Laser Eye Surgery Photos
The thought of having laser eye surgery can be daunting especially if you have been wearing contact lenses or glasses for years. We have outlined the typical journey from consultation to recovery to let you see for yourself how easy and straightforward the procedure can be with Optical Express.
Laser Eye Surgery Consultation Day
The first stage of your laser eye journey begins with booking a free consultation; you can choose from any of our consultation clinics in Ireland or even Europe. Our stores are situated in convenient locations so that you can easily access your preferred store on a day that best suits you for your FREE consultation.
As you enter Optical Express you will be welcomed by one a team member who will escort you to our waiting area and fetch you a tea or coffee while you fill in a few forms.
Your laser counsellor will carry out a couple of preliminary tests using our advanced equipment to check if your eyes are suitable for laser eye surgery, before you meet with one of our Optometrists. The technology used is called the VISX WaveScan which accurately measures eye imperfections by forming a detailed map.
Following the VISX WaveScan we test your eyes with the Pentacam, a device that differentiates Optical Express from other laser providers. Only Optical Express clinics have Pentacam technology which is used to evaluate the corneal topography of your eyes.
Lastly, the laser counsellor will use the tonometer to check the fluid pressure inside your eyes.
The next step involves meeting your Optometrist who will carry out some eye tests - similar to those you will have experienced before at a standard eye test. Your Optometrist will explain which treatments are suitable for you and give you an opportunity to discuss any questions you may have.
Afterwards you will meet back with a familiar face, your laser counsellor. If you want to go ahead with the treatment they will then organise a suitable time for your surgery and discuss the cost and finance options available with us at Optical Express. Your laser counsellor will be extremely knowledgeable about the aftercare programme and happy to answer any further questions.
Laser Eye Surgery Day
In order to be as relaxed and prepared for your treatment as possible we recommend arriving early for your appointment on surgery day.
Prior to surgery, your Ophthalmic Surgeon will check your eyes again and discuss the procedure one final time. Of course, if you have any final questions your Surgeon will be happy to answer them.
After meeting with your Surgeon, you will be introduced to your Refractive Nurse who will provide you with the eye drops that you will need to use post surgery, and explain how best to use them. To make sure there are no post surgery surprises, your nurse will explain what to look out for as your eyes heal..
As you enter the surgery room, the team will make sure you are relaxed, comfortable and at ease.
You will have already been thoroughly briefed on what is going to happen, so there is no need to be nervous! Your Refractive Nurses and Ophthalmic Surgeon will spend a few minutes preparing while you relax and become comfortable with the surgery room.
The laser eye surgery itself is surprisingly fast and normally takes around 60 seconds per eye; this is helped by our advanced VISX laser technology.
The moment you have been waiting for arrives as you sit up from your laser eye surgery you will able to notice an improved difference in your sight immediately which will improve in the next three months.
After Laser Eye Surgery
At this point our aftercare programme begins, our extensive plan provides you with post surgery appointments to check your progress and make sure you receive the best results possible, from the treatment.
We have developed a questionnaire that monitors our patient’s experience which allows us to obtain feedback directly so that we can improve upon our existing, customer service. All feedback, is gratefully received as patient satisfaction is highly important to us.
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