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Healthy eyes, healthy lives & boost your COVID19 immunity with sunshine on this sunny Sunday

Healthy eyes, healthy lives & boost your COVID19 immunity with sunshine on this sunny Sunday

Hear Danny Kelly talk to eye surgeon Mark Wevill on BBC WM about sunshine, our eyes and our health

Everything is good in moderation. Too little sun & too much is a problem. A bit of sunshine every day prevents or reduces the amount of short sightedness in children. In fact it’s so good that schools in countries with high levels of short-sightedness are sending school children out to play for an hour a day and the degree of short-sightedness is already reducing. Read more.

Sunlight in our eyes also increases the amount of serotonin in our brains. Serotonin is the happy hormone and high levels in the day increases melatonin release at night which is the sleepy hormone. Without enough sunlight entering your eyes, your serotonin levels can dip and can trigger sadness or even depression. Dull days & staying indoors in winter can cause you to be in a bad mood for a long time which is also known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD. It’s a type of depression caused by a short days & weak sunlight in winter. Natural light exposure during the day makes us happy and helps us sleep well at night too.

There are disadvantages of too much sun exposure because it can cause cataracts. Cataracts are a cloudiness of the natural lens in our eyes which causes glare from headlights at night and eventually blurred vision in the daytime. When cataracts cause vision problems, a painless quick operation can remove them and your cloudy lens can be replaced with a high tech clear lens which may even mean you don’t have to wear glasses again. Read more.  And as you’ll be getting more light into your eyes, you’ll be happier ands sleep better at night.

But sunlight also has other health benefits. Sunlight on our skins produces vitamin D which makes bones stronger, lowers the risk of colon, ovarian, pancreatic and prostate cancers, heart disease and multiple sclerosis. Psoriasis, eczema and acne also improve with sunlight.

Sunlight and vitamin D are also slimming because they reduce your appetite. And vitamin D boosts immunity & reduces your risk of developing infections such as flu. So sunlight may help you fight off the COVID19 virus.

So follow the Health Secretary’s advice about staying safe and don’t spread Coronavirus. But get a little sun responsibly. You’ll be happier, sleep better tonight & boost your immunity against COVD19! 

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Protect your eyes to avoid coronavirus

Protect your eyes to avoid coronavirus

You will have seen many news stories in recent days about the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19, which is currently gaining traction in many countries around the world.

To try and contain the spread of the virus, people are being encouraged to wash their hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds on each occasion. (Not sure what 20 seconds feels like? Singing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice while you wash is a handy way to measure the correct timeframe.)

But you may not be aware of the importance of protecting your eyes, as well as keeping your hands clean.

How is coronavirus spread?
Coronavirus is spread via droplets from an infected person’s coughs and sneezes reaching another person’s mucus membranes, such as their mouth, nose or conjunctiva of the eyes.

Infected droplets could also be passed on through handshakes, or by touching a surface that an infected person has touched. Therefore, even if you have recently washed your hands, it’s important to try and avoid touching your eyes, nose and lips as much as possible, particularly when in public places.

This can present problems for contact lens wearers, who may find themselves needing to adjust or remove their lenses at any time. If you need to touch your lenses, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds first and clean the lenses thoroughly before putting them back in. You may consider wearing a clean pair of glasses for the time being, to avoid the need to touch your eyes at all.

Laser eye surgery – LASIK, LASEK, SMILE and lens replacement surgery – can free you from the hassle and risks of contact lens wear. Anyone who is experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus should defer surgery until they are well again. But if you would like to discuss the many benefits of laser vision correction, get in touch with Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham to find out more.

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Considering laser eye surgery? You’re in famous company

Considering laser eye surgery? You’re in famous company

We’re confident that deciding to correct your vision problems with laser eye surgery is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. But we understand that it’s still a big step, so you might be interested to know about the major showbusiness names who have also chosen to undergo laser vision correction.

