If the amount of time reading, working, studying or just catching up on Netflix during the pandemic is reinforcing the fact that you’d like to learn more about Laser Eye Surgery, or it’s something that you’ve thought about for a while then and there really is no time like the present. Laser Eye Surgery really is life changing, and waking up to the best vision you’ve ever had is something you can’t put a price on.
The good news is that Optilase, Ireland’s premier private eye Clinic will remain open for the Lockdown period. The team in Optilase have unsurprisingly seen a surge in the number of potential patients calling to find out more about Laser Eye Surgery, and to book a free consultation with their team, so if you’re interested in having the treatment soon, there really is no time like the present.
And as the most trusted private clinic network in Ireland, it’s fair to say that they know a thing or two about how Laser Eye Surgery could really change your life. If you want to find out more about the patient journey, and indeed about how the surgery will benefit you, here’s some insight into what happens when you start your journey with Optilase.
Start the ball rolling with your free consultation
First things first, you need to find out if you are suitable for the treatment. Optilase has treated thousands of patients over the years and knows that not everyone is suitable for Laser Eye Surgery, and so to determine your suitability you’ll be offered a free laser eye surgery consultation.
At the free consultation a Laser Optometrists will carry out a series of eye examinations to determine your suitability. Your Laser Optometrist will then explain in detail the processes involved and answer any questions you may have. It’s a fast appointment too - the whole assessment takes approximately one hour to complete, and is a great way to find out if you want to start the journey as when you leave your free consultation, you’ll be armed with all the facts you need. If you do decide to go ahead then during the consultation a pre-operative consultation will be arranged with your Surgeon.
A step in the right direction meeting your Surgeon for a consultation
Meeting your Surgeon is an important step in the process. Here they will carry out a further eye exam and give the final approval required for surgery to go ahead. They’ll talk you through the technical aspects of your Laser Eye Surgery and resolve any additional questions or queries. Once you’re happy that you understand everything and you’re happy to proceed, the Optilase team will then go through all of the necessary paperwork and confirm the date and time of your procedure.
The big day - prepare to start the journey to your best vision
The day has arrived! At Optilase, you can rest assured you’re in the safe and capable care of the team - Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, nurses, laser technicians and other professional support staff members. 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 the Optilase team explains everything about the aftercare programme. They’ll give you a post-operative information pack containing eye drops and a schedule of when to take them. This will also include a 24 hour patient helpline number should you need any more information.
Looking after you - Optilase Lifetime Care Guarantee
Lifetime Care Guarantee is something that money can’t buy. It’s peace of mind, and trust all rolled into one. Optilase offers a free Lifetime Care Guarantee as part of their ongoing commitment to patients and will provide you with a thorough aftercare programme for the 12 months following your Laser Eye Surgery procedure. Depending on individual cases, this may 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 – Optilase’s doors are always open if you’re ever unsure of anything or have any questions regarding your treatment.
Optilase - Staying open for you during Lockdown
Optilase is delighted to remain open throughout Lockdown in all of their Clinics. So, if you are interested in getting your procedure over the next few weeks, then it’s time to call Optilase today, as Clinics are opening by appointment only due to high demand at this time.
What changes will I see in the Optilase during Lockdown?
Optilase’s main priority is keeping you, and their team safe and well at this time. And because of that they have taken a long list of precautions to ensure that everyone’s health and safety is the top priority when carrying out every procedure.
To start with, team Optilase will ask you to only arrive for your appointment at the designated time as waiting areas are not in use at this important time. You will notice that all Optilase team members will be wearing full PPE including gloves, aprons, visors and masks, please remember that face coverings are necessary at all times when visiting the clinic and when having your procedure.
Other differences you may notice are that there are perspex screens at all reception desks, social distancing measures and floor markings are in place throughout every clinic space and that there are sanitization stations at the entrance of every Clinic. Patients and the entire Optilase team are required to have their temperature taken upon arrival to the Clinic.
These measures are in place for your safety and the safety of the team, please respect them when you visit our Clinics, as your safety and health is our priority.
If you’re looking for eye surgery but don’t know where’s the best place to get it, look no further. Call us a little biased, but we KNOW that you won’t find a better eye surgery provider than Optilase across the Island of Ireland.
Since 2003 Optilase has been well known as Ireland’s most trusted private eye surgery clinic, performing over 40,000 eye surgeries since its inception in the market - making it a household name that can be trusted.
Our Optilase consultants are among the best in the industry and are expertly qualified to deliver the best possible outcome. Our Consultant Team members are all registered with the Irish Medical Council. We’re proud to offer you the latest techniques for your eye surgery and because we use state-of-the-art equipment, our clinics and the experience and results we deliver, are second to none.
With no hidden costs or upselling, a lot of Optilase patients end up paying less than our published price. And that’s always a plus, especially when you are guaranteed to receive Ireland’s No.1 professional eye surgery experience with great results.
Learn more at Ireland’s No.1 Eye Clinic today
Optilase are a proud, family-owned Irish business and are privileged to have some of the world’s leading Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons, Laser Optometrists and Medical Staff working on the Optilase team, all of whom are focused on providing the very best laser eye treatment available, using the latest and most sophisticated technology.
And as the leading Laser Eye Surgery providers in Ireland, they will have all of the answers to the questions you may have (and all in plain English we promise!) To date Optilase has performed over 50,000 eye surgeries since its inception in the market - making it a household name across Ireland that can be trusted.
Call Optilase now
Optilase has Clinics, all over the Island of Ireland, including four Clinics in Northern Ireland.
For more information on Optilase and to book your free consultation +353 1 223 8821 now, and we promise - you’ll see the difference!
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.