While Optical Express is a global leader in the advancement of laser eye surgery, when choosing a laser eye surgery provider, many people want to hear from and see those who have already undertaken this life-changing procedure to enhance vision and provide freedom from everyday use of glasses and contact lenses.
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VISX lasers are the most popular lasers used in the laser eye surgery industry, currently treating over 60% of patients in the USA and proven to deliver safe, accurate and precise results. The VISX STAR platform’s heritage of dependability and performance is well known in the industry. The STAR S4 IR from VISX has taken that reputation to an even higher level. The VISX STAR S4 IR works by emitting a gentle, cool laser beam that reshapes the cornea. The precision of the VISX STAR S4 IR laser means that it removes less tissue from the cornea per dioptre of prescription than most other lasers currently in use. Each pulse of the VISX STAR S4 IR laser eliminates 0.25 microns of tissue – that’s one thousandth of a millimetre, which is the same as removing 1/200th of a human hair or 1/39,000,000th of an inch in four billionths of a second! All Optical Express lasers employ advanced eye tracking technology in order to ensure the highest standard of vision for our patients following the procedure. A 3-D eye tracker guides the beam of the laser as it moves over the cornea, ensuring that only the section of the cornea requiring treatment receives reshaping. The 3-D tracker also follows the movement of the eye if it shifts so the laser remains on course, enabling a precise and completely safe treatment. Sportsmen and celebrities, including Tiger Woods and Cindy Crawford have elected to use the VISX laser for their own surgeries.
All iLASIK treatments at Optical Express are carried out using the IntraLase method to create the protective flap at the beginning of treatment, an all-laser technique using the state-of-the-art IntraLase iFS 150 femtosecond laser. The iFS 150 takes Intralase laser eye surgery to a whole new standard of speed and control. The iFS 150 supercedes the FS60 used by most other European providers and offers:
There’s an iFS 150 at an Optical Express near you.
Optical Express’ record of success speaks for itself; as the only national provider of complete eyecare, Optical Express has been looking after the vision and health of patients’ eyes for over twenty years. Providing expert eyecare for people of all ages, Optical Express is the leading provider of cataract operations in the UK and Ireland outside of the NHS. Every Optical Express ophthalmic surgeon has a proven track record of best practice standards in the field of refractive surgery and many have enhanced their experience by operating throughout the world.
Do shopping centre locations provide a quality service?
Optical Express clinics are found in locations that are easily accessible to our patients. Over €400 million has been invested in new technology in our clinics to ensure our surgeons have access to advanced technological innovations in refractive surgery. You can rest assured that the technology used in every Optical Express clinic during your consultation, treatment and aftercare will involve the industry leader in refractive surgery technology.
How qualified are Optical Express surgeons?
Optical Express maintains the highest standards in every aspect of our treatments and nowhere is that more evident than with our highly skilled team of experienced surgeons. All of their surgeons are registered in accordance with professional guidelines and are fully registered with the General Medical Council. Every Optical Express ophthalmic surgeon has a proven track record of best practice standards in the field of refractive surgery and many have enhanced their experience by operating throughout the world. You can view each of our surgeon’s credentials here.
Can I meet my surgeon before the day of my surgery?
Patients attend a pre-operative consultation with one of our experienced optometrists who is specifically and specially trained to work in the field of refractive surgery. Our optometrists are responsible for establishing the baseline measurements required for the surgeon to determine suitability for the procedure. They are able to screen out those for whom refractive surgery is plainly not an option, and even offer alternative treatments. This allows our surgeons to spend more time with patients who are, or may be candidate for surgery. It is the surgeon who ultimately determines whether a patient is eligible for a procedure. Our surgeons are among the most experienced in the world and are also highly trained to manage rare post-operative complications. The optometrist follows up on the routine post-operative patients, but our surgeons are available for the appropriate advice and management as required. Meeting the surgeon on the day of treatment ensures that your treating surgeon is handling the final part of your consent process as well as carrying out your procedure.
How qualified are your optometrists?
All of our optometrists are registered with the General Optical Council and have attended and passed our rigorous training courses which cover all aspects of refractive surgery in terms of pre-operative and post-operative evaluation, technology and post-operative care.