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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17 October 2019

Author: Kate Green

Putting laser eye surgery on the menu for chefs

Laser eye surgery benefits chefs

It’s now that time of year when the Great British Bake Off is back on our screens, as well as Celebrity MasterChef making its 2019 return. All our favourite TV chefs are starting to share their top winter recipes, and there’s certainly no shortage of food-related programmes at this time of year.

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15 October 2019

Author: Kate Green

Can you brighten your eyes naturally? All about the dangers of artificial sclera whitening

Whiten your eyes naturally

The sclera is the white part of your eye that you see surrounding the iris (the coloured section which houses your pupil). Humans are actually the only primates to have a visible sclera which is thought to come hand in hand with our status as the most social beings.

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10 October 2019

Author: Kate Green

New treatment for Keratoconus at Optimax: Small-incision LIKE with the XENIA implant

new keratoconus treatment with small incision LIKE

Keratoconus is an eye condition affecting around 1 in 2,000 people in the UK. The front part of your eye, the cornea, becomes weaker and thinner, gradually losing its shape and becoming more cone-like.

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08 October 2019

Author: Kate Green

What to expect at a child’s eye test

All about children's eye tests

Eye tests are absolutely crucial in maintaining good eye health, and we’ve written previously about the importance of them. They can detect all sorts of hidden eye problems, even revealing the presence of brain tumours and diabetes.

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03 October 2019

Author: Kate Green

Surgeon profile: Meet Dr Ilango, Medical Director for cataract and lens surgery

Dr Ilango talks to patient

Dr Ilango is our Medical Director for Lens Surgery at Optimax, having worked with us for 25 years. He is also a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, specialising in cornea and lens implants.

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01 October 2019

Author: Kate Green

The sharp rise of short sight: Is myopia becoming a global epidemic?

short-sight-myopia-global-epidemic

An epidemic is defined as a “widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time”. While myopia (also known as short-sightedness) doesn’t qualify as an infectious disease, there’s no denying that it is becoming more widespread with each year that goes by, with reported cases growing exponentially.

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26 September 2019

Author: Kate Green

The impacts of high alcohol consumption on your eyesight

Impacts of high alcohol consumption on eyesight

Drinking alcohol is a normal part of life for many British adults. While 20% of people surveyed by Drink Aware said that they didn’t drink at all, 57% of respondents had had at least one drink in the week leading up to being interviewed.

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24 September 2019

Author: Kate Green

Optimax surgeon Dr. Bhojani treats her niece with LASIK surgery

Dr. Bhojani treats her niece with LASIK surgery

At the beginning of August, we treated 19 year old Zahra in Optimax Leicester. She had worn glasses for the past 12 years and knew that vision correction treatment was something she had wanted for a long time.

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19 September 2019

Author: Kate Green

Is your eyesight legal for driving? The roadside dangers of cataracts, AMD and glaucoma

Legal eyesight for driving, cataracts and glaucoma

Deteriorating vision is a normal part of the ageing process, be that in the form of cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, or another sight-related condition.

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17 September 2019

Author: Kate Green

What are the benefits of Laser Eye Surgery for sportspeople?

Benefits of laser eye surgery for athletes

There are many sports where having good eyesight is absolutely crucial to succeed. Attempting to track a tennis ball on court, intercept a football player and tackle them, or follow the lines of the running track all become very difficult when your sight is compromised.

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