Laser Eye Surgery
To put it simply, we work to reshape your cornea for light to enter the eye in the correct way so your vision is improved. We’re able to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness as well as astigmatism; which is something many patients believed to be un-treatable to begin with.
Learn more about Ultralase's mission to offer the best laser eye surgery treatments in the UK.
At Ultralase, we provide state of the art technology to correct your distance vision. This procedure has been around for over forty years, so it’s certainly not new, however people are becoming increasingly more familiar with laser eye surgery, but many may not know that the way we treat patients has changed drastically since the 90’s!
What types of laser surgery are there?
When it comes to laser eye surgery, we provide the following:
Our aim is to ensure that you get the best quality treatment and result that you can possibly receive. At this stage, it's vital we are thorough with the screening process, but that’s because we want to make sure we have covered everything we can, ahead of the procedure!
Try our suitability calculator to see if you are in range for treatment here:
Frequently Asked Questions for Laser Eye Surgery
You may have many questions around laser eye treatment, so before you go ahead and book your free consultation, take a look at some frequently asked questions that you may have had.
We are able to provide vision correction solutions for long-sight, short-sight, astigmatism, presbyopia, and are able to look at what we do to help our patients with a very strong prescription.
Annually, an estimated two million treatments of laser eye surgery are performed globally, with 650,000 procedures having been performed within the Eye Hospitals Group since 1991. It is important to note that the laser is a cold beam, and does not penetrate beyond the surface of your eye or anywhere around it.
Over 98% of our patients no longer where prescription glasses for driving standard vision, and more than half of our patients come through to us via recommendations from their friends or family.
You may be familiar with some of the equipment and tests that we will need to carry out at your consultation, because you may have had to use them at the opticians.
With these test results, we can build up a personalised treatment plan in accordance to what will suit your needs. You will then have the time to sit down and discuss, in detail, what you would like to move forward with, alongside any other questions that you may have.
Your consultation will last around 2 hours. Please remember the following:
- Depending on what contact lenses you wear, you will need to remove these a few days prior to your consultation.
- You will be unable to drive after your consultation.
- Your consultation will be free of charge, however we do require a £10 holding fee for a weekday or a £30 holding fee for a Saturday appointment, which is refunded back to you straight after you attend the consultation.
There is no obligation to move forward with treatment after the consultation. We encourage you to take as much time as you need to make a decision in regards to what you would like to do from there on.
LASIK allows your to get back to normal quicker than LASEK, however bilateral LASEK treatment is given to patients with a lower prescription (-4.50 or below), since it is safer and will achieve the same long term results.
Please remember that there is no blade involved in either laser eye surgery procedure, but recovery may be a little longer in regards to LASEK.
- We recommend LASIK treatment for all prescriptions of -6.0 and above and up to +4.0
- LASIK laser eye surgery can be given to both eyes on the same day, in most cases.
- We recommend LASEK laser eye surgery for prescriptions above -6.0, where there may be more thinning of the cornea.
- LASIK eye surgery can be given for all prescriptions -10.0 and under.
If you have undergone LASIK treatment, your eyes will look relatively normal, aside from some redness that comes with the procedure. In some cases, you may experience some red spotting, however this will disappear two to three weeks after treatment.
If you have undergone LASEK treatment, your doctor will advise you on when it will be safe to remove the eye pad. Your treated eye may be slightly puffy or weepy, but this should ease after about 48 hours. You may notice that your pupils may look slightly enlarged when you have administered eye drops or ointment.
If you have undergone LASEK treatment, please try to avoid harsh sunlight for at least four weeks if you are taking part in outdoor sports, because the UV light may create a haze.