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02 Apr 2021

If you’ve ever had a conversation with a friend who’s had Eye Surgery, then the chances are that you might have heard them say one of these statements;

I lost my ability to see things up close, and became completely reliant on reading glasses.

Delighted that I made the decision to have laser eye surgery. I’m very happy with the results and have had no pain or discomfort.

Having laser eye surgery was the best decision I ever made.

Sound familiar? They are real life testimonials from patients of Optilase, Ireland’s No.1 Private Eye Care provider. Reading these testimonials do you wonder why you haven't had your Eye Surgery sooner? Don’t worry, everyone procrastinates, especially because having any kind of surgery is always a big decision - but maybe now is the time to start planning your next big adventure - could that be an adventure to better sight?

Whether you’re looking for Laser Eye Surgery, Cataracts or Reading Vision Correction, Optilase can help - and if you don’t know what treatment you might, our team of Medical professionals can help too.

Optilase is Ireland’s No.1 Private Eye Clinic, and they have performed Laser Eye Surgery on over 40,000 patients in the years they have been serving the nation. Located in 12 clinics throughout the Island of Ireland, they are a firm favourite eye care provider with many celebrities in addition to their other patients. If you’re thinking of having Laser Eye Surgery, then maybe it’s time to take a few moments to find out about the experience of previous Optilase patients.

First hand experience
Of course, as with any treatment, there’s nothing quite like first hand experience. Model agent and household personality, Celia Holman Lee came to Optilase for her Reading Vision Correction, a decision she cites as one of the best she’s ever made. “I had lost my ability to see things up close, and became completely reliant on reading glasses. It really drove me nuts. I couldn’t read my phone, no matter how big the font was; I even had trouble putting on eye makeup using a magnifying mirror – sometimes I had to try to do it wearing the glasses.

Celia was initially apprehensive about the surgery, like many people are but was truly delighted to find out that the team in Optilase were candid and reassuring about the surgery and results. How did Celia feel during the treatment? ‘I felt nothing other than a slight pressure, and it’s so quick. There’s no bandages or anything – the only thing was I couldn’t wear eye makeup for 10 days after surgery, so I went to events anyhow and explained I’d just had Laser Eye surgery. People were fascinated! It’s such a clever procedure, and now I can read my iPad, texts, computer, the newspaper, apps on the phone – everything. This tiny little thing in my eye has made a massive difference in my life.’

Margaret Kelly, was so delighted with the results of her Eye Surgery that the friends who had initially tried to put her off getting the surgery, had asked for the Optilase contact details to make their own appointment! ‘I’ve always hated wearing glasses. They just didn’t suit me so I always had a problem with wearing them. The day before the procedure I was having coffee with my friends and they made me feel nervous. Later on I went home and I rang Optilase and said I’m actually having second thoughts, and third and fourth thoughts! No matter how many questions I had to ask them, they answered them and they took their time about it, and made me at ease straight away. The same friends who put me off initially for going for this procedure are now asking me about it. They watch me to see if I wear my glasses – and I don’t wear them, and it’s great!’

Time to create your own great eye care experience
If you’ve ever dreamed of a life without glasses or contacts, and perfect vision to boot then chances are, it’s time for you to call Optilase. But what happens when you call Ireland’s No.1 provider of Private eyecare - and how does your journey to better sight begin? We take you through what happens next.

Having jitters or just want to get more information before you bite the bullet? That’s no problem, an informed decision is always the best one to make!

A good way to alleviate any pre-surgery jitters is always to determine what part of the journey makes you feel the most anxious, something that you can discuss when you come to Optilase for your free consultation - have your list of questions at the ready too!

But what exactly happens at your free consultation? Well first of all it’s a chance for you to address any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure, but also a great chance for you to get to know the team who will be looking after you and get a little more comfortable as you learn more about the process. A Laser Optometrist will carry out a series of eye examinations to determine your suitability, and then will explain in detail the processes involved, answering any questions you may have. The whole assessment takes about one hour to complete.

The team at Optilase want every patient to feel prepared and knowledgeable about their procedure after the consultation, but don’t worry if you have any further questions you can have a chat with your surgeon at the next meeting which is the pre-operative consultation.

No matter what type of eye surgery you are going for, it’s important to let your eyes settle for up to a month after surgery. For most patients, it takes one or two days for their new improved vision to settle. However, Optilase do advise you to rest your eyes properly for the month following surgery. Good aftercare is vital but don’t worry, the Optilase medical team will explain everything about their comprehensive aftercare programme.

The Optilase Lifetime Care Guarantee
Would a little reassurance make any difference to how you’re feeling? We thought so and because of this, Optilase offers a Lifetime Care Guarantee - which is something that money simply can’t buy. So what exactly is the Lifetime Care Guarantee? Well it’s peace of mind, and continuous care all rolled into one. Optilase are delighted to offer a Lifetime Care Guarantee as part of their ongoing commitment to all patients, the guarantee provides you with a thorough aftercare programme for the 12 months following your procedure. Depending on your individual case, this may contain an average of four post-operative appointments to attend throughout the year.

After the first year of check-ups, you’ll be discharged from our aftercare programme, but don’t worry – Optilase’s doors are always open if you’re ever unsure of anything or have any questions regarding your treatment.

Why Optilase?

If you’re looking for eye surgery but don’t know where’s the best place to get it, look no further. With years of experience, treating thousands of patients across Ireland, we’re certain that you won’t find a better eye surgery provider than Optilase across the Island of Ireland.

Since 2003 Optilase has been well known as Ireland’s most trusted Private Eye Surgery Clinic, performing over 40,000 eye surgeries since its inception in the market - making it a household name that’s not only well known, but is also well thought of and trusted.

Optilase are a proud, family-owned Irish business and are privileged to have some of the world’s leading Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons, Laser Optometrists and Medical Staff working on the Optilase team, all of whom are focused on providing the very best laser eye treatment available, using the latest and most sophisticated technology.

And as the leading Laser Eye Surgery, Cataract and Reading Vision Correction providers in Ireland, they will have all of the answers to the questions you may have.

Get in contact with the team in Optilase today
Optilase has Clinics, all over the Island of Ireland, including four Clinics in Northern Ireland.
For more information on Optilase and to book your free consultation +353 1 223 8821 now, and we promise - you’ll never look back - great sight is only around the corner!

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Patient Reviews

Thelma Scanlon
September 23, 2023

Great experience and great after care. Had 2020 vision within 24 hours with very minimal pain.

Amanda Mulligan
September 23, 2023

Amazing experience , amazing staff, amazing eye sight . I had lens replacement 3 months ago and would highly recommend.

Mr. O’Flynn Education
September 23, 2023

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.

Holli Burgon
September 18, 2023

I could not rate high enough, consultation was extremely informative and the staff were amazing, very friendly and answered all my questions with ease.

Roisin Byrne
September 15, 2023

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

PAULA Moriarty
September 7, 2023

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 .

September 5, 2023

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

Rebekah Lowry
August 25, 2023

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!

Kate Oto
August 21, 2023

I highly recommend this place, reliable information and care, full professionalism.

Lisa Simcox
August 21, 2023

LASIK was so easy and pain free. It’s one week post surgery and my eye sight is wonderful. I couldn’t recommend enough.

Declan Wynne
August 21, 2023

I no longer need glasses,absolutely life changing.Great aftercare,lovely staff.

Poliana Oliveira
August 9, 2023

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!

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