Eye Care Blog : 2020

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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30 December 2020

Author: Kate Green

Live life without glasses after cataract treatment

live life without glasses

Cataract surgery restores youthful vision, giving back the full colour and crisp images which may have faded for you over the last few years. Cataract surgery at Optimax is also a great way to ensure that you won’t rely on reading glasses later in life, as our multifocal lenses can provide multiple focus points...

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22 December 2020

Author: Kate Green

Myth busting: Are LED Christmas lights bad for your eyes?

christmas lights affect eyes

Christmas lights are top of the festive favourites list for many people. Whether they’re wrapped around your Christmas tree, or adorning the front of your house, they definitely help spread the festive cheer – which is perhaps needed during 2020’s Christmas season more than any other!

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17 December 2020

Author: Kate Green

20/20 vision in 2020: A year in reviews

2020 has been a year to remember for lots of reasons, and certainly not all of them are good. While plenty of us will be glad to see the back of 2020 and head into a new year, we thought we would focus on some of the positives this year has brought for Optimax patients.

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15 December 2020

Author: Kate Green

Are your eyes contact lens intolerant?

contact lens intolerance

According to research we conducted at Optimax, 37.3% of people rely on glasses or contact lenses by the time they reach 18 years old. This number actually rises to a huge 86.6% of people aged 49 or over, highlighting just how big an issue poor vision is for the British population.

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10 December 2020

Author: Kate Green

Festive Christmas Sprouts recipe to boost your eye health

christmas sprouts recipe

Sometimes considered the Marmite of vegetables, sprouts have always been a talking point when it comes to festive food favourites. While they might not be the most popular component of the Christmas lunch, there are lots of benefits to eating sprouts. They are a great source of lutein and zeaxanthin...

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08 December 2020

Author: Kate Green

6 ways Optimax are ensuring patient and staff safety during COVID-19

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2020 has been a year like no other. Nationwide lockdowns have brought a new way of life for millions of people across the UK, whether that’s working from home more than in pre-pandemic times, doing most of your shopping online, or embracing Zoom parties instead of in-person meet ups.

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05 November 2020

Author: Alex Martins-Hesp

How to Keep Your Eyes Safe Around Fireworks

 Fireworks Eye Safety

Bonfire night may be a little different this year (thanks covid-19) so you might be planning to have a mini fireworks display of your own in the comfort of your garden. But while we're encouraged to remember the catchy 5th of November rhyme, we often overlook what we really need to remind ourselves for this time of year. Fireworks are arguably the definition of "beautiful yet deadly", and if not handled with care, you could find yourself losing an eye (or worse).

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21 October 2020

Author: Alex Martins-Hesp

Feast Your Eyes! Our top 5 Autumn recipes that are great for your eye health

recipes that are great for your eye health

As the weather grows colder, we start to look forward to the hearty meals that make us feel cosy when the rain is falling outside. Not only can your tummy benefit from these seasonal ingredients but your eyes can also as well! From September to November, the autumn harvest brings a variety of delicious produce that is full of vitamins our eyes are crying out to have. What better way to obtain those healthy vitamins than through some delicious recipes? Here are our top 5 meals to have this autumn that our eyes can really benefit from!

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30 September 2020

Author: Alex Martins-Hesp

How to Keep Your Eyes Safe and Healthy This Autumn

The nights are drawing in faster, leaves are turning gold, and we are getting the sweaters out, which can mean only one thing... Autumn is here! And whilst a lot of us are thinking about how cosy we'll be getting in the cold season we often forget what dangers lie ahead for our eyes. Not to worry, we are here to highlight what affects Autumn may have on our eye health and give you tips on how to prevent it before it even occurs.

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15 September 2020

Author: Alex Martins-Hesp

Glasses vs. Face Mask- How to stop your glasses fogging up

How to stop your glasses fogging up

With face masks becoming the new essential fashion trend and no signs of a vaccine being certified anytime soon, we have all been adjusting to the new "Covid-19 norm." But with the extensive use of masks, it has brought on a new glasses struggle; they keep fogging up! Whilst adapting to (slightly claustrophobic) face coverings, it is affecting those who rely on eyeglasses.

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