What your diet should look like if you want to have the best vision possible

By |2019-05-07T11:39:16+00:00December 6th, 2018|Cataract Surgery, Eye conditions, FAQ|

Maintaining a healthy diet is the best way to ensure optimum eye health. When we’re small, our parents tell us that carrots are good for our eyesight, and this is true - but good nutrition for eye health goes much further. Foods including tomatoes, peppers and strawberries also contain caretinoids, while leafy greens such as spinach and kale, which are rich in antioxidants, all help to boost eye health. Fish such as mackerel, salmon, sardines and tuna contain omega-3 fatty acids, which help to protect against dry eyes and other eye conditions. Find out more about how diet can make all the difference to good eye health.

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Get rid of the effects of poor vision in your life

By |2019-05-07T11:47:03+00:00November 21st, 2018|About Custom Vision Clinic, Eye conditions, In the News, Laser Eye Surgery, Lens replacement|

Next time you’re struggling with blurred vision, you should realise that you don’t have to put up with this problem. Blurred vision can not only adversely affect your quality of life in simple ways, such as when you’re struggling to see the labels in the supermarket, but it can also interfere with your leisure activities. Mr James Ball, a consultant ophthalmologist, opened Custom Vision Clinic last year after asking patients what was important to them when choosing a clinic. As a result, patients will find that Custom Vision Clinic is located in beautiful surroundings, is easily accessible by car and has ample parking. James offers a no-obligation initial consultation to assess your visual needs and recommend treatment if required.

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Recovery from eye surgery might be smoother than you think

By |2019-10-16T17:52:27+00:00October 16th, 2018|About Custom Vision Clinic, Eye conditions, Laser Eye Surgery|

Early laser eye surgery in the 1970s involved infection risks and lengthy recovery times. At Custom Vision Clinic our consultant ophthalmologist, James Ball, prefers where possible to use more modern techniques such as LASIK and ReLEx SMILE™. These are minimally invasive procedures and have a much quicker recovery time, enabling patients to return quickly to their everyday activities. In addition, Custom Vision Clinic tends to treat patients in the evening, meaning they can do a full day’s work on the day of their surgery and have minimal disruption afterwards.

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Why eye health checks are so important

By |2019-10-16T17:54:29+00:00September 21st, 2018|Eye conditions|

I’ve spent decades advising others how to maintain optimum eye health, but these days I find I have to follow my own advice. After my mother had age-related macular degeneration diagnosed, I realised that I was also at risk and now I make sure that I’m doing everything I can to maintain good eye health. Having the right diet, exercising and protecting your eyes in the sun are just some of the steps you can take to achieve this. Here I outline the numerous measures you can take to cut down your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.

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How your life shrinks before you get cataract surgery

By |2019-10-16T17:52:35+00:00August 16th, 2018|Cataract Surgery, Eye conditions|

If you have a cataract, it has a significant impact on your quality of life. Suffering a vision disturbance can affect your confidence, and your world shrinks as you start avoiding the things you want or need to do. You might avoid driving, for example, or pursuing hobbies such as reading or painting because you feel you can't see so well. However, we can perform customised surgery that will soon allow you to live life to the full once again.

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Do eye doctors get LASIK?

By |2019-10-16T17:53:23+00:00April 15th, 2018|Eye conditions, Laser Eye Surgery|

I used to read and hear from people that they didn’t want to move forward with LASIK laser eye surgery because their ophthalmologist wore glasses or because they were under the impression that no eye surgeons have had LASIK. If this was true in the past, it certainly isn’t now.

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Video FAQ’s: What is the cause of myopia?

By |2019-05-07T13:41:42+00:00October 12th, 2017|Eye conditions|

There are genetic as well as environmental factors that cause of myopia. Many children in a school environment develop myopia, compared to children in aboriginal populations that live closer to a hunter-gatherer lifestyle.

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Video FAQ’s: What is the difference between astigmatism and myopia?

By |2019-05-07T13:43:42+00:00October 5th, 2017|Eye conditions|

What's the difference between astigmatism and myopia? What's the difference between astigmatism and myopia? Well, there are different optical imperfections between astigmatism and myopia that cause defocus blur of an image on the back of the eye. The most common imperfection we see is short-sightedness. This is where the optics are too powerful, [...]

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