Kilkenny Hurler Padraig Walsh has Laser Eye Surgery

19 Apr 2016

 
Padraig Walsh, top hurler for Kilkenny, recently received PRK treatment here at Optilase. PRK treatment combats the common conditions short sightedness (myopia), long sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism (irregular corneal shape).
 

Star Treatment for Kilkenny Hurler

 
As a Hurling Star Padraig Walsh knew laser eye surgery could make a difference, not only to his daily life but to his game too.
 
Ian O'Riordan of The Irish Times recently interviewed Padraig about the upcoming Allianz Hurling League. Padraig Walsh had been wearing glasses since his teenage years and now 24, post-surgery has already noticed in his hurling. Padraig confirms "I got the surgery before Christmas and I think it's definitely made a difference, already!"
 
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PRK can often be the best option for sports people due to the nature of how the procedure is performed and the eye heals. It is also the best choice for people under 40. This simple procedure is followed up by wearing a specialist contact lens for five short days, giving the eye time to heal and adjust.
 

The Future of his Game

 
Padraig is looking ahead to his games for Kilkenny with optimism, "With the upcoming All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, not wearing contacts has really upped my confidence playing Hurling for Kilkenny and I couldn’t be happier with the results from Optilase. I am so glad I had laser eye surgery treatment with Optilase, it has improved my vision and my game so much."
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The Price of Perfect Vision

 
Many sports people, including Tiger Woods, Brian O'Driscoll and Rory McIlroy has had Laser Eye Surgery to better their game. 

Standard Laser Eye Surgery treatment is available from €795 per eye.
 
If Laser Eye Surgery could help your game why not avail of a FREE consultation with one of our Laser Optometrists?
 
Call us today on +353 1 223 8821 or fill out the contact form on this page.
 

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Poliana Oliveira
August 9, 2023

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!

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