November 12, 2019

Many will remember our mum or dad shouting at us as kids " if you sit too close to the TV, you will go blind!" Nowadays I am the one constantly telling my kids to sit further away from the PC or to stop holding their phones so close to their face.... because as it turn...

May 17, 2018

What makes my eyes tired?

Your eye is an amazing optical camera but unlike your phone camera, it gets tired... and you feel that as either blurry vision, fluctuating vision or just tired eyes. This is even more noticeable if you have any sort of prescriptive error (shor...

January 22, 2018

I often find educating my patients about the basic structure of the eye is very useful to help them understand their eye conditions.

Basically the eye is like a camera. Cameras have typically two lenses to focus light. The front lens of the eye (called the cornea) has a...

November 17, 2017

In my last blog post, I spoke about new technologies which have fundamentally changed treatment for my patients. One is SMILE laser eye surgery.

For many years, the two laser eye surgery options have been LASIK and surface laser (ASLA).  The success rates of both these...

November 1, 2017

I tell about 1 in 5 people who come for laser eye surgery that they are unsuitable. Sounds like quite a high percentage right? That's because the number one consideration is safety, especially given laser eye surgery is an elective procedure.

There can be many reasons w...

October 25, 2017

Most of you might have vaguely heard this word "astigmatism" and some of you may even have been told you have it. But what actually is it?

Remember your eyeball is like a camera with two lenses. The front lens, the cornea, does most of the focusing work and generally ha...

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