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Improve your vision with the PRK/LASEK procedure at Optilase

06 Aug 2020
What is PRK/LASEK? PRK/LASEK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) or Surface Treatment (PRK/EK) is a vision correction procedure in which the vision correction treatment is applied to the surface of the cornea. PRK is the procedure of choice for patients whose corneas are too thin to have LASIK. A lovely review from one of our recent patients in […]
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What is refractive lens exchange?

05 Aug 2020
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is identical to modern cataract surgery. Both operations involve replacing the natural lens with an intra ocular lens (IOL). The only difference is that cataract surgery is performed mainly to correct blur or light scatter caused by a misty natural lens; whereas RLE is performed to reduce the need for glasses […]
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What you can do to treat your cataracts

02 Aug 2020
Firstly, what are cataracts? Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens (the transparent structure at the front of the eye) that can make vision blurred or misty. They can develop in one or both eyes, and one eye can often be more affected than the other. The lens is normally clear and allows light to […]
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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? […]
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What to consider before getting laser eye surgery at Optilase

29 Jul 2020
If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of Irish people who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, chances are you've considered getting laser eye surgery at some point in your life. The fact is that laser eye surgery (also known as "refractive surgery") has become increasingly popular over the past decade. And while the technology […]
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Three signs you might need Reading Vision Correction

25 Jul 2020
Having problems with your near vision can be very frustrating. Everyday tasks like reading a text or checking a bill in a coffee shop can become awkward or annoying. The good news is that if you do suffer with near vision problems, Reading Vision Correction might just be the answer. Here are three telltale signs […]
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Laser eye surgery: home or abroad?

24 Jul 2020
What could be better: going abroad and getting some sun, while and at the same time, saving money on a treatment you’ve been wanting to have for ages? With the increase in low-cost treatments and flights abroad, more and more people each year are seeking treatments outside of Ireland. Laser Eye Surgery and refractive lens […]
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What happens to our vision as our eyes age?

22 Jul 2020
Unfortunately, the ageing process by its very nature is not something that any of us look forward to. Once we hit the age of 40, we gradually notice aches and ailments in parts of our body that we didn’t even know existed previously. Unfortunately, our eyes behave no differently to the rest of the body. […]
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How you can achieve 20/20 vision with laser eye surgery at Optilase

19 Jul 2020
What is 20/20 vision? “20/20 vision” refers to normal vision. This is the vision which allows the majority of people to read an eye chart from a distance of 20 feet away. The sharpness of eyesight clarity is measured by an eye chart. A traditional eyechart has several randomly accumulated letters that vary in size […]
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Astigmatism 101: Everything you need to know

16 Jul 2020
Recently diagnosed with astigmatism or know someone who has been? Astigmatism is a natural and an extremely common eye error. Astigmatism is a very common eye condition which is a simply a ‘refractive error’ (as opposed to an ailment or illness. Essentially, when someone has astigmatism, it simply means that the cornea is not perfectly […]
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9 steps to help with eye strain

14 Jul 2020
When we are feeling tired and rundown, our eyes will let us know. They’ll start to quiver, itch or ache, alerting us that all is not well. Should we be surprised? Considering the length of time we spend glued to tech devices, squinting at tiny screens, is it any wonder our eyes sometimes say, “enough!” […]
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Does laser eye surgery hurt? Optilase answers your questions

13 Jul 2020
Taking the life changing decision to undergo laser eye surgery is a momentous decision in anyone’s life. Undoubtedly, opting for laser eye surgery is one of the biggest and most important decisions you will ever make. With that said, it is understandable why people might be slightly nervous and apprehensive in the lead up to […]
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