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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.