No Need for Nerves before Laser Eye Surgery

09 Dec 2013

If you have planning to undergo Laser Eye Surgery, then it’s perfectly normal to be a bit jittery about the whole thing.


Laser Eye Surgery is a big deal to the patient, especially if you have a high prescription and are, for want of a better description ‘blind as a bat’.

Prepare yourself for a lens-free life

When you walk into an Optilase clinic for your Laser Eye Surgery, you will be wearing the pair of glasses that you will have relied on in order to see objects clearly for the very last time.


After your Laser Eye Surgery procedure, which takes less than half an hour, you will be able to leave with perfect vision, rendering your faithful specs useless.


Computer-controlled Laser Eye Surgery

Pioneered in 1989, Laser Eye Surgery is constantly evolving and adapting to advances in technology which has seen the safety record for the procedure increase drastically in the last decade.


The risk of something going wrong is less than 5% thanks to the use of bladeless technology, computer-controlled lasers and 3D corneal scanners.


Psyching yourself up for Laser Eye Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery is a delicate procedure on a very delicate part of your anatomy, so knowing the facts can help in reassuring you that you have made the right decision.


At Optilase, we use the most up-to-date and latest developments in Laser Eye Surgery and during your free consultation you will have the opportunity to ask any niggling questions or concerns you might have.


The Laser Eye Surgery procedure

Once you are deemed a suitable candidate for Laser Eye Surgery, on the day itself the procedure will begin with you lying on your back and anaesthetic eye drops being placed in your eyes to numb the area.


A Femtosecond will be used first to create the corneal flap that can be folded back and to allow the corrective laser to be positioned over the eye.


This laser, known as the Excimer Laser removes a pre-programmed amount of corneal tissue to either steepen or flatten its shape depending on your particular refractive error.


Once this has been completed, the procedure is over and the corneal flap is folded back in place and immediately begins healing.


See a whole new world with Laser Eye Surgery

After your Laser Eye Surgery you will immediately be able to see everything with perfect clarity, which can be a bit overwhelming.


It will take some getting used to and you will have to wear protective goggles for the first 24 hours to make sure nothing gets into the eye that might irritate it. The goggles also prevent you from accidently rubbing your eye which could disrupt the corneal flap.


For any other information about Laser Eye Surgery or to take the plunge and book your free consultation, call +353 1 223 8821.

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Patient Reviews

aine kelly
May 22, 2023

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!!!

Jenny Flynn
May 19, 2023

Amazing treatment, such friendly and bubbly staff helped take any nerves out of the day, highly recommend 😁

Dara Byrne
May 19, 2023

From start to finish, from consultation to surgery and now post surgery, Optilase have been fantastic! Surgery has been life changing! Recommending to everyone!

Sinead Griffin
May 18, 2023

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!

Jason Leavey
May 18, 2023

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.

Joseph Walshe
May 17, 2023

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.

Sarah McSarah
April 13, 2023

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

shay galon
March 28, 2023

Absolutely delighted with result, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. They keep you very calm before and after procedure

Sarah Cahill
March 28, 2023

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!!

Niamh Costello
March 28, 2023

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.

Victor Oliveira
March 28, 2023

Amazing staff, couldn’t recommend enough.

Eireann Doyle
February 14, 2023

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.

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