So, which celebrities have had laser eye surgery?

During awards season, actors like to be ready with their acceptance speeches and nobody wants to carry reading glasses up to the podium. Brad Pitt has won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award this year, no longer has that problem thanks to LASIK.

Three Academy Award-winning actresses – Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Julianne Moore – have all reportedly undergone a laser vision correction procedure to rid themselves of glasses and contact lenses.

John Goodman, Dennis Quaid, Brooke Shields, Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson and Friends star Courtney Cox have also turned to laser eye surgery, to help them learn scripts and sign contracts without squinting over the small print.

In the world of music, U2 guitarist Adam Clayton, Carlos Santana and ‘Scary Spice’ Melanie Brown have all opted to have their vision corrected, while Sir Elton John – the ultimate glasses connoisseur – reportedly had lens replacement surgery, an excellent choice for the over 50s.

So, if you want to join the A-list of people who’ve given their eyes the VIP treatment, Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham offers LASIK, LASEK, SMILE and lens replacement surgery procedures. Quick and painless, these treatments don’t require a Hollywood salary either!

Contact our team today to find out how we can roll out the red carpet and help you to choose the right procedure to transform your vision.

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Could laser eye surgery help you find love?

Could laser eye surgery help you find love?

As Valentine’s Day turns everyone’s focus onto romance, you may be hoping to find or win over that special someone.

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but your peepers mean even more than that when it comes to loving relationships. Scientific research has revealed that eye contact plays a significant role in determining whether a couple will feel connected to each other or even fall in love.

One study examined the brain activity of participants while they looked into each other’s eyes – the researchers found that mutual gazing could literally lead to their brains syncing with each other to a certain degree. Another asked randomly paired strangers to answer a number of personal and thought-provoking questions, before gazing into each other’s eyes for four minutes. Reportedly, two of the participants married each other just six months later!

This is all good news for those looking for love, but could your glasses or contact lenses be standing in your way? It’s harder to catch the eye of someone attractive across a crowded room when the lights are glinting off your glasses. If you suffer from dry or irritated eyes, thanks to your contact lenses, maintaining eye contact during a romantic moment may be a struggle.

You could potentially help Cupid to improve his aim by looking into laser eye surgery. Here at Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, we offer LASIK, LASEK and the cutting-edge SMILE vision correction procedures for the under 50s, along with lens replacement surgery – or refractive lens exchange – for older patients.

We’ve helped thousands of people in the West Midlands to fall back in love with life. So, why not break up with glasses and contact lenses for good and free your eyes to enjoy those magic moments with someone special?

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Why laser eye surgery could save you thousands of pounds

Why laser eye surgery could save you thousands of pounds

For many people, laser vision correction is viewed as a luxury or an unnecessary expense, when they can ‘get by’ with glasses or contact lenses. But taking a long-term view could have a significant impact on your bank balance, along with your health and quality of life.

Around 4.8 billion people are expected to suffer from myopia (near-sightedness) by 2050. In a recent Tedx talk, vision correction specialist Dr Lance Kugler highlighted the fact that society’s current approach to this global myopia epidemic makes very little sense and ignores the obvious solution.

Currently, as Dr Kugler explained, most myopic children will be prescribed glasses while in primary school; perhaps moving on to contact lenses in their teens and reading glasses in their 40s or 50s, before probably developing cataracts in later life. Only then might they opt to have their vision fixed, at the same time as receiving cataract treatment.

Almost all of us will require prosthetic vision devices, such as glasses, at some point in our lives. Yet if we were to suffer from some other affliction, such as being unable to walk, we would be offered the chance to fix the problem as soon as possible, not just rely on a prosthetic forever.

As Dr Kugler points out, with LASIK, LASEK, SMILE and lens exchange procedures, we have the means to effectively treat around 80% of the world’s population, in their teens or early 20s. He also estimates that, based on the average cost of maintaining glasses and contact lenses in the US, most people could save around $38,000 (£29,000) over a 20-year period by having laser eye surgery at the age of 20.

