Does laser eye surgery hurt? Optilase answers your questions

13 Jul 2020

Taking the life changing decision to undergo laser eye surgery is a momentous decision in anyone’s life. Undoubtedly, opting for laser eye surgery is one of the biggest and most important decisions you will ever make.

With that said, it is understandable why people might be slightly nervous and apprehensive in the lead up to their laser eye surgery treatment.

At Optilase, we want to put your mind at ease and equip you with confidence going into your treatment.

Understanding the facts
Rest assured, a little nervous tension and a little apprehension is all perfectly normal. When it comes to laser eye surgery, there is absolutely nothing to fear.

More than 30 million people around the world have had laser eye surgery to date and as a result, it is the safest vision improvement procedure available globally.

The risk of something going noticeably wrong during laser eye surgery is miniscule; in fact, the complication rate is in the region of 1%, or 1 in every 1000 laser eye surgery procedures. Even then, most complications that occur can be easily rectified, which ultimately reduces the risk even further.

Focus on the Benefits of laser eye surgery!
As alluded to earlier, laser eye surgery is truly life changing. Imagine, no more glasses (or the fear of losing them!) no more contact lenses (or the horrible discomfort you can feel when you forget to take them out!).

When it comes to the pain rating of laser eye surgery, the procedure is painless because the eye is numbed using anesthetic drops. There may be some slight discomfort following the surgery, but this lasts only a few days, after which you are right as rain and ready to enjoy your whole new world.

Talk to our experienced team and ask questions!
At Optilase, we do everything in our power to make sure that our patients are 100% informed and happy, prior to undergoing laser surgery. We want you to feel relaxed and reassured and the way that we achieve is by delivering open and honest advice that allows you to make a fully informed decision.

Optilase is Ireland’s leading laser eye clinic and we were one of the first private clinics established in Ireland. We offer a comprehensive range of treatments using the world’s most advanced technology and are dedicated to providing patient care of the highest professional standard throughout every stage of the laser eye surgery process.

For over 20 years, laser eye surgery has helped millions of people around the world see more clearly. This safe, painless and quick procedure will not only bring you into a world of crisp and 20/20 vision, it will also save you money on optical bills during your lifetime.

At Optilase, we believe that laser eye surgery should revolve around the patient. Our focus is on trust, reliability, quality and care. With clinics nationwide and flexible opening hours including weekends and late evenings, including Dublin, Limerick, Galway and Cork, our experienced team would be delighted to welcome you for a free consultation.

Call us today on +353 1 223 8821 to arrange a FREE consultation with one of our Laser Optometrists. Not only will they carry out an extensive eye examination and answer all your questions, they will also explain in detail the various options that are open to you, based on your precise vision needs.

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