimax patients. With some team members having been here as long as 16 years, they have a wealth of experience between them. We had a chat with the whole team, ranging from patient advisors and nurses to the clinic manager and head optometrist!

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14 October 2021

Author: Kate Green

Do you have tiny white bumps around your eyes? Find out what ‘milia’ are

milia

Have you ever seen small white bumps on your face, particularly on your upper cheeks or around your eyes? Chances are it’s milia (plural: milia, single: milium). They’re painless small white cysts that don’t feel itchy or irritated unless they are picked or aggravated. Milia typically appear in clusters, feel hard, and are usually easy to identify.

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12 October 2021

Author: Kate Green

Optimax Liverpool: Meet clinic manager Rebecca

optimax liverpool

Today, we’re chatting with Rebecca, clinic manager of our Liverpool clinic. Rebecca has been with us for almost 6 years and certainly knows a thing or two about laser eye surgery, cataract/RLE treatment, and implantable contact lenses.

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07 October 2021

Author: Kate Green

Ask a patient: Mariam’s LASIK story

Mariam's LASIK

In August this year, we treated our lovely patient Mariam with LASIK surgery. Mariam is an optometrist herself and spends her days talking all things eyes and vision with her patients. She was short sighted and relied on either glasses or contact lenses every day for even the smallest of tasks.

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30 September 2021

Author: Kate Green

Optimax Brighton: Meet Zena and Louise

meet brighton

We often hear from our patients that seeing the clinic and meeting Optimax team members makes them feel more comfortable. Knowing who is going to be there in the surgery room and at your aftercare appointments gives you a better idea of what to expect and we know that seeing a familiar face makes all the difference!

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23 September 2021

Author: Kate Green

7 of the most common eye diseases: National Eye Health Week 2021

7 common eye diseases

National Eye Health Week runs for the week from Monday 20th September 2021. We’re passionate about all things eyes – not just laser eye surgery! – and we spend a great deal of time ensuring that our website is place where you can become informed about a range of different eye conditions and diseases. This week, we’re shining a light on some of the most common eye diseases and conditions...

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16 September 2021

Author: Kate Green

Patients’ most common questions around cataract surgery

cataract q+a

We get lots of questions about cataract surgery from our patients and, believe us, there’s no such thing as a silly question. It’s good for you to be as informed as you possibly can be before surgery day, so we hope that some of the below questions and answers will alleviate any concerns you might have.

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09 September 2021

Author: Kate Green

Do ‘nut’ miss this peanut butter recipe to boost your eye health!

peanut butter eye health

Vitamin E is a nutrient which is particularly good for our eyes and, luckily for any nut-lovers out there, peanuts contain lots of it! Studies over the years have shown that consuming enough vitamin E can help slow the progress of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), as well as delaying the onset of cataracts.

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02 September 2021

Author: Kate Green

Back to school? Back to the opticians!

back to school back to opticians

It’s that time of year again and parents across the country are likely breathing a sigh of relief as they drop their children off at the school gates. There can be so much to remember for the start of the new term with to-do lists as long as your arm and stress levels sky high. One thing that might have slipped your mind, however, is the importance of a trip to the opticians.

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