There are two methods of laser eye surgery; LASIK and LASEK, which are highly effective procedures that are suitable for most low, moderate and high prescriptions. Both can be enhanced with wavefront, advanced technology that maps and assesses the distinct characteristic of your eyes more precisely than standard treatment.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted-In-Situ-Keratomileusis) eye surgery comprises two computer-guided, cool lasers. The first creates a protective layer to allow your surgeon access to the cornea beneath the surface of your eye, the second to correct your vision.
LASEK (Laser-Assisted-Epithelial-Keratomileusis) is similar, however only one laser is used to correct your vision, after the surgeon has temporarily folded aside a thin layer of cells to allow access to the cornea.
Both can be enhanced with wavefront, advanced technology that maps and assesses the distinct characteristic of your eyes more precisely than standard treatment.
Optical Express offers iLASIK and LASEK treatment with wavefront treatment powered by iDesign, the industry’s most advanced, high-definition measurement device for wavefront treatment.
At Optical Express, both our iLASIK and LASEK treatments may be enhanced with iDesign, revolutionary wavefront diagnostic technology that can detect even the most minute imperfections of your eye, allowing your surgeon to customise your treatment to the exact specification of your eyes.
iDesign captures over 1,200 micro readings of your eye prescription, five times more than previous wavefront technology. To put this in context, for glasses and contact lenses only one reading is measured.
Using advanced, high-definition, wavefront-guided technology to take a one-of-a-kind snapshot of your eye, iDesign collects five different measurements at the push of a button.
This 3-D image is a highly accurate ‘blueprint’ of your eye, detailing every minute characteristic, allowing your surgeon to generate a customised treatment plan, unique to you. This information is then transferred to the computer-guided laser to correct these imperfections, thus correcting your vision.
Not only does iDesign give us the ability to correct your eye prescription to a higher accuracy than your glasses and contact lenses, resulting in better vision, but we can now treat more complex and higher prescriptions than ever before.
Optical Express is the UK’s No.1 provider of laser eye surgery and if you choose to have laser eye surgery with us, you will receive treatment from experienced surgeons you can trust.
The laser eye surgery treatment that’s right for you will depend on your suitability and unique requirements, which will be established during your free consultation. For the vast majority of patients, laser eye surgery is the treatment of choice however you may be better suited to lens surgery.
iLASIK is a revolutionary new all-laser treatment that offers unrivalled customised results, making it the premium LASIK eye surgery treatment in the world today.
LASEK is an alternative treatment to iLASIK comprising only one laser to correct your vision, after the surgeon has temporarily folded aside a thin layer of cells to allow access to the cornea.
Lens surgery is a well established treatment that offers the same visual freedom as laser eye surgery with the additional benefit of being able to correct age related reading vision.