Did you know that a simple eye treatment means that we no longer have to rely on reading glasses, as we struggle with our near-vision as we get older? Did you know that the procedure is so popular that leading Irish eye clinic, Optilase, has reported a record demand and had to implement a waiting list for the simple, painless, 10 minute procedure, which has been deemed utterly life-changing by countless Irish men and women who were previously dependent on reading glasses.
There’s no getting away from it, presbyopia, this loss of our near vision, affects us all, usually from our mid-40s, even those of us who have enjoyed perfect, 20:20 vision all our lives. Close up print becomes blurred and can be quite difficult to read without the help of reading glasses or extending your arm to impossible limits. Simple tasks like reading this paper, a text, a menu or taking some money out at the ATM can become an issue. Most of us go into denial that our younger, close-up vision is starting to fail us!
Thankfully, there is a solution and impressively, Optilase is the leader in Europe and second in the world for the treatment. Dr Wayne Crewe Brown, Surgeon and Medical Director at Optilase commented:
“This reading glasses treatment has been in development for over a decade and means life-changing benefits for those who are dependent on reading glasses. It restores vision of objects near the eye and reduces dependency on reading glasses, critically without compromising on distance vision. The result is long-lasting, clear vision; near, far and in between.”
Mr. Crewe-Brown has been over 20 years’ experience and has carried out more than 30,000 refractive procedures.
Brian Loughlin had the reading glasses treatment at Optilase and said:
“As soon as I heard that I could get rid of my reading glasses I went for an assessment. Thankfully, I was an ideal candidate. The treatment itself was absolutely painless and took less than 30 seconds per eye! Immediately afterwards, my reading vision was excellent. I no longer have to wear any sort of glasses. It really has changed not only my working life but the quality of my life altogether”.
The procedure involves a tiny in-lay, smaller than a contact lens and one-fourth the thickness of a single human hair which is is placed in a small pocket in the cornea of the patient’s non-dominant eye. The pocket seals itself, holding the lens in place at the centre of the visual axis. Within hours, the patient is typically able to once again see near objects and read fine print once again, without the need for reading glasses.
The actual procedure is painless and takes, on average, less than 10 minutes.. The level of near vision improvement varies from individual to individual but on average candidates can expect near vision to improve three lines or more.
Optilase doesn’t charge for consultations so why not find out if you are a suitable candidate? Optilase is located at Ely Place in Dublin and has clinics nationwide. Contact Optilase on +353 1 223 8821.
Great experience and great after care. Had 2020 vision within 24 hours with very minimal pain.
Amazing experience , amazing staff, amazing eye sight . I had lens replacement 3 months ago and would highly recommend.
I got my laser eye surgery done on April 20th and couldn’t be happier. I had one hard day of recovery, followed by dry eyes for a small while. Sleeping with the protective goggles is the hardest part, but you’re helped throughout the process by experts. I couldn’t recommend this enough and Optilase were a dream to deal with. Even if you can’t afford the treatment now, you can always talk about a payment plan and get the vision you’ve always wanted.
I could not rate high enough, consultation was extremely informative and the staff were amazing, very friendly and answered all my questions with ease.
I had a wonderful experience in Optilase in Ely Place, the staff were so kind and helpful and made me feel really comfortable. Would absolutely recommend
Couldn't rate Optilase high enough. I had Lens Replacement Surgery. My experience from the first phone call to the procedure itself and the aftercare was fantastic. All of the staff from the call centre to the staff in Carrickmines and the theatre were so helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend .
I had my PRK done on both eyes , and im happy with the result. The post operation pain was extreme but it settled down after 4 days. Now i feel great after 2 weeks post operation no complications what so ever , other than blurry vision now and then, but its improving every day
Got LASIK in Ely Place only yesterday and officially had 20/20 vision just 24 hours later! Cannot recommend Optilase enough from my initial consultation with Aisling in Athlone to my trips to Carrickmines and Ely Place. The staff really look after you from the moment you walk in the door and make you feel so at ease from start to finish - 10 out of 10 experience!
I highly recommend this place, reliable information and care, full professionalism.
LASIK was so easy and pain free. It’s one week post surgery and my eye sight is wonderful. I couldn’t recommend enough.
I no longer need glasses,absolutely life changing.Great aftercare,lovely staff.
I have been wearing glasses for over 20 years. I always hated wearing contact lenses and I got to a time in my life that I needed a change. A friend recommended optilase, I went for the free consultation and the person that did all the exams was really nice and I felt safe and confident enough to go ahead, I was recommended the PRK. I Put on a piece of paper how much I spent and would still spend on glasses for the next 10 years, and the surgery was for sure cheaper than that. My prescription was very high, both eyes, myopia and astigmatism Optilase provided all the information I needed, in clear manner. And they always made clear that there was nothing wrong with my eyes, it was my own choice to go for the surgery. The day of the surgery I was a bit nervous, who wouldn't? But then, from the reception to the surgeon, they were all so nice and welcoming. Hernandez performed the procedure, lovely surgeon, again all information was provided the way it should. I was instructed in what I should and should not do. The actual procedure took less than 15min, I felt nothing, no discomfort or anything. The whole process is very well done by the team, if I remember well around 3 people supporting the surgery plus one other girl providing pos surgery instructions. Right after the procedure I could already see much better than before without glasses! I couldn't believe it, I cried, thanked everyone and left the clinic knowing that I made the best choice. The recovery for PRK is a bit longer, I stayed for 2 full days no phones, or any screens. In the dark. If you have a little one, I would recommend to have someone minding them, as you are very limited in what you can do for the day of and day after surgery. It is hard to open the eyes, the second day after surgery was the toughest, I thought all went wrong as the vision got worst, but again I was advised it could happen. Note that this was my experience and could be different for other people. The 3rd day I felt nothing and could see much better already. Light sensitivity was very high, and still, 6 days after surgery, but nothing that a sun glasses would not help. My vision still blurred, but I need no glasses to see, my eyes feel dry sometimes, but the eye drops provided helps with it and and am very happy with the results already, even knowing it takes a bit longer to fully recover the vision. I'm back to work (screen at 200% to make sure I dont force my eyes too much) and I have had no headaches or anything, which I would have all the time looking at screens for most of my day. I cannot recommend Optilase enough, they are amazing! If you want to do something for your self and want a place you can trust, go for it, choose Optilase. Thanks to the whole team for one of the best things I did for my self!