Five questions you might have on Laser Eye Surgery

As Ireland’s No.1 Private Eye Surgery Clinic since 2003, we’ve helped thousands of customers achieve their best eyesight ever when they opted for Laser Eye Surgery in Optilase. So the chances are that if you’ve got a question on the treatment, then we’re almost certain we’ve got the answer. Here are some popular questions that our team are asked frequently across our Clinic network.

How will I know if I am suitable for Laser Eye Surgery?
In short, it’s impossible to really know without visiting us for an initial assessment. Generally though there are a number of factors that may make you unsuitable for laser vision correction – include prescriptions stronger than -10 or +5, or having a squint or a lazy eye. For women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is necessary to wait for 6 months postpartum before starting your treatment.

What will happen at my initial assessment?
Your journey with Optilase begins when you attend your initial assessment. One of our Laser Optometrists will meet with you and spend the next hour thoroughly examining and testing your eyes. You will find out if you are a suitable candidate, what treatment will be best for your eyes, and how much exactly it will cost. It’s important to note that you will not be able to drive after your assessment for at least 6-8 hours.

How long does the treatment take?
The laser vision correction itself takes around 7 minutes per eye. Between preparation, treatment and aftercare, you should expect to stay in the clinic for up to 2 hours on the day of your procedure.

Is it long lasting or actually permanent?
Yes, long term follow up studies indicate that after the healing process is complete, eyesight remains stable. Some patients may develop the need for reading glasses as they age but this happens to most adults regardless of whether they get laser vision correction.

Will the surgery make my eyes look different?
No, there is no permanent change in the appearance of your eyes. The day after surgery your eyes should be white and clear. The healing process can take 4-5 days and during this time your eye may appear slightly red at times.

Don’t delay – find out more about Laser Eye Surgery from Optilase today!
Optilase is Ireland’s No.1 Laser Eye Surgery provider. In the market for almost 20 years in Ireland, we’re renowned for providing exceptional laser eye surgery across our many Clinics.

For more information on Optilase and the services we offer call 1890 301 302 now, and we promise – you’ll soon see the difference!