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What to Do If You’re Thinking About Getting Laser Eye Surgery

Sometimes even just one day of wearing contact lenses or glasses can feel like forever. Glasses can slide down your nose or break when they’re not handled with care. And contacts? Well, hopefully you don’t lose your supply or have one pop out while you’re outside and in the middle of something! It’s safe to say that there are almost countless inconveniences when it comes to eyewear. If you’re tired of wearing contact lenses or glasses, then you’ve probably considered laser eye surgery as a way to achieve clear vision. It’s easy to spend time weighing the pros and cons, but what do you actually do if you’re thinking about getting laser eye surgery?

Step One: Determine your suitability for laser eye surgery

While 85% of patients are eligible for the procedure,* there are some cases where laser eye surgery isn’t recommended. Your eligibility largely depends on your age and prescription, but there are a few factors that can help determine which kind of laser eye surgery is right for you.

Take this quick and easy online test to help you determine if you might be suitable for laser eye surgery.

Step Two: Book your free consultation

Your consultation is the time and place to get advanced optical testing to determine which kind of laser eye surgery is right for you, and it’s also a great time to ask your optometrist any (and every!) question you have and they’ll outline what kind of results you’re likely to see from your surgery. And you’re under no obligation to book.

Step Three: Think about your life after surgery

Most patients who receive laser eye surgery achieve 20/20 vision or better after their procedure.** That means that all the things that previously felt off-limits, like reading in bed or going for a swim, are suddenly back on the table. Not to mention the freedom you’ll feel if you can wake up in the morning with clear vision (and not a contact lens in sight)!

Take the first step towards clearer vision and book your free, no-obligation consultation at your nearest Optical Express today. There’s never been a better time to see the world more clearly.



*Based on 57,346 consultations attended at Optical Express between 1st January 2017 and 31st December 2017, 85.2% of patients were found to be suitable for a refractive procedure.

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

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