Laser Eye Surgery – Frequently Asked Questions

What is Laser Vision Correction?

Frequently Asked Questions Laser Eye Surgery are all answered here.   Laser Eye Surgery is an eye treatment involving the use of either LASIK or LASEK eye correction technology.  LASIK eye surgery is used for long-sightedness, astigmatism, and most short-sightedness corrections.   Whilst LASEK eye surgery is now only used for lower short-sightedness corrections or thin corneas. Laser Eye Surgery is often referred to as Laser vision correction.

How does Laser Eye Surgery Work?

A cool beam of light is used to remove a microscopic amount of tissue and gently reshape the surface of the cornea. With LASIK eye surgery, a flap of tissue is created and placed in its natural position over the reshaped cornea.  When the laser eye surgery is complete, light can more easily focus on the retina.  Then uncorrected vision is therefore improved.

What are the Benefits of Laser Eye Surgery?

After laser eye surgery, over 98% of our patients are able to drive a car legally without glasses or contact lenses.  If you currently wear bifocal or multifocal lenses you will still need glasses for reading.  However, as a result of the laser eye surgery, your reading correction will be much smaller.  Optyco will advise you of the best Laser Eye Surgery Treatments for you.

Am I suitable for Laser Eye Surgery?

If you are 18 years of age or older and wear glasses for long or short-sightedness or astigmatism, you may benefit from corrective laser eye surgery.  During your first consultation you will be offered a thorough eye examination to make sure that your eyes are healthy.  During this examination we will check your eyes are stable and determine your suitability for surgery.  During this consultation you will be advised of the best Laser Eye Surgery Procedures for you.

If you are pregnant or nursing, or if you have certain health conditions, you may not be a suitable candidate for the laser treatment. Your specialist optometrist will be able to advise you if there is any reason why you should not proceed with laser eye surgery.  Frequently Asked Questions Laser Eye Surgery are important to know.

Are there any Risks Involved with Laser Eye Surgery?

All surgical procedures contain an element of risk.  However, since 1986, millions of people worldwide have had successful laser eye surgery performed on their eyes without any complications.  However Optyco believe in giving their patients all the information available about Laser Eye Surgery Risks.

Is Laser Eye Surgery Painful?

The procedure is painless.  Mild anaesthetic drops are placed in your eyes prior to the procedure.  Occasionally people notice a slight temporary gritty sensation in their eyes following laser eye surgery.  You will be given medication to help overcome any minor irritation and your eyes will be examined on the following day.

Can I have both eyes treated on the day?

It is usual to perform laser eye surgery on both eyes the same day.  In a few cases, we may recommend that each eye be treated separately,where a complex prescription is required.

How long does Laser Eye Surgery take?

The actual laser eye surgery treatment will take 10 to 60 seconds.  For both eyes, including operative preparation, you should expect to be in the treatment room for 15 to 20 minutes.  Your entire visit at the clinic should not take longer than a little over an hour.

How soon can I return to work?

It is possible to resume activities such as driving within 24 hours of surgery.  It is usually recommend to have one or two days of rest before returning to work after your Laser Eye Surgery.

How much does Laser Eye Surgery cost?

Laser Eye Surgery Costs start at only £695 per eye.  See our Laser Eye Surgery Costs for more details.  Have all the information you need here with Frequently Asked Questions Laser Eye Surgery.

Can you send me more information about Laser Eye Surgery?

Yes if you would like to receive a laser eye surgery information pamphlet via post, please email us your details.  Please include your name and the address that you would like us to mail the information to.  Our information is comprehensive and includes all Laser Eye Surgery Treatments.  This information also tells you about Laser Eye Surgery Risks.

There is a number of Laser Eye Surgery Procedures and Laser Eye Surgery Treatments available at Optyco.  You may need answers to a number of Frequently Asked Questions Laser Eye Surgery questions.  Please do not hesitate to contact our friendly staff for any information you need.

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