5 questions to ask yourself if you’re interested in getting Laser Eye Surgery
Indecisive about Laser Eye Surgery, or not yet fully convinced it’s the way forward for you? 30 million people across the World have looked to the popular surgery to restore their sight, letting them experience a whole new side to life.
Optilase is Ireland’s favourite Private Eye Clinic, and has been serving the people across the Island of Ireland for more than twenty years. The Clinic offers a range of eye care surgeries including Laser Eye Surgery, Reading Vision Correction and Cataract Surgery.
If you’ve ever found yourself wondering more and more about whether or not Laser Eye Surgery is for you, then a great way to help is to ask yourself a number of popular questions based on the popular treatment. Optilase takes us through a few of their most asked questions to help guide you on your way.
Why do you want Laser Eye Surgery?
The first question, and really the most crucial question you should ask yourself is why you want Laser Eye Surgery. Had enough of your glasses or fed up with contacts? One of the main reasons people turn to Laser Eye Surgery is for the promise of a more convenient life - glasses and in particular contact lenses, can seem like an awful lot of work at times. Who wouldn’t want an easier solution, and to wake up to clear vision every morning?
Are you suitable for the Surgery?
Suitability is an important consideration for any eye surgery, and Laser Eye Surgery is no exception. Most people are suitable to have the Surgery, but in some cases you might not be suitable - such as if you are pregnant or if you have a prescription stronger than -10 or +5.
Everyone interested in having Laser Eye Surgery in Optilase needs to be over the age of 18. The good news is that it’s very easy to find out if you are a suitable candidate for the Surgery. The team at Optilase offer a free consultation for every customer interested in Laser Eye Surgery. Your Laser Optometrist will carry out a full suitability test with you during your free consultation.
Is the time right for me to get Laser Eye Surgery?
As with any life choice, or big personal decision sometimes the right time is now. If you’ve had poor sight for years, and have been feeling the effects of it particularly over the past number of months - then there’s no time like the presence. Many customers that come to Optilase for Laser Eye Surgery say that they had ‘reached their limit’ when it came to bad vision, and that ‘the idea of clear vision and the real possibility of 20/20 vision made the surgery a must have.
It’s important to note that once you’re over 18, Laser Eye Surgery is a good idea no matter how old you are. And judging by the age profile of our customers, the promise of good sight is just as enticing at 90 as it is at 19!
How can I find out more about the Surgery?
There’s a number of ways to find out more about Laser Eye Surgery, and as with any elective surgery research is always a very important part of the process. Has your family or friends had Laser Eye Surgery? A good place to start is often by simply talking to people close to you who have had the surgery. What was their experience like, what changes have they experienced since having the surgery - and were they happy with their Eye Care provider?
Another good way to research the popular Surgery is to look further afield for recommendations or experiences of past customers across many providers. Some Eye Care providers have YouTube channels where you can check out testimonials from their customers.
It’s also a good idea to have a read of Eye Care providers websites - how knowledgeable do they seem? Do they provide a list of frequently asked questions for potential customers like yourself? Look at their experience and consider how long they are in business too.
Once you’ve done your research the next step is to talk to your chosen provider. Getting a sense of their professionalism and experience when you speak to them is important. Are they happy to answer your questions, and do they provide a free consultation process where you can meet an Optometrist and speak with a Surgeon? These are all good ways to establish the best care provider for you as you continue on your journey.
Is it safe?
The team in Optilase are proud that with twenty years of experience, they only use the most advanced and safest laser technology and all of our Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons, Laser Optometrists, Laser Technicians and surgery nurses are highly experienced and fully accredited. Rest assured that your safety, as well as a brilliant result for you is our No. 1 priority.
Should I be worried about anything when I have the surgery?
The team at Optilase understand that anyone considering the surgery might be a little anxious or nervous. As with any surgery, the key to feeling more comfortable with it is often to find out more information about what your journey will look like. The typical Laser Eye Surgery journey with Optilase is informed, quick and very straightforward.
Your free consultation is a great time to allay any concerns you may have about the surgery, or if you’re not at the stage where you’ve made a decision yet, you can always call the professional medical team in Optilase to have a no commitment chat over the phone.
We’ll be only too happy to go through any questions you may have, as well as provide you with honest professional opinions on all aspects of the surgery.
Should I ask about aftercare - it’s something I feel nervous about…
Yes you should. Looking after your eyes after surgery is as important as the surgery itself, but don’t worry the team at Optilase give everyone a comprehensive aftercare plan.
The team will give you a post-operative information pack containing eye drops and a schedule of when to take them. This will also include a 24 hour patient helpline number should you need any more information.
Optilase offers a free Lifetime Care Guarantee as part of their ongoing commitment to patients and will provide you with a thorough aftercare programme for the 12 months following your procedure. Depending on individual cases, this may contain an average of four post-operative appointments to attend throughout the year.
After the first year of check-ups, you’ll be discharged from our aftercare programme, but don’t be a stranger – Optilase’s doors are always open if you’re ever unsure of anything or have any questions regarding your treatment.
Why should I go to Optilase?
Known as the top Private Eyecare destination across the island of Ireland, Optilase has transformed the sight of thousands of people over the past twenty years. As a family run Irish business, we celebrate and acknowledge that our medical team is second to none.
