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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24 February 2022

Author: Kate Green

Laser eye surgery patient profile: Lucile’s LASEK journey

Lucile's LASEK

Lucile is a Registered General Nurse in our Peterborough clinic. She works alongside our surgeon and laser assistants on treatment days to ensure that surgery runs smoothly for Optimax patients. She’s an integral part of the team and is one of the many important cogs needed to keep the treatment day wheels turning!

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22 February 2022

Author: Kate Green

Was Vincent Van Gogh colour blind?

Van Gogh colour blind

Vincent Van Gogh is without a doubt one of the most famous artists of all time. He is known for his striking colour combinations and beautiful creations, often depicting landscapes, sunflowers or other still life scenes. As iconic as his work is, one of the most commonly-discussed topics when it comes to his career is his choice of colour...

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17 February 2022

Author: Kate Green

Could you reduce your dementia risk by having cataract surgery?

dementia and cataracts

A study published last month has revealed that there is a significant link between having cataract surgery and lowering your risk of dementia. It’s been suggested that those who have cataract surgery have a 29% lower risk of developing dementia than patients who do not opt for cataract surgery.

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15 February 2022

Author: Kate Green

Meet Jane, Registered General Nurse, in Milton Keynes and London

Meet nurse Jane

Today, we’re speaking to Jane, one of our lovely nurses. Jane is based in Milton Keynes but also works in our London clinics to ensure the smooth running of laser treatment days. We had a few questions for Jane who had some brilliant answers for us, not to mention lots of accompanying photos!

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10 February 2022

Author: Kate Green

What are the symptoms of uveitis and how can you treat it?

What is uveitis

Uveitis is a rare eye condition which results in inflammation of the eye. It affects between 2-5 in every 10,000 people in the UK each year. It is the third leading cause of blindness in the UK. Uveitis affects your uvea which is made up of three parts of the eye: the iris, the ciliary body and the choroid.

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08 February 2022

Author: Kate Green

AMD Awareness Month: How do you know if you have it?

amd awareness month

Nearly 1.5 million people in the UK suffer with macular disease, and 600,000 of these people have age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The number of people suffering with AMD is actually higher than the combined amount of people dealing with dry eye and glaucoma. The total number of people with AMD is expected to double by 2050, with 288 million predicted cases worldwide by 2040.

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03 February 2022

Author: Kate Green

Can autoimmune diseases make you unsuitable for laser eye surgery?

autoimmune conditions laser eye surgery

An autoimmune disease is a condition whereby your body attacks your organs and tissues, mistaking healthy cells for foreign cells. There are a number of different autoimmune diseases and patients who have an autoimmune condition generally have a higher risk of infection. This can complicate the healing process for many illnesses, injuries or surgeries, including the recovery period for laser eye surgery.

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01 February 2022

Author: Kate Green

Share the joy of laser eye surgery: Refer a friend and receive £50

Refer a friend

We hear it time and time again from patients: “Laser eye surgery is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself – why did I wait so long?!” What if you hadn’t missed out on years of clear vision and had gone for treatment sooner, because a friend recommended it to you? And what if your friend received a £50 cheque once you had your treatment?

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27 January 2022

Author: Kate Green

What are the different types of lenses available for lens surgery at Optimax?

different types of lenses

We offer two different types of lens surgery – Implantable Contact Lenses and Lens Replacement surgery. There are a number of benefits for both of these surgeries, but people most commonly opt for them due to a strong prescription that excludes them from laser eye surgery, or due to the presence of a cataract which would require Lens Replacement surgery.

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25 January 2022

Author: Kate Green

How does alcohol impact your eyesight? Try this vision-boosting mocktail recipe

tomato juice boost vision

A massive 8 million people are thought to have attempted to complete ‘Dry January’ this year. For those unfamiliar with the term, Dry January is simply where you forgo alcohol for the first month of the year. It’s often touted as a way to recover from the excess of the festive season...

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