What To Look For When Choosing A Laser Eye Surgery Provider

Posted on: 08 October 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

Laser eye surgery really is one of the miracles of our time.

With all the choices out there, it can be quite difficult to know what to look for when choosing a laser eye surgery provider.
If you are a candidate for treatment, it is important that you know the facts.

Do your research.

Non-biased information sites such as lasik-eyes.co.uk will give you a general background on common eye conditions, as well information for clinics available in the UK and Ireland. You can also find clinic reviews and patient testimonials so that you can learn first-hand what is it is like to benefit from laser eye treatment.

Websites like www.thegiftofsight.com contain thousands of completely open and unedited stories about the benefits of this procedure.

By visiting www.lasereyeforum.com, you will have a chance to chat with other people thinking about treatment or learn more from those who have already undergone a procedure.

Understand what is behind pricing.

Lasik-eyes.com mentions that prices for laser vision correction are often advertised to look really affordable - almost for the same price as contact lenses - from £395.00 per eye. The reality is that very few, if any, receive laser vision correction for that price. To be eligible you probably have to have a low prescription, which may not even be worth treating. Also, to get the best treatment, such as a customised Wavefront treatment, you will need to pay a higher price.

You might wonder whether customised treatments would suit your particular eye condition better. To find out you should have your eyes evaluated in a consultation and ask as many questions as you can of the ophthalmic professional performing your tests.

Understand the differences in technology.

You should look for only the safest and most accurate treatments available. At Ultralase, all LASIK treatments include the safer Intralase as standard.

They also offer Wavefront treatments, whereby a sophisticated diagnostic aid optimises the results of laser eye treatment. Computer-aided beams 'read' your visual system, seeing any imperfections. They plot microscopic flaws on a chart, so that when the laser is applied, hundreds of tiny beams home in on exactly the areas needing correction. The result is a smoother cornea that gives demonstrably improved vision, particularly at night.

Look for finance plans to make treatment affordable.

Laser vision correction is a very high-tech procedure, and to benefit from the safest and most accurate treatments you may pay a bit more for your peace of mind. Ask about the options available to you - the best providers will do their best to find a solution that works for you.

Laser eye treatment is a big step to take, bit it can be a simple one if you take it with the right people.

Ultralase lead the way with the quality of their practitioners, the excellence of their technology, and extraordinary care throughout the patient journey. Ultralase offers FREE laser eye surgery consultations, they now have 26 clinics in the UK and Ireland and there are more evening and weekend appointments available. To find out more, contact Ultralase at 0808 144 20 20 or book a FREE eye surgery consultation online at Ultralase.com.

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