What is the most Appropriate Laser Eye Surgery for Me?

03 Aug 2013

The laser eye surgery market is constantly changing and adapting to new advances in technology, which can make it more difficult when it comes to researching different procedures.


That’s why Optilase offer a free consultation to anyone considering laser eye surgery.


The consultation stage is a vital first step in determining what particular procedure best suits your vision needs.


It is here when you will get a chance to have a one-on-one session with a highly qualified member of the Optilase team who will perform a detailed eye exam and answer any questions you may have.

Types of procedures available at Optilase

LASIK: The most common type of laser eye surgery involves making an incision on the outer layer of the cornea and creating a moveable flap of tissue.


This is folded back and the laser is positioned over the eye and removes a pre-programmed amount of tissue from the cornea. The flap is placed back in position and the healing process begins.


LASEK or PRK: This variation of LASIK involves a procedure on the inner corneal tissue as opposed to the outer layer.


Instead of cutting into the eye’s surface, an alcohol solution is used to loosen the outside layer of the eye which can then be pushed back to allow laser treatment to take place.


The loosened outside layer is smoothed back over once the laser procedure is finished. LASEK or PRK is more commonly used for minor refractive errors. Healing time is longer than LASIK, usually around two weeks.


WaveFront: This latest, most advanced type of laser eye surgery that utilizes a detailed three-dimensional map of your cornea to allow for maximum vision correction.


More complex eye aberrations can also be treated with WaveFront, such as poor night vision.


IntraLase: Using a bladeless procedure to create a flap similar to that in LASIK surgery, this effective technology uses a laser that pulsates at phenomenal speed to minimize the effect on the eye and simultaneously achieve remarkable results.

Weighing up the pros and cons

Refractive errors and the constitution of a patient’s eye are determined during the initial free consultation with Optilase. Once the ideal laser eye treatment for you has been outlined, you will be made aware of risks involved with that particular procedure.


To book your free consultation now to find out which Optilase procedure best suits your vision needs, call +353 1 223 8821 or visit /book-your-free-consultation/

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