The cost of laser eye surgery depends on the type of treatment you're having and your prescription requirements, but the range of pricing and finance options at Optical Express make it an affordable solution for all patients.
An easy way to work out the cost-effectiveness of laser eye surgery is to consider the amount you currently spend on purchasing glasses and contact lenses. The numbers soon add up, so it's worth bearing in mind that laser eye surgery removes the ongoing costs of eye treatment including tests, glasses and contact lenses.
As well as checking your vision and your prescription, the tests we'll perform on your eyes will help us gather the information we need to check that they're healthy and that there are no signs of eye disease.
This technology is used during your eye examination. It's a computer-controlled machine which identifies any issues your eyes have with focusing light accurately onto your retina. You'll look into the machine using two lenses, and be asked to focus on a picture while the auto-refractor calculates an approximate prescription using your ability to focus on an image.
A tonometer measures your eyes' intraocular pressure (IOP). It blows a gentle puff of air onto the surface of your eye, which flattens your cornea. The extent to which your cornea flattens is then used to calculate the IOP.
This test will check your peripheral vision, and identify if there are any problems with any part of your visual field. If so, it'll determine if one or both eyes are affected, the extent of the problem, and what the chances are of it worsening.
This is a technique which maps the curved surface of the cornea. A 3D map of the eye helps your optometrist to assess any alterations in the shape of your cornea, and to diagnose various visual conditions.
iScan is a personalised, state of the art eyecare report which uses advanced techniques to collate data, not only on the health of your eyes, but your general health too. The tests carried out include corneal topography (mapping the surface of the cornea), fundus photography (capturing a photo of the back of the eye), tonometry (measurement of pressure in the eye) and visual fields analysis. The results of the tests give detailed information the health, prescription and diagnostics of each eye.
This is a quick and painless procedure. The specular microscope captures high quality images of the back surface of the cornea, and checks for irregularities which may be early warning signs of a number of eye diseases.
This machine is the most advanced refractive laser system available today. 25 times more accurate than previous, similar laser systems, it can detect even the most subtle eye abnormalities, with the information used to customise the patient's laser eye surgery treatment.
Aberrometry is used to diagnose vision errors, represented by the way that the eye focuses light. The errors can be the more common lower-order (such as near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism) or higher-order, which are more complex.
An optometrist consultation is the first step towards corrective eye surgery. It's a very thorough eye examination which can take up to 2 hours. Some of the tests will be familiar to you already, but additional tests are conducted too. All the tests are painless.
Following the examination, your optometrist will interpret the results and compare them to the International Medical Advisory Board suitability guidelines, to determine your suitability for surgery.
Optical Coherence Tomography is an imaging test which is used in the diagnosis of many eye conditions. It uses light waves to take cross section images of your retina, allowing your optometrist to see its distinctive layers and measure their thickness and helping them to determine any issues.
This is a simple test which measures the thickness of your cornea, and it helps with diagnosing any eye conditions as corneal thickness can influence eye pressure readings. It helps the optometrist to understand your optical coherence topography reading.
Laser eye technology has made considerable advances over the years. This improved efficiency means that costs involved for patients have dropped. Not only does laser eye surgery improve your long-term vision, but it could be the most economical solution for you.
*Prices dependent on prescription. Optical Express head office: 5 Deerdykes Road, Cumbernauld, G68 9HF. The figures below apply to patients taking out a finance agreement. Patients who are not taking a finance agreement will be required to pay a minimum deposit at time of booking. **Subject to status. The credit advertised is provided by one of a number of credit providers with whom we have a commercial relationship. Available in UK only.