With our quick, pain-free and affordable laser vision correction treatments, Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham has released thousands of patients from the inconvenience and expense of poor eyesight. Will you join the vision revolution?

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How can you shape up your eyesight in 2020?

How can you shape up your eyesight in 2020?

When a new year begins, many people make firm resolutions to change something about their lives or habits. The health and wellness industry is estimated to be worth around £20 billion in the UK alone, much of it bolstered by a flurry of interest in January as people vow to get fit this year.

Around 80% of New Year’s resolutions will fail by February, but for some, giving up on the gym membership or sports club might not just be down to a lack of motivation. Whether you’re new to sport or are trying to return to a once-loved activity, problems with your vision can really stack the odds against you.

Wearing glasses or contact lenses can be a real hindrance when you’re trying to play a sport or build up a sweat – in some cases, such as contact sports, they can even be downright dangerous. Swimming while wearing contact lenses can lead to dry eyes or infections, but how can you stay in your lane if you can’t see where you’re going?

At Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, we offer a range of solutions to help you get ahead in your fitness journey. Our quick, painless LASIK and LASEK laser vision correction procedures have transformed thousands of lives, while the innovative new SMILE technique is particularly suitable for sports people. With SMILE, if you take a knock during your match or activity, your eye is unlikely to be as affected as an untreated eye.

For the over-50s, we provide an alternative and just as effective treatment called lens replacement surgery, or refractive lens exchange.

So, whether you want to return to sports or take out your very first gym membership, you can experience new confidence with our gold-standard laser eye surgery treatments.

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Am I too old for laser eye surgery?

Am I too old for laser eye surgery?

When a new year looms, we often find ourselves taking stock of our lives and wondering what to do with the 12 months ahead. If you’re experiencing vision problems, 2020 could be the year that you finally take the plunge and investigate laser eye surgery.

At Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, we’ve changed the lives of thousands of people in the West Midlands with our cutting-edge SMILE, LASIK and LASEK laser vision correction treatments.

However, these procedures are better suited to people aged under 50. If you’re older, you might be worried that you’ve left it too late to seek treatment.

We’re delighted to tell you about an alternative procedure that can offer a new lease of life for your eyesight – lens replacement surgery. Also known as refractive lens exchange (RLE), this procedure is a quick, pain-free and highly effective way to reduce the impact of ageing on your vision.

Our eye surgeon Mark Wevill will gently soften and remove your natural lens with an ultrasound instrument. He will then replace it with one of the latest intraocular lenses, such as Symfony, Finevision, SBL3 or Zeiss at LISA.

You’ll be left with improved near and distance vision, meaning that you can put aside the contact lenses and glasses at last.

One common problem caused by deteriorating vision can be difficulty driving at night or in the winter, due to the glare from vehicle headlights and streetlamps. You may have noticed that headlights have changed. Older halogen bulbs are more yellowish but newer LED or xenon lights are brighter and a colder white or blue colour. Xenon bulbs cost more and are usually found on luxury and sports cars. These new headlights cause a lot of glare from the natural lenses in our eyes as we get older and from commonly used intraocular lenses utilised in cataract and refractive lens exchange surgery.

But now lens replacement surgery can help to combat those problems. In particular, the Synergy from Johnson & Johnson lens is designed to cut down on the blue glare that many motorists experience from xenon headlight bulbs.

So, don’t surrender to the ageing process! Take control in 2020 and find out how lens replacement surgery could turn back the years for your vision.

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“Can I have 2020 vision for Christmas and in 2020?”

“Can I have 2020 vision for Christmas and in 2020?”

So, you’ve finished the Christmas shopping and wrapped up all the gifts you’ve bought for the special people in your life. Now, what Christmas present are you going to give yourself this year? How about the most precious gift of all – better vision?

