June 20, 2024

Immediately after smoking marijuana or ingesting marijuana edibles, the eye becomes red due to dilated conjunctival blood vessels. But you may wonder what other effects does marijuana have on the eyes? But ever since scientists recorded a lowering of intra-ocular pressure with marijuana, hopes for integrating it legally into the armoury of treatments for primary open-angle glaucoma have been –...

Marijuana’s effect on the eyes

June 20, 2024 / Eye Health

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Immediately after smoking marijuana or ingesting marijuana edibles, the eye becomes red due to dilated conjunctival blood vessels. But you may wonder what other effects does marijuana have on the eyes? But ever since scientists recorded a lowering of intra-ocular pressure with marijuana, hopes for integrating it legally into the armoury of treatments for primary open-angle glaucoma have been –...
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Can I have laser eye surgery if I’m pregnant?

May 20, 2024 / Laser Eye Surgery

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The short answer is, no. Although laser eye surgery has not been shown to have any negative effects on the mother or unborn child, to get the best possible visual outcome from your laser eye surgery, it is advised that you postpone the surgery to at least 6 months after pregnancy. How do the eye and vision change in pregnancy?...
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What Can Go Wrong During Your Laser Eye Surgery?

April 30, 2024 / Eyesight

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Laser eye surgery holds the promise of clearer vision and freedom from glasses or contacts. However, it is not uncommon for people having laser eye surgery to find the thought of it stressful. A major concern is “what can go wrong” during the procedure. Here’s what you need to know about the possible intraoperative complications in laser eye surgery and...
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How Much Does Laser Eye Surgery Cost in 2024?

February 13, 2024 / Laser Eye Surgery

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Laser eye surgery continues to increase in popularity as a way to treat long or short-sightedness. But many people want to know – what does it cost? Is it more cost-effective than glasses and contacts? Will laser eye surgery save you money? Laser eye surgery can be an expensive upfront cost, but does the freedom from glasses or contact lenses...
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Meet The Team at the Wellington Eye Centre

January 10, 2024 / Meet the team

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We may be a small team but we are mighty! Our team is committed to guiding you through the process of laser eye surgery, making sure you feel comfortable and supported throughout. We know it can be a daunting process for some, so let us introduce the smiling faces (behind the masks) you’ll see throughout. Philippa – Client Care Coordinator...
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Festive Season and Your Eyes

December 12, 2023 / Eye Health

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How does one link the festive season to a blog about the eyes? Well here at the Wellington Eye Centre, we live, sleep and dream eyes so there is no topic we can’t relate back to the amazing fields of Optometry and Ophthalmology. Here are some Festive Season Eye-related snippets. 1.  Christmas Tree Cataract Christmas Tree Cataract is a rare...
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Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington

November 28, 2023 / Staff Picks

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An enchanting visual feast right in the thick of all the Cuba St action Wellington Eye Centre welcomes patients from all over New Zealand to have their laser eye surgery performed in Wellington. You can have an initial assessment at one of our clinics in Hawkes Bay or Nelson with Dr Logan. For patients outside of those areas, you may go to...
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What to Expect on The Day of Surgery

November 9, 2023 / Laser Eye Surgery

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The day has finally arrived – your surgery is soon, and you are not quite sure what to expect. You will be at the Wellington Eye Centre for approximately two hours, but only 15 minutes of this is in theatre. So what are you doing with the majority of your time here? This article outlines what to expect on your...
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Vitamins For Good Eye Health and Vision

October 27, 2023 / Eye Health

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The importance of diet for eye health and vision has been known for a long time. Vitamin deficiencies are not uncommon, and it is known that deficiencies in certain vitamins can affect the health of your eyes.  Before we begin, it’s important to know one thing:  The human body is able to store certain vitamins and minerals, whilst others are...
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What are the visual requirements for flying, set by the Civil Aviation Authority?

October 4, 2023 / Eyesight

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The aviation environment is visually complex and three-dimensional. This environment can include poor visibility, rapid changes in visual contrast (day and night), and the extensive use of colours. Think of all the colour coding used on maps, on instruments and at airports. The visual targets are small and moving. And there is a plethora of information provided in small print...
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What happens when your vision after laser vision correction surgery is not what you expected?

September 20, 2023 / Eyesight

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Laser vision correction surgery is very accurate, but it isn’t always ‘perfect’. With every procedure, there is a small risk your visual outcomes will be less than expected. At the Wellington Eye Centre we invest in the latest technology and follow the most stringent suitability requirements to help reduce the risks and to increase the chance you will have a...
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Am I too old to have laser eye surgery?

September 12, 2023 / Laser Eye Surgery

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Many people who would be great candidates for laser eye surgery have the misconception that they are too old. When in fact most would be suitable to have vision correction surgery, such as LASIK or SMILE, to reduce or eliminate their need for glasses or contacts. They are usually people over the age of 40 or “boomers”. They are under...
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