Laser Eye Surgery - Fact or Fiction?
Deciding to start your Laser Eye Surgery journey is a big decision, and like most big decisions our mind can work overtime when we fear the unknown. And that’s entirley understandable.
While there’s lots of information out there about the procedure, the internet can be a wild and wonderful place full of fiction as well as facts! So maybe it’s time to let the experts, Optilase Ireland’s No. 1 Eye Surgery Provider tell you how it really is!
Laser Eye Surgery is Painful - FICTION
The good news is that the laser vision correction is painless. During the procedure your eye is numbed using anaesthetic drops and you are offered Diazepam to reduce any anxiety you may have as well as to relax muscle tension. Depending on your treatment type, there can be some discomfort in the days after your treatment but this is generally temporary and in most cases will be very mild. So no, there’s no need to worry about pain.
Both eyes can be treated on the same day - FACT
Due to advancements in Laser Eye Surgery, it is perfectly safe to treat both eyes on the same day. In total, it takes approximately 10-15 minutes to have both eyes treated. If for any reason you would prefer to have your eyes treated separately, the team in Optilase can arrange this for you at no extra charge, but equally most patients like to get both eyes done together.
Eyes look different after Laser Eye Surgery - FICTION
No, there is no permanent change in the appearance of your eyes after the procedure. The day after surgery, your eyes should be white and clear. The overall healing process can take 4-5 days and during this time the eye may appear slightly red, this is perfectly normal.
Bite the bullet and book a free consultation today!
Ready to take the next step and find out more? Optilase offer a free one hour consultation process that could be life changing for you. Our experience means that we’ve had thousands of happy customers leave our Clinics, why not check out some of our testimonials for an insight into what your laser eye surgery journey with Optilase will look like!
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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!!!
Amazing treatment, such friendly and bubbly staff helped take any nerves out of the day, highly recommend 😁
From start to finish, from consultation to surgery and now post surgery, Optilase have been fantastic! Surgery has been life changing! Recommending to everyone!
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!
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.
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.
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
Absolutely delighted with result, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. They keep you very calm before and after procedure
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!!
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.
Amazing staff, couldn’t recommend enough.
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.