If you’ve been putting off laser eye surgery or believe that it’s not appropriate for you, there could be many different reasons behind that decision. Here at Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, we often find that a variety of myths and misconceptions have been holding people back from enjoying the improved eyesight they deserve.

Let’s ring the changes for 2020 by answering some common questions that we’re asked by our patients all the time.

Is laser eye surgery painful?
Not at all – not only are our vision improvement procedures pain-free, they’re also incredibly quick. Most procedures only take about 10 minutes.

Does laser eye surgery involve needles?
Again, no – our highly experienced eye surgeon Mark Wevill uses eye drops to anaesthetise the eye. So, those who dislike needles have nothing to fear!

Is laser eye surgery very expensive?
You will probably find that our procedures are surprisingly affordable, as well as being a fantastic investment in your future and well-being. The lifetime cost of glasses and contact lenses is much higher than the cost of laser eye surgery. We offer a free consultation and transparent pricing.

How do I know which laser eye surgery treatment is right for me?
We will carry out a comprehensive eye assessment to ensure that you receive the most effective and suitable treatment. We offer three types of laser eye surgery procedure: SMILE, LASIK and LASEK, which are most appropriate for people aged between 20 and 50.
For older patients, lens replacement surgery – also known as refractive lens exchange (RLE) – is usually the best choice.

We’ve transformed the lives of thousands of people in the West Midlands so, why not make a New Year’s resolution to join them and enjoy 2020 vision in 2020?

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Give the gift of better vision this Christmas

Give the gift of better vision this Christmas

As the shops fill up with festive goodies, is it time to add laser eye surgery to your shopping list?

Choosing original and thoughtful Christmas presents can be really hard, but here’s a great idea for the person who has everything – except good vision. If there’s someone in your life who would love to get a vision correction procedure, you would be giving a truly incredible gift that just keeps giving. Or, why not treat yourself to the ultimate present?

For younger patients, LASIK, LASEK or SMILE laser eye surgery procedures can transform lives in just a few painless minutes. If you’re over 50, don’t lose that festive spirit; there’s a treatment to suit you too with lens replacement surgery.

But if you’re thinking about buying vision correction surgery for someone special, the time to act is now.

The Christmas period is always a busy time for Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, as lots of people feel inspired to start the New Year with new eyesight. So, it may not be possible to get an appointment during December unless you book soon. Plus, every one of our patients must go through an extensive eye assessment to check their suitability and enable us to make sure we identify the best procedure for them.

Finally, undergoing laser eye surgery is a big decision that mustn’t be taken lightly or made in a rush. We want all our prospective patients to take some time to think carefully about their options before going ahead with their procedure, so they feel entirely comfortable with their choice.

Let’s get the (snow) ball rolling today and your loved one could be waking up on Christmas morning with a wonderful new outlook on the world.

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Why laser eye surgery gave Kylie Jenner reason to celebrate

Why laser eye surgery gave Kylie Jenner reason to celebrate

Model Kylie Jenner had an eye-opening experience recently when she decided to undertake laser eye surgery, in company with her best friend.

Both Kylie and her pal, Stassie Karanikolaou, decided to seize the day and improve their eyesight with LASIK surgery. The celebrity pair were so delighted with the results that they threw an eyeball-themed party to celebrate.

Stassie shared a video of Kylie in the operating room on YouTube and said that after the procedure, they were both told they could now see “20:15, better than 20:20.”

The extraordinary party might be a bit excessive for the average patient, but anyone who undergoes laser eye surgery is sure to understand the desire to mark the occasion. If you’ve struggled with vision problems, treatments such as those offered at Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham really can transform your quality of life.

If you think that vision correction surgery is something only older people do, Kylie and Stassie are good examples of the many 20-somethings who see no reason to endure one more day with poor eyesight.

