See the World in a New Light with Optilase

13 Apr 2012

Ireland’s Leading Laser Eye Clinic

Optilase has changed the lives and improved the vision of thousands of Cork people


If you’ve endured eyesight problems requiring you to wear glasses or contact lenses, Optilase, Ireland’s leading laser eye clinic, offers a pain-free solution in the form of laser eye surgery, that will have you seeing the world in a new light in as little as 24 hours.


Those who have undergone treatments at Optilase’s state-of-the-art premises at Opera Lane, Cork, often wonder why they waited so long to bid a final farewell to the headaches and expense associated with eyeglasses and contact lenses.


Life-changing is a term often used by those who have undergone treatment at Optilase, which is staffed by a leading, experienced medical team.


After treatment at Optilase, patients will have a whole new lease of life, free of the worries and headaches associated with eyewear. You’ll no longer have to worry about getting prescription sunglasses for holidays, or worry about contact lenses for playing sport, and those concerns about ‘dry eye’ arising from wearing contact lenses throughout your working day and after-work socialising, will be a thing of the past.


Against a backdrop of spiralling prices for glasses and contacts, Optilase estimates that people with eyesight problems will spend £25,000 on glasses and contact lenses over their life­time.
In comparison, laser treatment starts from just €495 per eye, with further savings to be made from to the 20% tax relief that is available for laser eye surgery.


It’s reliable too, with all treatments carrying a Lifetime Care Guarantee that, in the unlikely event of a patient’s eyesight regressing after surgery, provides free aftercare and remedial treatment. For complete peace of mind, Optilase also operates a 24-7 aftercare advice line for patients.


The medical team at Optilase Cork is headed by resident consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Dr Conall Hurley, from Cork; and includes laser optometrists Marie O’Keeffe FAOI and Dan O’Brien FAOI; clinic manager, Louise Carty, also from Cork; and a dedicated medical team.


Dr Hurley, fully registered on the Specialist Registers of the Irish Medical Council, qualified from University College Cork School of Medicine in 1984 and started his career in Ophthalmology in 1988. He is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s leading surgeons.


Treatments available at Optilase include Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK), the most common procedure, commonly known as IK. Laser-Assisted Sub-Epithelial Keratectomy (LASEK) is available for patients for whom IK is not suitable. EK has a faster recovery time, with little or no post-operative discomfort enabling clients to resume normal activities within 48 hours.


Both involve the use of an advanced VISX Star S41R laser, the most precise laser technology in the world.


The actual procedure takes just a few minutes per eye. Laser eye surgery uses a cool beam “Excimer” laser to gently reshape the cornea. The laser is entirely painless, with one patient likening to an eye test! P atients are usually required to rest for half an hour or so in the clinic afterwards, before going home to sleep for a few hours. Upon waking, the patient’s eyesight will be sharper and improve with each day and of course the benefits are life long!


Optilase not only offers a convenient solution, but also does so in a manner that could not be more accessible.


Optilase Cork is within easy access of all major transport links, while its opening hours (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm; Saturday, 9am-6pm; and Sunday, 11am-6pm) mean that consultations, surgeries and after-care can be provided around clients’ commitments.


Visit or call +353 1 223 8821 for information.

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