Optilase are known for explaining their laser eye procedures to patients and will always answer any questions you may have, so that you feel comfortable and understand your own procedure.
When you think about the human eye, it is easy to reel off some of the different components that make up its basic structure – or so you might think!
Having a general understanding of the anatomy of eye and the reason why you need glasses in the first place is always worth knowing, especially if you are considering Laser Eye Surgery.
When you rely on prescription lenses to bring objects into focus, it is down to a refractive error caused by a flaw in your eye structure.
Refraction is the process of bending light rays that enter your eyes so that they converge and are focused on the retina at the back of the eye in one single beam.
When light is incorrectly bent because of any defect in your eye, it can either overshoot (hyperopia/shortsightedness) or land in front (myopia/long-sightedness) of the retina.
In cases of astigmatism, light rays are split and land at multiple focal points rather than on just one.
The cornea, which is a clear layer found towards the front of the eye (between the sclera and iris) works in tangent with the crystalline lens to refract light.
Ideally your corneas will be a perfect dome shape, but if you need to wear lenses because of a refractive error, then your cornea is shaped incorrectly.
During Laser Eye Surgery, a small, predetermined amount of corneal tissue is removed from the cornea so that it can bend light correctly.
No. Depending on your particular refractive error, only a slight change will be made to your corneal curve.
If you are shortsighted, the curve of your cornea is flat and needs to be increased. In this case, tissue is removed from the periphery of the cornea to increase its curvature.
For patients with long-sightedness, the curve is too steep so corneal tissue is removed from the centre in order to flatten its shape.
Astigmatism differs slightly in that the cornea is not the gradient of the cornea is measured by different meridians (imaginary lines across the eye – much like the spokes of a bicycle).
Laser Eye Surgery works to create a symmetrical surface on the cornea which means flattening or raising its shape.
Great experience and great after care. Had 2020 vision within 24 hours with very minimal pain.
Amazing experience , amazing staff, amazing eye sight . I had lens replacement 3 months ago and would highly recommend.
I got my laser eye surgery done on April 20th and couldn’t be happier. I had one hard day of recovery, followed by dry eyes for a small while. Sleeping with the protective goggles is the hardest part, but you’re helped throughout the process by experts. I couldn’t recommend this enough and Optilase were a dream to deal with. Even if you can’t afford the treatment now, you can always talk about a payment plan and get the vision you’ve always wanted.
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!