The LASIK procedure is a painless, quick, blade-free treatment that uses two lasers to separate a single layer of tissue and accurately reshape your cornea. At Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, we use the Zeiss Visumax femtosecond laser – which is the gentlest femtosecond laser of all and the only one in Birmingham – followed by the B&L or latest Zeiss Mel 90 laser.

For those who believe their best partying days are behind them, it’s not too late to turn back the clock on your vision. For over-50s, lens replacement surgery is a great solution that can leave you feeling your vision has been given a new lease of life.

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Don’t have vision nightmares this Halloween

Don’t have vision nightmares this Halloween
Will you be dressing up as a ghost or ghoul to take part in Halloween frolics on or around October 31?

Creepy goings-on can be great fun for all the family, but make sure you don’t give your eyes a nightmare on All Hallow’s Eve. Although dressing up in creative costumes is all part of the enjoyment, be careful not to play a nasty trick on your eyes.

Don’t be tempted to make cheap novelty contact lenses part of your disguise, as these are often not well-designed and could cause serious problems for your peepers. If you want to change the appearance of your eyes for the evening, seek out the advice of your ophthalmologist first – it’s really not worth putting a hex on your eyes for a few hours of fun.

Better still, why not give your eyesight a real treat this autumn by banishing the curse of glasses and contact lenses? Whatever your age and vision problems, our state-of-the-art treatments at Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham could transform your eyesight – and your life.

Offering LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery procedures, we can break the spell of poor vision in just 10 painless minutes. Our eye surgeon Mark Wevill is also one of the only professionals in the West Midlands able to carry out the innovative new SMILE technique, which is particularly suitable for sports people.

For over 50s, there’s a different type of magic available with lens replacement surgery. This procedure sees Mark gently remove your own lens and replace it with one of the latest intraocular lenses – once again, in a matter of just a few pain-free minutes.

Don’t have nightmares this Halloween. Chat to us today and prepare to enjoy sweet dreams of better vision that will soon become a reality.
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Just like Taylor Swift, you can shake off poor vision

Just like Taylor Swift, you can shake off poor vision

Chart-topping pop singer Taylor Swift had a bit of a surprise recently, when her mother released footage of an amusing incident following the star’s laser eye surgery.

The video of a clearly confused Taylor getting upset over selecting the wrong banana from a bunch, while wearing a protective eye mask after the procedure, soon went viral – something which the singer took in good spirit and laughed at along with everyone else.

However, anyone who is considering having laser eye surgery themselves shouldn’t be at all concerned by Taylor’s disorientation. The LASIK procedure that she underwent is quick, painless and won’t leave you crying over split bananas!

Here at Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, you can expect VIP treatment in your search for improved vision. Suggested as a great option for most patients aged between 20 and 50, LASIK surgery – along with LASEK and the innovative new SMILE treatment – has the power to transform lives and rid people of their glasses and contact lenses. For those who are over 50, lens replacement surgery can be a more effective option.

Even if you’re not a superstar who has to perform energetic dance routines every day, we’re sure you can think of many ways that your life would improve if you no longer had to wear or carry vision correction apparatus.

We’ll carry out a thorough eye assessment to determine the very best vision correction procedure for you and keep you informed through every step of the examination. Our highly experienced eye surgeon Mark Wevill has carried out laser eye surgery procedures for 20 years, giving thousands of people the incredible gift of improved eyesight.

So, if that’s music to your ears, it’s time to get in touch with Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham and perhaps you’ll be able to tell your glasses We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together!

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Fabulous at 50 and Ready for Better Vision

Fabulous at 50 and Ready for Better Vision
If you’re celebrating the big half-century in 2019, you’re certainly in good company.

Celebrities turning 50 this year include actors Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Perry, Gerard Butler, Edward Norton, Peter Dinklage, Michael Sheen and Christian Slater – to name just a few!

