So, you need sight correction and you’ve decided that you’d like to see if you are a suitable candidate for laser eye surgery - Congratulations, the treatment is life changing and something that will bring so much joy back into your life!
But before you start your journey, is there anything you should know first? Optilase are Ireland’s leading laser eye surgery provider and since 2003 the company has been well known as Ireland’s most trusted private eye surgery clinic. Here’s our lowdown on the things you NEED to know before you book your Laser Eye Surgery consultation.
Your inital assessment
Your journey with Optilase begins when you attend your initial assessment. To begin with one of our Laser Optometrists will meet with you and spend the next hour thoroughly examining and testing your eyes. You will then find out if you are a suitable candidate for laser vision correction, what treatment will be best for your eyes, and how much exactly it will cost. It’s important to point out that you won’t be able to drive after your assessment for at least 6-8 hours, so bringing a friend along might be a good idea!
Unfortunatley some people’s vision isn’t suitable for Laser Eye surgery. Reasons can range from having prescriptions stronger than -10 or +5, or for example having a squint or a lazy eye (laser vision correction can be carried out on some patients with a lazy eye, depending on its severity). For women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is necessary to wait until 6 months postpartum. Please note that you also need to be over the age of 18 to have the procedure.
Is it painful?
The good news is that the laser vision correction process itself is painless. Firstly your eye is numbed using anaesthetic drops and you are offered diazepam to relax muscle tension. Depending on your treatment type, there can be some discomfort in the days after your treatment but this is generally temporary.
Appearance post surgery
No, there is no permanent change in the appearance of your eyes. The day after surgery, your eyes should be white and clear. The healing process will take between 4-5 days and during this time your eye may appear slightly red.
Book a free consultation today!
Ready to take the next step and find out more? Optilase offer a free one hour consultation process that could be life changing for you. Our experience means that we’ve had thousands of happy customers leave our Clinics feeling like they can see like never before, why not check out some of our testimonials for an insight into what your laser eye surgery journey with Optilase will look like!
Ireland’s No. 1 Laser Eye Surgery Providers
Let Optilase, Ireland’s leading laser eye surgery provider take you on your Laser Eye Surgery journey! Since 2003 Optilase has been well known as Ireland’s most trusted private eye surgery clinic, performing over 50,000 eye surgeries since its inception in the market - making it a household name that can be trusted.
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For more information on Optilase and the services we offer call +353 1 223 8821 now, and we promise - you’ll see the difference!
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!