Our free consultation service is available for all surgeries and treatments and is a way to ensure you start your journey to better sight, more informed and excited about what’s to come.
Our nationwide presence means that wherever you are across the island, we’re not too far away. And if you’re looking for the best eye care possible, then your choice should always be Optilase.
Your next step
Got answers to some of the questions you had on Laser Eye surgery? The team at Optilase have the experience and expertise to answer everything else you need to know about the life changing treatment, so don’t delay - call them for a non committed chat today. Or better still come in and meet the team, and have a free consultation and eye assessment - you won’t regret it and you’ll leave the Clinic informed and armed with the knowledge to make the best decision for you.
Who are Optilase
Optilase are a proud, family-owned Irish business and are privileged to have some of the world’s leading Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons, Laser Optometrists and Medical Staff working on the Optilase team, all of whom are focused on providing the very best Laser Eye treatment available, using the latest and most sophisticated technology.
To date Optilase has performed over 50,000 eye surgeries since its inception in the market - making it a household name across Ireland that can be trusted.
It’s time to pick up the phone
Optilase has Clinics, all over the Island of Ireland, including four Clinics in Northern Ireland.
For more information on Optilase and to book your free consultation +353 1 223 8821 now, and we promise - you really will see the difference!
I could not rate high enough, consultation was extremely informative and the staff were amazing, very friendly and answered all my questions with ease.
I had a wonderful experience in Optilase in Ely Place, the staff were so kind and helpful and made me feel really comfortable. Would absolutely recommend
Couldn't rate Optilase high enough. I had Lens Replacement Surgery. My experience from the first phone call to the procedure itself and the aftercare was fantastic. All of the staff from the call centre to the staff in Carrickmines and the theatre were so helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend .
I had my PRK done on both eyes , and im happy with the result. The post operation pain was extreme but it settled down after 4 days. Now i feel great after 2 weeks post operation no complications what so ever , other than blurry vision now and then, but its improving every day
Got LASIK in Ely Place only yesterday and officially had 20/20 vision just 24 hours later! Cannot recommend Optilase enough from my initial consultation with Aisling in Athlone to my trips to Carrickmines and Ely Place. The staff really look after you from the moment you walk in the door and make you feel so at ease from start to finish - 10 out of 10 experience!
I highly recommend this place, reliable information and care, full professionalism.
LASIK was so easy and pain free. It’s one week post surgery and my eye sight is wonderful. I couldn’t recommend enough.
I no longer need glasses,absolutely life changing.Great aftercare,lovely staff.
I have been wearing glasses for over 20 years. I always hated wearing contact lenses and I got to a time in my life that I needed a change. A friend recommended optilase, I went for the free consultation and the person that did all the exams was really nice and I felt safe and confident enough to go ahead, I was recommended the PRK. I Put on a piece of paper how much I spent and would still spend on glasses for the next 10 years, and the surgery was for sure cheaper than that. My prescription was very high, both eyes, myopia and astigmatism Optilase provided all the information I needed, in clear manner. And they always made clear that there was nothing wrong with my eyes, it was my own choice to go for the surgery. The day of the surgery I was a bit nervous, who wouldn't? But then, from the reception to the surgeon, they were all so nice and welcoming. Hernandez performed the procedure, lovely surgeon, again all information was provided the way it should. I was instructed in what I should and should not do. The actual procedure took less than 15min, I felt nothing, no discomfort or anything. The whole process is very well done by the team, if I remember well around 3 people supporting the surgery plus one other girl providing pos surgery instructions. Right after the procedure I could already see much better than before without glasses! I couldn't believe it, I cried, thanked everyone and left the clinic knowing that I made the best choice. The recovery for PRK is a bit longer, I stayed for 2 full days no phones, or any screens. In the dark. If you have a little one, I would recommend to have someone minding them, as you are very limited in what you can do for the day of and day after surgery. It is hard to open the eyes, the second day after surgery was the toughest, I thought all went wrong as the vision got worst, but again I was advised it could happen. Note that this was my experience and could be different for other people. The 3rd day I felt nothing and could see much better already. Light sensitivity was very high, and still, 6 days after surgery, but nothing that a sun glasses would not help. My vision still blurred, but I need no glasses to see, my eyes feel dry sometimes, but the eye drops provided helps with it and and am very happy with the results already, even knowing it takes a bit longer to fully recover the vision. I'm back to work (screen at 200% to make sure I dont force my eyes too much) and I have had no headaches or anything, which I would have all the time looking at screens for most of my day. I cannot recommend Optilase enough, they are amazing! If you want to do something for your self and want a place you can trust, go for it, choose Optilase. Thanks to the whole team for one of the best things I did for my self!
Great experience all tound from start to finish. Every step explained in great detail. Eyesight was better than 20/20 the next day. Would highly recommend using optilase for laser eye surgery
Surgeon was great! Talked me through everything as the surgery was happening. Bit of discomfort during surgery and very painful for 2-3 hrs after but put more drops in and took a nap and then completely fine after. Colette for my consultation and post op was so friendly and helpful. Overall, great experience.
I highly recommend Optilase for laser eye surgery. The process from the initial consultation to the post surgery check ups was quite smooth and professional. The staff working at the clinic was very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. The surgery was over in minutes and I didn't feel any pain. The doctor kept an open communication with me during the surgery what made a big difference.