Music stars Jennifer Lopez, Dave Grohl, Jay Z, Gwen Stefani and Marilyn Manson also mark the golden anniversary of their birth this year. So, if you’re feeling less than enthusiastic about your milestone birthday, take a look at these glamorous stars and realise just how fabulous you still are!

However, getting older can often lead to problems with eyesight. But there’s no reason to accept wearing glasses or contact lenses forever if you want to seek a more effective and convenient solution.

Turning 50 usually means that you will be a less suitable candidate for LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery procedures. But Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham offers a brilliant alternative that can turn back the years and give your eyesight a new lease of life.

Lens replacement surgery, also known as refractive lens exchange, is a good solution for over-50s because it deals directly with the lens in your eye. Over time, our lens becomes less flexible, adaptable and clear, a deterioration that gives us problems such as blurred distance vision.

During lens replacement surgery, our eye surgeon Mark Wevill will gently soften and remove your lens with an ultrasound instrument. It will be gently replaced with one of the latest intraocular lenses – all in 10 painless minutes.

This procedure can reduce the impact of ageing on your vision, so you can continue doing all the things you enjoyed in your 40s!

Contact us today to find out more about lens replacement surgery.
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Howzat! Jack Leach Chooses Laser eye surgery Over Free Glasses

Howzat! Jack Leach Chooses Laser eye surgery Over Free Glasses

Cricket fans were on the edges of their seats recently as Ben Stokes battled to win the third Test match of the Ashes for England.

Although Ben was undoubtedly the hero of the day, he was reliant on batting partner Jack Leach – who is a stronger bowler than batsman – not getting bowled out.

Due to the sizzling weather, poor Jack had to fight a battle of his own against his glasses, which were constantly steaming up and obscuring his vision. Following the epic match, Specsavers famously offered Jack free glasses for life as a reward for his performance.

However, before Jack takes the company up on its generous offer, he should consider having laser eye surgery instead. Quick, painless and surprisingly affordable, laser eye surgery – using the LASIK or LASEK techniques available here at Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham – could permanently remove the need for Jack to wear glasses on the pitch.

For sports people like Jack, the innovative SMILE technique offers an even better solution. This treatment leaves the eye more robust and less vulnerable to injury, which provides great peace of mind for people who could sustain a contact injury, such as cricket players.

Optegra is the first provider in the West Midlands to offer the SMILE procedure and our highly experienced eye surgeon Mark Wevill is one of the few professionals in the region qualified to carry out the treatment.

So, you don’t have to become a star sports player or win free glasses for life in order to achieve great vision. Why not get in touch with us today and find out more about our treatments – your experience at Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham is sure to bowl you over!

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Tragedy of Africa’s youth affected by vision loss

Our eye surgeon Mark Wevill has made another trip to Swaziland this month, where he has been confronted with the stark realities of healthcare limitations in Africa.

Mark regularly visits Swaziland in order to donate his time and expertise to help combat the wide-spread eye health problems found there. In the course of his work carrying out cataract operations, he usually meets and treats older patients whose eyesight is failing.

On his latest trip, Mark came across an even more tragic story concerning a young man who had looked forward to a bright future.

Alfonso (name changed), a 25-year-old IT consultant, travelled to Swaziland from Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, in order to be examined at the hospital where Mark volunteers. Mark discovered that Alfonso recently lost the sight in one eye due to a devastating case of Mooren’s ulcer, a condition that causes damage to the cornea. Sadly, the examination revealed that the vision in Alfonso’s other eye is also now deteriorating.

With no support network to help him, Alfonso is likely to lose his job and therefore his livelihood, along with his eyesight.

Although the hospital will do what it can for Alfonso, resources for eye surgery in Africa are very limited – Alfonso was forced to drive from one country to another just to be examined. Treatments and drugs are very expensive so, without assistance, the hospital will struggle to help Alfonso and young people like him.

Here in the UK, we’re very fortunate to have access to world-class laser eye surgery treatments at facilities like Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham. We want everyone, around the globe, to receive the treatment they need to keep their vision for as long as possible.

