Optimax Laser Eye Surgery


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 for the following starting prices:

  • Standard LASEK £795 / £17.34 per month.
  • Wavefront designed LASEK £1195 / £26.06 per month.
  • Wavefront Designed LASIK IntraLase £1495 / £32.61 per month.

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.

There is also a checklist of conditions that cannot be treated using laser surgery as well as a free information pack that gives independent advice about laser eye surgery.

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.

Laser Eye Surgery With Optimax

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.

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My name is Djalenga Scott and I’ve had treatment with Optimax. It’s made a massive difference to my life, it’s changed everything. I feel so much more confident and just feel like a better person. I can see everything so clearly. It just makes everything easier and I didn’t realize how much I was missing out on.

There’s such a big difference, I mean I couldn’t see anything far away, maybe like two meters away and it would all become a blur, and I couldn’t wear contact lenses because my eyes were really dry and I couldn’t handle them, and I didn’t like to wear glasses. So I was just kind of living and missing out on everything and now it’s just incredible how much I can see and how clear it is.

It’s absolutely fantastic.

As soon as I was able to see clearly, and I was on the phone with my friend and I was looking at a brick wall just thinking it was the most amazing thing to be able to see all the parts of it. It just makes your world so much clearer, and it really changes everything.

I don’t understand why I didn’t do it sooner; I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t have it done. It’s all I can talk about at the moment because it’s just so incredible and you’re just missing out on so much if you can’t see.

I wasn’t quite sure what it was going to be like, but I didn’t feel anything because you’re given the drops so you can’t feel anything, and then instantly I could actually open my eyes and it was a little bit blurry but I didn’t realize I was going to be able to see that well so quickly. Then I just had to sort of just sleep for the first 24 hours to sleep it off and then after that it gradually got better and better, and clearer and clearer.

I feel so much more confident after the surgery, like I can actually see everything and I’m not missing out on anything and I’m part of it in a room, I can see everyone, I can see what’s going on. I just wish I’d done it sooner.

I felt like I’d been upgraded because you still feel like yourself, obviously, because nothing’s changed and I guess no one can see a change except for you hold yourself differently because you feel so much more confident. You feel like yourself but you just feel so much better. Yeah, like you’ve had an upgrade to better eyes and better vision, and a better lifestyle.


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Wavefront Laser Eye Surgery And Monovision Surgery

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.

LASEK Laser Eye Surgery

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.

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.

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