Trying to decide if Laser Eye Surgery is for you?

21 May 2014

If you are currently relying on glasses in order to see clearly, you probably find it a bit tiresome. Misplacing them or breaking them leaves you vulnerable; especially if you’re travelling. People who need glasses to see feel quite helpless without them.


If you are ready to call time on your days needing glasses and transform not only your eyesight, but your entire outlook on life, then Laser Eye Surgery at Optilase is the clear option for you.


If you are short sighted, take a moment to consider waking up and seeing everything around you exactly as is without having to reach for your glasses.


Alternatively, if you are long sighted, consider never having to search high and low for your glasses so you can sit down and relax with the newspaper or your favourite book.


With Laser Eye Surgery at Optilase, clear, uninterrupted vision can be restored in less than half an hour so you never have to rely on lenses ever again.

Different Laser Eye Surgery options

At Optilase there are a number of different variants of Laser Eye Surgery available to cater for a variety of vision needs and personal preferences.


During your free consultation the procedure that best suits your needs will be determined after a thorough eye examination.


Once you are deemed to be a suitable candidate for the Laser Eye Surgery, you will be able to explore the options available to you at Optilase.


Depending on the structure of your eye and the type of vision error you suffer from, you will be informed as to whether LASIK, PRK, CustomVue WaveFront or IntraLase Laser Eye Surgery is right for you.

LASIK (Laser in situ Keratomileusis)

The LASIK procedure involves a corneal flap being created using a Femtosecond Laser and an Excimer Laser being used to reshape a patient’s cornea.

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)

Rather than creating a corneal flap, the outer layer of the cornea is removed for surgery using an Ethanol solution. The correction then takes place as in LASIK, but healing time is slightly longer.

CustomVue WaveFront

A 3D scanner generates a map of each cornea and their individual errors which are then corrected using the Excimer Laser.


This is the most advanced version of Laser Eye Surgery at Optilase that uses a Femtosecond Laser that pulsates at incredible speed to create remarkable results with minimal impact on the eyes.


Suitability for Laser Eye Surgery


During your free consultation at Optilase you will be assessed as to whether you are a suitable candidate for Laser Eye Surgery.


Eligibility for Laser Eye Surgery depends on a number of factors, including the thickness of your cornea and the size of your pupils when dilated, the severity of your refractive error as well as your general health.


To find out more about Laser Eye Surgery at Optilase, schedule a free consultation on +353 1 223 8821.


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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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