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Lens replacement surgery could be the next step for Chris Evans

Lens replacement surgery could be the next step for Chris Evans
Radio star Chris Evans has revealed that he now needs reading glasses, several years after undergoing laser eye surgery – a common issue that Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham can help to resolve.

Chris underwent laser eye surgery in 2013 and says the treatment left him with such improved eyesight that he no longer needed glasses. Last month he even revealed live on air that since the procedure, he only continues to wear his distinctive spectacles (with clear lenses) in order to look like the Chris Evans we all know!

However, more recently Chris admitted that he now needs his paperwork to be printed in a larger font and has been forced to buy reading glasses.

Although laser eye surgery treatments such as the LASIK and LASEK procedures can produce brilliant results for the under-50s, at the age of 53, Chris would now be a strong candidate for lens replacement surgery.

This is a more permanent treatment for someone like Chris, whose original lens will still be in place. As the lens in our eye ages, our vision can deteriorate.

The solution is lens replacement surgery, in which the lens is gently softened and removed using an ultrasound instrument. It is then replaced with one of the latest state-of-the-art intraocular lenses – offering improved vision that has transformed thousands of lives, thanks to our highly experienced eye surgeon Mark Wevill.

The procedure is painless and takes just 10 minutes, so why not see if lens replacement surgery could work wonders for you too?

Our extensive 90-minute eye analysis will ensure that we make the right recommendation for you and your vision. So, whether you’ve had laser eye surgery in the past and are seeking further treatment, or the experience is entirely new, you can rest assured that improved vision is in store for you at Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham.
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Top of the class for amazing vision

Top of the class for amazing vision
School will soon be out for the summer, which means forgetting about the textbooks for a few weeks.

However, before we know it, students and teachers everywhere will be back in the classroom for another academic year. If you’re aiming for top marks for yourself or your students, vision problems can really prevent you from making the grade.

Students, do you find yourself struggling to see the board or read your written materials? Perhaps you’re a teacher or lecturer who finds marking your class’s work a real chore?

Wearing glasses or contact lenses can help with short and long-range vision problems, but these solutions can also be expensive, inconvenient and even uncomfortable. Student budgets rarely allow for the luxury of frequently replaced glasses or contact lenses. Plus, if you enjoy extracurricular sports activities, they can be hazardous or even prohibitive.

At Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, we’ve got A+ solutions for vision correction, regardless of your age and requirements. Our cutting-edge LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery techniques can banish the need for glasses and contact lenses altogether, leaving you free to enjoy the world around you without the burden of corrective eyewear.

For mature students, you can forget about reading glasses. Our lens replacement surgery is more suitable for people over 50, so you too can throw away the spectacles, to reclaim the simple joy of reading and studying.

Optegra is also the first provider in the West Midlands to offer the innovative SMILE procedure and our eye surgeon Mark Wevill is one of the few professionals in the Birmingham area qualified to carry it out.

Quick, pain-free and surprisingly affordable, our vision correction treatments could put your enjoyment of life into a whole different class. Summer is the perfect time to undergo treatment and change your world, so you can head back to school with top grade vision.
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The Love Island star who fell for laser eye surgery

The Love Island star who fell for laser eye surgery
If you’re one of the millions of TV viewers who has been enjoying Love Island this summer, you’ll be familiar with the difficulties of both staying cool and looking hot on the beach!

Former Love Island star Kaz Crossley has recently revealed the struggles she endured on the show while trying to deal with her poor eyesight. Kaz, 24, told the press that she had suffered from vision problems since primary school and her time on the glamorous TV dating show last year really exacerbated the issue.

Keen to look her best in the luxury villa, Kaz wore contact lenses every day but this soon became uncomfortable and inconvenient.

