LASIK is an acronym, and the letters mean for Laser in Situ Keratomileusis. Bit of a tongue-twister, which is why we use the term LASIK. It refers to the use of a laser to reshape the cornea of your eye, without invading the other nearby cell layers. ‘In Situ’ means ‘in its normal place’ and ‘Kerato’ is the Greek word for cornea; ‘Mileusis’ means "to shape".
For many of the millions of people who have to wear glasses or contact lenses to see properly, the option of having their eyes corrected by a simple reshaping of the cornea is quite life-changing. Optilase Laser Eye Surgery Clinics have successfully performing this surgery for a huge list of delighted clients
LASIK eye surgery is the most effective vision correction treatment available; if you got sick of having to wear a pair of glasses and thought contact lenses were a better alternative, you can dispense with corrective eyewear altogether with LASIK eye surgery.
Your Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon prepares your eye for laser treatment by creating a small flap on the surface of the cornea (front surface of the eye) by using a precision surgical instrument called a microkeratome, or by using blade-free IntraLase technology.
The laser is then applied to the underlying surface and reshapes the cornea to the specific degree you need, depending on your exact issues and current prescription.
LASIK eye surgery improves your eyesight by treating minute tissue particles from the cornea of the eye.
In doing so, the cornea is can then allow proper focusing of the light entering the eye. Once this is done, the eye is covered and left to recover for a few days.
The results of LASIK eye surgery are almost immediate. Once the protective cover comes off, there’s a huge improvement in the patient’s vision. It’s quick, it’s painless, and LASIK is a brilliant option for suitable candidates who want to say goodbye to corrective eyewear.
For a free consultation call Optilase on +353 1 223 8821.
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.