Laser eye surgery is a safe and effective surgery that will reshape the cornea of the eye. It works by correcting the focus of the cornea, through three alternative treatments: LASEK, LASIK or the latest ReLEx SMILE. We are the only UK group to offer all 3 options, based on what is ideal for your unique vision correction needs.
Laser eye surgery is ideal if you are affected by short sight, long sight or astigmatism. Short-sightedness can range from mild, where treatment may not be required, to severe, where objects will appear blurry.
In the long term, long-sightedness, can significantly cause headaches and tiredness due to “over-focus” and lead to double vision. Depending on the seriousness of the problem contact lenses or glasses can be worn but some people may find it less of a hassle to have laser eye surgery.
- See clearly without the need for glasses or contacts
- Significant cost savings on glasses & lenses
- 10 – 15 minute treatment, with no pain or discomfort
- Back to work within 48 hours
- Safe and effective – 40 million patients worldwide
“Over 99% Of Our Patients Achieve 20/20 With Our Laser Eye Surgery”
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Optegra laser eye surgery is very safe and effective. Over 99% of our customers achieved 20/20 vision or better on the next day after the treatment although it may take slightly longer for some patients.
Our world class laser eye consultants are NHS-trained, as well as being Fellows of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists or equivalent organisations. Our Ophthalmic Surgeons are the best in the industry so you can rest assured of their experience and expertise.
With hospitals and clinics throughout the country, an Optegra Eye Hospital is never far away.
In most cases the improved vision is permanent, but patients’ eyes change over the years. After 10 years, only ten percent of patients will need an enhancement procedure. This is usually due to changes that occur in the lens inside the eye over the time.
People all recover at different rates and a small percentage of patients will either under or over heal. In the overwhelming majority of cases, there is no need for any further treatment once the laser surgery is complete.
Risk of laser eye surgery complications can be significantly reduced by choosing a high-quality eye surgery provider, and a hospital (not high street) setting.
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Most people fee zero pain, and some techniques like LASIK & SMILE are especially painless. Local anaesthetic drops are applied before the procedure to ensure a painless experience.
Laser eye surgery takes 15 minutes to perform, but the actual laser takes a very small part of this time. However, we would advise that you allocate 2-3 hours during the day for a correct preparation and initial after care steps to take place.
Most patients will see the results of laser eye surgery 1-2 days after their surgery. Since everyone is different, some patients enjoy a rapid visual recovery after laser eye surgery and can notice improvements in their vision immediately.
Yes. Our specialist Monovision technique can help correct reading vision difficulties caused by presbyopia. However, LASIK, LASEK or SMILE surgeries may not always be suitable for people who need strong prescriptions to read. In this case an alternative treatment may be suggested.
Each laser eye surgery treatment is suited to different individuals with different eye health needs. LASIK is best suited to patients with hyperopia or myopia, whereas LASEK is suitable for individuals with thin or flat corneas.
ReLEX SMILE is suitable for individuals with or without astigmatisms. At Optegra, we understand that everyone is different. During your free consultation with one of our expert laser eye surgeons, you will undergo an in-depth assessment to determine which laser eye treatment is best suited to you.
Complications are extremely rare in laser eye surgery, but if complications do occur, they are minor.
The risks involved in undergoing this surgery can be minimised during your consultation. This ensures you receive the right treatment for you and your eye health needs.
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