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Is laser eye surgery worth it?

Learn more about the benefits of laser eye surgery.

Whether you struggle with wearing glasses in your day-to-day life or find contact lenses to be an inconvenience, laser eye surgery is a quick and simple procedure that has already transformed countless lives. Usually taking no more than a few minutes, the procedure can correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism, allowing you to experience life with visual freedom without the need for glasses and/or contact lenses. However, you might wonder: Is laser eye surgery worth it?

Is laser eye surgery a good option for you?

Do you feel like poor vision is having an impact on your quality of life and have you found yourself wondering if laser eye surgery is a good option for you? While the procedure has a wealth of benefits, we understand that it’s still a big decision. Whether you are thinking about the costs, recovery process, or the possible results of laser eye surgery, it’s completely natural to have a number of questions about the procedure to help you determine if it’s the right choice for you.

What is the cost of laser eye surgery?

Laser eye technology has advanced considerably over the years. While it depends on the type of treatment and your prescription requirements, the price of laser eye surgery can now be from as little as £595 per eye.[1] Setting up a payment plan also means that costs can be spread out. When considering whether laser eye surgery is worth it, it’s also important to bear in mind that it removes the ongoing costs that come with wearing glasses and/or contact lenses, meaning that it could actually be the most economical solution for you.

How long is the recovery process after laser eye surgery?

Do you see the benefits of laser eye surgery, but are you wondering what to expect when it comes to its recovery process? Following your treatment, you can rest assured that Optical Express will continue to look after you. As part of your surgical aftercare programme, you will attend a next day appointment to ensure that your recovery from laser eye surgery is progressing as it should, and ongoing appointments will be scheduled throughout the year following your procedure. Are you worried about taking time off work? Most LASIK patients can return to the workplace within as little as 48 hours after surgery, with up to seven days for LASEK patients.

What will the results be?

When considering whether laser eye surgery is worth it, it’s also natural to wonder if it will give you the desired visual outcome. At Optical Express, we are proud to say that more than 99% of patients have achieved 20/20 vision or better following treatment[2], and many said it was one of the best decisions they have made in their life.

So what do you think: Is laser eye surgery worth it? If you’re still unsure of the benefits of laser eye surgery to you, it’s always good to take the first step and book a free consultation. With over 99% of our patients recommending us to their family and friends[3], you can rest assured that you will be in good hands. We understand that it’s a big decision, so we are always here to help you answer any questions you might have.


[1] Price dependent on prescription and treatment type.

[2] In a study of 190,231 Optical Express patients with the most common prescriptions we treat (excluding those with presbyopia and emmetropia) 99.2% achieve 20/20 vision or better following treatment.

[3] In a survey of 320,659 Optical Express patients, 99% told us they would recommend us to their friends and family.

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