About Laser Eye Surgery

What is laser eye surgery?

Laser Eye Surgery is a way of permanently correcting your vision. The procedure uses a special type of laser to gently reshape the surface of the eye. In order to correct certain vision problems such as, nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Over 30 million people worldwide have chosen to undergo this quick, painless and yet life-changing procedure, to achieve 20/20 vision. Laser eye surgery gives you the opportunity to live a life free from the inconvenience and cost of having to wear glasses and contact lenses.

What types of laser eye surgery are there?

There are two types of laser eye procedures called LASIK and LASEK/PRK. The key difference between these procedures involves the method of preparing the cornea. LASEK, also referred to as PRK, was the first type of laser eye surgery for vision correction and is the predecessor to the popular LASIK procedure.

LASIK laser eye surgery treatment involves creating a very thin circular ‘flap’ in this outer layer of the cornea, using a laser surgical tool (femtosecond laser). In LASEK surgery, instead of using a laser, the surgeon simply loosens the top layer of cells of the cornea using a special solution.

Why choose Optilase for Laser Eye Surgery ?

  • Treated over 40,000 patients
  • Free Consultation
  • World Class Surgeons
  • Open 7 days a week
  • World class technology
  • 99% of our patients recommend us
  • Lifetime Care Guarantee
  • Convenient locations and opening hours


Optilase is Northern Ireland’s leading laser eye clinics and we were one of the first private clinics established in Ireland. We offer a comprehensive range of treatments using the world’s most advanced technologies. As a family run company, we are dedicated to providing patient care of the highest professional standard throughout every stage of the laser eye surgery process.

Our team of specialists have performed over 40,000 laser eye surgeries. We are delighted to use this wealth of experience to assist you on your journey to get the vision you deserve. We have clinics located throughout Northern Ireland including; Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Enniskillen, and Newry. At Optilase, we have some of the worlds leading Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons, Laser Optometrists and Medical Staff working, to ensure that you receive the best care available during your treatment with us.


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