What is laser eye surgery?

What is laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery, also known as laser vision correction, is a procedure designed to improve vision for people who have problems such as short sight, long sight, astigmatism and wavefront abnormalities. It is one of the most commonly performed elective procedures in the world today, with over 51 million procedures carried out to date worldwide.

In basic terms, laser eye surgery involves the use of a laser to reshape the cornea of the eye, changing its focusing power so that sight is improved. At Optegra, we offer a number of innovative procedures, including LASIK, LASEK and SMILE laser eye surgery, so you can find a treatment that’s just right for you.

Laser eye surgery explained

Laser eye surgery typically involves the cornea of the eye being reshaped. The cornea is the transparent layer that covers the front of the eye. Different techniques are used to correct blurred vision (astigmatism), long sight (hyperopia), and short sight (myopia), which is why the consultation we conduct beforehand is of paramount importance.

Laser eye surgery is considered a safe procedure when carried out by a qualified ophthalmologist, with complications occurring in less than four per cent of cases. However, as with all surgical procedures, there are some possible risks of laser eye surgery which you do need to be aware of.

Why should you choose Optegra for laser eye surgery?

At Optegra, we offer a free, no-obligation consultation to ensure your suitability for laser eye surgery, and help you find the right laser eye treatment for your needs. Consultations are carried out by our experienced ophthalmic surgeons, who are amongst the most well-respected and renowned practitioners in their field. All of our ophthalmologists are registered and have undergone specialist training.

At Optegra, the same consultant who carries out your initial consultation will also perform your surgery and follow up with you afterwards, so you can benefit from a greater continuity of care than you’ll find at other clinics. It is this personalised service and level of quality care that sets us apart from others in the industry. You are never just ‘another pair of eyes’ to us; we treat all patients individually.

The equipment we use is amongst the latest and most advanced available, helping to ensure a safe and accurate procedure with the best possible results and a speedy recovery period. Why not take a look at our laser eye surgery reviews to see what previous patients have had to say about us?

Laser eye surgery options

At Optegra, we offer a number of innovative laser eye treatments, including:

You can discover more about each treatment option by heading to the relevant pages above. During your consultation, we will advise on which laser eye treatment is most suitable for your individual needs, including wavefront treatment at no additional cost.

If you would like to book an appointment to meet one of our Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons, please contact us on 0808 168 8738.

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