Is Vision Express the same as Optical Express?

Optical Express is a trading name of DCM (Optical Holdings) Limited which operates as the Optical Express Group….Optical Express.

Trade name Optical Express Group
Key people David Moulsdale (CEO)
Products Spectacles contact lenses refractive surgery healthcare services

How long does laser eye surgery last for?

How long does laser eye surgery take? You will be in and out of theatre in under 30 minutes, although the length of time that the laser is applied to your eye ranges from just a few seconds to two minutes, depending upon the complexity of your prescription.

What is the best type of laser eye surgery?

LASIK is the best known and most commonly performed. Many articles, including this one, will use the term “LASIK” to refer to all types of laser eye surgery.

Are my eyes suitable for laser surgery?

Laser eye surgery is suitable for most people over 18. Ideally your eye prescription will have stayed more or less the same for about 2 years. Lens surgery may be more suitable if you have a high spectacle prescription or later in life.

Do Optical Express do NHS discount?

In addition to the £1 million fund, all NHS and emergency service workers will be eligible for a 20% discount on laser eye surgery with Optical Express.

Is laser eye surgery painful?

The short answer for the vast majority of patients is, no. Due to the anaesthetic drops which are applied before the procedure, laser eye surgery itself is generally pain-free, but following the treatment, patients may feel some discomfort in the early stages of healing.

Is LASIK worth it over 40?

Of course, LASIK eligibility depends on quite a few factors, several of which are unique from person to person. But the answer is generally yes – LASIK is worth it after 40. LASIK is safe and effective for patients older than 40 and produces the long-term value that this refractive surgery is known for.

What are the negatives of laser eye surgery?

Some risks of laser eye surgery are:

  • Permanent dry eye.
  • Halos, glare, or double vision, making it hard to drive at night.
  • Over- or under-correction of vision, meaning you still need glasses or contacts.
  • Worse vision or, very rarely, loss of vision.

Who is not suitable for laser eye surgery?

You have a thin or irregular cornea If you have a predisposition to corneal shape irregularity, this can be made worse by laser eye surgery, and a condition called corneal ectasia may develop. This occurs infrequently and can often be treated successfully without the need for a corneal transplant.

Who is not a good candidate for laser eye surgery?

Patients with autoimmune diseases are not good LASIK candidates. Many autoimmune conditions cause dry eye syndrome. A dry eye may not heal well and has a higher risk of post-LASIK infection. Other conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, glaucoma or cataracts often affect LASIK results.

How much is laser eye surgery in the UK?

Despite its growing popularity, laser eye surgery remains relatively expensive and on average laser eye surgery costs around £1,000 per eye….How Much Does Laser Eye Surgery Cost At A Private Clinic?

Laser Eye Surgery Type Starting Price (Per Eye)
LASIK From £595
LASEK From £795

Do they put you to sleep for laser eye surgery?

Yes, you will be awake for your entire LASIK corrective eye surgery procedure. Some people assume because they are undergoing a surgical procedure that they will be given anesthesia and be put to sleep. Yet, unlike other types of surgeries, laser surgery only takes a few minutes to complete.