She told the Express: “It was affecting me quite a lot. There were times I’d forget my contact lenses. No one really knows I wear glasses but it was a really big struggle wearing contact lenses every day. People who wear glasses will understand wearing contact lenses is a massive chore. You need your eyes to rest as well.”

Designer sunglasses are a must on the Love Island beaches, but without prescription shades, Kaz was forced to keep wearing contacts. Kaz also found that another fashion staple – false eyelashes – were impossible to wear with glasses.

“My eyes were really dry, it was a lot of playing around with your eyes,” she said.

That’s why Kaz decided to rid herself of glasses and contact lenses by undergoing laser eye surgery and she’s delighted with the results.

If you’d like to transform your life too, Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham offers state-of-the-art LASIK and LASEK vision correct treatments, which are great for people up to the age of 50. For older patients, we offer lens replacement surgery that also provides fantastic results – you’t won’t believe your eyes!

So, dump your glasses and contact lenses and start your love affair with great vision today.
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You won’t miss small print with our vision correction treatments

You won’t miss small print with our vision correction treatments
During the recent visit to the UK by President Donald Trump, there was a lot of talk about negotiating contracts and signing deals.

But the President probably wasn’t reading too much small print during the trip, as he is famously rumoured to have an aversion to being seen wearing reading glasses.

Reading glasses are nothing to be ashamed of and many of us will need some form of short-distance vision correction as we age. But the fact is that using reading glasses can be inconvenient and expensive over time, particularly if you also have to wear other types of glasses.

At Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham, we offer state-of-the-art laser eye surgery treatments to rid you of glasses and contact lenses, whatever your age.

Generally suitable for patients aged between 20 and 50, our LASIK and LASEK vision correction procedures are quick, painless and surprisingly affordable.

If you’re over 40 and have presbyopia (difficulty reading and seeing your phone), you may be suitable for the Zeiss Presbyond treatment. This can restore reading vision and remove the need to carry reading glasses around everywhere you go.

The need for reading glasses is particularly common in people aged over 50, but we can help more mature patients too. Lens replacement surgery is a highly effective treatment, which involves the gentle softening and removal of your lens by our skilled eye surgeon Mark Wevill. Your natural lens will then be replaced by one of the latest intraocular lenses, all in about 10 minutes.

If you’re tired of squinting at small print or having to keep taking reading glasses on and off, it’s time to give yourself some VIP treatment. Get in touch with us today to find out what we could do for you.
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Laser eye surgery offers advantage on the tennis court

Laser eye surgery offers advantage on the tennis court
On 1st July, Wimbledon gets underway once again and is sure to provide another thrilling fortnight of world-class tennis action.

Tennis clubs are likely to see a surge in interest after the tournament, as novices and returners alike are inspired to pick up a racket. But if you have vision problems, getting onto the court can be challenging.

Wearing glasses to play as energetic a sport as tennis is far from ideal, because glasses can move around on the face as you chase the bal. Some people avoid playing simply because they’re afraid of dropping and damaging their glasses.

Older players who wear varifocals face yet another problem. The lower half of the lenses, designed for reading, will be out of focus during the match and can give the ground a curved appearance. Not very helpful when you’re trying to land a match-winning shot!

Contact lenses aren’t always a satisfactory solution either, as even the tiniest bit of dirt or grit caught behind them can cause great discomfort and even infection.

As for so many sports, Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham can provide the answer with our life-changing vision correction techniques. Our LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery treatments can rid patients of glasses and contact lenses, while for older patients, lens replacement surgery could be a more effective way to achieve similar brilliant results.

Although tennis isn’t a contact sport, accidents are always a possibility. Optegra is the first provider in the West Midlands to offer the innovative SMILE technique, which leaves the eye more robust and less vulnerable to injury. Our eye surgeon Mark Wevill is one of the few professionals in the Birmingham area to be qualified to carry out the procedure.

Even if you’re not a Wimbledon champion in the making, you deserve to play to your full potential, with help from Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham.
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