I would definitely recommend Laser Eye Surgery. It's so quick and so easy and then you have the rest of your life to see perfectly in HD!
Optimax are specialists in laser eye surgery. They have an impressive twenty seven clinics nationwide and offer a wide range of different laser eye surgery options. Optimax is one of the few UK high street clinics offering laser eye surgery offering an all-inclusive after-care programme and prices starting at around £2600 for both eyes.
Ideal candidates for laser eye surgery must be over 18 years of age and have healthy eyes. Most wearers of glasses and contact lenses will find they are suitable for treatment. Optimax also offers care and advice to patients who do not qualify for surgery. For any person who is tired of wearing glasses and contact lenses laser eye surgery might be the solution they are looking for.
The Optimax website offers a "suitability" widget which checks how suitable you are to receive laser eye treatment through entering information based on the prescription of the lenses or glasses worn.
Advice and information is also available both on the internet and from the Royal College of Opthalmologists. Information is also available from the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) website.
Most people that undergo laser eye surgery choose to have bilateral surgery meaning they decide to have both eyes done at the same time. Other patients decide to see what the outcome of one laser eye surgery treatment achieves before deciding on getting the other treated. Optimax offers a wide range of services including Intralase LASIK laser eye surgery. This procedure is a technique that doesn't use the traditional blade to prepare the lasic corneal flap and instead utilises a femtosecond laser to do the job. Because of this results tend to be clearer and more patients can achieve 20:20 vision after surgery. LASIK eye surgery on its own is one of the most popular types of laser eye surgery performed and it involves lasering the cornea.
Waterfront laser eye surgery is also a popular choice with Optimax. This procedure replaces the idea that one type of treatment will be suitable for all patients. Optimax will tailor the type of surgery to match your eyes and individual requirements. It offers a high quality results for vast percentage of the patients undergoing the treatment. Wave front technology has only been developed in the last few years but all lasers at Optimax are equipped with waterfront technology. Optimax also does monovision surgery which is a treatment for presbyopia. This process is aimed at the over forty five age group who find they need to wear reading glasses.
Finally Optimax also offers LASEK laser eye surgery which involves the lasering of the surface of the cornea under the epithelium. Again, this laser can be tailored to your individual needs and can be done with no cutting of the eye. In addition to laser eye surgery Optimax also treats cataracts and can operate on patients using implantable contact lenses.
Optimax have thirty clinics in the UK, located in towns and cities including Belfast in Northern Ireland, Glasgow in Scotland, Cardiff in Wales and in and around the South and South East of England. The company are also planning on opening more clinics in the not too distant future.
Some of the clinics listed above are 'Consultation Only' clinics, which means that the treatment is not carried out at those locations. These clinics make it easier for prospective patients to obtain an initial consultation without having to travel long distances. If it is found that the patient is a suitable candidate for the treatment, an appointment would be made at the nearest surgical clinic. Consultations can be booked online via the website and the whole process is clearly explained and quick.
For those who are not sure about having the treatment, Optimax offer open days at their clinics on a three monthly basis to give help and advice to prospective clients. If treatment is taken up, many people choose to have both eyes treated at the same time. This is possible with laser surgery but not with the implanted contact lens surgery which requires a minimum of a week between operations.
Most laser surgery cases will recover in a few days. Aftercare appointments are required with all laser, cataract and implant surgery. Initially, these take place at the clinic in which the surgery was performed.