Laser Eye Surgery Treatments from Optimax
Optimax is a leading chain of UK Laser Eye Clinics, with 30 clinics nationwide.
It takes great pride in providing advanced treatments at relatively affordable prices. Having performed more than 350,000 treatments, Optimax combines popularity, success and 20 year’s experience.
The LASIK procedure uses a special laser to reshape the eye’s corneal tissue. You will be given anaesthetic eye drops, which will eliminate any pain or discomfort you might experience. A clip will be used to keep your eyelid open during the operation.
During the procedure, the surgeon creates a flap or an opening in the cornea. The cornea is the thin and transparent layer that protects the eye. By repositioning the flap, the tissue beneath the cornea is exposed. The laser then treats the exposed tissue, then the flap is repositioned. The entire operation should be over in around 20 minutes.
After the LASIK surgery is over, recovery is usually rapid and most LASIK patients can resume their usual routine after a day or so. The treatment is safe and painless. You will not need any stitches. After the surgery, your eyes will be extremely sensitive to light. Therefore, it is advisable that you wear a pair of dark sunglasses for a few days after the surgery. In the event that you experience some pain or discomfort after the surgery, you can take painkillers to alleviate the pain.
LASEK Eye Surgery
The LASEK procedure is similar to the LASIK treatment with a few distinct differences. During the treatment, the surgeon removes only the epithelium, a thin layer that covers the eye. The laser is then used to restructure the underlying tissue.
The LASEK treatment is suitable in cases where the cornea is too thin. However, the drawback of this procedure is that the recovery period is longer. LASEK treatment also involves a degree of discomfort. More patients will therefore choose LASIK, although LASEK treatment is recommended for those working in organizations with strict eyesight regulations eg, Police and Fire Brigade.
Optimax laser eye surgery treatments are offered at relatively affordable prices. As a patient, you are entitled to receive professional service, valuable expertise and lifetime aftercare. There are no hidden costs. To be eligible for a laser eye surgery, you need to have healthy eyes. This is where laser eye surgery differs with other eye operations.
Alternatives to laser eye surgery
Not everyone is eligible for laser eye surgery, although you will probably be suitable if you can see well with glasses or lenses.
Optimax offers alternative treatment options that can help achieve the desired results for those unsuitable for laser treatment. These include Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL) and Cataract surgery. Such alternatives are particularly suitable for those above the age of 50.