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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12 September 2019

Author: Kate Green

How to read your eye prescription

How to read your eye prescription

We get lots of questions about optical prescriptions, exactly what the letters and numbers on that piece of paper mean, and whether or not, based on these numbers, someone is suitable for vision correction treatment with us.

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10 September 2019

Author: Kate Green

12 signs that your child is struggling with their eyesight

12 signs your child is struggling with vision

It can be difficult to know that your child is struggling with their vision because they may not even be aware themselves. If the problem is something which has been present from early in their life, they might just take it as the norm and not give you any indication that something is wrong.

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05 September 2019

Author: Kate Green

Do you drink enough water to keep your eyes healthy?

Keep your eyes hydrated and drink water

We’ve all heard that we should be drinking 2 litres of water a day to stay hydrated, keep our organs healthy, our body temperature regulated, and our energy levels high. Water is what enables our bodies to function, flushing out waste products and delivering oxygen throughout the body.

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03 September 2019

Author: Kate Green

Mother, father and son have their vision corrected together at Optimax

Family receive laser treatment together

Sometimes, treatment at Optimax really can become a family affair. We recently caught up with a mother, father and son who all had treatment with us, and had a chat about their Optimax experiences.

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28 August 2019

Author: Kate Green

What is Eye Sleep, and should you be worried about it?

What is eye sleep

We’ve all woken up in the mornings feeling a bit sleepy, only to find some crusting or gunk in our eyes. Sometimes called “eye sleep”, the substance is a combination of eye debris and hardened tear film which falls into the eye’s inner corner and then dries up overnight, forming the crust.

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21 August 2019

Author: Kate Green

The negative effects of makeup on your eyes

Negative impacts of makeup on your eyes

Makeup has been around for thousands of years and is used in almost every society in the world – from colourful tribal makeup through to the Kardashian-style contouring we know today.

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14 August 2019

Author: Kate Green

Meet the Hawthorns: Sisters undergo Laser Eye Surgery at Optimax

3 sisters have laser eye surgery at Optimax Glasgow

Earlier this year, we treated three sisters at Optimax Glasgow. Older sister Stephanie, and twins Louise and Pamela, all opted for LASEK treatment in a bid to ditch their glasses for good.

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07 August 2019

Author: Kate Green

What are the symptoms of Dry Eye Disease?

Symptoms and treatment for dry eye disease

Dry eye is a common eye condition whereby the eyes do not produce enough tears for the eye to be sufficiently lubricated. This occurs for a number of reasons and can cause several uncomfortable symptoms. It’s estimated that around 7% of population suffer from dry eye.

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31 July 2019

Author: Kate Green

Eagle eyes: Where does the saying come from?

All about eagle's eyes

We’ve all heard someone with excellent eyesight described as “eagle eyed” by others – but how much truth lies in this well-known idiom? The saying harks back to the Elizabethan era, where it was first reported being used in 1598.

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25 July 2019

Author: Kate Green

Which eye conditions affect women more than men?

Women's eye health risks

When it comes to blindness and eye disease, it’s clear to see that women are at far greater risk than men. Two thirds of global blindness and visual impairments occur in women, and women are much more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, and cataracts than men.

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