Making the decision to have laser eye surgery and then recovering afterward can be an emotional rollercoaster, but it is one that is well worth it. With Optilase, you’ll be backed by over 20 years of experience.
What is Laser Eye Surgery?
There are a few different types of laser eye surgery out there, but two stand out as the most popular—LASIK and PRK. In both LASIK and PRK, a laser is used to reshape the outer tissue of the eye, in order to produce clearer, crisper vision.
The difference between the two? In LASIK, a flap is created on the cornea and the tissue underneath is reshaped. In PRK, the surgeon removes a thin layer of the cornea altogether, reshapes the tissue, and the surface layer grows back and smooths out over time. PRK does have a longer recovery time and your vision improves over the course of a few months until it is crystal clear, instead of just a few days like with LASIK. We at Optilase will help you decide what’s best for you and your needs.
Before your surgery
Before any laser equipment goes anywhere near your eyes, you will meet with one of our highly qualfiied doctors for a pre-op appointment to discuss your options, see if you’re a candidate for surgery, and determine your current vision.
Once your appointment for surgery is scheduled, you will be asked to not wear contacts for at least a week and began the prescribed drops to prep for your procedure.
The day of your surgery
Understandably, some people get nervous on the day of their laser eye procedure but, at Optilase, you can rest assured you’re in the safe hands and capable care of our team, consisting of your consultant ophthalmic Surgeon, nurses, laser technicians and other professional support staff members.
We always ask our patients to bring a close friend or family member along on the day of the procedure.
Your laser eye treatment takes, on average, seven minutes per eye. It’s a very short procedure with a lasting, life-changing outcome.
Following the operation, you can relax while our nurses explain everything about the aftercare programme. They will give you a post-operative information pack containing eye drops and a schedule of when to take them. This will also include our 24-hour patient helpline number should you need any more information.
We offer a free Lifetime Care Guarantee as part of our on-going commitment to patients and provide you with a thorough aftercare programme for the 12 months following your laser eye surgery procedure. Depending on the individual, this will contain an average of four post-operative appointments to attend throughout the year.
After the first year of check-ups, you’ll be discharged from our aftercare programme, but don’t be a stranger – our doors are always open if you’re ever unsure of anything or have any questions regarding the treatment.
World class laser eye surgery
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.
As a forward-thinking company, Optilase is committed to providing patients with the latest and most effective products, surgery techniques and care programmes. Our passion for delivering exceptional results shines through in everything we do. We are constantly seeking ways in which we can improve our services.
What’s more, we will keep you informed of the latest advances in laser eye care. Be sure to check our websites, blogs and social media channels for the latest news and developments in the exciting world of optical care and laser eye surgery.
Don’t delay, call Optilase today on +353 1 223 8821!
Absolutely amazing from the consultation with Aisling in at Athlone to everyone in Ely Place and my surgeon Tom!! Delighted to have my 20/20 free and to be glasses and contacts free!!! Thank you all so much again!!!
Amazing treatment, such friendly and bubbly staff helped take any nerves out of the day, highly recommend 😁
From start to finish, from consultation to surgery and now post surgery, Optilase have been fantastic! Surgery has been life changing! Recommending to everyone!
So happy with my results! There was a very quick turnaround between my consultation and the surgery and they were so flexible with appointment times. There is a lot of waiting around on the day of surgery but once started it’s a very quick process! Would highly recommend to anyone considering!
Very happy so far, was a thoroughly professional experience from the consultation to the surgery to post op checks. Was slightly delayed on day of surgery but all worth it in the end. Would definitely recommend to anyone choosing to go down the laser eye surgery route.
I had laser eye surgery one week ago. It was by far the best decision I’ve ever made. I was extremely nervous about getting the procedure done, so I did get a second opinion on it. The service optilase offers was by far superior than anything else offered by other places. They were always happy to answer questions, and even got my optometrist, Michaela, to call me back to answer questions I had. On the day of surgery, I was in and out within an hour - super quick and efficient. The surgeon was very reassuring as were the whole team. By that evening there was a noticeable improvement in my vision, and by the next morning I had better than 20/20 vision. The precision of my vision now is indescribable: everything is so much clearer and life is just better! By far the best decision I’ve ever made. Thank you Michaela & Team Optilase for all of your help. I would highly recommend to anyone.
The staff were so friendly and helpful and made the whole process very easy. I got emails and phonecalls with all the information I needed and more from when I booked my first consultation until after the surgery. I had LASIK, which was quick and comfortable. My surgeon was kind and thorough and he took the time to chat before and after the procedure. It was all just generally easier and more pleasant than I expected and I’m so glad to have had LASIK here
Absolutely delighted with result, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. They keep you very calm before and after procedure
Best decision I’ve ever made! The clinic in Ely place was incredible- from start to finish you are so well looked after and all the staff are so incredibly nice! Anyone wondering whether they should do it , go for it!! I can’t believe I waited so long!!
The support from the stuff is incredible. They are always willing to help and answer any questions you may have, both pre and post procedure. I had the PRK procedure and although I am only just at the 2 week mark I can say that my recovery will take longer than I expected so that was slightly disappointing. Though I am aware recovery times differ, I was surprised because I was consistently told 2 weeks recovery time.
Amazing staff, couldn’t recommend enough.
Had a brilliant experience at Optilase, 2 weeks from my consultation I was in to get my LASIK surgery after being told I was not eligible in other clinics. The staff were so friendly and reassuring I really felt in safe hands.