The Ultimate Guide to Laser Eye Surgery
This is part one and covers some of the initial questions you might have about laser eye surgery.
It’s a wonderful world.
We’ll help you see it that way.
You’re considering laser eye surgery, it’s a big decision and you have many questions. You’ve come to the right place! On this page, we’ll take you through all of the major aspects of laser eye surgery to help you decide whether the treatment is right for you, including the different types of surgery and whether you might be a suitable candidate.
Laser eye surgery can change your life. Over 99% of our patients who have undergone laser vision correction go on to recommend us to their family and friends† – so you can be confident you’ll be in good hands with us.
Laser eye surgery is a simple procedure that takes anything from a matter of seconds to just a few minutes.
A cool beam advanced laser makes subtle adjustments to the shape of the surface of your eye (the cornea), correcting its tiny imperfections and making your vision clearer and sharper.
2. Am I suitable?
In the UK, you are eligible to attend a laser eye surgery consultation from the age of 18. A Specialist Refractive Optometrist will determine your suitability for surgery at your consultation, depending on the health of your eyes, your prescription and some other factors.
“I’ve been impressed with the care and the results following laser eye surgery with Optical Express. The before and after care has been great, with friendly and professional staff at each point.”
“Wonderful, friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend, the York branch. The female member of staff was very professional, approachable and happy to help.”
“So happy with the results. Staff were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble, very friendly. Will definitely be recomending to family and friends.”
“Laser eye surgery was the best thing I ever had done, even though I was very nervous and scared of the unknown. After talking with the surgeon who explained every thing and put my mind at rest, and all the staff involved were very kind and reassuring. I’m so very glad I had the surgery.”