Laser eye surgery: Answering your pre-surgery questions

31 Jul 2020

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 the lowdown on what you NEED to know before you book your Laser Eye Surgery consultation.

Your initial assessment for laser eye surgery
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!

Your suitability
Unfortunately, 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.

Call us now
For more information on Optilase and the services we offer call +353 1 223 8821 now, and we promise – you’ll see the difference!

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